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  1. Thanks for the quick soldering lesson. I was more concerned about the potential fire hazard or other malfunction due to different wire sizes being connected together. Like, wouldn't there be more current or less resistance going thru the larger size wire coming from the battery then stepping the wire down to such a small size? I was thinking of the electricity like water. Going from a big pipe to a really small pipe. The pressure on the small pipe would be greater potentially causing problems because of the increased pressure from the larger pipe. Again, I don't know much about electrical things and maybe I'm over thinking this entire thing. I just don't want to set my brand new car on fire because of a stupid mistake or poor equipment design. I was also thinking that (and I don't understand the reasoning behind it) that when you hook up an amp, you need to use the same size ground as power. This would be using different size ground (24g) than power (18g at battery). Wasn't sure if that would cause problems. Again, just trying to not set my car on fire. Your snarky sarcasric responses, while funny, aren't very helpful. I know how to solder just don't know a whole lot about electrical loads and stuff like that. Maybe if you took some of your obvious vast wealth of knowkedge, wit, and sense of humor and used it to get laid every now and then you wouldn't be such a miserable jerk and would be more willing to help someone. Or maybe my question really is that stupid and I'm over thinking things...who knows!
  2. Ok, so no answers for the fuse question. Thanks for nothing. I guess you don't know either. And next time try reading the entire thread, you'd know I did figure some things out but still have questions. But you just want to be a smart @$$ know nothing keyboard gangster smashing bull$#!t into your keyboard with your Cheeto crusted fingers. If you can't help then why chime in? All you've managed to say is "figure it out". If you actually knew anything then you'd contribute in a positive way. As far as "you shouldn't be working in your own electronics" goes, how do you expect people to learn without asking questions? That's the point of these forums, to learn and to teach. MENSA members like you should be teaching knuckle dragging wire chewers like me. I'd hate to gnaw thru my battery ground cable trying to install an amp because I'm such a rererereretard
  3. Just to jump in on this, how is it childish to expect a little quality control or customer service to not blow up a $115 piece of equipment? And why is it that they somehow expect you to solder an 18g wire ( fuse) directly to a 24g wire (power to battery)? It seems a little confusing to those of us that are not electrical engineers like you apparently are. Please, feel free to fill us in on the process.
  4. Ok, so I did a little more digging and saw that the operating range is 8v-22v. So I figured it might be able to turn on with a 9v battery. It did! The small wires are 24 gauge. The red is power, black is ground, yellow is trigger. Now I just have to figure out how to splice in a 24ga power wire into the 18ga inline fuse wire. That's going to be a job for another day tho. The wires are not nearly long enough to reach the battery, they're only maybe 10 inches long. I might try to use 20ga wires to make the runs and then use them as a middle ground to make the connection with the 18ga inline fuse. Make sense to everyone? And I'll use the regular size (forget the actual size of the wire) that the amp uses for trigger to splice into the trigger wire on the TM-1. Sound good to everyone out there in Interweb Land? Tell me if this doesn't sound like a good idea please!
  5. Agreed. I can solder wires ok, but, and I might be way off on how life works, it seems that the large wire going into the smaller wire might cause some power issues since there's a lot of unused strands of copper on that big wire that's not translating into the smaller... I don't know tho. Wish I could get an answer from the company. I first messaged them in the beginning of March
  6. That's just the thing, my wires don't match up with the instructions. I have large black and white wires, not black and grey. I can assume they swapped white for grey. And the wires you list as "red, black, white" are red, black, yellow on my unit. I can also assume that the "white" is now yellow, ok I can handle that lol. The super small red wire that is supposed to have the inline fuse, the supplied inline wire is so much larger! It's the same size as the black and white wires. Is that correct? I'm supposed to connect that tiny ass red wire to the much larger inline fuse wire? I've searched all over the interwebs for anything showing me exactly how to connect this thing and there's nothing. Sure, there's plenty of videos of the TM-1 in action, but not a thing on installs
  7. Yeah I don't know if it's an old unit or old instructions. Either way it kinda blows that when you reach out for tech support no one answers you. It's been a month! I copied my original post from the e-mail I sent D'Amore Engineering. I also (just today) sent the same e-mail to WC Car Audio ( link I got from the SMD website) asking them the same question. I don't know how tag people on here or even who to tag for help. This forum was my last resort. As far as testing it out goes, I'll let you know how it goes whenever I get around to doing it. I do have a question for you tho if you don't mind humoring me. The separate black and white wires, it they are for the fan +&-, why are they so much bigger than the wires going to the battery? Included in the box with the TM-1 was an "inline fuse" (fuse holder with wire sticking out of either side). The wire of the fuse holder is the same size as these separate black and white wires. Is it possible that they are battery +&- and the small 3 wire bundle is remote, fan +, and fan -? I appreciate your help and advice, I've never even put a system in a car before. So I feel like I've jumped into the deep end of the pool without knowing how to swim lol
  8. I've tried to reach out to the manufacturer 3 times and I haven't gotten a response. I'm trying everything I can to get an answer before I finally give up and return the product or just pick random wires and screw it up
  9. I just received TM-1 and need a little help with the wiring. I've included a picture of the wires and of the instruction in the background for reference. The included instructions say that the RED wire is POWER, is that correct? The only red wire is a super small (maybe 16 gauge or smaller) wire that is part of the 3 wire bundle. How is that supposed to go with the included yellow fuse and wire which is a much larger gauge. The WHITE wire is TRIGGER according to the instructions and BLACK is GROUND, is that correct? They are both 2 separate larger wires not part of the 3 wire bundle. Now here's the really confusing part... I'm left with small BLACK and YELLOW wires that are part of the 3 wire bundle. The instructions state that I should be left with a BLACK and GREY as fan - and fan +, respectively, but I don't have a GREY wire at all. Can you guys/gals give me a hand with this set up? I don't want to screw something up and void the warranty. Thanks in advance for your help!
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