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    600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    anyone know what size a power wire should be for a 600 watt rms amplifier is?
    6 awg ok?







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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    Should be fine..




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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    4ga would be better




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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    Just run 0 gauge now. That way if you decide you want more power a bigger wire will be needed. And already having 1/0 installed will eliminate the need to take out wire, replace wire and all that crapola..



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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    thanx for all the feedback




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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    It depends on the lenght of the "run". I wouldn't go any smaller than 4 gauge. Your best option, as stated above, is to run 1/0 and use a distro block. This way you would be "future-proof"!




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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    It's a complete waste of money buying that much 0 Gauge. 4 Gauge is overkill, and will be more than adequate.



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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    i would just do 4awg. btw i got 4awg power wire with fuse and holder and ground pm me if your interested



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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    Quote Originally Posted by 91Chevy View Post
    It's a complete waste of money buying that much 0 Gauge. 4 Gauge is overkill, and will be more than adequate.
    Only if you never plan on adding anything else. If you plan on adding any other components, run the 1/0 now...you'll be thankful later.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 1hawaii50 View Post
    Only if you never plan on adding anything else. If you plan on adding any other components, run the 1/0 now...you'll be thankful later.
    Even if he's running components, those will draw no more than 300W, which is about 25A; that on top of the 50A that the subs will be drawing is nowhere NEAR the 125A limit of the wire.



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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    is not that bad to run more wire. i had a 1200d and 4awg, then i did two runs of 1/0 since i added my d3400 in the back and a 2200d. and had to cut a bigger hole in the fire wall



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    Re: 600 watt rms amp power wire size?

    Quote Originally Posted by 91Chevy View Post
    Even if he's running components, those will draw no more than 300W, which is about 25A; that on top of the 50A that the subs will be drawing is nowhere NEAR the 125A limit of the wire.
    I believe I mentioned "future-proofing" in my first post. If he ever wanted to add any more amps, I don't think he would want to power everything off of a 4 gauge wire. That's where it would be nice to have the 1/0. I never implied that he needed the 1/0 for his current setup.




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