I have a friend who is a mechanic and has been in the automotive industry for a long time. She explained to me that there are different levels of self-awareness that I should have as well as different amps for different cars. This is a very good article that details the different levels of self-awareness that you should have.
I think it is a pretty good idea to just start with a really low amp that you can use as a base for all of your higher amps. My friend says to always have your amps as close to the head gasket as you can get them.
I also recommend getting a cold cranking amp. This is a device that is able to crank out an endless supply of amps. It takes some getting used to, but if you can get a steady flow of amps out of it, it might be your friend’s best friend.
Cold cranking amps are also referred to as “V8 amps.” This is a good way to refer to any amp that cranks out a very large voltage. The V8 model is the most common of these and it’s the device that is most often seen on the market. Many V8 amps are more efficient and can take on a much larger load (compared to your typical V8), making them great for heavy duty use like a car audio amp.
I can’t say which amps are better, but I can say that those using Cold Cranking Amps are much more efficient and therefore much more powerful. This is because you have a much larger surface area (and therefore a much larger voltage) when it comes to cranking the amps. These amps are also more durable and don’t take as much “wiggle room” when it comes to handling a larger voltage.
As for efficiency, Cold cranking amps are designed with the idea that they will be used and abused. If you have a V8 with a decent amp supply, your amps will be able to handle the current your amp will get, which is something most amps wont.
This is one of the key differences between cold cranking amps and V8 amps. Most amps are designed to handle a minimum of about 200 amps, which is a very small amount of amps compared to a V8. That makes amps that are rated at much larger voltages for cranking a lot more efficient. In other words, you will be able to crank amps a lot faster than your V8.
Most cold cranking amps are designed to handle 1000 watts, and even amps rated for 100 watts will be able to handle amps at 100 watts. So if you are running into wattage limitations, you will be able to crank amps a lot faster than your V8.