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    Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Hello, as the title says, is it possible to run a car amp in the house? How can i power up the amp using a wall outlet?







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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    you'd need a power supply, but its not worth the hassle IMO.



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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    get an amp designed to be run off of 120 volts...safer and easier...



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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    car battery, battery charger.....ghetto as hell, but it will work....lol



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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Just cut the cord off an appliance, wire the skinny prong to GROUND and the fat prong in series through a .5 farad capacitor and then to the POSITIVE terminal on the amplifier. It might make a weird noise if it does then you connect the Ground from the skinny prong to the ground of one of the speaker terminals on the amp. Ive done this a few times it works great!




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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    you'd need a power supply, but its not worth the hassle IMO.
    I read a article about people using a power supply from a cpu, but i cant get the amp to stay on, it turns off every time i turn it on..




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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    You will need a battery if you don't have enough current from your power supply




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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    buy a power converter from sound digital



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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Oh my ****ing goodness, this is the most often asked question in this forum. Learn to use the search, there have to be at least 15 identical threads. YES, you can do it. NO, you shouldn't do it. Car amplifiers are not designed to be run indoors, nor are car batteries meant to be used in anything other than a car. Just buy a plate amp and save yourself the danger, hassle and your electric bill.




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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by amartin_72 View Post
    Just cut the cord off an appliance, wire the skinny prong to GROUND and the fat prong in series through a .5 farad capacitor and then to the POSITIVE terminal on the amplifier. It might make a weird noise if it does then you connect the Ground from the skinny prong to the ground of one of the speaker terminals on the amp. Ive done this a few times it works great!
    And please do not listen to this, as it's far more dangerous than it needs to be.




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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    <-- you if you do the OP ^^



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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by amartin_72 View Post
    Just cut the cord off an appliance, wire the skinny prong to GROUND and the fat prong in series through a .5 farad capacitor and then to the POSITIVE terminal on the amplifier. It might make a weird noise if it does then you connect the Ground from the skinny prong to the ground of one of the speaker terminals on the amp. Ive done this a few times it works great!
    That sounds both very dangerous and very stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by PV Audio View Post
    Oh my ****ing goodness, this is the most often asked question in this forum. Learn to use the search, there have to be at least 15 identical threads. YES, you can do it. NO, you shouldn't do it. Car amplifiers are not designed to be run indoors, nor are car batteries meant to be used in anything other than a car. Just buy a plate amp and save yourself the danger, hassle and your electric bill.
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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by PV Audio View Post
    Oh my ****ing goodness, this is the most often asked question in this forum. Learn to use the search, there have to be at least 15 identical threads. YES, you can do it. NO, you shouldn't do it. Car amplifiers are not designed to be run indoors, nor are car batteries meant to be used in anything other than a car. Just buy a plate amp and save yourself the danger, hassle and your electric bill.

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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    That sounds both very dangerous and very stupid.
    That is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard of. What he's basically doing is making a high pass filter which in his theory turns the 60hz 120V coming into the house into 120V DC. It unfortunately doesn't work like that, because all that's going to happen is that as there are no frequencies above 60hz (assuming that we aren't dealing with any harmonics) coming from your wall, it's just not going to do anything at all and will just slowly cook your capacitor. Even then, he still doesn't have a way to get from 120V to 12V, so OP, don't even consider the nonsense that he said.




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    Re: Possible to run Car Amp in house?

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    you'd need a power supply, but its not worth the hassle IMO.
    X2 I have a variable DC voltage station that I use to test amps but I would never run a car amp for long periods of time off it. Just get some home audio stuff. Matter of fact I have a HT receiver I am trying to sell. PM me if interested.



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