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    Icon30 More electrical questions from a newb

    Hello, I am new but have been reading the forums for a little while now. Seems like a great site, everyone is fairly respectful (hard to find sometimes).

    So for my questions:

    I have a PPI PCX-480 amp that drives the 2 component sets in my Mustang. As I listen almost exclusively to rock they were decent in the bass department for about a year (I couldn't afford a sub anyway). But now I am hungry for more down low so I got the Diamond M6 that I had always wanted. To power the sub I went the budget rout as SQ from a sub amp isn't very important and I got an MA Audio HK800D.

    My problem is that the manual for that amp ***** and says you need 0 AWG or larger but I figured out that it is referring to the HK3000D that the manual also covers. The 800D can only take 4 gauge. The manual also says the amp can draw in excess of 400amps! I figure that is also for the HK3000D?

    I have a Stinger amp kit thats a few years old with a 150amp ANL Fuse. Is that overkill or dangerous? I was planning on wiring it to the battery along with the 8gauge from the PPI, but would it be smarter to just do the 4 gauge and have a distro-block feed 8 to the PPI and 4 to the MA?

    Also I kinda worried myself about the power draw on the stock electrical system. My car has a 65-130amp alternator from factory. Should I just wait and see if I have dimming lights and stuff?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give!!







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    Re: More electrical questions from a newb

    You are correct on the assumption that the manual is reffering to the bigger amp.

    I would run one run of 2awg (or four if you don't feel like spending the extra cash) to a distro and then from the distro to the two amps.

    As far as dimming goes.. try it all and see. If you get some, then upgrade the Big 3 in your car. If its still bad invest in a better battery.. and if all else fails then go to an HO alt.

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    Re: More electrical questions from a newb

    Hey thanks man.

    I see you're a fellow Arizonan, what part of Phoenix you in?




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    Re: More electrical questions from a newb

    I'd also go with 2awg to a distro, then 4awg and 8awg accordingly. As far as electrical, if needed...look into replacing your stock battery with an Optima...and upgrading the Big 3. peace

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    Re: More electrical questions from a newb

    i'm near the 51 and thunderbird.




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    Re: More electrical questions from a newb

    Thanks for the input NG.

    I know exactly where that is John. I grew up near 60th St. and Indianschool Rd.




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