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    Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    So I just installed a system in my 2003 GMC Envoy. I got a Pioneer In-Dash Touch Screen as the head unit. The power cable running from the battery is a 5+ gauge cable connected to a 500K Capacitor, (2) 1,000 Watt Sony Xplod Amps, and 2 Alpine Type S 12" subs. I put on a song I've been listening to for year (Young Jeezy- Gangsta Music), and it has a ton of bass in it. I turned the volume up and in the middle of the song the subs shut off. Popped the trunk, Noticed the 80 Amp fuse connected to the cable just before the battery was fried. Each amp has 2 30 amp fuses for a total of 120 amps. Now the question is, Should I replace the fuse with a 120Amp fuse, or should I go towards a circuit Breaker? Thanks

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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    And completely in the wrong section....



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    Like I said, It's my first post, and I saw the section said "Post all.....FUSES" ...give me a break man




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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    Running 1000 rms is ok on 80A fuses. Try a 200A or bigger



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    you should fuse to the wire's current capacity..what is "5+" wire? If you fuse above the wires current capacity, your wire is no longer protected. Fusing is intended to protect the line



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by kr15 View Post
    you should fuse to the wire's current capacity..what is "5+" wire? If you fuse above the wires current capacity, your wire is no longer protected. Fusing is intended to protect the line
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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    5 Guage Positive Wire....




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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by kr15 View Post
    you should fuse to the wire's current capacity..what is "5+" wire? If you fuse above the wires current capacity, your wire is no longer protected. Fusing is intended to protect the line
    ^^ He's right I didnt fully read through it all because it didnt make much sense LOL. On 1/0 200+A fuses 120A should be good enough (which im guessing you mean 4ga not 5). Ive seen 2krm bein run on 4ga with a 120A fuse no prob.



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    If you blew that fuse you have a problem somewhere. Or something is not set right



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    whats a fuse?





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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    If you blew that fuse you have a problem somewhere. Or something is not set right
    ya, choice of amps LOL



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    good 4g is rated at 125a, and you shouldnt fuse any higher then that.



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    first off you need to figure out WHY it blew?




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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    the song your listening too has no bass whatsoever idk what ur talking about..unless you box is tuned really high lmao



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    Re: Blown Fuse, Replace with bigger fuse or Circuit Breaker?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whelan19 View Post
    Like I said, It's my first post, and I saw the section said "Post all.....FUSES" ...give me a break man
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