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    Too small power wire = amp in protect?

    I used 8 gauge power and ground wire on my sx500.2 but i probably should have used 4 gauge because it randomly goes into protect and i think it might have to do with the power wire. I connected it for a little bit with the 4 gauge from my zx750.1 and the it seemed to work but i only tested if for a short time. Could this be my problem?



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    Re: Too small power wire = amp in protect?

    It very well could be, the 8 ga is probaly not allowing enough current to flow to the amp, thus the protection cicuit is keeping the amp from dying.



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    Re: Too small power wire = amp in protect?

    yeah, some amps have under current protection, meaning if your voltage falls beneith a certain level it will shut off, most amps are set at around 10 volts.



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    Re: Too small power wire = amp in protect?

    hmmm, i hope thats the problem and its not a faulty amp.

    I think what i'll do is run some 1/0 to the trunk to a distro block for both amps. Then a real short run of 8 gauge would be fine right?



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    Re: Too small power wire = amp in protect?

    4 would be better if it fits, but yes, short runs of 8 should be fine.



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    Re: Too small power wire = amp in protect?

    go 4 guage to the amps from the d-block. best rule of thumb i always use, is use the maximum allowable wire the amp will accept.



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