How many amps is a car stereo?

I’m thinking about updating my car stereo, but before I do, I need to have an idea of the amount of electricity I’ll need. How many amps is a car stereo?

There are few things better in a car than a properly upgraded stereo!
The average regular car stereo draws from about 2 to 10 amps. If you really turn up the volume, you’re typically in the 8-12 range.
However, if you look to upgrade your speakers, you’ll likely be closer to 30 amps! If you upgrade, ensure your battery can handle the additional power. If necessary, consider taking your car to a professional body shop or a shop that specializes in sound systems.
Should you decide to upgrade your stereo, consider adding sound system coverage to protect it.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 24, 2021

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