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sundown 3000 watt how many runs of 0 gauge?


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#1 bigjon

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:50 PM

topic says it all. i have a 3000 watt sundown, how mnay runs of 0 gauge should i make, i have one run now. ill run up to 3 runs of need be

i have 3 yellow tops and 2 bl 15's
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:56 PM

I'd say for everything your running, 2 would work. I might do 3 to be safe to make sure the current is there.

Where in Texas are ya? I'm round the Dallas area.
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:02 PM

I'd say for everything your running, 2 would work. I might do 3 to be safe to make sure the current is there.

Where in Texas are ya? I'm round the Dallas area.

so you have read everything in my set up some where else im guessing"?
i was thinking 2 my self

im just south of austin!, i have a good friend in haltom city?????
i dono i never go that way i work alot
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06 lincoln town car
pioneer 80prs
4 deka 9a31
mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:03 PM

i'm assuming your batts are within a few ft of that amp?
If it is close, for every extra run that close, you're probably only gonna see 0.1 -0.2 volt increase per pair.
So, if you got 1, add one more to half voltage drop, to half again, you need 2 more runs, that's gettin pretty thick.
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:08 PM

i'm assuming your batts are within a few ft of that amp?
If it is close, for every extra run that close, you're probably only gonna see 0.1 -0.2 volt increase per pair.
So, if you got 1, add one more to half voltage drop, to half again, you need 2 more runs, that's gettin pretty thick.

ok i have 2 yellow tops withen 3 feet of the amps... and another one at the front of the car.18 ft away.
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mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
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2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:10 PM

I'd do a single run from the alternator to each battery. Add a buss bar to link them all together and then go right to the amp.

That'd be awesome power.
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:17 PM

I'd do a single run from the alternator to each battery. Add a buss bar to link them all together and then go right to the amp.

That'd be awesome power.

holly crap,... well i would have to do alot of work! and some custom stuff to my alt,. not i have 2 4 gauge wires running from the alt to the front batt, then 1 zero to the back 2, then 0 gauge wired to both batts and then a 0 gauge to my amp.

i dont even know i would get 3 0 gauge wires on my alt!

i thought about gettin copper strap and wire the batts togather that way.
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4 deka 9a31
mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

http://www.soundsolu...ge__hl__lincoln

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:23 PM

Well, here's some basic info that the good ol' Calculator says -

The following is based upon 300A worth of current.
18ft run using 1 1/0 wire -
1.09 voltage drop
18ft run using 1 3/0 wire -
0.686 voltage drop
18ft run using 2 1/0 wires -
0.545 voltage drop

I didn't wanna run more than 1 1/0 wire in my new car from front batt to rear so i went ahead and bought Stinger's new 3/0 wire. I got it ran but havent got the batts yet so i dont know how many ft i'm actually gonna be using. the way i got it hidden probably gonna need the whole 20ft in my car.

3ft runs with 300A current draw -
1/0 wire - 0.182 voltage drop
3/0 wire - 0.114 voltage drop
2 1/0 wires - 0.091 voltage drop
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:26 PM

3/0 wire - 0.114 voltage drop
2 1/0 wires - 0.091 voltage drop

am i reading that wrong? or am i better off running 2 1/0?
i seen that new wire at ces. where did ya get it and how much did it do you in?

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mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:29 PM

20ft run cost about $165.

Yes, you read that right.
Reason - 1/0 wire has 4,xxx strands; 3/0 wire has 6,xxx strands. 2 1/0 wires has 8,xxx strands.
So why buy 3/0? it's smaller therefore can fit in tighter places.

Oops, forgot to tell ya where i got it at, got it at darvex.com

Edited by shizzzon, 05 February 2008 - 10:29 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:33 PM

20ft run cost about $165.

Yes, you read that right.
Reason - 1/0 wire has 4,xxx strands; 3/0 wire has 6,xxx strands. 2 1/0 wires has 8,xxx strands.
So why buy 3/0? it's smaller therefore can fit in tighter places.

Oops, forgot to tell ya where i got it at, got it at darvex.com

i dig it... thanks man
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4 deka 9a31
mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

http://www.soundsolu...ge__hl__lincoln

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:27 PM

Put this in the appropriate forum please.
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:37 PM

Put this in the appropriate forum please.

i posted it in the stereo integrity crap mang i cant spell
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pioneer 80prs
4 deka 9a31
mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

http://www.soundsolu...ge__hl__lincoln

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

:WTFBubble: BigJon, Dont tell me you went and bought a SAZ3000D and didnt call the guy that put you on to them!?!?! Raymond Farmer, remember me!!! :banhim: Just joking!!! Glad to see you took my advice, even though you didnt let me know!!! http://www.soundsolu...tyle_emoticons/default/fing05.gif
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 04:34 PM

:WTFBubble: BigJon, Dont tell me you went and bought a SAZ3000D and didnt call the guy that put you on to them!?!?! Raymond Farmer, remember me!!! :banhim: Just joking!!! Glad to see you took my advice, even though you didnt let me know!!! http://www.soundsolu...tyle_emoticons/default/fing05.gif

yeah ray whats going on brother! yeah i took your advice and happy i did!.. i was gonna buy yours but i didnt wanna take your new one for your personal car!....... and i never called you to let ya know cause your a super nice guy ray and i feel like im bothering you when i ring ya up!

my goliath is still at repair! thay told you me you have a couple amps there at the moment aswell! very nice people at CIA.

ray let me know if your gonna sell any of your old sundown amps, scratchs what ever.. i know you will do me right.. so let me know and ill send ya some more bank!

i would love another 3000 watt to add this summer, im either gonna sell me 15 bls and pick up some btl's maybe even bump up to some 18's

good seeing you ray!

Edited by bigjon, 06 February 2008 - 04:41 PM.

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06 lincoln town car
pioneer 80prs
4 deka 9a31
mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

http://www.soundsolu...ge__hl__lincoln

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