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Kinetik HC800 (KHC800)

950 Amp 12V High Current Car Audio Power Cell

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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 800-watt car audio sound systems. The HC800 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 KHC800 Power Cell puts out 950 amps and 750 cranking amps with a 36 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 800W 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

  • Max burst amps: 950
  • Cranking amps: 750
  • Amp Hours: 36
  • Weight: 26 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 5D x 7-5/8W x 6H
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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.
950
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.
36
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
7-5/8"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
6"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
5"
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.
BCI Group Number

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
87%
4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
Usability
4.8
bang1

Indianapolis, IN

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juice

June 2, 2010

got one of these to put in the trunk. Stop the dimming and keep the voltage at a reasonable levels but had to get another for under the hood. was pumping 3500watts on it.

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DjKeW

Beaver Dam, WI

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Small Battery, Big Punch!

January 27, 2011

I've owned this battery and have used it as my secondary battery for 6 months. I have 5 12 inch woofers and a Hifonics hfi2500d for low end and I have minimal if ANY voltage drop. BUT I do have a 200 amp alternator installed. But definitely recomended!

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Johnny

Clarksburg wv

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Kinetic review

December 22, 2012

I'm not sure if this will help but everyones got an opinion and mine is that these batterys are unbelievable ive had the 800 and currently have a 1400 ive got a 24 and a half foot boat with 2 12s and 6 high end speakers before the battery i could play the stereo for not even 20 min and it wouldnt start the boat after the battery we sat on the lake for 8 hours straight and not only did it not die from the stereo it started up a 454 big block i tell everyone i know about them and have installed stereos for several years ill never hook up another cap in a car after these batterys but if you've used capacitors the kinetic battery will amaze you im gonna try and get a 3800 daddy for next boat season and run the stereo a tv a large power inverter air conditioner and a few other things so good luck guys hope this helped.

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Kangolp

Fresno Ca

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"Very pleased with my buy" kinetik HC800

September 20, 2012

Very neat idea making a battery lightweight not to mention compact that packs a punch like a full size battery great buy plus fast shipping would recommend to friend thx guys!!!

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biggboi

orangeburg,sc

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the best money can buy

September 13, 2012

I would recommend this if your running a high power system without the upgraded alternater.

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bobby

toledo, ohio

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great buy

July 30, 2009

Priced just right, I have two 1000 watt amps running off it works good. only down fall is doesnt store alot of power for amps will have to pick up another one. Or i will have to keep replacing alternator blown two so far. very good deal though retail stores want 199.00 for it.

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Carl

Gibbstown, NJ

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Fits anywhere, works better than a capacitor.

April 4, 2014

Love this battery, for 110 dollars it was a great deal. Done let people fool you and say kinetik is garbage, its powering my 1200 watt sound system with ease. looks great and performs great, love it!

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victor

nj

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gwonderful product

January 4, 2012

I would say that this battery is good if trying to make your car system sounds good.

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Jon M.

Freeport, New York

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Small battery with plenty power!

July 4, 2011

I have to say this battery is awesome. I have a bunch of equipment in my car. I have 3 TVs one in dash and 2 10 inch headrests, Kenwood eq, Kenwood 1000 watt RMS amp running at full power pushing 2 10 inch alum10n 800 watts RMS EACH subs, and a 6 speaker Infinity Gold interior system with a 180 watt rms amp pushing them. I have a stock alt, stock batt and the big 3 upgrade with only 4 gauge. With all this stuff pulling power from my stock electrical system I still have no dimming AT ALL. Even with it turned all the way up TVs on playing music videos I have no problems. This batt is the best I've ever dealt with. I've had plenty of caps and none can compare to this. I will never use any other type of battery other then Kinetiks ever again. My next step is to get either 2 12s or the 15 and a Kinetik for under the hood.

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KENMORE

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

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Great Value

July 3, 2009

Awesome battery for it size. Excellent buy, strongly recommend.
Thanks SONIC!

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Nathan

Canada

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Amazing Power

October 15, 2008

This powers my 2 10s and 1400 amp no problem! This is a great battery. I would strongly recommend it.

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Corey

Penn Yan, NY

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Kinetik packs alot of power into a small battery

July 31, 2007

This battery packs alot of power for its size. It fits perfect behind the seat in my truck and helps keep my voltage up. Running this w/ stock alt and power and ground run.

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Brian

Escondido, CA

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Great Battery

May 6, 2012

Actually using this as my main battery after my DieHard, well died hard. This along with H/O alternator, never worried about bumping music even with car off.

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rgs

madison, wisonsin

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HC800

September 13, 2011

Great size dimensions. I use this battery to power my scooter its sealed well & can handle weather / external conditions very well!!! Recommended for your audio or other crazy needs!!!

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Erik

Jackson, MS

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Great

May 22, 2011

I have had one of these in my house running an amp for over a year. I charge it about every two days and it charges right up and holds the charge. GREAT BATTERY!!

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rick

OH

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has power

May 24, 2010

this little battery has enough power (rest is stock under the hood) to support my 4-channel amp (500 watt rms) and my 2-channel amp (800 watt rms) and no dimming any where (headlights/dash) for really powerful systems. i have a total 2600 watts (1300watts rms).

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ice

gilbert,az

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EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

February 23, 2010

I am currently using this as a second battery in the trunk to run my two amps. (rockfordfosgates P10002 and a P4002.... if you use them you know there way underrated- the amps power kicker subs and components ) Before i had dimming . now there is none. stock alt. and a cheap walmart battery under the hood(needed it asap) will probably be ordering another one to replace the under the hood! this is truly a great battery!

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Mr. AT&T

Granbury, TX

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Small and Powerful

June 28, 2009

These batteries are awesome. I have one of these hooked up to my factory battery. I have (2) MTX 1501d's pushing (4) MTX 9500's. It does very well even with my factory alternator.

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Merrell

Williamstown, KY

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UNBELIEVABLE!

February 4, 2009

You won't believe the power you will get from this cell! I have used capacitors and they don't even compare! Not to mention the great price, cheapest I could find, anywhere. Thanks SONIC!

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Brandon

PiquaPiqua, OH

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November 7, 2008

I have this powering my 1000v2 in my 04 dodge intrepid with kicker L7's. Before i had this my lights would dim to the point were they were almost useless, but know no dimming problems once so ever, excellent buy, strongly recommend.

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Joshua

Prescott, AZ

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Great choice

September 28, 2013

I was considering getting a capacitor and was doing further research. I have always tried to avoid getting a capacitor but I am now running a dual amp setup totaling around 1100 watts RMS. I have a H.O. alternator already at 140 amps but i was still having serious voltage drop. I finally decided on this battery. I couldn't be happier. Prior to adding the HC800 my voltage would drop from 14.2 all the way down to 12 and even 11 volts sometimes when the bass was really pounding. Now It rarely drops more than 0.1 volt. It was also nearly half the size, and 12 lbs lighter than my old dry cell battery. I couldn't be happier and I will suggest this product to others.

Just a heads up, it doesn't include terminal posts... I sort of wish it came with terminal posts, but for such an awesome battery at this price i really can't complain, and will still happily buy more.

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Joe

Brownsville, TX

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Very Cool....

July 6, 2012

I bought the battery because the lights were dimming and sometimes woudnt start with original battery. So i tought about buying a battery from my local autoparts stores but the batteries in stock were not even close to the quality of kinetik. And the prices were just ridiculous so i checked Sonic Electronix for batteries, the prices were just awsome very affordable. The battery works superb i have a 1000 rms 12" sub with same rms amp and u can actually hear the difference. Sonic Electronix has a great veriety of batteries i bought this particular kinetic model because it fit my car and im very happy with it.

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Edgar A.

Cumberland, MD

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Gr8 lil' power pack !!!

March 28, 2012

I purchased this battery based on reviews submitted by audiophiles (like myself) and i have to say that the guys @ Kinetic know what they're doing ! Small and cute but does the job!!!! 950 cca's in a little cube that u can fit in the palm of ur hand ..... Amazing !!! I'm using this tiny titan as my primary and I have never had a problem starting my hobby car when I forget to crank it in weeks.

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tony

nwe haven ct

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verry good product ,

March 6, 2012

Is great for the amp on your car.

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abel

kingsburg, CA

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So far so goo

February 10, 2012

I owned an optima red top before and it didnt last, maybe I was using the wrong color. But when buying a new battery I did research on brands and most reviews gave kinetik high marks so I just got this one a week ago but so far, great battery have small 600w system in the car no probs yet. Although I'm gonna put this one in my wifes car and buy the khc1800 instead. One thing is that these batteries seem to be smaller in physical size than stock ones but better powered. Only con is it did not come with the posts may car uses, not a big problem though.

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Michael

Springhill, FL

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you need this power

December 19, 2011

Its a must have for a power hungry system.

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Al

Colorado Springs

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Great power....but

February 13, 2011

I have a pair of these, one HC1400 and an HC800. One of the guys in my shop left my driver door open after moving the car. These batteries are toast. DO NOT DEEPCYCLE THEM. They are more powerful and lighter than an Optima, but an Optima will survive being deep cycled.

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Bardo

Randolph

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Awsome !

November 30, 2010

Works awesome and keeps audio system from draining your cars main battery.

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westernsx

Illinois

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Great Value!

September 16, 2009

The Kinetik HC800 is a great battery. It's very durable and was very cost friendly. It puts out so much power for such a small battery as well. I highly recommend this item.

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merrell

williamstown, KY

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KHC800

July 29, 2009

this battery is awesome, i am using it as my main starting battery and never had a problem. It rest at 13.1volts, always! You wont find a better price than Sonic!

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seann

chicago, IL

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WOW

January 5, 2009

this battery is the best for car audio i have three kicker 12" cvr's on a 2000watt mono amp and i was outside playing the music for three hours b4 the battery started to go dead

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Gary

Fort Myers, FL

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Wow

September 19, 2008

This really packs a punch. Last forever running my system! (well, not forever). Really helps to keep the voltage high. Would recomend to anyone with a large system in their vehicle.

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robert

Albuquerque, NM

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Awesome

July 30, 2008

I bought this Kinetik power cell for my lexus IS350, wow did it work well. Be aware though it may overcharge your primary battery and have to replace it if it is a stock battery. Optima Yellow top is about the closet they get for the amount of power this cell has. And yes you can still use it as a car battery. It's like running 2 yellow top optimas. Awesome power cell great product. This power cell can run my whole system by it's self without having to recharge it after long periods of time with the car off.!

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L. Raymond

Brooklyn, NY

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Good battery

September 17, 2013

I am using this battery as a cap for my new rig.

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Dub-C

Minnesota

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Solid power, great product

May 10, 2012

Ive been installing car stereos for over 10 years, I can remember when Kinetic batteries first hit the scene with their AGM technology. The produce was revolutionary then, and still makes a huge impact today. A component that was able to do what hundreds of capacitors can do but only costing slightly more than one, it was a no brainer. I recommend these batteries to anyone running over 300 watts of power, it takes care of headlight dimming, electrical system peaks and makes any system hit harder and cleaner. Adding one of these batteries is not only a good idea, but a must if you want to get the most out of your system.

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Ray

Jamaica, NY

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Awesome battery!!!

August 19, 2009

These batteries are awesome. I have one of these hooked up to my factory battery. I have 1 kicker solo7 and 1 kicker sx900.2 hooked up to it.

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dagarhart

Phoenix, AZ

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Will always use Kinetik Batteries!

July 21, 2013

I previously owned the KHC600, I loved how this helped the sound system in my car. Much better than having a Cap! This Gel battery is fully sealed. My 600 lasted for over 5 years before it needed to be replaced. In Arizona, where I live, batteries tend to not last long. To have a battery last this long is awesome! So after having the KHC600, I decided to try the KHC800 and have been very satisfied so far. Having this really helps keep my sound system having quality bass for longer periods of time. I will always use a Kinetik battery in my vehicles to help provide a solid quality power source for my sound system. I recommend the Kinetic800. Even after the 5+ years when the battery went bad, it only bloated, it didn't explode. Kinetik has an awesome quality!

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Dan

Hermosa Beach, CA

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Too small

February 27, 2012

Smaller then the picture led me to believe, and the posts it comes with wont be for your car most likely. Doesn't deep cycle well, even the AAA guy told me an Optima would have been a better choice when he was jumping my dead battery. It no longer works at all, 5v. Charged it for half an hour at the mechanic.

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Brandon

Poulsbo, WA

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Great Value

January 17, 2012

Great product, great value, would recommend it for others.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

HC800

Weight

21.50lbs

Internal SKU

hc800

Internal Product ID

8531

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Kinetik HC800 (KHC800)