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Old 01-29-2006, 06:41 PM
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a couple times i have left my car lights on the interior to do some car audio install, and the message "low battery voltage" came up a couple different times. I had the lights running for like 5 hours. this was on two diferent occasions. Is this something to worry about, will i need to change my battery?
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:06 PM
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You should have the battery load tested to make sure it is ok.

Might be time to upgrade to an Optimun.
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:33 PM
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well, when my 500 watt sub woofer is running all the lights dim, including headlights, would the optimum battery eliminate the dimming? or is ther a better way to stop all the dimming?
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:15 PM
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Do you have a Capacitor? If not that would help alot.
The optima battery is like a Deep Cycle battery. It is harder to kill.

I need a Capacitor as well with mine on Volume 10 sitting at a light idleing I am not charging at all.

The Capacitor stores extra Voltage and doesn't take much from the battery.
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:34 PM
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actually ill bet getting a real sweet capacitator which is 1.5 farads and has a digital led blue read out, and it cost me 75 bucks with shipping and handling.... check it out ....

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-5-Farad-SPL-A-...QQcmdZViewItem

so this will eliminate the dimming for me?
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:56 PM
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That is SOOOOO sweet!!! I always miss DEALS like that.

Either they are expensive or I find them and have no MONEY. LOL

That should take care of almost all of the dimming.
 
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