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    car amp for home audio use

    I was wondering if it is possible to hook up a car amp to my home audio system so I can use a car subwoofer with ample power indoors. I used a 120v to 12v converter and hooked the wires to the appropriate area....however there is no remote wire hookup which made me wonder whether the amp doesnt know when to turn on and off because of it. I figured i would just have to unplug it....but that is not the case. If anyone has any idea how to wire a car amp to a home audio system, please let me know. Thanks.







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    here we go again

    here are your options


    A: i can send you a schematik of one to handle the current

    B; buy a power supply **very exspensive for that current**

    c: buy a dj amp and power them ** i recomend this probabky cheaper than buying a power supply.



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    Originally posted by avistar23


    B; buy a power supply **very exspensive for that current**
    40A regulated 13.8Vdc Tripp-lite power supply, around 160 shipped.

    Preeeeeetty cheap.




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    may sound stupid but run ur remote wire from ur battery terminal on ur amp to the turn on terminal on the amp. that will turn the amp on when u plug it into the wall with the converter. just try to see if it works. that is what i did in my jeep. i just have a switch on the power wire. it works.




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    well i tried running the remote wire from the battery terminal on the amp to the remote wire terminal on the amp....sadly, it didnt work. That was what you were trying to say jbl, right?

    Avistar, I am trying to run this sub and amp in my house for a really cheap price, because i figured if i had an extra sub and amp sitting around then why not use it. How expensive are each of these choices? Can you send me the schematics for the first choice? Thanks.

    Thanks for your help.




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    get u a car battery and then ground the negative post outside in the dround and hook it up like u normally would, all the pemote is, is just a 12v power that the cd player puts out to turn the amp on and off, u can do this by just running a wire from the 12v side and run it to the remote, and just unplug it every time ur done to turn of the amp



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    how would i connect a car battery to a 120v socket?




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    ok throw out all other ideas this is what i did about a year ago i got a small 12-volt lawnmower battery hooked up a slow trickle car battery charger to it ran a wire from the positive to the remote with a switch it worked beautifully and the switch on the remote turned it on and off with no problem. try it and see if it works. if not then get back to me for other help.




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    what are your current requierments



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    instead, get a home audio plate amp at partsexpess.com they have the one that is 272x1@4ohm (not 2ohm stable) and i believe its $119 shipped or something.



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    well.....im sure a lot of these ideas would work...but what it gets down to is that i have hardly any money to spend on this project...so i am trying to find a really cheap way of doing it.....any really cheap methods?



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    buiding your own can be cheap.



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    that is what i thought would work. i have a switch on the power wire and so when the switch is on the amp gets a 12v singal and then that runs to the turn on and turns on the amp. r u sure u did it right? might not work with what ur doing. good luck though




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    try not to pu the switch on the power wire. use the regular 4 or 8 gauge power wire from the batter but use a seperate 16 gauge wire into the remote. connect it straight from the battery to the remote and put a switch in line. that way when the swutch is off the power wire will still be there however not usuin any current then when you flip the switch everything will turn on.




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    what I did...

    Here is what I did....

    First, I plugged a converter into the wall that tranfers the 120v outlet to 12v.

    Next, I cut the end of the wire connected to the converter in order to get two seperate wires....one ground and one power.

    Next, I took another wire (only one) and connected into the remote wire slot on my amp (by the way, it is a jensen 500 watt amp)....and took the other end of that wire and put it in the 12v slot.

    After that (even though i still wasnt getting power)....i took the rca preouts and connected them to the amp with the other end going to the receiver for the home audio system...

    Finally, I took the wire from the positive and negative of the amp to the sub box.

    That is what i did.....I did not have any switches to turn the power on and off.....do I need a switch of some kind?



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