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    Wiring a 2000 Watt amp

    Hey

    Just woundering, if I get a 2000 Watt amp do I have to use 4 AWGwire or can I just use the 8 AWG wire I currently have installed in my car.

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    im pretty sure that eve 4AWG wire is to small for a 2000 watt amp... if i were you i would go down to 0/1 awg... better to be safe than sorry....



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    if it really puts out 2kw and you wire it up to the battery with 8awg you're going to neuter it.....and if you don't fuse it properly, you'll probably catch something on fire. For an amp that size, i'd go with 0/1AWG wire from the battery to a distro block, then 4AWG to the amp.



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    hold on, WHICH 2kwatt amp is it?



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    The new Jenson 2KW amp man...hah
    naw, j/k

    2awg to the amp should suffice. 1/0 to the amp is beyond excessive unless it has a current draw of over 300A.




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    Originally posted by Mark_ab
    The new Jenson 2KW amp man...hah
    naw, j/k

    2awg to the amp should suffice. 1/0 to the amp is beyond excessive unless it has a current draw of over 300A.
    didnt know jensen had anything like that...
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    No one can give a reasonable answer until we know...

    Originally posted by Wonderbread
    WHICH 2kwatt amp is it?
    BRS???




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    The 2k Amp is the Lanzar 268 2000 Watt Amp.




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    I would say 1/0 guage but I doubt it is erally putting out 2000 watts





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    Originally posted by brs954
    The 2k Amp is the Lanzar 268 2000 Watt Amp.
    Allrighty...Rating: 500 rms x 2 at 4 ohms -- let's be nice and say it's going to put out an actual 400 x 2

    At 2 ohms, MAYBE it will get you 600x2 (or 1200x1 bridged @ 4 ohms). That's best case cenario.

    Personally I think 4 ga. (properly fused) would cover you, assuming you don't have an enormous length of power wire. At least 4 is what I'd use. If you blow an 80 or 100A fuse you know you need to upgrade.




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    That amp puts out about 1500W at most when bridged, judging by how the others perform. 2awg to the amplifier will work fine.




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