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    My first install, need some hints

    I got a Hifonics BX1500D sitting in my room waiting to be installed. It has 4 gauge inputs, so i'm gonna buy a 4 gauge amp kit from knukonceptz.com. Also, I'm going to buy a fused distribution block: http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/STISFPD2ANLPT . I need two 4 gauge outs because i also have a 4-channel amp. I'm also going to buy some feet of 0/1 or 2 awg wire to run from the terminal to the distro block.

    Now, I have some questions. In my BX1500D, there are two 60A fuses, and in my 4 channel amp, I have two 20A fuses. That adds up to a total of 180A. Now Iwhat level fuse do I need to put in that distro block? 180A? Warren (limitkid7) was trying to tell me to do another fuse at the terminal, but I don't listen to him because he's dumb. Would anyone else suggest this? Any help from people who have installed amps would be grand.



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    That is a total of 160 Amps now they have a 150 Amp fuse block or you can be safe and get the 200 Amp fuse you should put this as close to the battery as possible.

    the distribution block can just be non-fused or fused your choice.




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    ok first off dude u need a fuse for the power wire within 18 inches of the battery terminal. this will protect ur power wire.

    then idk what ur going to run from there either 4 or 2 gauge to the distro block. since it is fused and ur pulling out 160 amps tops then like a 160 amp fuse would be good 150 would be safe. either or would work.




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    [QUOTE=jbl_marshall21]ok first off dude u need a fuse for the power wire within 18 inches of the battery terminalQUOTE]

    Ok, so what rating should that fuse be at? Is that the one that should be 150 or 160? I'm also going to have a fuse in the distro block. Are both needed? Also, what type of inline fuse should I do near the battery terminal? ANL?



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    fused disto blocks are a waste of money just put 1 180-200a fuse next to the battery



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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot87420
    fused disto blocks are a waste of money just put 1 180-200a fuse next to the battery
    On what grounds do you say they're a waste of money? I'm just wondering, not trying to accuse.



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    just get a reg distro there cheaper and easier to work with IMO



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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot87420
    just get a reg distro there cheaper and easier to work with IMO
    So if I get a regular distro block and put a fuse at the terminal, I'm ok? Someone else second this.



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    that is true that is how i have run all of my systems no problems.
    you can even do this for ground wires



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    Well I got a fused distribution block and it looks freaking cool while adding a little more protection too.

    check it out...

    www.scosche.com/efx/products/power/PDFW4.asp



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    it's true tho, that you really don't need a fused distro. Just a fuse near the batt terminal...that is to protect the wire. The on boardfuses on the amp are to protect the amp...so fused distro really isn't needed. peace

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    alright, thanks for all your guys' input. I ordered a distro block w/o fuse inputs. It should be here in another business day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BonusBobo
    alright, thanks for all your guys' input. I ordered a distro block w/o fuse inputs. It should be here in another business day.
    what input/output sizes does ur distro block have?



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    Quote Originally Posted by capone28
    what input/output sizes does ur distro block have?
    0/1 AWG..............



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