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    ok, another change.. i think i'll be mounting the CarPC either in the cd stacker case in the boot, or i'll remove the stacker and mount the Aywun case in it's place.

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    Also, with my motherboard, if i'm only planning on having stereo sound, i've got plenty of connections right?
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3343#sp
    input from radio module to line IN
    output stereo though line OUT to AMP --> split to fronts, rears, and sub
    If needed connect mic to Mic in..
    Correct? I won't need more than that will i?
    I don't see the need to go 4.1 in the car etc..

    getting excited about this now.. almost got everything i need, and have pretty much worked out how i'm going to do it (in my head)

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    ^ correct.

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    Cool.
    well again back to the drawing board a little... was going to get one of these:
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...k&form=KEYWORD
    but found out the fuses they take (wafer style) START at 100A, but i'm wanting a 60A and 15A in there
    Oh well.. going to look at another store tomorrow, to see what they have..
    When a dist. block says 2ga .. does that mean it ONLY supports that size wire? or it will be fine with say 4ga or 8ga wire as well?

    ---------- Post added at 07:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:55 PM ----------

    so might get 1 of these:
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...T&SUBCATID=565
    with:
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...T&SUBCATID=330
    and then just something like:
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...T&SUBCATID=565 Though i'm not sure as it won't take 4ga wire for output..dunno if i want to drop down to 8ga for CarPC and AMP
    with:
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...T&SUBCATID=330 for CarPC
    and
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...T&SUBCATID=330 for Amp
    doesn't look as nice as my first option, but it seem it might be all i can get... ?

    I also saw something like this there which i might get too:
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...l&form=KEYWORD
    Last edited by Sledge1; 04-27-2011 at 06:13 AM.

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    I think bladed fuses are preferrable in a car as they don't fail as quickly due to vibration..
    Something like this as a holder:
    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...spx?pid=120459
    With these fuses:
    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...spx?pid=120432

    Although not sure if you can get 60amp in those.. Might need a maxi fuse and holder for that.. What is drawing that much?
    Fridges and lights draw the most out of normal accessories and 20-30 is generally plenty for them, if you are drawing 60 you will end up with a dead battery fairly quickly I would think..

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    60A for the AMP as recommended by Cadence for normal listening.
    80A for more heavy use.

    I would assume that would be MAX, but i wouldn't want to cut my self short would i?
    Last edited by Sledge1; 04-27-2011 at 06:31 AM.

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    Ah righto..
    Well if it is 60 amp you will need some heavy wire running to it so maybe you could just put a circuit breaker inline with the wire run and put everything else on a smaller fuse block?

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    a circuit breaker?
    I was planning on running 4ga wire from battery to dist. block, then to amp/PC

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    Something like these:
    http://www.narva.com.au/products/bro...rcuit-breakers
    I had one of the metal auto reset ones to protect my 4ga wire running back to my canopy ( Haven't actually wired everything up yet)
    Maybe these would be of use:
    http://www.narva.com.au/products/browse/blocks
    http://www.narva.com.au/products/browse/boxes
    Might pay a bit more for them..

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    Does the circuit breaker do the same thing as a fuse?
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp...r&form=KEYWORD
    though they don't go as low as 15A, and the lower rating ones look like arse..

    I want stuff that looks good at least that's why i was going for the larger fuse block, cos it looked good too..
    Last edited by Sledge1; 04-27-2011 at 07:47 AM.

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