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    Low Bitrate pulsarsimon's Avatar
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    any of the car audio shops should have 4ga cable.

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    I'm gonna order it online anyways, but Hampshire/Berkshire way.

    Is 4ga enough? I was thinking I would have to go for 2 or bigger XD
    Car: Ford Focus
    Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.

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    For Kenwood KAC-9104D, the current is 55A, so depending on the length of the wire,
    you will need 2-5 AWG cable, and a 80-125A fuse, just for that amp.
    You can start there here, or
    you can check EMMA wiring recommendations.
    Imho: use 0awg on big three, 2awg to sub amp, better safe than sorry
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    Here's a great place to fill any of your wiring needs:
    http://www.darvex.com/power_wire.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplex View Post
    For Kenwood KAC-9104D, the current is 55A, so depending on the length of the wire,
    you will need 2-5 AWG cable, and a 80-125A fuse, just for that amp.
    You can start there here, or
    you can check EMMA wiring recommendations.
    Imho: use 0awg on big three, 2awg to sub amp, better safe than sorry
    Dam, basically this is my setup.
    *************************************************> 30A fuse > 8awg cable > amp
    Battery > 200A fuse > 4awg cable > fuse distribution box > 30A fuse > 8awg Cable > amp
    *************************************************> 30A fuse > 8awg cable > m4-atx

    o and 4awg cable goes from battery to trunk.
    Car: Ford Focus
    Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djvillar View Post
    Here's a great place to fill any of your wiring needs:
    http://www.darvex.com/power_wire.html
    that place is good, but do they ship to UK =P



    I should also mention that my system was working fine and dandy for a month before this happened =S
    Car: Ford Focus
    Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.

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    latest update on how broken my car is >_>.
    Today on the way back home from work, engine cut out after i dropped the clutch coming up to a roundabout and power steering went with it (and I shat my pants). Also pulling into my drive.

    Just curious, what cables and fuses would you use for my setup?

    Gonna re-ground everything hopefully Tuesday/Wednesday, but I don't think that's the problem anymore =(
    Car: Ford Focus
    Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.

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    OK. Let's quit beating around the bush. I think it's the alternator. When you drop the clutch, the engine goes back to idle, so it sounds to me like the alternator isn't putting out enough juice @ idle, causing the car to die. It also might be a loose wire in some obscure place. I had a similar issue with my Turtle shortly after I got it, but it doesn't have power steering to begin with, so I didn't shat my pants until I had to push it up a hill in rush hour traffic...
    I have bad luck with vehicles...

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    Haha, the reason I was beating around the bush was because that part is more expensive than a battery =(. Also I know jack all about em and where to get em and what to look for and if there universal etc =(. let's hope my dad knows more lol
    Car: Ford Focus
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    If the alternator AND the power steering went out, it sounds like you could need a new belt, assuming both the alternator and the power steering pump are ont eh same belt.
    I don't know your car, but that's a possibility.
    Granted, it doesn't rule out the need to do a Big Three upgrade or a failing alternator.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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