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XS Power AK1000

Secondary battery wiring kit (1000-1500 watts)

5 Reviews | 3 questions - 3 answers

Overview

Our take on the XS Power AK1000

Why hunt around the web or your local big box store for the wires, fuses, and hardware you need to install a secondary battery in your vehicle? Save yourself some time and hassle with an XS Power wiring kit. You'll get everything you need — power wire, ground wire, fuses, fuse holders, wire ties, and even screws.

Everything you need, in one convenient kit 

Why hunt around the web or your local big box store for the wires, fuses, and hardware you need to install a secondary battery in your vehicle? Save yourself some time and hassle with an XS Power wiring kit. You'll get everything you need — power wire, ground wire, fuses, fuse holders, wire ties, and even screws.

Rated for 1000 to 1500 watts, the AK1000 is designed to make installation as painless and easy as possible. The ring terminals are already crimped onto the wire, so all you'll really need for installation is a screwdriver and a tool to strip a small section of wire that goes into the fuse holder. Warranty: 1 year

Excellent Value

Ray, New York

What's in the Box:

  • 18' 4 AWG Power wire
  • 3' 4 AWG Ground wire
  • 2 ANL Fuse holders (100 amp ANL fuse installed in each)
  • 2 Battery clamps
  • 10 wire clamps
  • Two 4 AWG Crimp ring-terminals
  • Two 1-1/2" Pieces of heat-shrink tubing
  • 2 Grommets
  • Ten 1/2" self-tapping screws
  • Ten 4" Zip-ties
  • 5 mm Allen key
Reviews

XS Power AK1000 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

XS Power AK1000

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 2/20/2019

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Met expectations.

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Skeptical

Tommy from Lafayette, IN on 4/7/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just wire and knickknacks actually is a decent price compare to 2 AWG welding cable. Possibly even cheaper with the knickknacks included. It doesn't say if this is copper or CCA though. The car I put it in is no longer around. Guess I should have checked before hand. Details say 10% OFC, I'm not sure what that means. I'm going to assume it's CCA which would make sense why it's competitively priced with welding cable. If it is actually 100% copper then it's a nice deal.

Pros: Good price if it's pure copper

Cons: Unclear what wire is made out of, if it's CCA then it's much too small.

XS Power AK1000

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 12/21/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used the kit to hook up a second battery in my campervan. Love the fuses, easy to connect.

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Excellent value

Ray from New York on 11/21/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent Value

Pros: Cables are an excellent value, connection was a breeze and all the brackets,terminals and cable ties are included.

Cons: Battery Terminals are flimsy and does not feel sturdy.

Xs power ak 1000 kit

Dave O from Austin Tx on 3/5/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

love the wire and the price

Pros: good oxygen free wire, comes with two fuses and holders, the wire is very flexable, nice that it comes with the right hardware for the battery

Cons: Hold downs are cheap, if you are getting this product thinking you can use the battery terminals ......hahaha they are a joke

Details

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Features

Overview: The XS Power AK-1000 wiring kit is designed for installing a secondary battery to the vehicle's existing charging system. The kit comes complete with 18' of 4 AWG power wire that gets run from the existing vehicle battery to the new battery's location, and includes 2 ANL fuse holders, each with a 100 amp ANL fuse installed. The fuse holders should be placed in-line on the power wire 12 to 18 inches from each battery terminal. Wire is attached to the fuse holders with hex-head set-screws using the included 2.5 mm Allen key. Two battery clamps are included for connection to the new battery's terminals, as well as a 3' length of 4 AWG ground wire for the add-on battery. Other accessories include 10 wire clamps w/ self-tapping screws, 10 zip-ties, 2 rubber grommets, and 2 additional crimp-on ring terminals with two 1-1/2" pieces of heat-shrink tubing.

Specifications:

  • Wire Type: 10% OFC
  • Power Wire Length: 18 Feet
  • Power Wire Gauge: 4 AWG
  • Ground Wire Length: 3 Feet
  • Ground Wire Gauge: 4 AWG
  • Fuse Holders: 2
  • Fuse Type: ANL
  • Fuse Rating: 100 Amp

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

3 questions already asked

Yes, 18ft of positive wire, if I remember correctly. Personally I've always wired my converters off of a capacitor (due to the short lengths of power/ground that come with converter). Kinda went beyond the question. Yes it should work fine [ Ryan  Mar 09, 2019 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The power wire is 4 gauge and is 18 feet long. The ground is 4 gauge and is 3 feet long. The fuses are rated at 150A. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 28, 2015 ]  Staff

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