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I am kind of in the same boat. Built a cooler radio and trying to figure out how big of a battery I need. I don't have an extra car or boat battery.

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You need more umph to keep it going. I use my lawn tractor battery for my LED lights (32') and two 12v fans. Radio will suck it down even faster. Good luck.

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First off, you're probably better with a deep cycle than a standard "car" battery.

I did a google search for car stereo current draw and one figure I found was 0.5A at low volume and 1-2A for a reasonably high volume. With a 9Ah vex battery, you're talking about 18 hours at low volume down to 4.5 hours at high volume. In theory at least.

a small deep cycle will have about 60Ah, equal to 120 hours at low volume or 30 hours at high volume.

If you have the $$ and the space, I'd get a deep cycle.

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I just bought a nice Bluetooth speaker for when I go out. The higher end ones can put out some nice sound. I have the jabra solemate I usually only have it half the volume it can go and it can bump.

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