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Old 08-22-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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OK i bought this wiring kit at walmart. it has a 4 ga power lead, then it splits into 2 8 ga powers. I want to run a 500W 4ch amp and a 1000W+ sub amp off of the same power. Would it be ok to use the same power for my ams? or should i run a seperate heavier power direct to the battery? but I dont want to run anymore wires through the car. Would this configuraton be good enough for the power ratings?
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Might as well run 0 gauge if you only want to end up running 1.
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If the power ratings you gave are peak ratings then you should be fine. if it is RMS you would want 4 gauge going into the amps. So you have to get at least a 2 gauge wire or higher. Also if that is RMS rating I would look into getting a new alt. before anything.
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The 4 ch amp is rated at 65 watts rms per channel, so 8 ga should be ok, but the sub amp im looking at is 2000W max, maybe 500 rms. or I might buy a 1000W kenwood. The wiring kit is rated at 1400 watts max.
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