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Old 04-14-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Amp wiring

Can I tire my amp directly to the battery without draining it when it is off.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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As long as the turn on lead is hooked up right and it shuts off with the radio, it should be fine. Don't forget to put a fuse in it as close to the battery as possible.
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What size and how would I put it in.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
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It usually comes with the amp power wire if you buy an install wiring kit. The blue wire from the radio turns the amp on and off.
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amp or volt

Are you talking about an AMP guage or a Voltmeter? I think you are really talking about a voltmeter. That is what is standard.

If volt, then you can hook it directly to the battery but I don't see that will really give you any additional information. If it didn't read the same, within a thenth of a volt or so, then you have a major problem with the wiring that will show smoke soon.
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Are you talking about an AMP guage or a Voltmeter? I think you are really talking about a voltmeter. That is what is standard.

If volt, then you can hook it directly to the battery but I don't see that will really give you any additional information. If it didn't read the same, within a thenth of a volt or so, then you have a major problem with the wiring that will show smoke soon.

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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Well when I bought my jeep it has a amp and subs in it and it was directly wired to the battery and the battery would always die so I unhooked it and the battery still dies but not as regularly so I just wanted to know how to correctly wire it in.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #9
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Can I tire my amp directly to the battery without draining it when it is off.
Yes, Every amp should have a smaller "Remote Wire" to turn the amp on and off.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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Where do I buy an install kit
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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You young whipper snappers, always stealing our time tested terms.

In "the day" an AMP was a measure of electrical current and if you wanted to talk about radios, they were "radios" or "boom boxes".
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ohhh ballistx you are just ill informed on the matter... in this case just as with many english applications the term "amp" has multiple meanings.
1. amp = ampere, measure of current
2. amp = amplifier, used to increase power in a circuit, in this case a radio/speaker circuit.

the term amp is still used to measure current but you have to look at the context in which the term is used. obviously you wouldnt "wire an ampere straight to the battery" but you do "wire an amplifier straight to the battery". and to end this, we were not discussing radios or boomboxes as those pieces of equipment almost have no part in what he was asking. hope this helped clear things up bud!
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You can get an installation kit from any big box store (bestbuy), crutchfield or any car stereo shop.
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You can get an installation kit from any big box store (bestbuy), crutchfield or any car stereo shop.
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