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    Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    Hey, Whats up you guys. I was just wondering how you guys are powering your home system (Car HU, Amp). Example = Since a wall outlet power is like a battery in a car then what type of plug do you use to give the power to the system?







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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    You need a 12VDC power supply to run 12VDC electronics in-home.

    Such as this: http://www.astroncorp.com/




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    okie . sorry, last question.. does an amplifier in a house needs to be fused like the way you install an amplifer in a car or dont need?




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    if you dont ahve the money to get one of those. check WWW.r3q.NET and go to the PROJECT LOGS -> "CAR AUDIO GOES HOME" section.

    but you will only be able to get ABOUT 15 amps of power, and YES, you should fuse it to whatever YOUR powersupply can provide.




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    i got a power regulator about 15 years old and still works wonders for me



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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    if ya got one of them. then go for it.

    but 99% of people dont. and a PC powersupply is WAY cheaper than any of that crap.




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    Okay, thanks you guys. you all have been great help to me




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    When you figure in the cost of getting enough real current to drive 12VDC amplifiers, you might as well go the plate amp route.




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    Reminds me of my friends cousin who cut the power chord off of a lamp, plugged it into the amp and then the wall. Then he wondered why his amp wouldnt work.

    Haha.




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    That'll do it




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    Yeah, I was thinking on getting a 12volt plug from radio shack and strip the wires off instead. would that work. or would it be dumb?




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    If you want to blow up your amps, that would work.

    Otherwise, you need a power supply.




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    wow.



    what an idiot. he broke the lamp




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    wow.



    what an idiot. he broke the lamp
    lamp cord>monster cable


    true story, its good 16 or so awg wire.




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    Re: Powering system in house using the wall outlet

    alright, thanks for the input guys




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