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    wire terminal?

    I'm basically done putting my box together, but now I've come across a nice problem. I picked up a terminal cup from radio shack to put in, but there's no way that's going to work. I'll be running either 2 gauge or 4 gauge to the sub (nine.1 to a Brahma) and cannot find a terminal to do so. I've also already cut the box to put the terminal in, so I need to find something the same size or bigger (it's a rectangle, not circle).

    Any kind of help is appreciated. I need to get this done ASAP since I have no audio system in my car currently and I am waiting until this box is done to have everything put in.







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    Re: wire terminal?

    most people run the wires direct....either through the port or drill a small hole in one of the corners and seal it with caulk around the wire. as for the hole you cut....if it were mine i would install the one you bought that way the hole is covered and sealed up, but just not use it.



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    Re: wire terminal?

    Well, I need to be able to pull the box out of my car, so having a terminal is a must. I'd also like a clean looking install.




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    Re: wire terminal?

    Parts Express has an excellent selection of terminal cups...




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    if it were mine i would install the one you bought that way the hole is covered and sealed up, but just not use it.
    hehehe...now that's funny.




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    Re: wire terminal?

    They only have 1 terminal for 4 gauge, which takes banana inputs, but I can't find any that are rated for 4 gauge. 4 is the lowest I can go, and 2 would be preferrable.

    Someone has to have what I'm looking for. There's lots of people that run 1-4 gauge to their subs, so I don't see why I can't find any products for it.




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    Re: wire terminal?

    dude, you do NOT need a 4ga wire to connect an amp to your sub
    some people will run 8ga and thats overkill
    get some normal sized wire and use the terminal you have



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    Re: wire terminal?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoNkA
    They only have 1 terminal for 4 gauge, which takes banana inputs, but I can't find any that are rated for 4 gauge. 4 is the lowest I can go, and 2 would be preferrable.

    Someone has to have what I'm looking for. There's lots of people that run 1-4 gauge to their subs, so I don't see why I can't find any products for it.
    jeez what kind of setup are you running?? Im using 12 guage for 500 watts RMS to each sub and it works perfectly.



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    Re: wire terminal?

    You do not need 2 or 4 guage to the sub. No one runs 4 guage to the subs. 16-10 guage is fine. A teamate of mine uses 8 guage in his extreme car. And thats with 8000w to a woofer.



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    Re: wire terminal?

    There is a reason that the terminal cup isnt made to accept 4ga or lower....
    YOU DONT NEED THAT BIG




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    Re: wire terminal?

    I was just going by a chart I saw on gauges for different lengths and power.

    http://www.the12volt.com/wiring/recwirsz.asp

    So according to that, 1200ish watts needs 4 gauge for 4 feet of wire. Like I said, was just going by what I found...




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    Re: wire terminal?

    That would be wire that powers an amp. Not for subs
    Read the nice bold font on the top of that page




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    Re: wire terminal?

    12 or 16 guage is what you need.



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    Re: wire terminal?

    So 8 gauge would definitely be fine then? I'm going to look at what I can get for 8 gauge and get the stuff ordered and finally get the box completed then. Thanks for the help everyone.




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