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    Question Amp wiring size & distro block question?

    Hi,

    I'm attempting to wire my head unit to 2 amps. I have the RCA wiring down, and pretty sure I've got the remote turn on done, my question comes to the actual power wiring.

    I have 2 amps. One Pioneer GM-D9500F and one Pioneer GM-D8500M (monoblock).

    The specs for both amps are as below:






    I want to run a single power cable from the battery (roughly 5 metres/16ft), with an inline fuse about 6-12 inches from the positive terminal, then running through the car into the boot, where it runs into a fused 1 in, 2 out distribution block. The 2 outputs at the distribution block will run into each amp, then each amp will be grounded separately.

    My questions are:

    Judging by the specs, what fuse rating should the inline fuse be?
    What rating should each fuse be from the distribution block (I'm assuming they'll differ)
    and What AWG wire should i use from the battery, then from the distribution block to amps?

    I was thinking considering the 9500F has a 40A fuse in it, and the 8500M 2x30A, then its 100A total, so 100A inline fuse at battery, then a 40A fuse on one part of the distribution block, to the 9500F, and 60A to the other, on a 4 AWG wire?

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    Check this out for cable rateings
    As for fuses as long as you don't go smaller than what's in the amps and not larger than the cable can handle then you shouldn't have any problems.

    For the main cable from the batt I would consider future upgrades and additions.
    I run 0awg and all I have at the mo is a 300w inverter on a 400 active sub.
    Overkill I know but who knows what I plan to do tomorrow
    Also I would suggest get 1 good ground point then disto block the grounds, but that's just me.

    Hope this helps

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    ^i agree

    for some reason, i can never view 12volt.com links though... i think my isp is screwy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    ^i agree

    for some reason, i can never view 12volt.com links though... i think my isp is screwy...
    Have you tried a VPN?
    Allows me to access American residents only sites and apps.

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    no i haven't. any further details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    no i haven't. any further details?
    Google for free vpn, and you'll find a few services that you can try. You might also have good luck using a free proxy service, so you can bypass your ISP's proxy and use one that doesn't screw up 12volt.com.
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    ^ ditto

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