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Kinetik HC1200 (KHC1200)

1200 Watts 12V High Current Car Audio Power Cell

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Kinetik HC1200-BLU

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Kinetik High Current AGM Power Cell

This Kinetik 12-Volt Car Audio Power Cell features a sealed absorbed glass mat (AGM) design and is perfect for 1200-watt car audio sound systems. The HC1200 can be used as a replacement for your vehicles standard battery or as an additional battery to provide the extra power needed for a high performance aftermarket system. It's leak-proof design and no external vents allow this power cell to fit in most factory battery locations with no hazardous leaks.

Kinetik's KHC1200 Power Cell puts out 1200 cranking amps with a 50 amp hour rating. This battery will resist extreme heat conditions and vibrations and is 100% sealed in a reinforced ABS plastic case. Kinetik has equipped this power cell with more plates for stronger energy density and a high voltage underload. You will love the way Kinetik batteries get your system powered up and ready to go!

Battery Features
  • 12V High Current Car Audio Power Cell
  • Sealed absorbed glass mat (AGM) design
  • Can be used as a replacement for your vehicles standard battery
  • Can also be used as an additional battery to power your high-performance sound system
  • Perfect for 1200W car audio stereo systems
  • Stores energy so you don't need a capacitor for your system
  • Leak-Proof, non-hazardous design
  • No external vents allow this battery to be mounted anywhere with no leaks
  • Fits in almost any factory battery location
  • Ultra low ESR
  • More plates for stronger energy density
  • Higher voltage under load
  • 100% Sealed and maintenance free
  • Tightly packed cells
  • Resists extreme heat & vibrations for ultimate performance
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Battery Specifications
  • Cranking Amps: 1200
  • Amp Hours: 50
  • Weight: 28 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 6-1/2D x 7-3/4W x 6-15/16H

Product History:

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General Features

Cranking Amps
An amp is a unit of electric current. The greater the number of amps, the more powerful the unit is.
1200
Amp Hours (AH)
A unit of measurement for battery capacity, obtained by multiplying a current flow in amperes by the time in hours of discharge.
50
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
7-3/4"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
6-15/16"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
6-1/2"
Maximum System Wattage
Different car batteries will work for systems putting out different wattages. This refers to the recommended wattage range that you should use this battery for.
1200 watts
BCI Group Number

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
77%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
8%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.4
Usability
4.6
john

Canada

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good buy

August 23, 2011

Using it as the main battery in my truck and powering a 1500 rms amp on top. Voltage is far more stable then the stock AC delco battery, no more headlight dim as well. The HC1200 was the biggest kinetic I could fit under the hood, does the job well.

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Mike

Breezy Point, MN

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So far so good

September 19, 2013

I bought two of these Kinetic HC1200 batteries. One replaced my starting battery on my '06 Civic, which anyone who knows - the stock battery is a joke for Minnesota winter. The other is in my trunk. No more headlight dimming. Although I still could use a bigger alternator at times when I really crank it. I'm running 900 watts and two 12's in the trunk. These batteries are kind of expensive but in comparison to what you're getting and compared to a brand like Optima, they are a bargain.

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Lou

Manteca,Ca

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my review of my kinetic hc1200 battery

October 28, 2012

When I first bought it a few months ago I was very impressed with it in my pathfinder,it performed flawlessly without a problem,now that i have a new car a 2012 scion xB it is still performing very well. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a second battery to power their system that has moderate power, very good battery from a very reliable seller. Thanks guys.

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TonedSmoke14

Ohio

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If u need power...this is it

May 14, 2014

Was looking to do a budget system and needed a budget battery...well this one does the trick very very well. I would like to add a second one solely for the system at a later date and will definitely purchase another. Great product and very good quality, takes a beating and performs wonderfully.

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Ryan

King of Prussia, PA

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Great price

May 5, 2014

I have this HC1200 as a second battery for my system and it is great. I use a power terminal with a voltage read out on it and this battery keeps my voltage right at 14.4v. I did read the measurements but was still surprised with how small and powerful this battery is(about 1/2 the size of a normal battery). I could have probably went with a smaller battery but this one fit in my tray perfect. It does come with both terminals and bolts with lock washers.

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Mike Garcia

Turlock, CA

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AMAZING SOUND DIFFERENCE!!!!

April 27, 2014

Highly recommend this product to audio enthusiasts who want to get the most from their aftermarket high wattage audio equipment. Don't cut corners. Fork out the cash for a H/O alternator and do a big three upgrade if you want proper sound and protection for your investment! Night and day difference with this battery!

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Trevor

Broadalbin, New York

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good battery small price

March 29, 2014

This battery is great for an amp that produces 1200 watts. I'm currently using it to power a ppi 1800.1 black ice that currently has a sundown audio X-12 wired to two ohms on it. I have the battery under the hood of my 2008 ford escape and my volt meter used to drop down to 12.3 while my car was running and now it wont drop below 13.6. The only problem with this battery is that on cold winter mornings in upstate new york the battery struggles a little with the cold but it has always started my car.

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cstoner

lafayette, indiana

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good battery

February 14, 2014

Purchased for my 2010 altima 2.5 SL. A Little short for the battery brackets but no biggie. System hits harder for sure, but my lights still dim, but I did do a big 3 wire upgrade and sometimes the big 3 causes worse dimming so idk. I am running 2 x 12" kicker L5s with a JL Audio 500/1 slash v2.

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Jesse

Columbus, OH

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Works Great

December 14, 2013

I am running 2 amps in my car and i had alot of head light dimming so i did the big 3 and added this and it fixed the issue that i was having and a great price also

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Superlanski

North Carolina

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Great Product

August 6, 2013

Bought this product to replace my Jeep standards battery and to combine with my 600 Kinetic which is running my AMP. Excellent results, Now I get a much nicer sound off my Kicker speakers and subwoofers. Clear crisp highs and Bass, Can run the radio without having to turn on my jeep to recharge for 8+ hours depending how high the volume is. Awesome upgrade!

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T-Rex Dave

Oklahoma City, OK

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Strong Battery! A Must Have for Your Audio System!!

July 30, 2013

Purchased this battery to run 3 Rockford Fosgate PBR motorcycle amps in my Campagna T-Rex.Amps are (2) 300X2 and (1) 300X1 amp. This battery powers my audio system for a few hours and provides enough power to thump my 10 inch sub, (4) 1 inch tweets and (4) 6.5 Fosgate speakers. Keep in mind the T-rex only has a 35 amp charging system so I have to charge my battery every night via a CTEK charger. I highly Recommend Kinetik batteries!!!!!

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kenny

west grove, PA

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powa!

May 22, 2012

kinetik batterys are great. i noticed a huge difference once hooked up in sound and even the way the car ran. only crappy thing was mine want hold a charge now cause i let it die to many times...but thats all my fault not kinetik. buy buy buy!

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Rob

Minneapolis.mn

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do not buy as a replacemtent car battery.

January 13, 2012

I have had this battery for a few weeks now. I bought it because my lights were dimming and needed an extra power battery. This seemed to be like a deep cycle battery. Well the power of this battery is good. it just doesnt have a cold cranking amps rating on it and i live in minnesota and it wont start my car in the winter. If I get it started and run my car for awhile it stays warm and will start. But if I leave it over night, no bueno. I have the battery sitting in my house to warm up so I can put it back in my car to start it.

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Dimming headlights? Forget a capacitor.. they dont do much of anything. I wired one of these up in my 93 civic on a stock 60A alternator. 0G wire from front to back with a 200a isolator to keep it separate from my under hood battery. Ran it for over a year with zero issues. And did i mention 1200w RMS from a fosgate t1000bd never falling under 13.5V on a stock alternator. No more dimming lights either by the way.
Patrick S on Aug 29, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

HC1200

Weight

28.40lbs

Internal SKU

hc1200

Internal Product ID

18892

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Wiring Diagram Legend

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Product Name: Kinetik HC1200 (KHC1200)