Originally Posted by dpitts66
So, do you think that a wiring kit will solve the problem or is my charging system is weak? It reads 13.8v on my meter. The bass does not sound good at low volumes either but the amp does not go into protection mode. I have a 12v 18hr sla battery that I could install close to the amp if that would solve the problem. By no means am I bashing the amp. I know that it is a good amp. Thanks for your help!
The proper gauge wire size will always help, however, if your charging system is not up to par, you could have the largest cable, most expensive capacitors and slave batteries installed and still have the same problem.
To get an ideal picture of what your charging system looks like you need to measure the voltage with the vehicle under normal conditions. This means with the normal accessories on, air conditioning, lights, stereo, etc. After you get a baseline measurement then turn the volume up and compare both measurements. If your alternator cannot keep up with the demand no amount of capacitors or slave batteries will solve the problem, only add to it. Remember, a capacitor only stores energy, and while a battery does add available amperage to the system, your alternator still has to work on keeping the additional battery charged, as well as the main battery.