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    extra power needed

    When i have my base on full my lights start going low. Im sure everyone has had this! What can i do because it gets quite bad.
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    best bet is biggest alternator you can get hold of.. biggest battery you can fit under the bonnet.. upgrade the cables from battery to alternator.. earth cable etc... make the cars charging circuit as good as possible.

    A second battery will help but probably a bit overkill... power caps are shite and dont do much.. well they can actually get in the way of a high end system and limit the current available so stay clear if you can.
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    this happind with me on me last astra, fitted a cap never had any probs since then, tho it aint a massive system

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    hmm what size cap ??

    i never had good results with em to be honest.. i mean the have helped but never cured completely.. but then like i said they can become a hinderance (spelling) if your systems eating too much power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skuzzle
    best bet is biggest alternator you can get hold of.. biggest battery you can fit under the bonnet.. upgrade the cables from battery to alternator.. earth cable etc... make the cars charging circuit as good as possible.

    A second battery will help but probably a bit overkill... power caps are shite and dont do much.. well they can actually get in the way of a high end system and limit the current available so stay clear if you can.
    I'd do split charge before a second alt - solves a similar amount of problems, cheaper, and you'll use less fuel than with a bigger alt as well

    Or a BatCap is certainly worth a mention http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/adva...batcap&x=2&y=8
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    Oh bloody hell more money!!! Cheers mate!
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