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    Wiring CarPC from Amp wiring?

    Ok, I've done some searching but couldn't locate any posts/threads on this.

    4ga from battery into trunk to AMP. I am thinking about tapping the 4ga wire with some 14ga to the car PC. Putting an in-line fuse pretty much at the tapping area and soldering the 14ga into the 4ga wire. Any thoughts on this?

    My next dilemma is wiring the lilliput. Mine comes with the egg and fuse in it, and I'm guessing it would be more of a smart move to wire it to the PSU?

    I have my CarPC all set to go as well as my fabricated screen, just the wiring part is holding me back.....as I'd like to have all my research and planning done before doing anything.
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    Do yourself a favor and get a distribution block.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Do yourself a favor and get a distribution block.
    I have two actually. One that goes from 4ga to double 8ga with double fuses, and one that goes from 4ga to quad 8ga.

    Think I'd be able to run the smaller wire in, even though it's meant for 8ga?
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    Yeah.
    There are even step=-down adapters to use a thinner wire in a spot for a thicker one (i.e. 12awg in a spot for 8awg).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I've found that sometimes trying to put a smaller wire into an 4 or 8 awg dist block is difficult. What I've done to fix this is to cut a small (1") piece of 8 awg wire, strip it about 1/2" and then put that in the dist block along with the small wire. Holds much better. I do this on my REM wire dist block.

    Also, tinning the end of the small wire with solder stops fraying.

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    if you solder that fuse in the line without getting a proper fuse hold i will personally drive to where you are and rip it out. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3g Jester View Post
    if you solder that fuse in the line without getting a proper fuse hold i will personally drive to where you are and rip it out. <3
    I was thinking along the lines of just meshing the wire around the fuse a few times, then maybe using some duck tape because I can't find my electrical tape.
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