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    Lol will get OldSpark to check me but yeah they perform the same job of blowing if there is a short circuit. They perform a little differently if using for overload protection I believe but not sure on the specifics of that.
    I don't really care what most of it looks like as it will be hidden away, just needs to work and not fail in the mud or dust or vibrations.

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    yeah.. i was going to hide most of it.. but then decided to have the fuse holders/large cables visible for some 'bling'

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    Go have a look in autobarn then. Most of the connectors and things I saw in there in their audio section looked flash. Probably more expensive..

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    yeah.. going there tomorrow after work..

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    ok, even autobarn didn't have what i wanted, so have gone for a single fuse up front, through to a dist. block in boot, through to 2 single fuses in boot, through to PC and AMP.

    BUT, another probably silly question, but how do you guy actually connect the 4ga wire to the M2-ATX? all the spade connectors that would fit it, are way too small for 4ga wire.. ??
    I did a search here but i can't see anyone actually saying HOW they do it..
    Or do i just trim the wire until it does fit and then heatshrink it etc?

    Cheers

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    Yeah that is an issue I am going to ask OldSpark about.. I found some huge lug terminals but that doesn't really help get to the psu..
    Unless you put a bolt somewhere as a distribution point then run a smaller cable off it for a short run..

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    Well i could have got a distribution block that has a large output (4ga), and a smaller output (8ga), but someone here said i should just use 4ga all the way, so i got one that has 2x 4ga outputs..
    hrmm

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    Well it would be better yes as then you don't burn out the smaller section when the psu pulls a peak amount but they don't tend to make things big enough to go on the wire and small enough for the device..
    Need something to step it down.. besides if you are like me the only reason you have it so thick is for the distance the current capacity.

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    hrmm.. from the distribution block to the CarPC is only going to be maybe 1m or so... maybe about the same to the AMP as well..
    But obviously from battery to Dist. is going to be longer.. maybe about 5m

    Looking around it seems i'm not the only one with the same question...
    Last edited by Sledge1; 04-28-2011 at 06:45 AM.

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    Yep and if you are running earth back like I am that's a 10m loop so you need thick wires so you don't loose too much voltage over the distance.

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