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    can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    someone told me that if your amp power wire is to small and you are pushing to high of watts then your amp will blow..

    i dont belive this. what causes an amp to blow.

    i have never heard of an amp blowing just from running normal without all the gains and **** cranked up







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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    i think its the wire that get fvcked up.




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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    if your wire is to small, it will not be able to supply the current needed for the amp to opperate sufficiently, and you could melt your wire.



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    seems to me if your wire's too small the chances of damaging your amp would decrease.

    voltage drop = less power in = less power out = less heat = damage?




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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    small wire big amp hot wire fire car



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    seems to me if your wire's too small the chances of damaging your amp would decrease.

    voltage drop = less power in = less power out = less heat = damage?
    only true to a certain limits but majority i would say otherwise due to user error.



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    I heard it messes up the magnet inside of the amp. I forgot how he explained it to me. Sounded smart so I believed him lol.




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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    Too much current flowing threw too small of a wire will cause the wire to get extremely hot and melt the insulation. The smaller the wire, the more resistance as well.



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    Quote Originally Posted by dumple View Post
    small wire big amp hot wire fire car
    haha that was funny




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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    had same issue today. buddy came over with brand new amp hooked up power acoustik ab3000 with 8ga power. wire melted at the fuse and grounded out put amp in protect. switched wire to 2ga no more problems



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    correct wire does wonders



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    8 gauge wire usually holds up to 50 amps, 4 gauge up to 80 amps usualy




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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbonnie View Post
    correct wire does wonders
    absolutle correct. if you try and run a but load of current through a tiny wire it's like running a gallon of water through a drinking straw instantaniously......just doesnt work. and when you try and do that, either you're wire will melt, or you're amp will get over worked, over heated, and blow.....the amp will see a bad voltage drops and many out there (*including my mojo 4kw) will blow at low voltages for the power input side.


    **** i'll be running 6 runs of 1/0 soon enough to move alot of current :P



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    Quote Originally Posted by BassAddictJ View Post
    absolutle correct. if you try and run a but load of current through a tiny wire it's like running a gallon of water through a drinking straw instantaniously......just doesnt work. and when you try and do that, either you're wire will melt, or you're amp will get over worked, over heated, and blow.....the amp will see a bad voltage drops and many out there (*including my mojo 4kw) will blow at low voltages for the power input side.


    **** i'll be running 6 runs of 1/0 soon enough to move alot of current :P
    Very good explanation.. I like that.

    & 6 runs of 1/0 for a single Memphis 4k? You in a street class w/only one battery or what? They can run from 1 run of 1/0, safer is 2..
    Just wondering.



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    Re: can you blow your amp from to small power wire

    Quote Originally Posted by luvinthebass View Post
    8 gauge wire usually holds up to 50 amps, 4 gauge up to 80 amps usualy
    4ga does more than that doesn't it?



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