I have the 12volt live wire connected to the car battery, and a remote wire connected to the aux power supply.....THe amp works and everything is fine. My question is, when the car is off, the power light (green) is still on. IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE???...the reason why I ask is because, me being a moron, spliced the live 12v wire from the battery to both terminals (REM & 12v), of course the amp worked fine, but overnight it completly drained the battery ( had to get a new battery), I dont want the same thing to happen again. thanx
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Re: Quick question about the power
The remote turn on terminal on the amp needs to be connected to a switched power source. Typically, it's the remote turn-on/power antenna wire on the head unit. If your head unit doesn't have such a control wire, connect the remote turn-on terminal to a wire that's controlled by the ignition switch.
It's VERY important to fuse all of the wires properly. If you're unsure of the proper fuse for a given wire size, read pages 14 and 16 of the Basic Car Audio Electronics site.
No you will need your separate remote wire connected to either the back on you deck or to a source that completely cuts off with the car. Your battery is always powered you amp needs a cut off source to tell it to turn off when the car is off.
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If you have a voltmeter or a 12V trouble light, check to see there is 12V at the remote terminal when everything is on. The remote wire coming out of the head unit cant supply a lot of current (usually around 1/2 amp). even a quick short to ground on the remote wire can render it useless.
your amp requires a 12volt power wire from the battery, a negative wire grounded to the car body, a remote wire that connects to the radio or fuse box, rca jacks from the radio, and speaker wires from amp to speakers. hope this helps. please rate 4 thumbs up.
I assume you are speaking of the car battery, and it gets drained when the ignition is turned off. Your problem is you have connected your system to the wrong power connection. Automobiles have wiring lines that supply power all the time, to other parts of your vehicle. You need to find a power connection, preferably from your fuse box, that stops supplying power when the ignition is turned off. This will also help provide a back-up fuse incase of any other problems you might incur.
In Car Amplifiers have 3 main power wires: Live +12v (Fused wire direct from the + side of the cars battery)
Ground (Direct to car earthing point (anywhere cleaned of paint for good connection)(I tend to use boot lock)
Remote (This wire should be connected with the switched live wire coming from the back of the stereo, this is Only live when the cars ignition is on)(there should be 2 power wires coming from the stereo usuallyredlive +12v and yellowswitched live, depending on the cars original wiring, try moving the remote wire from where you have it, to the other live wire
12 VOLT FROM THE BATTERY SOURCE GOES TO 12VOLT BATT CONNECTION.12 VOLT GROUND RETURN MUST BE FIXED TO THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE.SOME VEHICLES HAVE FACTORY GROUNDS UP HIGH ON THE SIDES OF MOST VEHICLES, U CAN USE THIS GROUND LOCATION. IF CONNECT REMOTE WIRE FROM THE RADIOS REMOTE TURN ON LEAD WHICH IS A BLUE/WHITE WIRE OR A STANDARD BLUE IF ITS JUST ONE BLUE WIRE. CONNECT THIS LEAD TO THE REMOTE TURN ON CONNECTION ON THE AMP , SOME KENWOODS HAVE TWO ,INPUT AND OUTPUT LEADS.U ALSO NEED A TEST LIGHT, OR U CAN USE A SPEAKER TO TEST FOR POWER AT UR CONNECTION.IF U USE A TEST LIGHT , CLAMP THE END U WOULD GROUND TO THE VEHICLE, TO THE AMPS GROUND, THEN TOUCH THE PROBE END OF THE TEST LIGHT TO UR WIRED CONNECTION TO VERIFY U HAVE POWER AND GROUND TO YOUR CONNECTION.IF TEST LIGHT DOESN'T WORK ,CHECK UR FUSE AND REMOTE TURN OR LEADS.
Have you connected the remote wire from the stereo to the amp? assuming it has one. If the stereo has not got a remote wire you can link it from the positive 12 volt on the amp to the remote connection on the amp, usually it's in between the ground connector and the 12volt.
First make one wire your ground wire by screwing the end with a connector into the frame of your car trunk, on bare metal, then connect your remote wire to a fuse that is only on when your car is on. then connect the 12volt wire to the postive side of your battery with a connector. depending on the size of your amp, the gauge wire you need will vary. On your 12volt wire you may need to place a fuse in between where it connects to your battery and your amp to insure that the power will be shut off when the fuse blows instead of blowing your amp if something were to happen.