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Q1 3500D

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so this amp has 2 power terminals... do they both have to be used?

I'm assuming that means you should probably have a battery or two in the trunk with 2 power wires coming out of the battery into the amp?

if you have multiple batteries connected to eachother do you have to run power from the last battery in the chain to whatever you want to power with them or does that boost the ouput of all the batteries in the chain?

And as long as at least one of the batteries is actually grounded can all the rest of them be grounded to eachother?

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Run it from whatever battery. Since they are connected in parallel is doesnt matter.

And I would definitely connect both powers and grounds.

I don't think the amp would even turn on with only one

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Yes you can run the batteries to each other or a bus bar than to ground.

For the amp, I would use all of the power / ground inputs. Might even want to do dual terminals.

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Even if the amp did turn on, I would be afraid to run it like that, not enough power going in, and not enough power being discharged, probably murder the amp quick

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You can use only 1 set of power/ground. It just stresses the board. No point in doing just 1 set of power/ground. Don't half-ass.

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You can use only 1 set of power/ground. It just stresses the board. No point in doing just 1 set of power/ground. Don't half-ass.

ok good to know. I probably wouldn't have ran it with just one just wondering if you could... I know when I was looking around on DCs website their I think 10k amp had dual power and it said you had to use both it wouldn't turn on without having power to both power terminals.

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No it works just fine, I had it at 4 and 2ohms no problems for months. I hooked up the other when I dropped to 1 and .5, Just depends on what you're gonna do with it really. But if you have the wire why not hook it up? I didnt use both at first because I ran out of wire.

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No it works just fine, I had it at 4 and 2ohms no problems for months. I hooked up the other when I dropped to 1 and .5, Just depends on what you're gonna do with it really. But if you have the wire why not hook it up? I didnt use both at first because I ran out of wire.

at the present moment if I tried hooking one of them up to my system with both terminals pulling juice I would probably get one good thump and my car would die till I can upgrade the rest of my electrical lol I got a stock alt with a duralast platinum marine battery... will do my big 3 once I either have time to get pics of the engine and get help with doing it myself or have money to have someone do it for me... and will get a new alt once I have money for it... probably wouldn't be comfortable running this big sucker with both terminals unless I could run it with at least one more battery though

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