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07-26-2008, 12:11 PM
Okay my friends car craped out so I spend most of my day yesterday getting the stuff out. He was so upset about not having a car and having a nice system he told me if I want to use any of the stuff until he gets a new car I can. WOW what a friend. So I borrowed his kenwood 10 inch sub the box and the alpine amp. My question is this until I run my REAL power wire can I use speaker wire to power it I will not be cranking it rely loud. I know that I have to install a fuse as well. It's street wire. This is the stuff.http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=183450&i=211UCT12&tp=1359
07-26-2008, 12:56 PM
IMHO, 12GA's kinda thin for you to be running your power through it. How many amps/watts (whichever you prefer) are we talking about? If I were you, I'll just wait till I get proper power wires. Better safe than sorry.
07-26-2008, 01:40 PM
It is a Alpine MRP-M450. Here are the specs. http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=120&i=500MRPM450&tp=115
07-26-2008, 02:34 PM
going through the link you posted, even the guys at crutchfield recommend a 8GA power/ground wire...if it were me, I'd stick with that.
07-26-2008, 03:30 PM
will do I will order a amp wiring kit at the sight of my first pay check next week. But beofer I do does anyone areound here have one they are not using?
07-27-2008, 01:32 AM
i wish you would have asked me that question a few weeks ago.
... but you can usually find 8 or 10 gauge amp kits pretty cheap.
07-27-2008, 01:48 AM
I'd like to volunteer too but I'm offshore, my extra wires' at home and home's half-way around the world from you. good luck though.
tip: patience. ;-) it's almost "next week" already anyway.
07-27-2008, 07:41 AM
double or triple the speaker wire and u should be okay.
07-27-2008, 02:10 PM
Just save some $$, buy a "good" amp kit. Then take your time and install the kit correctly, leaving the extra wire for when you get your own stuff...
07-27-2008, 08:22 PM
Ya I want to get a stinger kit.
07-27-2008, 11:01 PM
Dont use speaker wire to power your amps. Its not designed to handle that much current and besides, its way too small. Walmart has 8 gauge wiring kits for like $20. No excuse not to use one.
07-27-2008, 11:51 PM
I dont get it, you already told us that crutchfield are the real experts..
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