Can anybody explain to me how to Wire this amp kit??
I want to run two amps, one is asking for 1/0 GA and the other
i don't know (probably like a 4GA or 8GA). I've installed amps before
but never with a cap or distribution blocks.
Here's a list of the things it came with:
1 Farad Capacitor
Red Digital Voltmeter
17 ft. 1/0GA Clear Blue Power Cable With 3/8 Ring Terminal
3 ft. 1/0GA Clear Silver Ground Cable With #10 Ring Terminal
12 ft. 4GA Clear Blue Power Cable
10 ft. 4GA Clear Silver Power Cable
17 ft. 18GA Remote Turn-On Wire
ANL Fuse Holder + 200 Amp Fuse
Two Position ANL Distribution Block With Two 100 Amp Fuses
Pos/Neg Power Distribution Block
2HD Ring Terminals
4 4GA Ring Terminals (2 Red/2 Black)
4 4GA Spade Terminals (2 Red/2 Black)
2 18-22GA Butt Connectors
10 Self-Tapping Screws
10 6 Cable Ties
You'll only need one distribution block. Don't bother using the capacitor, they are worthless and besides if one of your amps requires that you use 1/0 wire that cap looks to be to weak to do anything anyway. Use whatever dist block has 1/0 input to 4 or 8 output. hope this helps
I just saw your message wanting to know how to wire that kit up. First you have to get the distribution block that has two 1/0 ga inputs and put that on the Positive top-post side on the battery...then you run two 1/0 ga power wires from each and connect them into 2 more distribution blocks that have the ANL fuses....from there...You connect 2 more 1/0 ga power wires and run them to the back of your car/truck/suv and connect them to the amplifier. I wouldn't recommend hooking up the cap because that cap doesn't look very helpful..just stressful...anyways...now after the power wire is connected then find 2 good ground spots and connect the ground wires to them and run them to the amp's...If your amp's are strappable then I'd run the parallel to each other and if they are then the first few steps that I just explained would be totally different..but before I type anymore are those amp's strappable??
Here are some detail pics. Maybe you guys can help me out better with these.
If you're saying that the cap is useless, would it hurt to still use it anyway??
It's a 1 farad, but you guys are saying it's a piece of sh*t. So i'll feel stupid if I bought and i have it just laying around.
Okay this is what you do....Get Distribution Block # 1...Hook it up to the Positive Top-Post on your battery...Now run a 1/0 power wire from each 1/0 ga input on the distribution block....Now you should have a distribution block that is made for fuses, if not....you should go buy one for ANL fuses...One side has a hook and the other is just straight...the fuse is like 8.00 and the block is like 15-20.00....Then once you have those 2 connected to the power wire from the battery...Then you get 2 more 1/0 power wires and run them through the car/truck/suv and into the amp's....1 amp gets 1 wire...Once that is done...Drill 2 seperate ground holes...not 2 big tho...if you don't already have 2 and hook you 1/0 ga ground wire up to those...Now for RCA's...your headunit should have a place to put RCA subwoofer input's and then it should have another input or preamp input...and thats where the other one goes...Now for Remote wire...Connect the remote wire from both amp's and run it through the car/truck/suv....I always hook it up to a fuse instead of the CD player remote wire....you can do either/or...But the fuse you hook it up to would be the (radio/stereo) fuse. As for speaker wire you wire your sub's to however many ohms is recommended and wire them seperately and connect to the amp's. I recommend MONO-block amp's...bass boost is not needed....and that should do the job....make sure you upgrade down the line to an Optima Yellow Top/High-output Alternator/Big 3...and thats all you need buddy...good luck
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