Closed Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Reload Thread: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

  1. #1
    Rsx_03's Avatar
    Rsx_03 is offline LoW aNd sLoW



    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    miami
    Age
    27
    Posts
    343
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    i want to splice my rear cigarette lighter and put my speaker amp under my seat,
    how much rms could i get out of it, i have a 2 ch 20 rms @ 4 ohm (40rms@4ohm) and a 2 ch 40 rms @ 4 ohm amp (80rms@4ohm), im pretty sure it would be enough power since i see power inverters for like 150 watts







  2. #2
    skadude016's Avatar
    skadude016 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Canton, GA
    Age
    28
    Posts
    7,317
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    13
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    that really doesnt seem like a good idea. why not jus run it from your batt?



    HU:Kenwood Excelon KDC-889
    Speakers: CDT 61A's with rainbow x-overs
    Front amp: Autotek MM100.4
    Sub amp: (2) Audiopipe 1500's
    Subwoofers: (4) 15" Crunch GPV
    Box: 16 cubes tuned to 28hz (removable port)
    Extra Batt: C&D 139AH
    151.xx sealed up 154.xx in the kick

  3. #3
    ravendarat's Avatar
    ravendarat is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Edmonton Alberta Canada
    Posts
    754
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    Rear lighter socket is likely not fused for more than 15 amps, most amps draw more than that, and even if yours didnt, its a bad Idea as its gonna be dirty as hell



    VTEC is for people that want a fast and economical shopping cart

  4. #4
    Rsx_03's Avatar
    Rsx_03 is offline LoW aNd sLoW

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    miami
    Age
    27
    Posts
    343
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    yea i didnt think it was a good idea, cause my carputer is under my front seat and i dont want to run cables all over cause i havnt ordered my power cables and distribution blocks, im waiting untill i get some money for my bass, i just want this to hold me off till i get my 4002 or some other 100rmsx2 amp and then im putting it in the trunk




  5. #5
    CBRworm's Avatar
    CBRworm is offline Member



    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    Probably not the best idea, but you could try it - worst case you will possible pop some fuses.

    For some period of time I ran a 50x2 amp off a factory power wire that was fused with a 15 amp fuse. That particular amp I was using would draw a max of 20 amps if running a 2 ohm load. I was running a 4 ohm load and it worked fine. It was only temporary and got the job done.



    '06 G35 6MT Sedan - now bose free -- Alpine IVA-W200 w/ H701, C701, and TR7

    DLS Iridium IR3 and IR1 and Adire Extremis 6.8 front stage
    Arc Audio 4150XXk for mids and tweets
    Arc Audio 4150XXK Bridged for all 4 midbass's
    Adire Extremis 6.8 back doors for added kick.
    JL12W6V2 in a 1cf sealed w/ PDX1.1000
    everythings deadened.

    Refs: Bodegabay, 250+ (100%) on ebay with same username.

    04 CBR1000RR - SOUND SYSTEM BY MICRON

  6. #6
    squeak9798's Avatar
    squeak9798 is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26,300
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    I wouldn't do it.

    That wire isn't of a large enough gauge to carry sufficient current.




  7. #7
    ilvwhtgrls's Avatar
    ilvwhtgrls is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    San Diego,CA
    Posts
    224
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    make sure to use T taps too.




  8. #8
    Rsx_03's Avatar
    Rsx_03 is offline LoW aNd sLoW

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    miami
    Age
    27
    Posts
    343
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    i cancled that idea .. got 4awg knuz kollusus to the back with distri for my amp and 8awg eco for my carputer
    thanks for the help anyways




  9. #9
    luvinthebass's Avatar
    luvinthebass is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Middle of Iowa
    Age
    30
    Posts
    10,436
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    interesting idea nonetheless




  10. #10
    snoopdan's Avatar
    snoopdan is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    20,158
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    19
    Mentioned
    49 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by ilvwhtgrls View Post
    make sure to use T taps too.
    hahah I LOLed




  11. #11
    xluben's Avatar
    xluben is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    2,129
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: amplifier powered by cigarette lighter

    i've done it before

    for a couple weeks i got a cheap inverter from PE and ran a 150 or 200W plate amp with it.

    didn't sound half bad either. but the sub i used had no xmax so i'm sure i never drove it anywhere near 200W. btw, didn't pop any fuses.




Closed Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum