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Old 05-13-2013, 12:18 PM
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Wiring 2 Amps questions

I posted this under a different name and I would like more feedback. Even though the one guy the responded gave me some good information.

I'm setting up a bunch of equipment from an old car and some new stuff into my 2013 Camaro. I have a couple of questions;

Is a power distributor going to be okay with only a 4 gauge going into it and 2-4 gauge wires coming out?

In order to wire two 12s that are dual voice coal speakers down to 1 OHM a series approach (+s all attached to one amp output and s attached to one). The amp is setup to handle 1 OHM?

Do I need to worry about my cars alternator with the 2 fairly high powered amps (1800watt max at 1 OHM and 800watt max at 4 OHMs)?

Does anyone see anything else concerning about the diagram I'm posting?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:25 AM
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so first off, the MAX power rating means nothing. you want to base everything off RMS power. with that said, you are fine with the alternator.

I would run 2 gauge or bigger (maybe 1/0) and then split to 4 gauge. if the power wire is too small then you will strain everything including your alternator and your amps. imagine drinking a soda through a coffee stirrer (tiny straw). you strain a lot and get little through it. if each amp needs a 4 gauge power cable, then how will enough power pass through a piece 4 gauge and then split into 2 pieces of 4? if the amps are adequate with 8 gauge then you can run 4ga back and then 8ga to each.

you are running your subs in parallel. how many ohms are each coil? i will assume 4. i do not know if your amp can handle 1 ohm mono...you would have to check the stats.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:05 PM
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When using a distributor always start with a larger wire, preferably OFC. To be honnest it is probably easier just to do a single run to the back with some nice 4 gauge ofc wire, Throw a decent AGM battery in the back and run 4ga to each amp off the battery. Make sure to get a good ground in the trunk. Ground the battery to the chassis, and ground the amps to the battery. Hope that helps
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