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12-23-2012 09:41 AM
austinpetemo ^ said and done :) except in a more roundabout way. I took the rms ratings of my amps, doubled them and divided by 14 to find how many amps each amp could pull assuming max current draw. Fell within the safe zone for 4g, with a little headroom left. The power cable will have a 120a fuse along with the dist block having fuses to each amp for extra precaution. I've yet to turn my volume past 30 but the max I've turned it is 35 (it goes to 46) because my comps get so loud I can't stand it past that.
12-23-2012 09:34 AM
02Zetechse I would honestly add up the fuses on your 2 amps and see if it equals more than max savfe Amperage of the wire used also
12-22-2012 03:16 PM
austinpetemo Thanks zetecse, in that case ill go with 4g and ofc due to its lower resistance and peace of mind. Too bad there Arnt really any 2g kits, or at least not that I could find for a reasonable price, rather be extra safe but oh well.

I have a dc to ac converter that I use from time to time. If I hard wired it thru the dist blocks would it cause a loop?

And I found out caps were a waste a few years ago after I had already bought one. Thankfully i only lost $20 on that purchase.
12-22-2012 12:35 PM
02Zetechse To Answer the OP's Question, Yes it will fit, Is it needed no .

As for the Distro Blocks, If you do it for one, do it for both When people pile multiple wires on top of each other on one ground point, it causes interference

As For CCA Corrosion, Where you live is almost 0% chance , I run CCA in Ohio , and have not had any issues

OH and Dont waste your money on a capacitor its a Big Joke
12-22-2012 10:12 AM
austinpetemo The smallest wire I will run is 4awg and only if it's 99.9ofc.

The reason being for the larger wire is because a 1/0 oversized CCA kit from Knu costs $54 where as a 4ofc from knu costs $49. For 5 bucks more I could potentially double my max amp draw in the event that I upgrade farther in the future. If the difference between copper and CCA is significant then I will go with the 4. I a mile from the bay so corrosion of cca could be a possibility???

Also, if you use a dist block for your power should you use a dist block on the ground. I've read that using it could cause ground loops, but I've also read that not using one could cause ground loops as well. Which is it?
12-22-2012 09:19 AM
austinpetemo @ Elizabeth - 8awg CCA I know for a fact is not sufficient for powering 2 amps running 600 rms total and around 900 when my subs are upgraded. If 4awg is only rated for 900-1000w then there is no way 8awg is enough. The higher resistance is going to heat that wire up and reduce the current and voltage reaching my amps. I'm aiming to provide my amps with favorable conditions so they can run their best.
12-22-2012 08:38 AM
FocusedSlayer I've got 1/0 run down on my drivers side under the carpet to the trunk where I have a distribution block then from there go to my amps with what size wire the amps recommend .
12-21-2012 11:08 PM
Elizabeth Planning on welding? Or competing SPLs?
otherwise 8 gauge is totally enough and even overkill.. But it is what folks use. Spend your money on a stiffening cap.
12-21-2012 04:25 PM
austinpetemo Is that stuff heat proof? In the south Texas heat the interior of my car gets rediculously hot.
12-21-2012 03:30 PM
freemind 3M Super 77 FTW
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