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    The wire power: 1x 0AWG vs 3x 4AWG

    I have a probleme I can not pass a 0AWG from the hood to my truck is 3 wire 4 AWG will have the same capacity of the 0AWG.

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    What are you looking to power? No computer should need even 1 4 AWG wire, if you are installing a few thousand watts worth of amps as well then maybe you need that kind of capacity.

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    unless you are really needing a massive amount of power.

    4 AWG is the most I've seen people using to power a PC and that's most likely overkill.
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    You can use 3x 4awg, they should work just fine.
    I almost had to do that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FouFF View Post
    I have a probleme I can not pass a 0AWG from the hood to my truck is 3 wire 4 AWG will have the same capacity of the 0AWG.
    They make drills ya know. Drill a hole and do 0ga. it will be cheaper and right. I mean im assuming ur doing a large system.
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    Use a grommet and fuse it at the battery connection. If you short a wire that big without a fuse, you'll get a fire in the insulation and maybe in the car.
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    I will have a 600watts inverter and for now 1 amp of 900 watts soon another of 1600watts amp. a second battery in the trunk and to a complet that a 2.4 farad capacitor.

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    Name the amps being used. Amps are all rated so differently and people dont know what #s to look @. if your amps will be pushing that much power from the RMS rating there is no doubt you need to run 0ga.

    also what subs and impedance?
    147.9 on TL @ 44hz so far.... it will do a 150
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