I have a wire running to the + battery terminal from the amp which is under the passenger seat. My amp has a 15amp fuse so thats my upper limit. The average power will be much lower.Where have you got the amp wired in?
Is the current it's using passing through the ELD?
Unless you are bouncing along the road due to the Bass drawing tens of amps constantly I doubt it has any significant effect.
But you're not implying that that amount of power imposes a... 'substantial' hit to fuel economy, are you? I'm not claiming to be an expert here, nor do I have a great handle on power conversions between electric, gas, etc. Yet, my example of how the car does routine background charges of 7A+, i.e. about 1kW of power, with little noticeable impact on fuel economy, leads me to believe that the fuel economy impact of an audio amplifier, that probably has a lot smaller power draw, would be much less noticeable.When I have my double DIN radio running I notice that the +12 volt battery drops a lot faster between charge voltage and no charge voltage, requiring the car to charge it more often, so it obviously takes power, and that power ends up coming from gas. Depending on the type of amp, it may draw a lot of power even when the volume is very low....
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At 29, I have mild tinnitus in both ears due to my own stupidity with mega base from around 16-20.
I'm all for custom sound installations, but if you must crank the knob to 11 to show off, please consider wearing ear plugs. For the record, I feel old saying this.
Agreed. Class G/H amps also- better sound quality with the efficiency benefits of Class D. Downside is they tend to cost a little more.The tl/dr version of this thread (and my own knowledge of audio systems) is that when listening to *music* and not high db/low frequency sine waves, the actual power averaged out over time being converted into sound is fairly small and will have a very small hit on your MPG. However it is beneficial to run efficient (class D) amps which don't sit there turning electricity into heat.
Going over this thread, this caught my eye.I'm all for custom sound installations, but if you must crank the knob to 11 to show off, please consider wearing ear plugs. For the record, I feel old saying this.