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Old 03-28-2004, 11:35 AM
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How many accersories is to much

I need to know if the electrical system of my truck can handle all that i want, and what to do to remedy the problem if there is one. I am putting, autoloc door solenoids, led undercarriage lights, dvd screen, ps2, cdplayer, 4 speaker system, 700 watt amp, 2 mtx 8000's (10's), neon lights under the seats, alarm, power locks, eventually power windows. THe truck is a 1970 chevy c10 is this going to create a massive problem? What can be done to help this?

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Old 03-28-2004, 05:14 PM
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Educate yourself on what your doing and what kind of backup power is gonna be needed before you install all that stuff.

You're gonna need a powerful alternator ... and you may want 2 batteries!

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Old 03-28-2004, 05:29 PM
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Possibly even 2 alternators, I'm fairly sure you can get kits for a dual alternator set up.
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:45 PM
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hey i have an alternator out of a 82 ambulance. you can light the neighborhood with that baby.
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:07 PM
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how many amps is that bad boy?
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:47 PM
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bk don't know, he just likes to stick his tounge on the hot wire and spin the pulley!

What's wrong with young people today? Isn't 400h.p., a rumpety cam, and a little tire smoke enough entertainment in your vehicle???
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Old 03-28-2004, 09:42 PM
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Ok so what are we talking price wise and how hard is it to do? the screen only pulls 7.2 amps the amplifier for the sub is pulling i think 35 then the subs feed off of that. the ps2 was estimated around 5 amps. NOt sure on the leds but can be too much. THe door soleniods have 40 amp relays. I think but am not sure that i already have a massive alternator. The guy before me was going to race it I am not sure if any of this justifies my cause anymore.

Oh yeah the cd pulls 9 constant which is only a slight change from the original 9 pulled only with accersory position and on
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Old 03-28-2004, 10:15 PM
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Sounds like it needs to be wired for 220 --225, What Ever It Takes!!!

I know this looks like B.S. to you 70chevy, but it keeps it at the top of the board so that intelligent people can answer your question!!!!!!!
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Old 03-29-2004, 07:46 PM
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so what exactly is required in "wiring for 220-225"?
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:50 PM
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Sorry, it's an old joke about an idiot talking about wiring his house! I was really just trying to keep your thread active so that someone might answer your questions!
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:35 AM
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I showed my true colors there!!! Oh well life goes on. That is nothing compared to when i first started this truck gig i went into O'reillys and asked for 90ohm fuel line!!! Talk about being embarssed...
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:52 AM
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That's nothing, the counter guys were laughing the other day about a lady that came in looking for a 710 for her car, she'd lost hers somewhere!! Come to find out, she was talking about the OIL cap, upside down!!

Most guys on here are older hot rodders, you might want to ask this question on a ricer format somewhere! They know all about electronic gadgets!!!
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:59 AM
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The best was this girl I knew took her car to garage because people kept telling her turn signal fluid was low, so the guy said well I'll top that off for you and adjust your muffler bearings while your here. anyway I thought about your question a little more and was thinking that you should check how much those accessories are gonna draw out, and if its more than you have now get another alternator or possibly run dual batteries, you also might need a second fuse pannel.
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:27 AM
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Ok well live and learn right? Ok thanks so is there anything special i need to do to upgrade my alternator? Or is it simple hook up and go? I was planning on putting like a 12 fuse block on the side of my existing. My dad is an engineer so the doing stuff he knows just he needs to know what has to be done. So i do the research and we (he) "do the doing". So you think the new heavy alternator and fuse block will suit my needs possibly? What am i looking for in a new alternator?
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if there is a local alternater rebuilder you might be able to talk to them about getting something that can put out a lot of amps when needed or the dual alt set up. I would check the yellow pages.
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