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    voltage drops...and protect light

    ok i have 2 kicker 4 ohms dvc cvr's bridge at 4 ohms to a crunch 1100 watt amp with a 2 farad capacitor with 8 gauge wiring and the ground for the capacitor is 10 gauge i think?

    ok well at night my lightsdim alot when the volume is cranked high will the "big three upgrade" fix it?

    also this is not always but sometimes when i am driving my amp will go into protect mode. the amp is hot but not so hot it could burn your hand(and the manuel said its 550 rms at 4 ohms bridged) so i dont think is a wiring/ohm problem.. so could it because my ground of the capacitor is 10 gauge and not 8 gauge? should i up my wires to 0 or 4 gauage?

    Also sometimes when i am playing heavy bass songs the voltage drops to 11.0 to 10.9 could that be a problem?







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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    wiring is too small. ditch the cap. do big 3.




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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    does that explain the protect light too?????




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    yes.




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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    wiring is too small. ditch the cap. do big 3.
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    if you are not wired like this i bet you r cooking that amp



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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    don't forget not to let voltage drop that low anymore! I think anything under 12.5 volts is too low. IF you plan on adding another amp (bigger or second) in the future I'd go 0 gauge. If you think you'll keep this for a long time do 4 gauge. But remember it's better to do it right the first time, so I'd do 0 gauge although for your application it's overkill, you'll be fine with 4 gauge.



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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    actually that digram is how i have my subs wired up lol and ok so 0 gauge and big 3 shoould fix my problems???




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    you cant run 1/0 to that amp just throw some 4 gauge at it with 1/0 big 3



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    you cant run 1/0 to that amp just throw some 4 gauge at it with 1/0 big 3
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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    why cant i run 0 gauge to it???




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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    u can but u would need to use a distro to bring it back down to 4 guage



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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    well will it harm m amp if i use 0 guage




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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    No, your amp's battery and ground terminals cannot support a big gauge like 1/0ga. Just use 4 ga wiring. Or if you want, use 1/0ga but use a distro for 4ga.



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    Re: voltage drops...and protect light

    ok will do will i gain more watts in my subs if i upgrade my wiring




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