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    any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    I have a Hifonics 1606d and it has 140 total amps on the amp its self but i want to know if this makes much sense.

    I currently have a 60a AGU fuse on my 4ga wire. Running exactly 1050w rms tuned via -3db 50hz tone.

    Does it make sense that the amp is pulling less than 60a at this level?

    My lights start dimming on volume 20 out of 22 playing volume. Also the bass level as i turn the volume up isnt Linear, its more exponential. Basically from volume 11 to 17 isnt that significant of a change in bass but from 19-22 its MAJOR.

    I just want to make sure im giving this amp what it wants, dont want to be sending out a distorted signal.

    things to know:

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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    True RMS clamp meters...Fluke, Extech, Greenlee, etc, all make them




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    a digital clamp ammeter from Sears for $20 bucks will do the trick




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    What they said



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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    Quote Originally Posted by microhaxo View Post
    I have a Hifonics 1606d and it has 140 total amps on the amp its self but i want to know if this makes much sense.

    I currently have a 60a AGU fuse on my 4ga wire. Running exactly 1050w rms tuned via -3db 50hz tone.

    Does it make sense that the amp is pulling less than 60a at this level?

    My lights start dimming on volume 20 out of 22 playing volume. Also the bass level as i turn the volume up isnt Linear, its more exponential. Basically from volume 11 to 17 isnt that significant of a change in bass but from 19-22 its MAJOR.

    I just want to make sure im giving this amp what it wants, dont want to be sending out a distorted signal.

    things to know:

    Done the big 3
    14.0v to 14.4 to the amp
    4ga wire
    1 12" RSDC
    650CCA battery
    130a Alternator
    Well, you're a little mistaken on the action of a fuse. Most fuses will take more than rated amperages for a set amount of time. 100 amps can run through a 60 amp fuse for let's say 20 seconds.

    But at lower volumes, your amp is pulling 60 amperes. At 50%, it's pulling 30. You understand? It's not always pulling 60 amperes. That would be nuts.



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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    how efficient is that amp? wouldnt efficiency affect how many amps an amp will pull?




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    take a alligator clamp and clamp it to your ****
    and stick the other end up your ***.

    if your **** gets blown off you know it is too much. and to get another battery or something.



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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    Quote Originally Posted by silvercookie View Post
    take a alligator clamp and clamp it to your ****
    and stick the other end up your ***.

    if your **** gets blown off you know it is too much. and to get another battery or something.




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    idk im ****ing bored.

    just get a clamp meter or fluke like JimJ said.



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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    K ill get a clamp meter.

    Err they aren't 20 bucks.....

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...vel=1&sLevel=0




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    Quote Originally Posted by silvercookie View Post
    idk im ****ing bored.

    just get a clamp meter or fluke like JimJ said.
    fluke ftw




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    Quote Originally Posted by microhaxo View Post
    K ill get a clamp meter.

    Err they aren't 20 bucks.....

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...vel=1&sLevel=0
    check on ebay and start looking for one
    i got a really good deal on one and love it

    http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=flu...luke&_osacat=0




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    would be awesome if i could actually get it at sears... Last item i got on ebay never shipped :| Did you lilmaniac2 actually get yours for 20 dollars at sears?

    Maybe they just aren't listing it?




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    Make sure whatever you get has a peak hold function...




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    Re: any way to measure amperage being pulled?

    Alright i found some at Harbor Freight for 19.99 with a peak hold function however its backordered and wont arrive for 28 days!!

    They do have one similar to it for 11.99 and it doesnt say if it has peak hold function.. Do i really need the peak hold function?

    What does it do and if it only holds the peak amps i dont think its a big deal since i can look at the readouts and see when it hits a high number.




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