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Old 11-07-2010, 08:44 AM
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Rewiring for Impedance OUTSIDE the box

At the last show in Barrie I saw what I thought was the handiest wiring setup.
The guy(I'm so bad with names) in the Accent could rewire his subs between parallel and series OUTSIDE the box!!
Nuts and bolts from inside the box to outside, wire terminals etc..

Very cool, I'd like to integrate this into my box

But after a while trying to figure out how its done.. i'm lost

Anyone have a wiring diagram for something like this for 3 dvc subs?
The only possible problem I see, is that the speaker wire would need to be smaller to fit two wires in any one terminal.
At lower power levels this might not matter but will it limit high power applications?
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:54 AM
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Just do like I did and use: nuts, bolts, and ring terminals on the wire ends.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:01 AM
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I just can't wrap my head around the right way DS.. well maybe...I dont know..

I put 2 wires on each voice coil on each sub, then run those wires to separate bolts heading outside the box?
So for 3 DVC's I'd need 12 bolts (4 for each sub) through the box? Marked carefully I guess..

Sound about right bro?

Still seems wrong to me...
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:07 AM
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If you want to be able to rewire each individual coil yes. You would need 12 bolts for 3 dual coil subs. Then little jumpers connect the coils, and wires connect the subs together. I'll go take you a pic.

My coils are all paralleled.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:14 AM
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PM me with what your subs are and what final load you need.

normally most people wire their subs outside of the box. you can wire 3 dvc subs easily as well.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:33 AM
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just make sure to label each wire... if not it turns into a big PITA
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:16 AM
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Depending on the setup, you can also use a relay to change your impedance.... go to the12volt.com and read the section on relays, I remember seeing it in there somewhere... the coils would be wired one way and once the relay is energized it would run your other wiring circuit...

Just saying
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:28 PM
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Thats it! ... thanks for the confirmation DS.. Man, I love that melon cannon..
JD- I am so forgetful, I better label those with neon
Are you saying this from experience? I can soooo see me messing up ..lol

I'll check 'em out Sine, a switch would be pretty slick, thanks.
Anyone know someone with one?
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I dont think relay would be a wise idea.
I think it will end in the smoke coming out of something, especially if you have enough
power. Even an HD relay is usually only good for 40A. Jumpers would be much better imo.
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Paul, you know what makes you a die hard fan? the fact that you cut pieces so small for the jumpers, and then put the jackets over the terminals. hats off to you for your dedication bro hahaha
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