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    8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    I have a Phoenix Gold 4.0:2 2 Channel amp and it had a 1 30 amp on it. And at a local store they have a amp kit with 8 gauge wiring with a 100 amp Maxi fuse. Will this kit be fine for this amp or no?



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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    my 4 gauge has a 60A fuse on it now..but when i get my 4 channel installed it will have a 100A maxi fuse..but i use 4 gauge..what if u wanna get a 4 channel..stick with 4 guage or bigger..8 gauge just isnt enough..unless you want it and on budget thats fine




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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    it's also dependent on the length of wire




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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    A 100 amp fuse is too high to adequately protect an 8-gauge wire, regardless of length.




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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    What about 80A?



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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    For a 17ft run of True 8 gauge (AWG) , 50A is your max load




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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    Is there a quick reference guide with a chart on max wire load by gauge anywhere on the net? I'd love to have it if its out there.

    Google isn't being helpful today.



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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    http://www.the12volt.com/info/recwirsz.asp
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    Wire Gauge-Recommended Maximum Fuse Size

    00 awg-400 amps
    0 awg-325 amps
    1 awg-250 amps
    2 awg-200 amps
    4 awg-125 amps
    6 awg-80 amps
    8 awg-50 amps
    10 awg-30 amps
    12 awg-20 amps
    14 awg-15 amps
    16 awg-7.5 amps



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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    thanks alot dewd! My 8 gauge wire is sure to combust any day with a 1000w amp on it and a 80a fuse >_<

    Is it cool to split 4ga > 6ga? Seems to me the rule of thumb is even number splits but that might just be common practice as opposed to necessary..?



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    Re: 8 Gauge and 100 amp Maxi fuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by elementxero
    thanks alot dewd! My 8 gauge wire is sure to combust any day with a 1000w amp on it and a 80a fuse >_<

    Is it cool to split 4ga > 6ga? Seems to me the rule of thumb is even number splits but that might just be common practice as opposed to necessary..?
    I'm confused as to what you're asking. You can split to any awg wire, just make sure if you're going smaller, then fuse appropriately.




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