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    Is it a bigger strain on your electrical system if you run at a high amount of ohms (like 4) or is it a bigger strain if you run at a low amount of ohms (1-1.5)? Or does it matter?







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    Re: ohms

    Ohm's Law...

    Generally, most amps produce less power at a higher load impedance (ideally, halving output power every time you double impedance). Less power = less current = less strain on your electrical system.

    I say generally because there are exceptions, like the JL Slash series or the PG Tantrum & Xenon series.




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    Re: ohms

    so then it doesnt matter, all that matters is the amount of power?




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    Re: ohms

    ^^ Correct. It's the power drawn by the amp that strains your electrical system.

    Some amps are more efficient driving higher ohm loads, which means there could be an advantage to 4 ohms v.s. 1 ohm, but that's totally dependant on the amp design.



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