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The 0 gauge wire i bought for my amp wont fit in my amps power or ground slots. the ring terminal that comes with it is way to big but at the same time the ring terminal is also to small for my battery terminal im completely stumped on what to do

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Strip the ends of your huge wire and untwist the wires and the should form a few smaller wire bundles, keep as much wire together than will easily fit into the amp and clip the rest. MAKE SURE THE WIRE IS CLIPPED CLOSE. IF IT TOUCHES THE AMP IT WILL SHORT!

As for the terminal, clip the ring off the wire and unwind the wire just as before. When you look at it the wires should look like little fingers. (should be seperated into small bundles) wrap these around the bolt (or as much of it as you can while still leaving room for the bolt to screw back in)

and thats it!!!!! just make sure you clip any excess wires. dont want to blow that new unit.

GOOD LUCK AND PLS RATE THIS POST!!!!!!

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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    jeeps599 Feb 13, 2013

    hi i was wondering if you do that like trimming the wire do you lose powwer?????

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Look at rating plate on side of unit for Volts, Amps, Watts.
Volts x amps = watts.
If unit is 240Volts, then you need double-pole 240Volt breaker
If unit is 8500 watts at max power, then 8500 watts divided by 240Volts = 35 amps.

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50 amp breaker x 80% = 40 amp safe maximum for 50 amp breaker. I use 6 gauge wire with 50 amp breaker.
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How to connect wires to unit.
First of all, all outdoor HVAC units require power cut off located next to unit.
This lets the mechanic, or service tech turn power off to work on unit, even if the mechanic does not have access to main breaker box.

Next, open unit to see where wires connect.
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The process is pretty much straight forward for any amp.
This is what you will need to get the job done:
15 ft- 4 gauge power wire (RED) with in-line fuse 3 ft - 4 Guage Ground wire (Brown) 15 ft - 12-16 Gauge Remote wire (Blue) 15 ft - RCA Wires Here are the steps:
  • BATT - (Battery +12v) - This will be a 4 guage red wire that you will run directly from your car battery to this Terminal. Be sure to buy a wire a with an inline fuse. This is the main power supply to your amp. Be careful 12 volts doesn't sound like much till you see it in action. I would do this wire last, last thing you want is a hot wire accidentally touching some bare metal.
  • GND - (Ground Wire) - This is the terminal you will use to ground the AMP. Run a 4 guage wire from this terminal and fasten it to some bare metal in your trunk. Not more than three feet.
  • RCOM /Remote - There will be a small gauge wire from the back of your stereo that will be the remote wire it will be blue, most stereos have this wire labeled. Its purpose is to send a signal to the amp to turn on when the radio is powered on.
  • RCA Wires - The location for these is not pictured above, on the back of your stereo there will be amp outputs. Your stereo will send all your low frequencies (Bass) to your amp using these wires. On the amp you will see where these wires will go. They are essential to have a system.
The best way to go about this is hook up the power, ground, and remote and test the Amp to see if it powers up. I have seen so many of my friends skip this step and they paid for it later. I hope this helps if you need any more help let me know.

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Depending on the vehicle you made need to upgrade the alternator and battery.
Make sure the battery has good cables and ground also, no corrosion,loose clamps,etc.
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Hello cesar199064,

These are the steps you required to install your amp and subs:

1) Purchase an amp wiring kit with 2 or 1/0 gauge power and ground wires.
2) Decide on a location to mount the amp where it will get proper airflow and will not interfere with operation of the vehicle. Closer to the battery is better. Decide on the location and install the sub enclosures.
3) Locate a place on the metal body of the vehicle within about 3" of your amp for the ground. Connect the ground wire to the amp ground terminal and to BARE METAL on the vehicle.
4) Run power wire from battery positive (+) using one of the amp kit ring terminals through a 100A fuseholder to the amp positive terminal. DO NOT install the fuse yet.
5) Run a "remote" wire from the remote turn-on lead (usually blue or blue/white) of your dash mounted head unit to the amp turn-on terminal. Run a set of RCA cables from the preamp or subwoofer outputs on the head unit to the amp inputs.
6) Run speaker wire, preferably at least 12-gauge, from the amp output terminals to your subs.
7) Check all of your wiring. Make sure that no insulation was damaged or peeled off during the running process. Make sure there are no loose strands touching adjacent terminals or bare metal.
8) Use a multimeter set to read "ohms" and test from the negative battery post to the amp ground terminal. You should read "0".
9) Install the fuse.
10) Turn on your head unit and listen to those big Kickers thump.
11) Adjust the amp settings according to your manual.

The best place I've found for in depth information on audio installs is The Install Doctor. You'll find step-by-step procedures, color photos, wiring details, and even the tools required. I recommend that you begin with the "tech docs" link and read through some of the PDF documents.

Hope this helps.

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