Hey everybody. I was able to get a Rockford 501S amp really cheap to replace my 301s. Anyway, I was wondering what size wire I need to run to it. Rockford says to use a 50 amp fuse on the wiring. Is 8 gauge big enough or should I go 4 gauge. I was thinking 4 but I think I saw somewhere that the amp will only accept up to 8 gauge wire(you connect bare wire, no terminals) That seemed a little small to me but Im sort of a newb So what do you guys think. Or should I go 4 gauge and then use a distribution block and drop it down to 8 right before the amp.
Also, once I decide on some component speakers I am going to put the 301S I have on the comps. ROckford recommends a 30 amp fuse for this amp. When I have both amps in, would 4 gauge back to a Distribution block branched ito 2 8 gauge wires to each amp be big enough? Or should I run separate wires to each amp. I already have 10 gauge wire ran back to the 301S that Im using now.
One more thing Once I get both amps in there, should I do the "Big 3"? And If so what size wire sould I use for it?
If it makes a difference its a 99 Ford F150 wiht the heavy duty (or high output, cant remember what they call it) alternator. I have no Idea what the alt. is rated at though.
Thanks a million guys