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How To Properly Fuse Amps and Rear Batteries

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This is a picture I made to help all those who have trouble on adding a rear battery or fusing stuff.

batterysetup.jpg

As far as the alternator Fusing goes, I have seen some people not fuse this, and some fuse it. As far as I see it, if that fuse blows, its because that wire shorted or is about to burn up, and if that is going to happen your battery is going to discharge like a MOFO, which could cause it to explode or set fire. You are better off only destroying the battery by fully discharging it as you drive, after the fuse blew, then to have your battery set fire. If it were me, I would also fuse next to the alternator just in case it shorts the wire, that way your alternator isn't driven into a full on load way higher then it could take. Either way, I have seen people not fuse this wire at all, and some fuse it. If you do fuse it, do it to what your wiring can take, and fuse it the highest that the wiring can take. Don't be afraid to run more then one wire for any of these wires, as the more wiring the less resistance.

If you have any comments on making this better let me know!! Hope this helps all of those who need it!

Here are some videos on what batteries do if you short them, aka when you don't use a fuse and it shorts out, I didn't make these videos, just found them:

Shorting out a battery! Don't Do this at Home Kids!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11WbduMKhY&feature=channel_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExS43bv462M&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Just Imagine if that were an XS Power Battery XD

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pretty cool.

Thanks!!

Most of the experienced people won't care about this, but for those who are new this will help a lot :P


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2 Sundown SA-12 (34hz Tune, 3.22 cubes, 14.5 inches per cube, Triple Baffle)
Kicker 10ZX2500.1 (2845 RMS) Sub Amp
Kicker 11ZX650.4 (705 RMS) Mid Amp -- (3 Amps)
Kicker KQ3 Active Crossover
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2/0 Gauge Electron Beam Technologies (3 Runs, 2 +, 1 -)

1/0 Gauge KNU Kollasal Flex (1 Run for -)

300 Ft Kicker X-Series 16 Gauge Speaker Wire
XS Power D3400 (Rear)
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i like, and understand alot better lol. Thanks !


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i like, and understand alot better lol. Thanks !

good to hear, thats all I wanted :P


2006 Mazda3 Hatchback Black 5 Spd Manual
Pioneer 4300DVD
2 Sundown SA-12 (34hz Tune, 3.22 cubes, 14.5 inches per cube, Triple Baffle)
Kicker 10ZX2500.1 (2845 RMS) Sub Amp
Kicker 11ZX650.4 (705 RMS) Mid Amp -- (3 Amps)
Kicker KQ3 Active Crossover
Kicker KQ30 Equalizer
Kicker 09QS60.2 Components (Woven Carbon Cones)
Kicker 09QS65.2 Components (Woven Carbon Cones) - (3 Sets)
2/0 Gauge Electron Beam Technologies (3 Runs, 2 +, 1 -)

1/0 Gauge KNU Kollasal Flex (1 Run for -)

300 Ft Kicker X-Series 16 Gauge Speaker Wire
XS Power D3400 (Rear)
XS Power D3100 (Front)
Singer Externally Regulated Alternator (Being Built)

+ The Love for Car Audio and BASS <3

UBL Build Log <------- Click Here-------> Normal Build Log (For Comments)

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This is a picture I made to help all those who have trouble on adding a rear battery or fusing stuff.

batterysetup.jpg

As far as the alternator Fusing goes, I have seen some people not fuse this, and some fuse it. As far as I see it, if that fuse blows, its because that wire shorted or is about to burn up, and if that is going to happen your battery is going to discharge like a MOFO, which could cause it to explode or set fire. You are better off only destroying the battery by fully discharging it as you drive, after the fuse blew, then to have your battery set fire. If it were me, I would also fuse next to the alternator just in case it shorts the wire, that way your alternator isn't driven into a full on load way higher then it could take. Either way, I have seen people not fuse this wire at all, and some fuse it. If you do fuse it, do it to what your wiring can take, and fuse it the highest that the wiring can take. Don't be afraid to run more then one wire for any of these wires, as the more wiring the less resistance.

If you have any comments on making this better let me know!! Hope this helps all of those who need it!

The normal setup picture you have, the fuse next to the amp is not doing anything, the fuse up by the battery will protect the amp, the second one is a waste.


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Nice diagrams and info!

Thanks, btw you don't live that far from me, I used to live in perham, mn :P


2006 Mazda3 Hatchback Black 5 Spd Manual
Pioneer 4300DVD
2 Sundown SA-12 (34hz Tune, 3.22 cubes, 14.5 inches per cube, Triple Baffle)
Kicker 10ZX2500.1 (2845 RMS) Sub Amp
Kicker 11ZX650.4 (705 RMS) Mid Amp -- (3 Amps)
Kicker KQ3 Active Crossover
Kicker KQ30 Equalizer
Kicker 09QS60.2 Components (Woven Carbon Cones)
Kicker 09QS65.2 Components (Woven Carbon Cones) - (3 Sets)
2/0 Gauge Electron Beam Technologies (3 Runs, 2 +, 1 -)

1/0 Gauge KNU Kollasal Flex (1 Run for -)

300 Ft Kicker X-Series 16 Gauge Speaker Wire
XS Power D3400 (Rear)
XS Power D3100 (Front)
Singer Externally Regulated Alternator (Being Built)

+ The Love for Car Audio and BASS <3

UBL Build Log <------- Click Here-------> Normal Build Log (For Comments)

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This is a picture I made to help all those who have trouble on adding a rear battery or fusing stuff.

batterysetup.jpg

As far as the alternator Fusing goes, I have seen some people not fuse this, and some fuse it. As far as I see it, if that fuse blows, its because that wire shorted or is about to burn up, and if that is going to happen your battery is going to discharge like a MOFO, which could cause it to explode or set fire. You are better off only destroying the battery by fully discharging it as you drive, after the fuse blew, then to have your battery set fire. If it were me, I would also fuse next to the alternator just in case it shorts the wire, that way your alternator isn't driven into a full on load way higher then it could take. Either way, I have seen people not fuse this wire at all, and some fuse it. If you do fuse it, do it to what your wiring can take, and fuse it the highest that the wiring can take. Don't be afraid to run more then one wire for any of these wires, as the more wiring the less resistance.

If you have any comments on making this better let me know!! Hope this helps all of those who need it!

The normal setup picture you have, the fuse next to the amp is not doing anything, the fuse up by the battery will protect the amp, the second one is a waste.

I reality it is not doing much, but this is my reasoning behind it. Many amps have built in fusing, to protect the amp if there is too much current going to it. The fuse right outside the amp on the normal setup is if your amp comes with an external fuse. Although its not really that useful, it is designed to protect the amp incase of a short curcuit, whether it would help I have no clue. But lets say you run 0 gauge wire to a 1500 watt rms amp, that 0 gauge should be able to take 300 amps all day, so you fuse that wire up front at 300 amps. But the amp will never ever use that much current, and if it did it would ruin it, so you place a ~150 amp fuse next to the amp just in case the amp decides to be stupid. In reality its not really protecting much, its just fusing the amp externally instead of internally like many smaller amps.


2006 Mazda3 Hatchback Black 5 Spd Manual
Pioneer 4300DVD
2 Sundown SA-12 (34hz Tune, 3.22 cubes, 14.5 inches per cube, Triple Baffle)
Kicker 10ZX2500.1 (2845 RMS) Sub Amp
Kicker 11ZX650.4 (705 RMS) Mid Amp -- (3 Amps)
Kicker KQ3 Active Crossover
Kicker KQ30 Equalizer
Kicker 09QS60.2 Components (Woven Carbon Cones)
Kicker 09QS65.2 Components (Woven Carbon Cones) - (3 Sets)
2/0 Gauge Electron Beam Technologies (3 Runs, 2 +, 1 -)

1/0 Gauge KNU Kollasal Flex (1 Run for -)

300 Ft Kicker X-Series 16 Gauge Speaker Wire
XS Power D3400 (Rear)
XS Power D3100 (Front)
Singer Externally Regulated Alternator (Being Built)

+ The Love for Car Audio and BASS <3

UBL Build Log <------- Click Here-------> Normal Build Log (For Comments)

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