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    to those who HAVE an opus 150

    To those who actually have one, what is the largest gauge wire the opus will accept?

    I've searched and havent really found a definitive answer. I was thinking about running 8 guage from my battery to my trunk where the opus would be house. Roughly 20 feet of power wire.

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    It has a pigtail connector so you can attach whatever you want.

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    At the risk of sounding very stupid, what exactly is a pigtail connector?

    Is in those one things with the screw on top where you put the wire in the hole and then screw the screw down till its tight?

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    No its just a plug with the power wires coming out of it. I think they are 12 guage.
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    They provide you with a 3 color coded wire + connector. all you have to do in attach the wires together with your new one. I think the wire length is about 1 foot. There are 2 gauges wires being use. The red and black are bigger and the yellow is smaller. I bought the same gauge for all three, connect them just by twisting the copper and electrical tape it.

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    Ugh!

    At least solder them together! Bad contacts will kill your computer that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC-S60
    Ugh!

    At least solder them together! Bad contacts will kill your computer that way!
    or blow some fuses, or worse, start a fire.

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    It doesn't matter what you run from the front of the car to the back, ideally you will be putting the wire from the battery into a distribution block and taking everything off from that. I am running an Opus 150, plus 2 amps from an 8 gauge wire.

    As you're running the wire, it'll be better to use thicker stuff than thinner stuff, especially if you think you might replace your audio equipment


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    Quote Originally Posted by nl4jy
    They provide you with a 3 color coded wire + connector. all you have to do in attach the wires together with your new one. I think the wire length is about 1 foot. There are 2 gauges wires being use. The red and black are bigger and the yellow is smaller. I bought the same gauge for all three, connect them just by twisting the copper and electrical tape it.
    My god man....have some decency, at least use some crimp on connectors.

    I soldered and heat shrinked mine to 8awg wire
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    well the pc is the only thing i would be wiring, so no need for a dist block. but if i was to get a dist block, you guys know of any good sites to snatch one off of?

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