[DML] Re: best battery to put in
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The Odyessy brand batteries are very good. They are used by the US 
Military. They aren't very expensive and have a proven track record. 
They used to be the Hawker battery brand. They are widely used in 
competition car audio and racing circuits.

In the case of the DeLorean, a upgraded alternator to provide higher 
charge currents for the battery which would sustain more current 
drain if you're going to run high powered audio amplifiers 
(500wrms+) and upgrading the alternator-to-battery charging lead to 
4-gauge will help increase current flow, along with upgrading the 
battery power and ground wires to at least 4-gauge.

A lot of people use the Optima batteries, and while they work well 
for most I've had several customers who had they cars stored, even 
on tenders and the Optimas lost their current capacity.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxx> wrote:
> When running a high power amp in any car, make sure you put in a 
> high capacity capacitor in to handle those power drain problems.  
> Cructhfield sells them.  That will prevent your headlights from 
> dimming, etc.
> 
> Bernie
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, kayoong@xxxx wrote:
> > Dear Mark V:
> > 
> > By your comments, I guess I will let PJ Grady recheck my 
> DeLorean's 
> > electrical system again for I am due to their shop next week.
> > 
> > In the past, Rob and Pat haven't found anything electrically 
wrong 
> except 
> > with the cooling fan's circuit breakers and the Fanzilla's 
> connectors being over 
> > taxed under heavy use over the years.   I have even upgraded the 
> Fanzilla 
> > Series 1 to the Series 2 two years ago upon Robâ??s 
suggestion.   
> And yes, Pat at PJ 
> > Grady does check all the grounding points on the chassis for 
> cleanliness as 
> > to insure a good contact, when my car is at PJ Grady at least 
once 
> if not twice 
> > a year. They know that my DeLorean is daily driven and I would 
> take long 
> > trips many times a year exceeding over a 1,000 miles one way.   
> They always gave 
> > my DeLorean a good go over and if anything that is not right, it 
> gets 
> > corrected, no matter the cost -- electrical, mechanical or other 
> wise.
> >  
> > About auto amplifiers.   There are many "so called" high power 
> amps on the 
> > market with some operating different or better then others and 
it 
> has been that 
> > way for the last thirty plus years as far as I can remember. 
> > 
> > My experiences with high power amplifiers in my DeLorean are as 
> follows; my 
> > first one I had installed was Blaupunkt amp along with a head 
unit 
> and 
> > auxiliary CD changer unit back in the Fall of 1996.  I got rid 
of 
> the whole system 
> > after five years and replaced it with a JL Audio 300/4 amp and 
> Eclipse head unit 
> > and a CD changer.   The JL amp was good sounding but the JL amp 
> drew too much 
> > power and with the headlights and A/C on, the horns wouldn't 
> work.   Also when 
> > the audio system is playing and if I was to flash the high 
beams, 
> the amp 
> > would cut out and come back on.   That was a nuisance, so I 
> decided to take the 
> > DeLorean to an authorized JL Audio dealer and installer as to 
have 
> the amp and 
> > the electrical system checked out... They found nothing wrong 
and 
> that the amp 
> > is functioning "normally."   So, about eight months later I had 
> the JL amp 
> > remove and replaced it with the Sinfoni120.4x amp.   This amp 
has 
> a higher power 
> > output and it draws less power than the JL amp.   The Sinfoni 
amps 
> is a great 
> > sounding amp and the JL Audio amp now sits in the basement were 
I 
> last left 
> > it some two years ago.   
> > 
> > The alternator was updated, it is a 140 amp from Mr. John Harvey 
> some two 
> > years ago.   With ALL the electric components on and while 
> creeping in NYC's rush 
> > hour traffic, the electrical demand will swing wildly between 
the 
> battery and 
> > the alternator in order to supply the electrical demand in the 
> extreme hot 
> > and the cold seasons.   As I was told, this occuring situation 
can 
> or will cause 
> > an early demise to the battery and or the alternator as well.   
I 
> believe 
> > this is what is happening.   The bottom line?   Next to the 
> DeLoreanâ??s 
> > uniqueness, the sound system is what I value when I am driving 
it 
> especially on long 
> > trips. 
> > 
> > Anyway, maybe you want to take a crack in checking out my 
> DeLorean's 
> > electrical system?   I will compensate you for your time.   
Maybe 
> you may have a 
> > better understanding or have better luck then us?   
> > 
> > Kayo Ong
> > #5508
> > Lic 9D NY
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > In a message dated 8/17/05 7:53:12 PM, dmcvin6683@xxxx writes:
> > 
> > 
> > > I had 3 Big High End Amps in my Mustang plus power windows, 
A/C 
> you
> > > know the works. I sold it with 98,000 with a battery that was 
> well over
> > > 5 years old and original alternator.
> > > 
> > > Oh yeah this was my daily driver.
> > > 
> > > Sounds like electrical problems to me.
> > > 
> > > Anybody else on this list have big Amplifiers with no battery 
> trouble?
> > > 
> > > My Delorean i have now has a big ass High End Amplifier in it 
> now and
> > > no battery problems. This Amp has been in my car since i 
bought 
> it in
> > > 2003.
> > > 
> > > Mark V
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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