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zbone1
03-15-2012, 04:44 PM
hey guys this is kind of my first time wiring my own entire system. I have messed with existing cables before, but I kind of want to do it correct this time. I'll tell you what I'm working with so somebody will know how to wire this correctly.
Right now I just have a normal car started battery from wal mart, it won't cut the job for the amps I am wanting to install. So I have purchased an optima yellow top d34/78. I purchased a Stinger SGP32 200 amp isolator. I also have a 2 farad capacitor. My amps are a jbl 1201.1 and a fosgate 400.4. The Fosgate is for my kicker speakers and the jbl is for kicker subs. Everyone I have talked to recommends 0 gauge for what I have. It's only about 1600 watts of rms power so I think I could pass with 0-2 gauge. Anyways I am wanting to know how to wire this up... Will I get shocked doing this? I know not to hold on to the power and touch something metal, but I would really like to save the installation money.

From what I understand it would go something like this.
Main car battery
Battery --- fuse --- isolator-----fuse---battery---fuse---cap---amps

My questions are;
Do I need to have 3 fuses and if so, do they all need to match the isolators 200amp fuse?
Is it safe for the yellow top battery to be mounted in the trunk?
Which areas do I need to ground to the chassis? Each battery goes to the chassis, or does the isolator and cap go to chassis as well?

I appreciate the help and I know you guys know what you're doing... I just don't want to die installing some amps...
Also, is there a special way to install the cap? Or can I just hook up the ground and power and it works, or should I eliminate the cap... I have it for voltage drop.

The car were working with is a 2002 dodge intrepid se 2.7L with only a 130amp alternator.

fieryhooligan
03-15-2012, 05:30 PM
Hey man!
I can definately help you, but you don't want to have this post here. You want it Here ----> Wiring & Electrical Help (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/wiring-electrical-installation-help/)

PM me and i can give you some great advice, as i just did a build just like that...

hispls
03-15-2012, 06:52 PM
hey guys this is kind of my first time wiring my own entire system. I have messed with existing cables before, but I kind of want to do it correct this time. I'll tell you what I'm working with so somebody will know how to wire this correctly.
Right now I just have a normal car started battery from wal mart, it won't cut the job for the amps I am wanting to install. So I have purchased an optima yellow top d34/78. I purchased a Stinger SGP32 200 amp isolator. I also have a 2 farad capacitor. My amps are a jbl 1201.1 and a fosgate 400.4. The Fosgate is for my kicker speakers and the jbl is for kicker subs. Everyone I have talked to recommends 0 gauge for what I have. It's only about 1600 watts of rms power so I think I could pass with 0-2 gauge. Anyways I am wanting to know how to wire this up... Will I get shocked doing this? I know not to hold on to the power and touch something metal, but I would really like to save the installation money.

From what I understand it would go something like this.
Main car battery
Battery --- fuse --- isolator-----fuse---battery---fuse---cap---amps

My questions are;
Do I need to have 3 fuses and if so, do they all need to match the isolators 200amp fuse?
Is it safe for the yellow top battery to be mounted in the trunk?
Which areas do I need to ground to the chassis? Each battery goes to the chassis, or does the isolator and cap go to chassis as well?

I appreciate the help and I know you guys know what you're doing... I just don't want to die installing some amps...
Also, is there a special way to install the cap? Or can I just hook up the ground and power and it works, or should I eliminate the cap... I have it for voltage drop.

The car were working with is a 2002 dodge intrepid se 2.7L with only a 130amp alternator.



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Proper way to handle a capacitor is like a live grenade, open the nearest window and pitch it as far as you can.

Trancer
03-21-2012, 07:33 AM
Wrong section. This is the Classifieds section

fieryhooligan
03-21-2012, 09:46 AM
:read:

we did that already. Way to revive a dead thread for absolutely no reason lol.

fieryhooligan
03-21-2012, 11:11 AM
MOD please close thread?!
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