Will this work

Discussion in 'Automotive Electrical' started by claydu, May 26, 2010.

  1. claydu

    claydu New Member

    I am looking to build a
    small portable system . I have a deck , 5 way amp and all of the cables
    wires. I will need a 2 12" sub box and subs, and a 4 6x9 speaker box and
    speakers. My question is this, If I stacked the speaker box on top of the

    sub box then mouted the amp and deck to the speaker box, could I power all

    of this with a portable deap cell marine or normal car battery. While
    running I could keap a trickle charger of some form on the battery as well as the direct power would go through some sort of compatable on / off power switch.
    Any help or suggestions here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Again
  2. pedro quiroga

    pedro quiroga Well-Known Member

    where is this going on/in.
  3. claydu

    claydu New Member

    This will be a portable sytem for the back of a truck during tailgating. My concern is the power. Will anything be hurt if or when the power dips below 12 volts. How many big deap sell vatterys would I need for 2 hours of playing? Thanks
  4. pedro quiroga

    pedro quiroga Well-Known Member

    that doesnt sound too portable with 2 12's and 4 6x9's. plus a huge deep cycle battery.

    you would be surprised how loud just 2 of those 6x9's will get on head unit power only.

    ive seen ice chest tail gate systems. get a cooler with wheels and add the batt inside and the head unit on one side and the speakers where ever they will fit.

    a reg cheap car batt will power a head unit for hours. and you can put it in your car truck when done, and not have to worry about a huge box to lug back and forth.
  5. eviling

    eviling Full Member

    yeah you dont need 4 channels, you'd be surprised how many people dont even run 4 speakers, espeicly people who go active, becaue it's more expensive to go active 3 way or 2 way with a full range signal for the rear. it's very hard.