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    Big 3??

    So running the big three got a couple questions .. First is it necessary to run a fuse from alt to batt under hood...?.... Second of I'm running a second batt I'd fuse the power from alt to second batt in trunk .. But then would I need a third fuse for the two feet from second batt to amp??







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    Re: Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy13091 View Post
    So running the big three got a couple questions .. First is it necessary to run a fuse from alt to batt under hood...?.... Second of I'm running a second batt I'd fuse the power from alt to second batt in trunk .. But then would I need a third fuse for the two feet from second batt to amp??
    I ment second fuse from batt to second batt in trunk not alt to Bart in trunk so basically my question is how many fuses need to be ran??




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    Big 3??
    So running the big three got a couple questions .. First is it necessary to run a fuse from alt to batt under hood...?.... Second if** I'm running a second batt I'd fuse the power from first to second batt in trunk .. But then would I need a third fuse for the two feet from second batt to amp??




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    Re: Big 3??

    u dont need to fuse from batt to alt some people do just to be safe and yes u need to fuse from first batt to second batt..then from second batt to amp




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    Re: Big 3??

    Within a foot, give or take a few inches, from any wire leading from a positive battery terminal.



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    Re: Big 3??

    Can't go wrong with more fuses. Worst case they sit there and never pop.

    Best case they pop and your out a $5 fuse not a $300 battery.. or amp, or whatever it may be, or even a car; FIRES.


    Both post above me, correct. Listen to these nice fellas.




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    Re: Big 3??

    i got 2 buddies who will diagree ..thy say fuses r for pvssies .lol they run no fuses one runs 10 k the other 15k




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    Re: Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    i got 2 buddies who will diagree ..thy say fuses r for pvssies .lol they run no fuses one runs 10 k the other 15k
    So for now before I add second batt just one fuse from front battery to amp is all good?




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    Re: Big 3??

    yes one fuse within 18 inches of batt under hood to amp..then another fuse 18inches from second batt when u add it




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    Re: Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy13091 View Post
    So for now before I add second batt just one fuse from front battery to amp is all good?
    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    u dont need to fuse from batt to alt some people do just to be safe and yes u need to fuse from first batt to second batt..then from second batt to amp

    What he said is full blown needed, unless you want to risk your car going up in flames due to a sound system..




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    Re: Big 3??

    make sure the fuses u r using are rated correctly for the amount of draw ur amp has




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    Re: Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    i got 2 buddies who will diagree ..thy say fuses r for pvssies .lol they run no fuses one runs 10 k the other 15k
    Well then, I guess I am a pvssy for not wanting my car to burn down due to excessive audio... :|

    I'm so for fuses that I am choking my 1.7k BRZ with 6 gauge until my terminals for my 0/1 comes in this week, I'd rather choke a amp and starve it then run no fuses. [the 6 gauge already had a fuse]

    Looks funny to see my amp with 0/1 ground and 0/6 power.




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    Re: Big 3??

    they r both daily driven cars too with 300ft of 1/0 or so lol




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    Re: Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    make sure the fuses u r using are rated correctly for the amount of draw ur amp has
    This is also true, just because your wire can take said amperage, does NOT mean your amplifier can.

    Hmm...

    Kermit de' Frog here..




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    Re: Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    Well then, I guess I am a pvssy for not wanting my car to burn down due to excessive audio... :|

    I'm so for fuses that I am choking my 1.7k BRZ with 6 gauge until my terminals for my 0/1 comes in this week, I'd rather choke a amp and starve it then run no fuses. [the 6 gauge already had a fuse]

    Looks funny to see my amp with 0/1 ground and 0/6 power.
    So what throw a 150 amp from alt to batt under hood if I'm running stock alt




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