Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
They go even if you don't have a stereo.
It'* hard to comment on this since we have relatively high output alts from the factory, but 500w will be fine. Just don't run rear defrost, vents on full, crank the stereo, rig up a high speed fan switch, and have lights on...
At low idle you could stall your car if you turned all that on at once.
(Yes its possible ive done it. Put 2 laptops, 2 computers (with a CRT monitor), 460W amplifier, bass test CD, and two 100W transmitting radios in an astro van, wire them with low gauge wire straight to the alt and turn them all on at once.
OK so maybe we were TRYING to do it, but still!)
I think we completely amp-locked the alternator because it basically froze when we put all of that on.