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Old 03-03-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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power and ground question

I have a dual amp set up . battery to fuse to 4 awg wire to nonfused distribution block . from there 8 awg wire to one 4 channel amp and 8awg to a 1.2 farad capacitor to a mono amp . streetwires ( distribution block ) said that I need to use a fuse from distribution block to amp and a fuse to cap/amp combo . I thought with the fuse near the battery was enough . I think it is 60amp .

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where is a good spot to ground my equipment too ? I have it behind the rear seats of my 06 double cab . I am planning on grounding 2 amps and a cappacitor . I want to use a distribution bloack and 4 awg to ground . I thought maybe a seat belt bolt or seat bracket bolt . any one care to share their expertise ?
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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I guess that technically you should put a fuse whenever you have a gauge reduction, because you could draw 60 amp through the 8 gauge wire.

I think the ground under the seatbelt bolt is probably good. I'd sand the paint down before sealing everything up.
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Always Always Always fuse a reduction in wire gauge. Your 60 amp fuse is small enough to protect the 8 awg wire, but it is still best practice to fuse all reductions in wire gauge.

You are on the right track by combining the ground wires from the amp with a distro block and using a single common grounding point. Seatbelt bolts are great for grounding to, since they generally have good contact with the body. Just be sure to grind the paint down to bare metal and you should have no issues with ground loop noise or voltage issues.
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thank you for the replies and your opinions .
Im going to order another distribution block but a fused one for power and use my existing nonfused one for grounding . then I can run 4awg to the middle seat belt bolt for ground .

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You should probably also upgrade the ground at your battery.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:34 PM   #6
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from the chassis to the battery and remove the stock ground ?

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from the chassis to the battery and remove the stock ground ?

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Old 03-04-2008, 01:31 PM   #8
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makes sense the stock cable isnt very big .
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