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02-10-2012, 11:35 AM #1
how to run the power wire
Hey guys need help been looking at the truck to see where i can run my power wire for the amp and i cant seem to figuer it out, so how re you guys running them.
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02-10-2012, 04:27 PM #2
Most run them through the factory boot...I didn't like that Idea,I wanted a more ''factory'' look so I found a good spot (in my case there was a dimple in my firewall) and drilled a hole then I installed this...
It looks good and it is water tight,they also have a 0 gauge one there.
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02-24-2012, 01:49 PM #3
You are gonna have to go through your fire wall most likely. Other solution is tho run it behind the front quarter panel into the cab the way, throught the door jamb, but youll be able to see it when you open the door.Schrub!:sign0011:
03-01-2012, 07:35 PM #4
Mine in my truck is running through a dedicated hole and grommet. Depending on your current draw from the amplifier or amplifiers, you might be able to squeeze it through an existing hole. However, you want a short pathway, or relatively short, to the positive terminal of the battery. Make sure you have either a circuit breaker type fuse within 18 inches of the battery attachment point or fast blow fuse at that point. I use a circuit breaker so I can cut off the power at the battery to make any adjustments to the amplifier. In my new set up I will have more than one amplifier and will use an in line fast blow fuse near the battery and a fast blow fuse within 18 inches of the amplifier.
You may want to check the grounding. Short ground wire to the sheet metal. Generally you don't want to ground more than one audio accessory to the same point to avoid a ground loop. You can improve your ground by checking the ground wire from the battery, making sure the gauge is sufficient, and maybe running an additional ground from the ground terminal to the chassis and engine block. You can also run an additional ground to the back where the amplifier will be and bolt it to the frame, then run a ground wire from there to the floor. You could then ground the amplifier to that bolt. Just a thought, not something everyone will want to do. I got this information from an experienced auto electric expert (not an audio installer).
The ground wire for the amplifier should not terminate more than 18 inches from the amplifier.1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
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03-01-2012, 08:37 PM #5
Mine runs from the amp to along the drivers side and then through the firewall....all alone....no company....
03-01-2012, 10:04 PM #6
Keep Separate From Audio Signal Wiring
General rule is to keep all electrical power wiring separated from all wiring carrying audio signals. This avoids radio frequency interference caused by the magnetic field generated by electrical current in the electrical wire. If practical, run audio signal wiring on one side of interior of vehicle, the electrical wiring on the other side.
03-01-2012, 10:34 PM #7
03-02-2012, 03:05 AM #8Originally Posted by The Heater
You'll hear a salesmen say to run them separate the reason they do this is because of the shotty installs they see roll back into the shop, just thought I'd let you in on a trade secret ;)
03-02-2012, 10:36 AM #9
Why don't you enlighten us with the written authority for what you are saying? Since you claim to be an "expert". Who is that authoritative figure that is making this statement?
03-02-2012, 02:42 PM #10
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As long as you are using good quality shielded cable, you can run 'em side by side all day without any problems. Besides, DC doesn't generate much in the way of RFI... only when you have a problem with the diodes in the Alternator which will cause it to start making AC power...
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