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    amp wiring

    I will be installing a single amp (JL XD500/3). Besides having a fuse holder near the the battery of the car, do I need another fuse holder near the amp? Amp will be located near the back of the truck. I don't think the amp has a built in fuse. I am running a 4 gauge wire.

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    Re: amp wiring

    Absolutely fuse it within a couple of feet of the amp. An 80 amp fuse should do fine.



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    Re: amp wiring

    Quote Originally Posted by knightsdaze View Post
    Absolutely fuse it within a couple of feet of the amp. An 80 amp fuse should do fine.
    Why? Jl does not agree with you and they made the amp. How would having a fuse at the battery and a fuse at the amp make a difference?

    Right from the manual for this amp right from JL's website

    2) Run 4 AWG power wire from the battery
    location to the amplifier mounting location.
    Take care to route the wire in such a way that
    it will not be damaged and will not interfere
    with vehicle operation. Use 2 AWG or larger
    power wire and a power distribution block if
    additional amplifiers are being installed with
    the XD500/3.
    3) Connect power wire to the positive battery
    post. Fuse the wire with an appropriate fuse
    block (and connectors) within 18 inches (45
    cm) wire length of the positive battery post.
    This fuse is essential to protect the vehicle.
    Do not install the fuse until the power wire
    has been securely connected to the amplifier.


    OP one fuse close to the battery is just fine.




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    Re: amp wiring

    Here is the link to the manual for that amp right from JL

    http://mediacdn.jlaudio.com/media/mf...pdf?1346971785




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    Re: amp wiring

    whoops multi post




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    Re: amp wiring

    multi post crazyness




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    Re: amp wiring

    more whoops




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    Re: amp wiring

    sorry




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    never had so many dup posts before




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    Re: amp wiring

    lulz




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    Re: amp wiring

    Thanks man.




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    Re: amp wiring

    @>>SQL<< what was the link the the manual??




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    Re: amp wiring

    Quote Originally Posted by DiBonaventura View Post
    @>>SQL<< what was the link the the manual??
    yes the manual for that amp

    http://mediacdn.jlaudio.com/media/mf...pdf?1346971785




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