Closed Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Reload Thread: grounding two amps, seperate locations?

  1. #1
    HawaiianHaole's Avatar
    HawaiianHaole is offline Senior VIP Member

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Post Thanks / Like
    0 Post(s)

    grounding two amps, seperate locations?

    I was going to get a ground dist block for my two amps, and then decided that I could just get a ring terminal and bolt them in the same place.

    I have had a little change of plans and want to leave one amp under the seat and have the sub amp in the trunk.

    So can I bolt the ground for each amp in two seperate locations close to the respecitve amp, rather than running the ground to a common location and the risk of the wire being more than a few feet?

    When I hear that ground wire should be the same as power wire, this only implies to the wire which actually goes in and out of the amp. I am starting with 0/1 guage at the battery, eventually finishing with 4 ga to one amp and 8 ga to the other. I plan on using 4 ga ground on the first amp and 8 ga ground on the second amp. This is correct, right?

  2. #2
    helotaxi's Avatar
    helotaxi is offline Kilroy was Here

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    South Central (New Mexico that is...)
    Post Thanks / Like
    0 Post(s)

    Re: grounding two amps, seperate locations?

    That should work fine. Make sure you have a bare metal grounding point for each amp. If you have noise problems (it is possible) try different grounding points. As a last resort you can run your small amp's ground to the same point as the sub amp by the shortest route possible.

    Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.

    Life's's even tougher when you're stupid.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. change my amps to JL?....
    By slick316 in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 02-26-2004, 10:46 PM
  2. Looking for your input on any of these 3 amps
    By Forty-Ouncer in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-25-2004, 08:13 PM
  3. thinking of new amps
    By na_joey in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2003, 03:09 AM
  4. Eclipse 7232 and 7122 amps
    By havoc06 in forum Amplifier Reviews
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-12-2003, 09:37 PM
  5. What is a High Current Amp?
    By meanman101 in forum Amplifiers
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-25-2003, 08:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum