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drunkenfool
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22nd Jul 03 at 14:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just been reading this help section to try and find out what gauge wire i will need to run certain power amps, and it says i need 2awg wire for a 1400w amp. My install is hopefully going to have 2 1400w amps, so will i need to run 2 lots of 2awg cable to the boot, or can i get a 1awg and split it into 2 with something like this? I've just blown my last sub, and am saving up for my new ones, so thought i may as well uprate the wiring in the mean time!
Kris TD
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1 guage is rediculous, having said that so is 2 guage. 4 guage is plenty big enough
Kris TD
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1 guage has an overall diamter of like 3cm, its huge and very very expensive. 4 guage is about 10mm and it pretty damn big, you would struggle to get much thicker than this in.
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thats what i thought, it also said on the site that 4awg can take like 150 amps, which is 1800w. But yeah, looking at the size of the wire, i find it hard to believe that i will need anything bigger. I think im gonna go for 4awg splitting into 2x 8awg. Time to get saving now anyway, off to work!
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thats what i have, 4awg into 2x 8 guage....and same wiv me earths, 2x8g into 1 4g


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drunkenfool
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23rd Jul 03 at 12:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what power amps is that for?
drunkenfool
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and have u got a cap in your install? If so, what rating, and is it on the 4awg wire, or 2 on the smaller ones? Cheers again, Matt!

 
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