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    Gathering Ideas . . . Disconnect plug for Opus power

    My Opus is mounted to the same board as my mobo. I want to make it so that I can easily take the whole thing out of my trunk when I want to. So, what I need to do is wire my opus to my car with a plug that can been easily be disconnected. I will be grounding to the chassis, using my remote turn on wire from my amps as the ignition wire, and running the power 12v to the power distro block for my amps. Does any have any suggestions as to what sort of plug I can use. I intended to use 8 awg power wires from the opus wire to the block and to the ground. Obviously I'm not gonna find a 14 (stock opus???) awg to 8 awg plug.
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    I was thinking of.. 3.5mm Jack plugs.. but seeing my electrical skill isnt up to par, I have no idea if thats a good idea, considering 12v passing through jack plugs..

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    nooo! dont run that kind of power through 3.5mm plugs! unless you want to let out the puff of magic smoke


    as far as plugs go, something like these would work good
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    3.5mm jack...
    Why don't you jack the Opus connector and plug in a 10AWG wire, as the 8AWG won't fit as it's too thick.

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    lol, like I said, my electrical skill isnt up to par..
    Didn't think it would work Although for sound.. it does.. then again thats a gimme.

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    Be carefuk when using any type of pin/socket conenctor (like HDD molex ones) as when the sockets open up the connection is poor and you get a high resistance and thus heat etc etc.

    I have a lot of experience with melted connectors from my RC car days and I can recomend the Anderson Power Products single pole connectors. You can make them up into blocks of as many connectors you want in various shapes as they clip together and they come in various colours and power ratings. YOu can also create a keyed setup to prevent any wrong connections.

    http://www.andersonpower.com/index.html

    they are a curved blade that is pushed in contact with a spring. As long as you put them together right they work very well. Just make sure you get one big enough for the wire you use.

    EDIT: you can find these connectors at lots of places including model shops and Radio Spares.

    EDIT2: you want the 'Powerpole' series. eg http://www.andersonpower.com/products/pp/pp.html

    or the locking type (dunno what the locking bit means)

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    Hmm, would a computer PSU style connector be OK too? I guess there shouldnt be problem as it would handle enough current, it should be strong enough and durable, and it wouldnt allow a mis-connection

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    Right on, Scouse that was the answer I was looking for. Thanks to everyone else for suggestios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuandwings View Post
    Where can I get a roll of tin foil?
    I been looking for that all over the net, but I can't find it.
    Please help.

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    I win

    n/p dude. been wonderign who made those things, made me go out and look. good connectors.

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    Maybe a neutrik-speakon-like connector ? If you use a standard psu connector, someday someone will plug your comp to the wall

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