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When adding the add a circuit to get 12v power for the amp turn on I will replace the existing fuse in port A (on the add a circuit) and what size/amp fuse should I add on for port B (to the amp which is a 400 watt amp). I read to use a 10 amp fuse max for the add a circuit. Would there be any issue with using too powerful a fuse (say 10 amp when only 7 or 3.5 amp is needed)? I also plan on using the same add a circuit process to get 12v switched power to my aftermarket sony xplod head unit. Same question here; what size/amp fuse should I add on? THX

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When adding the add a circuit to get 12v power for the amp turn on I will replace the existing fuse in port A (on the add a circuit) and what size/amp fuse should I add on for port B (to the amp which is a 400 watt amp). I read to use a 10 amp fuse max for the add a circuit. Would there be any issue with using too powerful a fuse (say 10 amp when only 7 or 3.5 amp is needed)? I also plan on using the same add a circuit process to get 12v switched power to my aftermarket sony xplod head unit. Same question here; what size/amp fuse should I add on? THX
BHosek, you've resurrected an ancient thread!
The 400 watts really means nothing here, I'm sure that is Peak Power not RMS(Root Means Squared) which is the only output that actually matters. But the key is DO NOT use a larger amperage fuse than what is required, it is there to protect your electronics and your car from catching fire if a short circuit or other overdraw occurs. The fuse ratings should be in the manuals for your headunit and amplifier use exactly those ratings.

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Where did you get that switch and pop in bracket?




"I ran the 12v turn on line into the console so I could add this inline cutoff switch. This allows me to disable the amp for whatever reason (getting the car serviced, etc). The little plastic panel the switch is mounted in just pops out, it is a great place if you ever need to add a switch for anything."

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yea the shaker 500 system is a joke and to think they charge extra for that just baffles me. You can get a much nicer sound from just picking and choosing a few key components and still be under $2,000
Definatly start with the head unit cause if it doesnt have 4V RCA outputs its signal loss will cause you to overdrive your amp and clip the signal and lead to massive amounts of distortion..

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