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Old 08-23-2004, 09:34 AM
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If I want to connect multiple amps onto one remote lead from my deck, I use a relay. But what do i connect the remote to on the relay?

I was going to use 4 amps.
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:40 AM
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i hardly doubt u need a relay buddy. your amps should be just fine.
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:12 AM
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the remote would got to one side of the coil (the coil is usualy noted as a rectangle with a slash though it) the other side would be grounded.
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Old 08-23-2004, 10:15 AM
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Could someone post a diagram..i was going to just use an autmotive relay?
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:13 AM
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Use a Bosch relay 20/30 amp(about $5.00)

pin 86 - input from stereo remote on.
pin 30 - +12 volts ignition - fuse this line, 3 amps should be fine.
pin 85 - ground.
pin 87 out to amplifiers.
pin 87a - not used.

Now for Yuli, dude I don't normally jump on people but with 4 amplifiers running, the chances that the amplifiers will be drawing over 500mv from the cd player is definitely there. It is in his best interest to use a relay so that he does not take out the remote on circuit in the cd player.
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^ Yep. I used a relay for the 3 amps, xover and Epicenter in my Avenger. I have burnt out the remote-on circuit before trying to connect too many items to it, had to use the power antenna output instead.
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Thanks Rob.
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Old 08-23-2004, 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by SUX 2BU:
^ Yep. I used a relay for the 3 amps, xover and Epicenter in my Avenger. I have burnt out the remote-on circuit before trying to connect too many items to it, had to use the power antenna output instead.
wouldn't your amp only turn on with the radio then?
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He only listens to the "oldies" station anyways. [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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You can hook it up off of constant power also, no? Instead of ignition?
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