Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:48 AM
I have an sub/amp in my truck and had an inline fuse between the positive battery terminal and the amp. It fell out one day and I just never felt like picking one up, a loud stereo isnít a necessity to me. Well now I feel like hooking it back up so it at least sees some use.
How do I know what size fuse to get? I was told to add up the fuses on the side of my amp and try to get a fuse as close that that as I can but stay under. True?
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:00 PM
I just did a quick search on Crutchfield for my make and model and below in the description it tells exactly what size fuse is required. Here's mine for example.
Edited by N.J.C., 15 May 2012 - 01:07 PM.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:08 PM
8Ga - 40A
4ga - 60-80a
0-2ga - 100-120a
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:57 PM
To prove how much I don't pay attention to audio, I couldn't even tell you what kind of sub's I have.
Thought about selling the amp and sub to regain some of the spacious interior a single cab offers , but figured I'd try it out once more.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:39 PM
1. What is the thickness (gauge) of the wire you are using?
2. How long is the wire?
3. What have you hooked up to it? Amps usually have a fuse on them ... look at those fuses and report their rating.
If you don't feel like doing any of this, you can start with a 30A fuse .. if that blows, go up to 40 or 50. More than that and you might want to make sure your wires can handle it
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:31 PM
Thanks, I'll pick up a 50A first. Shows how much I know about electrical/audio haha.
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