Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Amp wiring question, need a ruling from the braintrust
bbrock
post Feb 11 2020, 09:29 PM
Post #1


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,252
Joined: 17-February 17
From: Montana
Member No.: 20,845
Region Association: Rocky Mountains



I've been researching 4-channel amps to power my speaker pods and a small sub. Kenwood is not really a brand I gravitate toward but this amp has caught my eye for several reasons and gets rave reviews. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KACM3K4/Ke...4.html?tp=35782

An unexpected bonus is that it uses only a 10 gauge power wire and draws just 22 amps. That's within limits the stock harness and fuse block can handle, particularly given that I'll be running all LED lights which will cut down on current draw. Eliminating the hassle of fishing a fat wire through the harness snorkel to connect directly to the battery is appealing. What do you electrically savy folks think?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Replies
Chris914n6
post Feb 13 2020, 02:12 AM
Post #2


Jackstands are my life.
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,410
Joined: 14-March 03
From: Las Vegas, NV
Member No.: 431
Region Association: Southwest Region



Needed wire gauge is based on amperes and feet.

You also need to factor in the new head unit. Original 70s was like 8w rms and only 2 channel, standard today is 50w x4, so more power used.

I ran an 8 to a separate fuse block to manage everything not stock. So the radio & amp, power windows, alarm, and now phone/tablet chargers. Also the 100w headlights with relays before I went HID.

The 'stereo' spec wire has thicker insulation which is actually not a benefit when running thru the factory harness.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic


Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 9th April 2020 - 02:21 AM