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Old 06-09-2016, 10:55 PM   #1
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House Battery or Starter Battery Hook Up

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I plan on installing a powerful stereo system in my rig. Should I hook the amps to my house batteries consisting of 2 Lifeline 4Ds or hooking it to the main battery?

I have thought about the pros and cons of both options but would like to get your thoughts.

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Old 06-09-2016, 11:07 PM   #2
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Has to be the "House Batteries" if you want to listen to it while camping...
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:08 PM   #3
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A powerfull stereo will have a powerfull draw on the battery, so connecting it to the house batterys will assure you don't drain the start battery after a long night of partying in the woods. You might also consider having the ability to turn off the amps while camping if you want to extend the time between recharges. I look forward to seeing (hearing) your set-up. Rock on...........
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:26 PM   #4
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I added a switch to my subwoofer amp. I really only use the sub-amp while driving. It will suck down your battery reserves fairly quickly depending on the amp when parked and I have no solar input. Even when parked and using the stereo system inside as a surround sound, the subwoofer adds too much bass IMO so shutting it down is easier than messing with the stereo controls and doing so saves a lot of energy. When camped and listening to the stereo around the campfire it also seems the sub woofer amp isn't needed but YMMV on that. If I had an outside speaker system it might be a different story. Gotta have tunes though.
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I like the switch idea Dave.


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