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Old 07-22-2009, 11:58 AM
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wire gauge question

i was checkin out the sundown saz-1000d and on the manual it says it uses 4 gauge(4) for the power supply connectors but when i scroll down through the manual to the section "power connection" it says

Connect the +12V terminal of the amplifier to the + terminal of the battery
using a large gauge power wire (preferably 1/0 gauge).

So which one do I use?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:27 PM
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4 gauge would be the minimum size to use, but I would go with 1/0 depending on how long the wire will be. Do you have any other amps that you will be running off a Distro block?
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:43 PM
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Just go with 1/0 and only do it once. I went from 8 -> 4 -> 1/0. Save yourself the time and wire it up once.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:03 PM
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Well I plan on getting an amp later for my speakers/components. So how big is a 1 or 0 gauge wire? How do you exactly hide wire that big lol
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:40 PM
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1/0 ( pronounced one ought) is about half an inch including insulation in diameter.


edit: But it does sepend on manfacturer. Not all car audio wire is created equal


It's also one size larger on the AWG then #1
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:45 PM
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1/0 Gauge is a fair size wire, but depending on your vehicle it can be pretty simple. It is a lot more flexible than you would think.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:19 PM
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MOST DEFINATELY get some 1/0 and do it once. while your at it do your big 3 in 1/0 if possible and give your electrical system an upgraded favour
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:22 PM
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What wire brands are there? I've only heard of stinger
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:25 PM
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there are lots.. do some research but i run knukonceptz. i love there wire and shipping is always quick and prices are really good. check them out and they should have all the wire and accessories you will need to do an install
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:28 PM
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sorry, kind of off topic but the ssa icon comes in 2 versions, a 1 ohm dual coil and 2 ohm dual coil. what's the difference between them and is it something i shoudl worry about.
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