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    0 Gauge wire getting hot

    I have a question about 3 batteries installed. Do I need the an additional 300 amp circuit breaker as well as 2 other 300 amp anl fuses for my 3rd battery? I ask this because my 0 gauge wire got hot and melted my plastic cover on the end. I installed a 3rd battery because of new speakers I installed which were 4 audiopipe 10's which are peak 700 watts but 350 rms hooked up to a power acoustik 1600 watt rms amp. I dont want my car to catch fire so I figured I would ask some experts on here. basically should I do the same exact thing as I did when I ran my 2nd battery to the 3rd?







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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Are all the batteries the same kind? Or brand?...wire shouldn't be melting like that...
    What's your total rms?




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    well my total rms from my speakers are 4930, my amps are 3,250 rms

    ---------- Post added at 09:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:04 AM ----------

    my batteries are an optima yellow top in the front for my starting and my car audio batteries are a kinetik hc600 and an energie pb1600.




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    That's quite a bit of power to be asking this. Which amps exactly are you running? Also is your ground running directly to one of the batteries or are you grounded to your frame?



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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    All amps are running separate grounds as well as all batteries have separate grounds. My amps are a power acoustic 1600 watt, diamond d6 1000.2,jbl 300.1, addictive audio 10.4 and autotek mean machine 3200.2




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Quote Originally Posted by lhsx_hpno View Post
    All amps are running separate grounds as well as all batteries have separate grounds. My amps are a power acoustic 1600 watt, diamond d6 1000.2,jbl 300.1, addictive audio 10.4 and autotek mean machine 3200.2
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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Bet it is CCA wire and you have a lose connection



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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    The wire isn't what's getting hot, it's the loose connection that's getting hot causing your plastic fuse holder to melt due to the aluminum heating up.

    Has nothing to do with Cca wire.

    You could bring it by me and I could point you in the right direction.




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    get rid of all that power hoggin, mismatch stuff, just imagine what that looks like.... what the hell do you need all those amps for? just get 2 good amps, if you really need all those ch's find a nice 6ch and a mono and call it a day.... and there's no way you can even guess your estimate of watts, you got ok, with trash with nice... you got a/b with d with a whole heaping of amp drawl....you said at the top 4 ap 10's 350 each what is all the other amps for? you got a ho alt...???




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    I can only imagine what the voltage looks like....




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Good Lord in for the bond fire.

    Op sale that stuff on clist and get some matching equipment, it will be worth it.




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    I have a hoa come to think about loose connections I remember seeing the anl fuse being loose. I may consider selling most stuff and getting matching stuff but in the future after the holidays.




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Can we have pics of everything to assess the problem, and see what we're working with?



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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Yes yes please post pics


    I wanna see this




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    Re: 0 Gauge wire getting hot

    Ok I will post pictures in the morning




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