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    Opus wiring to Sub

    I was wondering if I could hook up the Opus directly to my amp in the trunk.
    That way my cables wouldn't be so long.

    Cant i just wire a 8mm gauge with a fuse to the 12v on my amp, and the ground wire to a bolt.

    Normally that would supply me of necessary power, or isn't that recommended.
    The amp allso had a remote, could I do anything usefull with this for my carputer ?

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    You would have to check that your wire can handle the current required (how many watts is your amp?). If you get a distribution box and wire everything into that you should be fine (assuming the wires can handle the current).

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    what do u mean? what do you want to connect to the amp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic
    what do u mean? what do you want to connect to the amp?

    i want to connect the carpc thus the opus to the amp.

    My amp is 1700 w pmpo, so i think about 700 rms total.

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    Probably not a good idea. A distro box is a much better idea. Run you main wire (the one that is now going to your sub amp) into the box. Then from the box, run one to your amp and one to your opus. The ground wire should be OK... run each one to the same bolt on your car frame.

    Of course that is assuming your existing wire can handle the amperage. You said 8mm Gauge... I assume you meant 8guage. Normal applications, the 8ga wire can handle a max of about 60 amps. So add up the values of all the fuses on your sub amp (1, maybe 2). If its near or over 60amps, you'll have to run either another wire, or replace it with 4ga.

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