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can a duel battery TLC with stock alternator handle a 220amp draw?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by 500hp GTO, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. 500hp GTO

    500hp GTO

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    just wondering, or would I need three battery;s and a mean green 200alternator
     
  2. mobi-arc

    mobi-arc

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    Depends on the duration. Winches can draw up to 500 amps, but it's typically for a short duration. For a single battery, a 220a draw is not a problem....as long as it's for a brief period of time.
     
  3. 500hp GTO

    500hp GTO

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    it will be threw my stereo amps. so it will be pretty constant.

    I guess I should upgrade at least to a second battery.

    what is the stock alt rated at?
     
  4. hoser

    hoser SILVER Star

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    I believe the stock alternators are rated at 100 amps. However, in 2003, they changed the alternator to a "segment conductor type" whatever that means.