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    wiring it up

    As I was adding a buss bar to my amp rack today , I got to thinking about exactly how i'm going to wire my system. currently I have the amp remote lead going to a buss bar and the from there one lead to the amp remote power and one lead in series to my two PC case fans that work as amp/PC cooling fans.

    I'm in the middle of putting the carputer together and realized that I wont have a head unit any longer and therefore no more amp turn on lead. I will however have an inverter (xantrex 400watt) , my power situation is this :
    4awg from the battery to a 2 outlet distribution block, one side going to the amp (dei 4500D) the other to the inverter then obviously from the inverter to the ATX power supply.

    So now my problem, I can extend the inverter power switch to the front of the car in the console and add a power switch there, this should keep any current from flowing through the inverter from the battery , should I tap the amp remote into the same switch? that way it will kick on the amp, PC, cooling fans at one time.

    My other concern is forgetting to power it down when i get out of the car and killing my battery, any better suggestions to power up and down the system? I could run the switch to the ignition but there are times where I'm just turning the car on for a few seconds and dont want the system to boot
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    you could run a 3 position switch up front, acc, on , off.
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    Why don't you turn on your amp with a relay and a 12v power lead from your pc ?
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    ok so after much thinking heres what i came up with, run a line from the ignition acc to a relay, split one line from the relay to a momentary switch for my PC power, run the other line to my buss bar to turn on my amp/inverter/leds/fans. so everything except the mobo will turn off an on with my ignition. or I could use 2 switches after the relay, one for the amps etc. and one for the PC
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