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Old 03-09-2011, 12:03 PM
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High output alternator installs 06 MCX

Anybody put a high output alternator on thier boat? Just curious to see if you can just buy one and bolt it on without any difficulties? Other things that might need to be changed as a result of the higher output? negative side effects?
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:59 PM
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What would be the purpose? Generally these boats are designed to handle a fully loaded system. Do you have 10 tower speakers with 8 amps or something?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:06 PM
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200w each to 6 cabin speakers, 200w each to 4 tower speakers, 500w each to 4 subs
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:30 PM
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Class D or H amps? If so then a total of 4k watts? Cheaper way may be capacitor. I assume everything is dimming when the subs hit? Or are you running the system without the boat on and your battery isn't recharging enough?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:36 PM
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200w each to 6 cabin speakers, 200w each to 4 tower speakers, 500w each to 4 subs



Good call on the upgrade, look at Balmar they make the best marine alt's. 3 battery system too is you want unlimited juice. Kinetik batteries will work great with your power output too.


The Balmar will bolt right on.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:47 PM
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I know they sell a 100 amp upgrade kit for CCs. They also sell an upgraded wiring harness with that kit to handle the extra power. Make sure your wiring can handle a higher output alternator.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 PM
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I know they sell a 100 amp upgrade kit for CCs. They also sell an upgraded wiring harness with that kit to handle the extra power. Make sure your wiring can handle a higher output alternator.





Not a bad idea, but with an outboard regulator you can control the output to the bank of batteries. I believe it just puts out the same power but will keep that up under the extra load of that much stereo stuff.
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Not a bad idea, but with an outboard regulator you can control the output to the bank of batteries. I believe it just puts out the same power but will keep that up under the extra load of that much stereo stuff.
Over my head.

55 amp alternator, one starting battery, and 5 channels going to a small sub and four cockpit speakers does me just fine.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:07 PM
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55 amp alternator, one starting battery, and 5 channels going to a small sub and four cockpit speakers does me just fine.



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Old 03-09-2011, 03:16 PM
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That closed bow makes for a might big speaker box.
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