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    New to amp, need help wiring!

    Ok the instruction are very easy to understand on the amps, but I am confused about which wiring to use. It has a set of ports for High Input and a set of RCA ports for Low Input. These amps are being used to power the front and rear speakers... I simply want to use them to boost the signal from my car pc.

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    Connect the jack output of your CarPC on the amplifier RCA input via a JACK->RCA adaptor. High level inputs are used when you use a signal that is already amplified (generaly, speakers output of a headunit).
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    ahhhhh.... ok, that makes it all simple then. Another question I have is that these are 2 channel power mini amps. I have 2 of them 1 for rear, 1 for front. Can I simply connect these to the 12+ and Ground of the radio harness, or do I have to run new cables from the battery?

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    I would run a wire straight from the battery. The amps are going to draw more current than your headunit. That could overheat and damage the headunit wire harness, causing a fire hazard.
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    you will most likely need to run new power wires from the bat. What do the instructions state for wire gauge hookup?

    FYI. Don't forget to fuse it properly, with the right size fuse, no more than 18" from the bat. if it needs power wire run.
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    well it doesnt say the gauge..... they seem to be medium thickness...... but in the picture it shows it coming from the battery...... So the only wire that connects to the harness is the remote on wire (Orange). I connect the red wire to the battery, and the black wire goes to the frame of the car? Also can I run one wire from the battery to connect the 2 amps, or should I do seperate?

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    You can use only 1 wire, but it must be bigger. How many watts are those amps? If they are small enought, you could simply use a big speaker wire and use one side for the Batt+ and the other for the batt-...
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    There each 150 watts

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