Battery life for Stereo on Highsider

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by AfterHours2, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    I plan on adding a small stereo setup to my highsider and I have no means of charging a battery with my outboard. My main question is how long would a small to medium sized battery last running this for a few hours a trip last. Of course I would be removing for recharge when I get home but just do not want to go through the hassle of installing everything if it will not run it for a period of atleast 2 hours or so. Thx
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Check the fuse rating of the stereo's power supply.
    That would be the absolute maximum draw in amp/hours.
    From that you can figure how long you can power the stereo from your battery's amp/hour rating.
     

  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    Small as in a head unit and 2 speakers? I remember back in the day we used to have ghetto setups (head unit with a few speakers hooked to a car battery sitting on the floor). On a charge I seem to remember them lasting all day no problem.
     
  4. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Yeah nothing too crazy, just a simple head unit with 2 speakers should be sufficient. I'm trying to stuff it all into the center box so the battery would not be a large one. I wonder if I could get away with using a small pwc/motorcycle battery. That would be ideal if possible...
     
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