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Old 05-09-2003, 05:46 AM
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I have a customed 41 chevy panel with a VERY large stereo system. my alternator cant keep up with the batteries(4). I want to hook up multiple alternators (2) or more to keep up with the amperage used by the stereo. A total of 320 amps. how can I do this safely? my engine is a 1977, 425 cadillac.

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tims, I'm not familiar with cadillac motors, but I would look into seeing if anyone makes an alternate mount other than where yours is located (i.e. a low mount if yours is high). If not, it sounds like you have become creative with a mount. I would think that as long as it's out of the way and the pulleys all line up, it should be fine. I've seen 3 alternaters on a toyota pick-up, and they had to stick one out of the hood, so it sounds like a fun project.
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I have the 80 amp alternater for cadillac and it wont keep up with charging my 6 amps for the stereo. A total of 4,000 watts of full concert sound, NO BOOM<BOOM! FULL CONCERT SOUND!
Although it does Boom alot, LOL. I need more "juice" to keep my voltage and amperage up.
Can I run my alternaters all together?
Through one meter? To all my batteries?
Or seperately, per battery a meter for each?
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I've seen limousines run two alternators. Most limos I've seen are either Lincolns or Caddys. Maybe you could check out any local limo companies to check out the set-up.


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