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    Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    I am installing a second amp, is it ok to add the second power wire on the same post in the fuse box as my other amp?







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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    I might be missing something, clarify please.




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    If you are running the main power for even one amp straight out of the fuse box then you're asking for trouble already.

    Doing it that way for two and you're asking for a fire.



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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    If you are running the main power for even one amp straight out of the fuse box then you're asking for trouble already.

    Doing it that way for two and you're asking for a fire.
    Okay, guess I wasn't missing anything then.




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    bestbuy installed my first one, its a small amp to power my rear 6x9s....should I install the power for my sub amp directly to the battery then?




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Quote Originally Posted by InfinitySound10
    bestbuy installed my first one, its a small amp to power my rear 6x9s....should I install the power for my sub amp directly to the battery then?
    The "installers" (and I use that term with great contempt in your case) at your local Best Buy should be drawn and quartered. I'm sure they did it for no other reason than their own laziness.

    Truth be told both amps should have main power connected directly to the battery.



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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    they didnt run the power wire for the small amp to the fuse box did they?




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdakid
    they didnt run the power wire for the small amp to the fuse box did they?
    It has already been established that sadly that is exactly what they did.



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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdakid
    they didnt run the power wire for the small amp to the fuse box did they?
    yea he did lol....should I fix that?? I have really maxed out that amp with no problems thus far..

    also, do I need to install a turn on lead?




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Quote Originally Posted by InfinitySound10
    yea he did lol....should I fix that?? I have really maxed out that amp with no problems thus far..

    also, do I need to install a turn on lead?
    What turns the amp on and off now?



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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    wow thats ghetto........ you can use the same turn on lead from the other amp (assuming they didnt do something stupid with that too)




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    What turns the amp on and off now?
    Well I already have one amp installed with a lead, any way I can share that or do I need to run a whole new lead?




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    Yes, it can be shared. But shuld you ever have more than 2 (for safety's sake) accessories that you want to turn on and off with the HU then you're going to want to use a relay to take care of remote on/off duties as the voltage in the remote accessory activation output coming off of the HU is pretty minimal.

    I have 5 things that turn on and off with my HU so I used a relay to take care of that for me.



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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    so I just run a turnon lead cord from my old amp turn on jack to te new amp?




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    Re: Simple noob amp install question...plz help asap!

    yes




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