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Audio and alternator problems.

One night i was driving my car fast and had my system cranked i had a kicker L7 and a 750.1 amp hooked up. i hit 115mph and all my electrical stuff shut off. i didnt think nothing about it then i just pulled into my house then shut the car off. the next morning my car started but air didnt turn on. i turned it back off to see if it would come on. the air came on but then my car would not start and it acted as though the battery did. i got a jump and drove down the road then when i shifted into second the car died yet again. i got a jump and it did the same exact thing. well i got it towed to the shop and they told me i had burnt all the wires on the alternator and it cost me 200 bucks to get it fixed. was this because of my system and driving to fast? and to prevent this from happening again what should i do?? any ideas?? i dont want it to happen again so i need to fix asap. thanks!!!

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It may be from you system and the demand from driving at night. to prevent this form happing again you need to put in a second battery with a second battery relay. you may alsow look in to gitting an amp copasiter.

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