SubSonic Posted February 20, 2009 Report Share Posted February 20, 2009 Nice chart, thanks for the info!! Re Audio Diamond Audio Alpine Audio Rocksford Fosgate DB Link Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
slugdub Posted March 17, 2009 Report Share Posted March 17, 2009 Not to split hairs, but if I go with 900 watts, Class D (~70% efficiency) - <875 watts is going to leave me 25 over recommended limits for existing 6 guage wiring. Dang. And I pray 60 amp inline fuse is going to be enough. If someone has a suggestion here, I am stuck. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Jared420 Posted September 9, 2009 Report Share Posted September 9, 2009 hey dumb question probably but I have the AQ 1200 amp @ 1 ohm, 4 gauge wiring and I just noticed, i thought i had an 80 amp agu fuse up by the battery and i realized it's only a 60 amp. Is this restricting the power to my amp at all, should i get like a 100 amp fuse? 2012 silverado ext cab ltz 24" kmc rims AudioQue 2200 Pioneer AppRadio Alpine mrx f35 4 channel Bose mids and highs Iraggi Alt + stock alt in a DC power dual alternator kit Yellowtop+stock under hood 0 gauge Knu wire Big 3 4 gauge stinger (4 chan wiring) 3 DC 10'' LVL3 with LVL4 parts Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
aquito Posted September 14, 2009 Report Share Posted September 14, 2009 ok so im building my sistem right now...i bought knukonceptz 0/1 gauge power wire, and a anl fuse holder, the amp is a PBX 1500.1 RMS, the biggest fuse they offer is 250...am i ok with that? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
1992Chevy K1500 Posted September 14, 2009 Report Share Posted September 14, 2009 That fuse should be fine up to 3000W RMS (at 12 volts even). My comp setup (Not bad for what it is): HP Compaq Presario V6120US laptop with: 15.4" widescreen AMD Turion 64 X2 1.6GHz processor 2x1GB stick DDR2 SDRAM (667 Mhz) Seagate Momentus 500GB SATA HDD 128MB shared video memory Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 12 cell Lithium Ion battery (actual battery usage time: 6 hours) What it does: On a USB 2.0 Wireless card Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Ludachris5150 Posted December 19, 2009 Report Share Posted December 19, 2009 Keep in mind that length is a factor here as well. If you're doing a long run (>20 feet), you should use one size larger. It doesn't hurt to use a wire size that's larger than necessary, but it will usually cost more and can be more difficult to install.<span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'>Power Wire:</span> 10 gauge: ~35 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <350 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <250 watts 8 gauge: ~55 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <550 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <400 watts 6 gauge: ~87 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <875 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <625 watts 4 gauge: ~140 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <1400 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <1000 watts 2 gauge: ~220 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <2200 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <1500 watts 1/0 gauge: ~350 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <3500 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <2500 watts 2/0 gauge: ~440 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <4400 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <3000 watts 4/0 gauge: ~700 amperes Class D (~70% efficiency) - <7000 watts Class A/B (~50% efficiency) - <5000 watts <span style='font-size:12pt;line-height:100%'>Speaker wire:</span> 22 gauge: ~2.2 amperes 8 ohms - <36 watts 6 ohms - <27 watts 4 ohms - <18 watts 3 ohms - <13.5 watts 2 ohms - <9 watts 1 ohm - <4.5 watts 20 gauge: ~3.4 amperes 8 ohms - <96 watts 6 ohms - <72 watts 4 ohms - <48 watts 3 ohms - <36 watts 2 ohms - <24 watts 1 ohm - <12 watts 18 gauge: ~5.5 amperes 8 ohms - <240 watts 6 ohms - <180 watts 4 ohms - <120 watts 3 ohms - <90 watts 2 ohms - <60 watts 1 ohm - <30 watts 16 gauge: ~8.7 amperes 8 ohms - <600 watts 6 ohms - <450 watts 4 ohms - <300 watts 3 ohms - <225 watts 2 ohms - <150 watts 1 ohm - <75 watts 14 gauge: ~13.7 amperes 8 ohms - <1500 watts 6 ohms - <1125 watts 4 ohms - <750 watts 3 ohms - <563 watts 2 ohms - <375 watts 1 ohm - <188 watts 12 gauge: ~21.8 amperes 8 ohms - <3800 watts 6 ohms - <2850 watts 4 ohms - <1900 watts 3 ohms - <1425 watts 2 ohms - <950 watts 1 ohm - <475 watts 10 gauge: ~34.6 amperes 8 ohms - <9600 watts 6 ohms - <7200 watts 4 ohms - <4800 watts 3 ohms - <3600 watts 2 ohms - <2400 watts 1 ohm - <1200 watts 8 gauge: ~55 amperes 8 ohms - <24000 watts 6 ohms - <18000 watts 4 ohms - <12000 watts 3 ohms - <9000 watts 2 ohms - <6000 watts 1 ohm - <3000 watts <span style='font-size:27pt;line-height:100%'>Maximum Fuse Size </span> 00 awg 400 amps 0 awg 325 amps 1 awg 250 amps 2 awg 200 amps 4 awg 125 amps 6 awg 80 amps 8 awg 50 amps 10 awg 30 amps 12 awg 20 amps 14 awg 15 amps 16 awg 7.5 amps These are the recommended maximum fuse ratings for the corresponding wire size. Using a smaller fuse than what's recommended here will be perfectly safe. Hope this makes sense. <span style='font-size:21pt;line-height:100%'>Taken with permission from JMAC @ www.caraudio.com</span> What about the remote wire? Does it matter what gauge it is? And another "noob" question. Im only gunna be running one battery at the moment. I know I need a fuse within 18" of the front battery. But is that the only fuse Im gunna need (besides with the big 3) I coulda swore I seen somebody on here that had one between the sub n amp, I was gunna ask about it but I cant find the thread now??? Sorry for the stupids questions but hey... Better safe than sorry Rebuild in progress... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Ludachris5150 Posted January 2, 2010 Report Share Posted January 2, 2010 I also have an AQ1200D that has 3 40amp fuses on it. Im gunna b runnin 0 gauge wire with a 150amp fuse by the front battery. Am I good? Rebuild in progress... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
kingcabon20s Posted February 2, 2010 Report Share Posted February 2, 2010 I have a 3400 up front an a 3100 in the back. I have a mechman 220 amp alt up front along with the big 3 all done. Im running a 0/1 gauge run of pos an neg to the back. i have 2 bxi1606s which have dual 80 amp fuses I also have 2 american bass 600w amps that have a single 30 amp fuse a piece.. thats like 380-400 amps right??? would i be ok running a 350 amp fuse in the back an running the 4 gauge to the front batt for the mids an high amps. i dont have money to up grade all my 0/1 to 0/2. My seller feedback. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
skittlesRgood Posted February 2, 2010 Report Share Posted February 2, 2010 I have a 3400 up front an a 3100 in the back. I have a mechman 220 amp alt up front along with the big 3 all done. Im running a 0/1 gauge run of pos an neg to the back. i have 2 bxi1606s which have dual 80 amp fuses I also have 2 american bass 600w amps that have a single 30 amp fuse a piece.. thats like 380-400 amps right??? would i be ok running a 350 amp fuse in the back an running the 4 gauge to the front batt for the mids an high amps. i dont have money to up grade all my 0/1 to 0/2. dont use a 350amp fuse. stick with a 300. ive seen wire melt before a 350amp will pop. and yes i think itll run just fine for your amps. If I answered you in a well mannered, informative way, you asked a good question or had a good attitude. If I was an asshole, you asked a stupid question or you had a fucktard attitude... or I was in a bad mood. Team BassickHU: Pioneer AVIC Z110Front: Peerless SLS 6.5", Peerless HDS 4", Rainbow tweeter - running activeAmp: JL HD600/4 and DC 4 channel (bridged to midbass)Processor: JBL MS-8Subs: 2x 12" AA MayhemsAmp: DC 3kElectrical: DC power 270xp alt. 1/0 big 4. XSpower D3400 and six D680s. http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/121795-29-update-the-buick-is-getting-a-rebuild/ Top career scores: DBdrag 151.7 MECA SQ 82.25My SOTM build Yeah. im pretty sure they dont warranty retarded people. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
rmzsuzuki89 Posted February 2, 2010 Report Share Posted February 2, 2010 A funny story with fuses...Years ago before I did my own installs, I had a shop do my install for me. I was digging through boxes and found my old 4awg with the fuse holders on them. The 4awg running to my amps had 200 amp fuses on them. Kinda makes me giggle now at how little I used to know lol. My Feedback Thread http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/103868-official-rmzsuzuki89-feedback-thread/page__pid__1441542#entry1441542 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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