The Heart of Your Car Sound System: Choosing the Right Battery - Stinger

Battery Size Matters

When upgrading to an aftermarket battery knowing the current dimensions or group size is crucial. Best practice is to measure the existing battery as well as any housings or compartments surrounding the battery before making any recommendations. You also want to make sure the aftermarket battery posts are the correct lengths.

At times, they can be longer than the factory ones, but that shouldn’t keep you from being able to fit them into the existing location. Ultimately, it boils down to your professional discretion on how the battery should be installed.

…So Does Wattage

The wattage of the entire audio system will subsequently determine how big of a battery the system in question will need. To determine this, take the number of cranking amps found on the battery and match it up with the total number of watts it’s pushing. For example, if you have a system that requires 2200 watts, you’re going to need a fairly sizable battery and something to supplement the extra wattage requirement.

Considering a Second Car Battery?

Speaking of supplementing power, if the audio system in question is a beast when it comes to power requirements, this is the perfect opportunity to discuss adding a second battery to the mix. Although it’s best to simply replace the starter battery with something more substantial, adding a second battery is a viable option for systems with high power consumption levels.

Never Hurts to Have Options

If you’re still having trouble deciding on which battery is right for the audio setup, Stinger has a comprehensive collection of high-performance batteries—for both car and marine applications—that are sure to help you get the job done. We can also have products shipped to a store location near you if you’re looking for something specific.

Expert Advice, Unrivaled Service

Stinger Electronics prides itself on being a leading provider of high-quality products and experienced technical support for car audio system dealers and enthusiasts around the country. For more information on how we can help you enhance your current car audio installation operations, contact us at 800.477.2267.