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    Maximum Bitrate buurin's Avatar
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    I hired an installation 'helper' and want to confirm parts

    Hey.

    I hired a guy to help me install my stuff. Hes never done a carcomputer but I've done my fair share of research and he has plenty of car audio experience.

    I want to confirm that I have all the parts he will need to finish up the install.

    Note: computer under passenger seat of 2005 ford focus zx3.

    First of all I am running a:
    ampie case
    mii10000
    512mb ram
    dww-700h indash lcd w/ touchscreen(http://www.digitalww.com/DWW-700H.htm)
    m1-atx
    alpine head unit w/ aux-in
    microsoft gps unit

    I plan on bringing with me all of the above and...
    8AWG Wire for power + grnd
    IGN Wire for m1-atx
    fuse holder for power
    fuse (7A? 12V * 7A = 84W < 90W psu... that cool?)
    usb extensions for gps + touchscreen
    vga cable
    rca cable
    quick disconnects for connecting 8awg power -> 12awg from m1-atx
    radio wiring adapter

    Am i forgettign any little or big pieces? Hes got the tools..

    Thanks

    Oh also does anyone have any idea how he can power both the in dash lcd and head unit? Basically I am asking how would you power two head units?
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    looks good. what about hard drive & optical drive? if you want an indash dvd you may wanna tell him before he spends 6 hrs sanding the bezel to perfection

    also a note about fuses. the fuse rating should not be based on the power supply rating. the fuse is there to protect the wire itself from burning. that said you can drop the fuse size a little just in case and it should be based on the smallest wire in that circuit. for example I would go with a 10 amp fuse for the power wire (even though 8 gauge can handle like 24 amps continuous and normally you would use a 20+ amp fuse) if you go with a 10 amp fuse you protect the 12 gauge part (since 12 gauge is rated at like 9.5 amps continuous).

    also an 8 gauge ring terminal will be needed for grounding bring one with you so youre not paying the guy 50 bucks an hour to go to best buy.

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    Maximum Bitrate buurin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapan
    looks good. what about hard drive & optical drive? if you want an indash dvd you may wanna tell him before he spends 6 hrs sanding the bezel to perfection

    also a note about fuses. the fuse rating should not be based on the power supply rating. the fuse is there to protect the wire itself from burning. that said you can drop the fuse size a little just in case and it should be based on the smallest wire in that circuit. for example I would go with a 10 amp fuse for the power wire (even though 8 gauge can handle like 24 amps continuous and normally you would use a 20+ amp fuse) if you go with a 10 amp fuse you protect the 12 gauge part (since 12 gauge is rated at like 9.5 amps continuous).

    also an 8 gauge ring terminal will be needed for grounding bring one with you so youre not paying the guy 50 bucks an hour to go to best buy.

    Oh yeh i got the hard drive... no optical and hes not fabricating anything.

    good call on the ring terminals.. and thanks for the info on the fuse size..
    B Smoov
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