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  • 8ga Power to 22ga power wire?

    How do most of you guys connect your thick power and ground wires to the tiny 22ga Opus supplied wires? Currently i have them connected together via a terminal block but i dont like that!....How do all of you do it?
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  • #2
    bump anybody??
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    • #3
      If all mean, solder and heatsink.
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      • #4
        soldering 8 awg to 22 awg can prove to be tricky.

        the terminal block would be my suggestion.

        I don't believe they make reducers that go that extreme.

        I'm kinda surprised that the opus only has 22 awg wire to be honnest.

        no way to open it up and rejoin?

        an pics?
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        • #5
          open what up and rejoin?
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          • #6
            the opus, if it's enclosed in a case
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            • #7
              no its not an enclosed case, this is what the input cable looks like (obviously the 2 yellow are for power 2 black for ground red is remote turn on and blue is remote turn on for external units)

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              • #8
                so basically i have to connect the 2 yellow to 8ga and the 2 black to 8ga
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                • #9
                  Other than the strip like it sounds like you're using...I don't believe that there's a coupler that's made to go from 22 awg up to 8 awg.

                  you can try soldering them together, but I'm not sure how pretty it would be....lol
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                  • #10
                    the one I have uses single 16 gauge wires

                    just to be safe add a fuse

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                      Other than the strip like it sounds like you're using...I don't believe that there's a coupler that's made to go from 22 awg up to 8 awg.

                      you can try soldering them together, but I'm not sure how pretty it would be....lol
                      lol! Cant i just connect them straight to a distro block?
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                      • #12
                        You can solder a ring connector to the larger (8 gauge wire) and and appropriate ring connector to the smaller wire and then use a small bolt and nut to connect them. When you are done run some heat shrink tube over them and you are set. One nice thing about this is that if you need to dismantle it later, you just need to cut open the heat shrink tubing and then unbolt them. I would reccomend a nylon insert lock nut to keep things from coming apart.

                        Another option would be a distribution block. You probably have more than one device which needs power anyway. Most local car stereo shops will have what you need. Most blocks are set to accomidate a certain input wire size, so don't get the one for 1/0 input.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cheekz185
                          lol! Cant i just connect them straight to a distro block?
                          yes, but since you said you didn't want the terminal strip I assumed you weren't interested in a distro block either.

                          besides, I don't reall a distro block that has 22 (or anything near that) to 8 awg.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ik632
                            You can solder a ring connector to the larger (8 gauge wire) and and appropriate ring connector to the smaller wire and then use a small bolt and nut to connect them. When you are done run some heat shrink tube over them and you are set. One nice thing about this is that if you need to dismantle it later, you just need to cut open the heat shrink tubing and then unbolt them. I would reccomend a nylon insert lock nut to keep things from coming apart.

                            Another option would be a distribution block. You probably have more than one device which needs power anyway. Most local car stereo shops will have what you need. Most blocks are set to accomidate a certain input wire size, so don't get the one for 1/0 input.

                            I think this is what i am going to do!
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                            • #15
                              why are you using 8 gauge. thats too heavy. my opus150 has a 20a fuse in it. so i use 12 gauge
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