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Old 08-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #1
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What's the biggest battery that fits in the stock location? I just finished the demo truck build and have about 160 amps of lights.... sooo I may want to put a bigger battery in.

As it stands now I can't power the 50" bars without the truck on, as they just kind of flicker.

With everything running, I blew the 100 amp fuse (upgrading to a 200amp). So I may as well put a bigger battery in.
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Uhhh that things expensive lol how bout something I can find at the local advanced auto or auto zone
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Which motor u got.
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Battery
BXT-48H6-610
BXT-94RH7-730
BAGM-48H6-760
BAGM-94RH7-800

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FL3Z-10A687-B (610 CCA only)

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What's the biggest battery that fits in the stock location? I just finished the demo truck build and have about 160 amps of lights.... sooo I may want to put a bigger battery in.

As it stands now I can't power the 50" bars without the truck on, as they just kind of flicker.

With everything running, I blew the 100 amp fuse (upgrading to a 200amp). So I may as well put a bigger battery in.
If it's fused at 100a, wouldn't it stand to reason that the wiring is close to that rating? I would think doubling the fuse rating could lead to unintended consequences.
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I don't have any experience with this one, but it looks good.

http://gpcaraudio.com/northstar-agm9...QaAlIzEALw_wcB
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I'm upgrading the wiring also to my fuse panel. I'm going less than 1' with 4 guage and a 200 amp breaker
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$600 MSRP for a battery? Fail.

The Duracell Platinums are AGMs made by Deka. The X2Power batteries (from BatteriesPlus/Batteries-and-Bulbs) are made by Northstar. Both have excellent reputations.

Short of going to a different battery technology (like LiIon/LiPoly/LiFePO4, all of which exist for this application, but are EXTREEEEEMELY expensive) you aren't going to see a battery that magically gives you a huge amount of additional capacity.

If you're running a huge auxiliary load, the best bet is a second battery and an isolation system.
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