Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21

Reload Thread: house electricians here?

  1. #1
    1loudsuv's Avatar
    1loudsuv is offline WHATS A HOME THEATER?



    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    west
    Posts
    1,855
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    house electricians here?

    ok what ive been wondering for the past 2 weeks how in the fudge am i gonna power a pair of these, when in my room all i got is two circuits and one is part of the kitchen and usually goes off pretty eazy so i put all my electronics on the other breaker. wtf should i do? i dont want the breaker going off everytime the bass hits. maybe a upc or two or 3 lol will help???







  2. #2
    ultimate157's Avatar
    ultimate157 is offline Engineering Student



    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Worcester, ma
    Posts
    7,249
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    UPC's are only battery backups with surge protection. They offer no sort of capacitance.

    As far as your power issue, not much you can do. Maybe run another line of 110 to the room and add a box somewhere on another breaker



    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6
    Source: Pioneer 880 PRS *Active
    Tweeters: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Midrange: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Sub: 15" SSA Icon
    Box: 2.5^3 Sealed
    Amp: Soundstream Tarantula 2kW

    Feedback: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278169

  3. #3
    Calikid's Avatar
    Calikid is offline Stack That Paper



    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    6,921
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    holy ****, 1800 watts each, what r u trying to do, demolish youre house???




  4. #4
    squeak9798's Avatar
    squeak9798 is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26,300
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Wire up a dedicated circuit just for the audio equipment.

    Should be able to run the wire and install the outlet in an afternoon. If you're not comfortable actually connecting the breaker and installing it in the breaker box, just have a local electrician come out and finish up that last step for ya. Shouldn't be too expensive.




  5. #5
    thylantyr's Avatar
    thylantyr is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    [Yoda] Belong to us all your base are...
    Posts
    1,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Hook up your system, play music and see what happens. Don't fix a problem
    that doesn't yet exist.

    I run four proamps on my temp home install, but two of the amps need
    an extension cord that is plugged into another room, I run the wire along
    the wall. It's a ghetto solution but I have tunes for the past year, otherwise
    I'd be tripping the breaker every 5 minutes.

    If you have big dollars you can have an electrician install more wiring
    but do you really want to spend the money if you can cheat? lol




  6. #6
    ultimate157's Avatar
    ultimate157 is offline Engineering Student



    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Worcester, ma
    Posts
    7,249
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Cheating burns houses down

    A dedicated breaker your best solution. I only have 3 outlets in my room, and having two big screens plugged in on the same breaker (living room TV and my 47") caused the breaker to trip pretty often.



    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6
    Source: Pioneer 880 PRS *Active
    Tweeters: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Midrange: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Sub: 15" SSA Icon
    Box: 2.5^3 Sealed
    Amp: Soundstream Tarantula 2kW

    Feedback: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278169

  7. #7
    thylantyr's Avatar
    thylantyr is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    [Yoda] Belong to us all your base are...
    Posts
    1,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    Cheating burns houses down

    So does smoking a cigarette in your house or using your gas stove




  8. #8
    btnhfan's Avatar
    btnhfan is offline Hail to the King Baby!!!!



    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    CT/ GA Tech, Atlanta
    Age
    27
    Posts
    7,067
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    ^What about a fireplace?



    Best receiver ever?
    I think so

  9. #9
    DBfan187's Avatar
    DBfan187 is offline Supa's mom was here!



    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Poolside with Supa's mom.
    Posts
    46,452
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    12
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    it's not that hard to add another outlet.




  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Saudi Arabia
    Age
    26
    Posts
    531
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    12
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Yes, definately get an electrician to install a dedicated circuit, or do it yourself if you feel comfortable doing it. Never knowingly overload a circuit, and DO NOT PUT a larger breaker or fuse in.




  11. #11
    ultimate157's Avatar
    ultimate157 is offline Engineering Student



    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Worcester, ma
    Posts
    7,249
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Quote Originally Posted by thylantyr View Post
    So does smoking a cigarette in your house or using your gas stove
    $5,000 in audio equipment and you're telling the guy to knowingly overload a circuit in his house in the hopes of MAYBE they wont draw enough power to trip the breaker? Awesome.

    Clearly money isnt an issue here, so take the time and do it right. Add a circuit or 4 into the room. The wall behind our TV consists of 4 sets of outlets, each on its own breaker.



    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6
    Source: Pioneer 880 PRS *Active
    Tweeters: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Midrange: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Sub: 15" SSA Icon
    Box: 2.5^3 Sealed
    Amp: Soundstream Tarantula 2kW

    Feedback: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278169

  12. #12
    sqhertz's Avatar
    sqhertz is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Miami ,Fl
    Posts
    5,638
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    14/3 romex from the panel to a recepticle (gfi if your serious about it lol) on a 15a breaker. alot of attic climbing but its not hard at all. cheaper if you do it yourself too home depot will have that **** too.
    if you do do it be sure the MAIN is OFF. im not responsible for your serious injuries/death.





    - Ref.s -
    ssbogger , derek9087 , mike dressure , xluben , brocken , QtrHorse , marley1 , byoon001 , IonSQL , Duke , TheBaron929 , SiX , Andar , blackbonnie , SPLV , dbaudio , dillinja666 , 97cavy , dropkick13 , TeamPSI , foreman , integra88 , bangincaraudio , spinelli , gkatmar , MustangGT25YRS , stockgp , FASTIMES , ultimate157 , Reson8 , vitveet , req


  13. #13
    KRD's Avatar
    KRD
    KRD is offline Member



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    ARIZONA
    Posts
    121
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    14 guage wire is good for a 15 amp beaker, 12 guage wire is good for a 20 amp breaker. If you run 14/3 that is 2 circuits. If you only want 1 circuit run either 14/2 or 12/2 romex. How old is your house? If your bedroom is on an exterior wall you could just run pipe and LB into your room. Also how many amps in your existing service? You do not want to overload the panel. I am an Electrician, PM me any questions you have.




  14. #14
    sqhertz's Avatar
    sqhertz is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Miami ,Fl
    Posts
    5,638
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Quote Originally Posted by KRD View Post
    14 guage wire is good for a 15 amp beaker, 12 guage wire is good for a 20 amp breaker. If you run 14/3 that is 2 circuits. If you only want 1 circuit run either 14/2 or 12/2 romex. How old is your house? If your bedroom is on an exterior wall you could just run pipe and LB into your room. Also how many amps in your existing service? You do not want to overload the panel. I am an Electrician, PM me any questions you have.
    word. i was an apprentice for 4 months but picked up alot of knowledge.





    - Ref.s -
    ssbogger , derek9087 , mike dressure , xluben , brocken , QtrHorse , marley1 , byoon001 , IonSQL , Duke , TheBaron929 , SiX , Andar , blackbonnie , SPLV , dbaudio , dillinja666 , 97cavy , dropkick13 , TeamPSI , foreman , integra88 , bangincaraudio , spinelli , gkatmar , MustangGT25YRS , stockgp , FASTIMES , ultimate157 , Reson8 , vitveet , req


  15. #15
    thylantyr's Avatar
    thylantyr is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    [Yoda] Belong to us all your base are...
    Posts
    1,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: house electricians here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    $5,000 in audio equipment and you're telling the guy to knowingly overload a circuit in his house in the hopes of MAYBE they wont draw enough power to trip the breaker? Awesome.

    Clearly money isnt an issue here, so take the time and do it right. Add a circuit or 4 into the room. The wall behind our TV consists of 4 sets of outlets, each on its own breaker.

    * Overloading a circuit will trip the breaker. Tripping the breaker is what protects
    the wiring from the real overload that heats up the wire and if hot enough, can
    cause a fire. You can overload a circuit all day if you want provided that is has
    the proper circuit breaker.

    * I'm not telling him to overload a circuit, rather you install the system and try it out to see if the breaker really trips. Music has a low duty cycle and power consumption is much less than looking at rms values. People make this mistake
    daily on every forum, judging electrical needs based on rms values.

    * If there is a problem, install a new electricial circuit or you can just run
    an extension cord into a different outlet on a different circuit to operate the
    system. Extension cords are used to power equipment that have short cords,
    that's why they are called extension cords, lol.. They aren't meant to be permanent installs, rather temporary use as we don't want extension cords
    running all over the house. But because you used them, doesn't mean a hazzard
    is more likely to happen vs. the same guage wire installed behind your drywall ... The same laws of science apply to wires outside the walls
    as they do inside the walls.

    Each BP7000SC combines a new built-in 14" SuperCube® subwoofer driven by an 1800-Watt class D amplifier, two pressure-driven 14" infrasonic radiators and bipolar dual D’Appolito front and rear mounted driver arrays each consisting of two high-definition cast-basket 6-1/2" Definitive bass/midrange drivers surrounding a 1" annealed pure aluminum dome Definitive tweeter.

    One circuit can easily operate this.

    * 1800w class D amp playing music won't taxi the circuit too much. Playing test tones will draw alot more current.
    * A few 6" mids and 1" tweeters won't taxi any electrical system even if you connected a monster amp to them.




Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum