Im looking at buying either the hidx 7' lights for windshield lights or the black magic either 500 or 1000 but i also want to get some lights to put on my bumper as well and sooner or later a 10 inch or 12 inch led bar would it b ok to run all those to thw stock battery on a 2012 ? What would b some suggestions for this setup? Thanks in advance
The battery only supports your lights when the engine is off. Otherwise it is the alternator size and wiring that must be considered. If you plan to sit at idle with mass lighting, use a Procal to jack up the idle speed just like you would with a winch.
If you run so much lighting that the alternator can't keep up, it won't matter how much battery you have, it will go dead eventually.
If you plan to run lights off just the battery with the engine off, then your time is limited no matter what battery - or how many - you use.
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Bumper & winch & some other stuff
what's the out put of your stock alternator?you didn't anything about a winch as well.you need to upgrade to a dual battery setup and a larger alternator.
i would talk to Dave out at Wrangler NW Power Products.he is good people,they are a great company.i used them when i built my Rover and i will use them again when my piggie bank gets full again.i would hate for you to be stuck in the woods with a dead battery from a winch fest due to a small alternator.