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Guage of Wire

What guage of wire should i use for these amps

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  • Chris29 Jan 09, 2008

    It is going to be ran to a distribution block about 10 feet I guess.

    I will be running 3 amps.



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How many amplifiers?

How long is the wire run?

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

  • Perry Babin Jan 09, 2008

    Without knowing the power of the amplifiers, there's no way to tell you what wire to use. Use the 'system power design assistant' calculator on the following page. If you have more questions, let me know.

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