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    Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Hello to all!
    Installing a entry level mono amp to drive a 10" sub in my daughters car. I have 0 experience with car audio. The amp is a 1100 watt 250watt rms to a 350 watt sub. I have ordered a 4 gauge wire install kit. The power wire has a fuse.

    Question: what determines the size of that fuse? Is it the gauge of the wire or the electrical draw through the wire that dictates the size of the fuse?

    Do I match the power wire fuse to the fuse size in the amp?

    Thank you in advance and please excuse my ignorance!!!!







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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    What type of fuse, AGU or Mini-ANL? (Plastic or Glass)



    97 4runner, 3RZ, 5 Speed

    Headunit: Alpine CDA-9887
    Mids: CDT HD-6CF
    Tweets: CDT DRT-25
    Fronts Amp: Hertz HDP4
    Sub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1
    Substage: 18" SSA ZCON
    Electrical: 160 Amp Alt, Duralast Gold, C&D270FR, 2/0 Throughout

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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderFire View Post
    What type of fuse, AGU or Mini-ANL? (Plastic or Glass)
    Its AGU. here is the product description


    20' 4-gauge red power cable; competition high-quality fuse holder; gold plated AGU fuse
    3' 4-gauge black ground cable; 16' 18-gauge blue turn-on wire; 30' 16-gauge OFC speaker wire
    17' high performance RCA interconnect; 6' split loom tubing; (20) 4" wire tires; (3) rubber grommets
    #10 gold-plated ring terminal; 5/16" gold-plated ring terminal; 1/4" gold-plated ring terminal; (4) gold-plated speaker terminals




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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Quote Originally Posted by uenjoymyself View Post
    Its AGU. here is the product description


    20' 4-gauge red power cable; competition high-quality fuse holder; gold plated AGU fuse
    3' 4-gauge black ground cable; 16' 18-gauge blue turn-on wire; 30' 16-gauge OFC speaker wire
    17' high performance RCA interconnect; 6' split loom tubing; (20) 4" wire tires; (3) rubber grommets
    #10 gold-plated ring terminal; 5/16" gold-plated ring terminal; 1/4" gold-plated ring terminal; (4) gold-plated speaker terminals
    AGU you'll just want to put the biggest one you can find in. Usually 60-80A, it might not work if the amp is drawing too much.



    97 4runner, 3RZ, 5 Speed

    Headunit: Alpine CDA-9887
    Mids: CDT HD-6CF
    Tweets: CDT DRT-25
    Fronts Amp: Hertz HDP4
    Sub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1
    Substage: 18" SSA ZCON
    Electrical: 160 Amp Alt, Duralast Gold, C&D270FR, 2/0 Throughout

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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderFire View Post
    AGU you'll just want to put the biggest one you can find in. Usually 60-80A, it might not work if the amp is drawing too much.
    Thanks! Whats the remedy if a 60-80 doesn't work?
    What causes the amp to draw too much?




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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    I'm probably over reacting but I don't want her car to go up in flames!!!!!!




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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Quote Originally Posted by uenjoymyself View Post
    Thanks! Whats the remedy if a 60-80 doesn't work?
    What causes the amp to draw too much?
    If it doesn't work you'll need a Mini-ANL type holder with a 120-150A Fuse.



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    Headunit: Alpine CDA-9887
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    Tweets: CDT DRT-25
    Fronts Amp: Hertz HDP4
    Sub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1
    Substage: 18" SSA ZCON
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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderFire View Post
    If it doesn't work you'll need a Mini-ANL type holder with a 120-150A Fuse.
    Thank you Sir!!




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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    I have read on this site and also been told by several members on here who seem to know there stuff that you always fuse for the wires capacity not the draw so in your case 4g I would think would be much higher than 60 or 80amp. Just my .2




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    Re: Mono amp install wire and fuse

    Quote Originally Posted by Turboj5525 View Post
    I have read on this site and also been told by several members on here who seem to know there stuff that you always fuse for the wires capacity not the draw so in your case 4g I would think would be much higher than 60 or 80amp. Just my .2
    u should do it for the power draw.....but most Anl fuses can take more then they are rated for....




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