Nubo wrote: golfcart wrote:
crutchfield wrote:An EV is not the car to choose if you want to build a massively powerful audio system. We do not recommend installing any amplifiers in electric vehicles due to the current draw that they will introduce to the system
This seems monumentally silly. Even a 500W draw would only eat 2 miles of range per hour of operation. And of course amplifiers consume nowhere near their peak values most of the time.
It's not a range issue, per Crutchfield, it is a concern about overburdening the accessory battery and charging system.
I've heard the DC/DC converter can supply about 130a (I remember reading on this site somewhere but don't have it sourced). If the heater is on full blast that pulls a lot of juice, I don't know how much margin that leaves you with to power a big amp and all of the other accessories in the vehicle. That would be my guess as to why they make that recommendation but I can only speculate as they refused to be specific about it.