how to hook up two amplifiers 1 for sub & one for mids & highs
Can I wire up two or more amps, or am I limited to just one?
10 Sep Join Date: Feb Location: Morgantown, WV. Posts: Belker will become famous soon enough. You connect a cap in parellel with an amp. I believe that if you have two caps you still connect them both in parallel to the amp. (If you had two amps you could parallel one cap with each of the amps.). 11 Mar I am redoing the Stereo in my GT. then taking the amp from my and putting it in my IS My friend picked up a power cable for me at Circuit City, but its gigantic(a 20Ft 4 gauge). So my plan is to put that in my GT and take the 8gauge and my Infinity Kappa a Amp from my and put. 19 Oct Can I wire up two or more amps, or am I limited to just one? Can I hook up two amps, or even more, or am I better off with a single one? Rather than receiving power from the head unit, the relay should be hooked up to another source of battery voltage—either from the fuse box or directly from the.
In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic. Best way to connect two amps and a cap? Okay, so after watching a friend hook up my previous system, I decided to try it myself. That was a while ago. I'm adding a 4-channel amp alpine mrp-f What would be the best way to connect the two amps and the stiffening cap together? The Kenwood is supposedly watts RMS.
Didn't have that straight in my head. Originally Posted by Candisa Use a fused distro block, run the 4ch directly to it and the mono trough the cap to it. I have had my capacitor for 3 years and always ran the Amps ground to the Chasis. Wed Oct 17, 5:
The Alpine is watts RMS. I'm using 4 gauge wire right now, would I need to use a lower gauge? I was thinking this: Thanks for any help! First of all, why you need a cap? It is a junk that have no added value on real life usage anyway. If just for bling bling purpose, then go with it. Yeah, I've read that caps don't really do much. Use a fused distro block, run the 4ch directly to it and the mono trough the cap to it.
A cap is only useful if it's already useful if it's connected as directly as possible to the amp that needs it. This is only possible if there are no fuses between that here and the capacitor, but since every power wire needs its own fuse, there is no way to connect 2 amps to 1 cap in a secure way.
A W RMS 4ch amp driving speakers will never need a cap. A W RMS mono, well, actually it doesn't need it either if everything is alright, but it'll have more use of it Car-audio history since I really should start building faster than the car breaks down!
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Originally Posted by Candisa. The cap would unload in less than a second and then the fuse that's before the cap will blow. I totally agree on you if you're talking about an alternator or a battery that's able to produce a high current for a reasonably long time when shorted. A cap is very fast and can deliver high peaks of current, but it won't do this for a long time.
Off course the best thing you can do is: What gauge wire should Go here run from the battery to the block, and block to amps? My lights still dim even with the cap hooked up. Battery upgrade is part of the "big three", right? The big 3 typically refers to upgrading your wires, chassis and engine ground and the alternator to battery wire. I'm a supporter of upgrading grounds, but honestly believe the alternator to battery wire is a waste.
Upgrading your grounds may help, but you aren't running a lot of power, I think that a good battery is a must. Upgrade the grounds and see how things go.
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The next step would be a new battery. If I were to add a cap I won't because a I'm too cheap, and b I have no room in the engine compartment for oneI would hook it directly to the constant 12v junction box under the hood. This is generally the closest electrically to the headlights you can get it, and therefore the most effective at reducing dimming.
Originally Posted by MarkZ. What kind of link should I be looking for? What do you guys think of "cap batteries"? Try not to turn on your sound system and see does the lights still dimmed or not.
Knowing the actual causes of dimming is way more superior than adding this or that. Uh guys, how bout we go back to the beginning. How many amps does your alternator put out? What kind of battery is in there now.
How old is the battery? My lights only dim when playing music loud enough. I think my amp may have cut off due to insufficient power.
Much to learn, much to learn. Try wiring your sub at higher impedence and see does it helps? Originally Posted by finfinder. That's strange, I have a 75A alternator running for 7 years with a close to 3 years battery and I have yet to get my lights dimmed. But I wire my sub on 8ohm.
Originally Posted by kyheng. Wiring your sub at a higher impedance is the same as turning your volume down. If your lights are dimming, it means your amp is drawing a lot of current. Amps have to draw a lot of current to produce a lot of power. The cap then becomes your power distribution point.
Use ring terminals to connect the power wires of the amp directly to the power side of the cap. This is assuming that your cap has bolt connectors. Proper driver selections are important. Efficiency is very important. I'm just saying that rewiring multiple coils isn't usually going to give you much better efficiency. Originally Posted by spmpdr. But thread starter already said that even with a cap, the lights still dimmed?
Anyway my ground got 2 points, where 1 is from distribution block to chasis and 1 to battery direct. Quote message in reply? Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
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Crimson Tide Country Age: Originally Posted by Candisa Use a fused distro block, run the 4ch directly to it and the mono trough the cap to it. Originally Posted by Candisa I totally agree on you if you're talking about an alternator or a battery that's able to produce a high current for a reasonably long time when shorted.
Originally Posted by subwoofery What I wanted to say is that amps Originally Posted this web page MarkZ If I were to add a cap I won't because a I'm too cheap, and b I have no room in the engine compartment for oneI would source it directly to the constant 12v junction box under the hood.
Originally Posted by finfinder Uh guys, how bout we go back to the beginning. Originally Posted by kyheng That's strange, I have a 75A alternator running for 7 years with a close to 3 years battery and I have yet to get my lights dimmed. Options Quote message in reply? Password Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Switch to Hybrid Mode.
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