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Question Amp wiring?

So tonight I finally put my amp and sub in but was wondering if there's a certain way to wire the amp to the battery or if I need to go to a certain battery or what. I think my batteries are getting weak anyways cause it don't turn over as fast anymore and now with my amp and sub, when the bass hits my battery needle goes down and when I'm just idling the needle is just below about half way and that don't seem right to me but I could be wrong so if I need to change somethin could someone please help me out? Thanks

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I have mine on the drivers side battery, but i've never been able to hit hard enough to watch the needle move. How many watt amp is it?


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1000 watt, it don't seem as bad now that I put a brand new sub in it cause the one I had in it seized up so I bout a new one and now it don't seem so bad so I'm not too concerned anymore lol and I had my batteries tested and they were fine so idk lol

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Yeah, I have a pioneer 1000 watt slim sub in mine, with 800 watts to it, maybe it was just cause the sub was going bad?


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I hav 2 amps that run off my driver side battery, if your lights are dimming or the needle on your gauge is moving when the subs hit then you need to add a capasitor to your set up. It will eliminate all the extra the pull that amp needs to run correctly. I have a 2 farad cap that split between a 1000w amp that pushes my sub and 800 4channel that pushes the rest of my system if you have aany questions just pm me

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I hav 2 amps that run off my driver side battery, if your lights are dimming or the needle on your gauge is moving when the subs hit then you need to add a capasitor to your set up. It will eliminate all the extra the pull that amp needs to run correctly. I have a 2 farad cap that split between a 1000w amp that pushes my sub and 800 4channel that pushes the rest of my system if you have aany questions just pm me

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Sounds like your system slams!!


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I definitely agree with a capacitor or two.I run a 1000 watt amp and 2 subs.I use a fuse at the battery and one right by the amp with a cap 2 gauge wire and 8 gauge to the amp.Jmo

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i got m 1600 wat amp and sub wired to drivers side with 1600 watt compacitor and it dont move and boy does she hit hard

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