Not totally. 2 Batteries will solve the problem, as would a batcap. www.batcap.net They make some awesome products. An alternator is a possibility though, but I have seen a lot of cars running as much power and more that still run their stock alternators.im afraid the only permanent solution is a competition alternator
If you are only upgrading your factory battery you do not need an isolator. If you buy 2 Optima's and put one in the trunk then you will need an isolator. When you use an isolator it works like this:So what else do i need when i add another battery? I heard that i need an isolator, but how big do i go? Is this all i need, that is, an isolator and an Optima red?
So do you think that replacing just the factory battery with an Optima battery is enough? What about using the factory battery with an Optima in the trunk? Work the same, right? Thanks for all the replies!VTECnicalAccord said:
If you are only upgrading your factory battery you do not need an isolator. If you buy 2 Optima's and put one in the trunk then you will need an isolator. When you use an isolator it works like this:
Isolator has 3 pins: One goes to your rear battery, another to your battery under the hood, and the other goes to your alternator. The isolator makes sure one battery does not draw from the other, but allows both to be charged from your alternator. This means that when your bass hits really hard and draws max. current, it only draws from your rear battery. As for how many amps you need, look at your amps specs, and find out what it's MAX current requirement is, and that will also be the number of amps you need for your isolator. Don't be worried if you use a higher amp isolator, that will not hurt, plus it leaves you headroom if you want to install second/third amp later. Hope this helps!
My advice would be to try out a single Optima under the hood and see how much help it provides. That way you don't run out and buy 2 batteries and fnd out that 1 would ae done the trick. If yodo decide to go to a second battery in the trunk, it is almost a must that it is of the same make as the one up front, meaning don't run yor Honda battery with an Optima in back.So do you think that replacing just the factory battery with an Optima battery is enough? What about using the factory battery with an Optima in the trunk? Work the same, right?
No, I am too poor right now to buy a digital camera, but I am working on getting some pics up. As far as it being nice having a CVA-1005, it is. Did I mention I have a dvd player right underneath it too? LOL! Believe me, it's nice, but I work my a$$ off to get it and eerything else. I don't know about you, but I am 21, a full-time college student, and I work 2 jobs. I was working 50+ hours a week on top of going to college when I bought it. Now hours got cut at both jobs, so I am only getting about 24 per week and it sucks. Take out car insurance and gas money and I don't have much left to save for my new system. But, those are the breaks, I imagine hours will develop again this spring and I will get back on the money trackVTECnicalAccord Do you have any pics of your car and install? Must be nice to have the CVA-1005!