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Old 01-13-2018, 05:26 AM   #1
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11V/12V/13.5V/14.4V 24V Equivalents

12V is the colloquial term, 13.5V is the nominal output, 14.4V is the ceiling operation, 11V is the danger zone. What are the 24V equivalents of these?

What made the move from 12V to 24V? Since voltage fluctuations fluctuates the amplifier's power output, does that mean a high current amplifier that gives 4000W @ 2 ohms @ 12V will hypothetically give 8000W @ 2 ohms @ 24V?
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Amplifiers (and other electronics) designed to work in the 12V-14.4V region have a range of operating voltages that will work, are not intended to work at 24V. You'll experience "over voltage" protection mode or damage.

We run a fleet of vehicles with 24V electrical systems where I work, and they all have a dedicated 12V portion of the electrical system where voltage has been stepped down to power accessories such as standard lighting products, communications electronics, switches etc. without damage. Connecting 12V accessories directly to 24V won't end well.
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There are only a few competition amplifiers that like 18V. Most will crank out power up to 16V without issue.
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So there aren't any audio components rated for 24V just yet?
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So there aren't any audio components rated for 24V just yet?
You can get 2:1 step down transformer.
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