What wires do you need to install subs?

January 17, 2020 Off By idswater

What wires do you need to install subs?

For the installation, you need:

  1. A 20 ft (6.1 m) power wire.
  2. A ground wire at least 3 ft (0.91 m) long.
  3. A 15 ft (4.6 m) RCA wire with both red and white connectors.
  4. A 15 ft (4.6 m) blue remote wire.
  5. Speaker wire, which can also be bought separately.
  6. A 50-amp in-line fuse and fuse holder.

What wiring kit do I need for a 1000w amp?

Why Use Quality Audio Wire

Amp Kit AWG (Wire Size) Amplifier Wattage
1/0 AWG 1000 Watts RMS and up
4 AWG 500 – 1000 Watts RMS
8 AWG 250 – 500 Watts RMS
10 AWG Less Than 250 Watts RMS

What is AMP kit?

Complete Amplifier Kits. KICKER® complete amp kits feature top-quality Hyper-Flex power, ground and turn-on cables. K Series speaker wire and interconnects are also included, as is a heavy-duty AFS fuse holder and fusing. Insulated crimp connectors and zip ties come in the kit as well.

What happens if amp power wire is too small?

If too small of a size is used, the wire could melt because of the large amount of current flowing through it compared to how much the cables can handle. Damage can occur to the amplifier when there is not enough current flowing to its circuits, especially when the music peaks.

What amp wiring do I need?

What Gauge Wire Do I Need For My Amp?

Wire Gauge Size Total Amplifier RMS Wattage
4 AWG 400-1000 Watts
6 AWG 600-800 Watts
8 AWG 200-400 Watts
10 AWG 100-200 Watts

How do I know what AMP kit to buy?

Q: How do I know which size amp wiring kit to buy?

  1. 0/1 AWG for 1000 watts or more.
  2. 4 AWG for 400 to 1000 watts.
  3. 8 AWG for 200 to 400 watts.
  4. 10 AWG for 100 to 200 watts.