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    20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    I'm trying to create my amprack such that when I need to move it, three connections can be removed and the amprack will come out.

    (don't worry about it making theft easier... the bolts for this amprack will be well hidden.)

    Would it be okay to use an ATX connector:



    (after removing all wires and soldering to the actual pins inside of the plastic connectors)

    to make all of my connections?

    Basically will the connector pins create too much resistance/whatever to cause problems?

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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    If you're going to do this, I would use Anderson Powerpoles.

    Locking, non-polarized, and you can get them up to 175Amps so you could even quick-disconnect your main power wire if it's 2awg or smaller.

    http://www.powerwerx.com




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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    I was seriously considering doing my 0 gauge, but i'm running

    (2) PPI PCX2200
    (1) PPI PCX4125
    (1) PPI PCX440

    so I think I'll be pushing somewhere around 300a as it is.

    I've already ordered the ATX extender displayed above...

    I will need to use 19 of these pins

    Tweet +/- for L/R
    Midrange +/- for L/R
    Koda +/- for L/R
    Subs +/- for two subs
    One for remote wire
    Two for fan +/-

    And again, with the wire soldered directly to the pins inside of the plastic connectors, will that connector cause any problems?

    Also I couldn't find any multiple-connection Powerpoles, Jack Frost.

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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    Bump... where is the answer?




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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    Why do you anticipate problems from that? It's just a connector.




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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp...046&CtgID=1003 these look to be of quality, and should give you juuust a tiny bit more space between pins.




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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by theCybe
    Why do you anticipate problems from that? It's just a connector.
    cause the pin is like very freakin' small... like as small as 20awg wire or maybe smaller

    that's all




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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    get bigger connectors then, they make breakaways for 1/0...



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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    brian, we use those 20pin molex's at curcuit city, they are used by METRA and they are used in the 'smartharness'. basically its a line of harnesses that have a vehicle->female 20ping, and HU->male 20pin.

    what you can do, is cut that connector in half, strip, and solder to all your wires. use heatshrink - do NOT try and remove all the pins and re-do them. it will be a pain in the ***.

    just cut the thing down the center, strip about 1\2" of insulation, insert into heatshrink, twist, solder, snip, and heat the heatshrink. do this to all the wires and you will then just be able to plug the two 20-pins together, and all your wire issues for the speakers will be done.

    but you are going to want to use them big 4awg-0awg breakaway connectors for the power\ground. but as far as speaker\remotewire goes, that ATX connector is a great idea IMO.




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    Re: 20-pin ATX connector for speakers?

    but will it add any excessive resistance to, say, the subwoofer wires?

    the ATX connectors are made with 18awg wire and the molex connectors have really small pins...




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