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    500watts amplifier wiring

    just a quick question,just bought a 500watts amplifier,i need to know if 8 gauge of wire enought and how much fuse do i need? i will need to run 20' wire.thank you

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    Yes, and look at the fuse on your amp, have at least that on the inline, more if you are going to run another amp, or splice your car pc into the 8 Ga wire

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    8 gauge will be fine, but I would reccommend 4 gauge, as this will be more than just "enough", you will also have a basis for upgrades in case you want to add another amplifier, even if just 25x2 for the highs, or power an inverter off the same wire, etc.

    besides, you can get audiopipe 4 gauge kits from ebay for $36 shipped, so at that price there is no reason to go for 8 gauge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    8 gauge will be fine, but I would reccommend 4 gauge, as this will be more than just "enough", you will also have a basis for upgrades in case you want to add another amplifier, even if just 25x2 for the highs, or power an inverter off the same wire, etc.

    besides, you can get audiopipe 4 gauge kits from ebay for $36 shipped, so at that price there is no reason to go for 8 gauge!
    Other than the fact that 4 gauge wire is a b1tch to deal with. It's very thick, you need a bolt cutter to cut it (in my case I use a Dremel) and since it's so thick, it's not as flexible as 8 gauge or thinner wires. That's my rant. BUTTT, I would have to agree with whiterabbit, just go with 4 gauge for now. If you want to upgrade or add other components later, you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    8 gauge will be fine, but I would reccommend 4 gauge, as this will be more than just "enough", you will also have a basis for upgrades in case you want to add another amplifier, even if just 25x2 for the highs, or power an inverter off the same wire, etc.

    besides, you can get audiopipe 4 gauge kits from ebay for $36 shipped, so at that price there is no reason to go for 8 gauge!

    Yup, I second that...

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    thanks guys for all the help

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    thank you for all the help guys ,maybe i'll go for 8 gauge for now because 4 gauge here wherever i go is $2.50per foot (too expensive) and i will need maybe over 20' to reach the back side of my expedition.

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    knukonceptz.com - they are awesome. I'm no audio expert, but they were recommended to me by someone else on this board and their products are very good. They don't overcharge for shipping and have VERY competitive pricing.

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