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Old 03-01-2012   #1
 
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Default Advice for dist block set up

Ok, so here goes my inexperienced question...

So when I first started piecing together components for my truck a few years ago I didn't know an awful lot (still don't) about Car audio, and now have a better idea about some thing and want to clean my wiring up.

My situation is that I have three amps in the truck, and over time as I added each of them I just wired them straight to the battery so now it's a bit crowded.

I picked up a stinger distribution block that can take up to two 1/0 gauge inputs, and four 4 gauge outputs. The amps I have are a small MTX amp rated at around 450 watts rms under my back seats, an RE amp @ 60 x 4 under the driver's seat, and another RE amp @ 400 watts under the passenger seat. Right now they all have 4 gauge Power running to my battery.

The problem is that I'm not really sure where exactly I should put the dist block, I could probably find someplace to stuff it up front, but I think it'd be a lot cleaner and easier to get to if I put it under the back seat.

SO, sorry for the long winded explanation. My question is, it'll be a pain to run more than one 0 gauge Wire through my firewall, but if I have to run Power all the way to the back will one 0 gauge be enough? I've looked at several online calculator and conversion tables, and it looks like it should, but I want to be sure. Would 7 or 8 feet make enough difference to need another run? If I have to run two then that's what I've gotta do, but finding another spot big enough will be tough.

I hope I explained it well enough, let me know if I need to clarify anything.
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0awg would be plenty, it has close to the same current capacity as all three of your current 4awg wires combined.

See: this guide on Power wire/distribution in car.Audio

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Yeah, the 0gauge should do fine. You could probably run 8gauge from the distribution block to each amp as well but since you already have the 4 gauge, I'd use that.
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Ok, great. Thanks fellas.
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