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Which is better to run my power wire to?

Is it better to run my power wire from my amp to my fuse box, or straight to my battery?

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Run it straight to your battery!!!
DO NOT hang it off your fuse box.
Use good cable (depending on the length of run needed and size of amp not in watts, but in current draw. Use at least 6mm2) use a grommit through the fire wall, and you must fuse it near to the battery. Also use the same size wire for the ground. What goes in must come out!

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To your amp so you wont kill you battery

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