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I have a 1999 Buick Park Avenue and am getting ready to purchase the things that I am still missing in my setup. My main concern is my Audiobahn 2300hct powering my 2 12" JL W7's at 1ohm. I have a yellow top for the trunk and a capacitor as well, here is where I'm lost as I've never used an extra battery or a cap before. The AB has 4x40 fuses, and I also plan to buy a 4 channel amp that does 75x4 rms {not sure on model yet}. My first question is how many fuses should I run throughout setup? Currently I have a 200amp ANL fuse, should I run this 18" from the battery {front duralast, or trunk yellow top}, or should I run a 200amp ANL at each battery?

I Also plan on purchasing a distribution block, should this be fused? If so how big of a fuse for the AB output, how big for the 4 channel output? Should the capacitor be fused also? Should I upgrade the big 3 to 1/0 gauged as well? The wire I am looking to buy is http://www.wireandsupply.com/product_p/sgx-1-fslash-0-fslash-01.htm , will this do or should I step up to http://www.wireandsupply.com/product_p/sgx-2-fslash-0-fslash-01.htm ? I am sorry for the lengthy post but I am really confused, even more confused than you after reading this frantic post. Thanks again for the help everyone.

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High output Alt- Is 200amp enough or should I go bigger?

Power/Ground Wire

Fuses

Wire Connectors

Distribution Block

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Get rid of the capacitor. Its basically useless and will just cause more confusion.

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I have a 1999 Buick Park Avenue and am getting ready to purchase the things that I am still missing in my setup. My main concern is my Audiobahn 2300hct powering my 2 12" JL W7's at 1ohm. I have a yellow top for the trunk and a capacitor as well, here is where I'm lost as I've never used an extra battery or a cap before. The AB has 4x40 fuses, and I also plan to buy a 4 channel amp that does 75x4 rms {not sure on model yet}. My first question is how many fuses should I run throughout setup? Currently I have a 200amp ANL fuse, should I run this 18" from the battery {front duralast, or trunk yellow top}, or should I run a 200amp ANL at each battery?

I Also plan on purchasing a distribution block, should this be fused? If so how big of a fuse for the AB output, how big for the 4 channel output? Should the capacitor be fused also? Should I upgrade the big 3 to 1/0 gauged as well? The wire I am looking to buy is http://www.wireandsu...0-fslash-01.htm , will this do or should I step up to http://www.wireandsu...0-fslash-01.htm ? I am sorry for the lengthy post but I am really confused, even more confused than you after reading this frantic post. Thanks again for the help everyone.

Purchase List

High output Alt- Is 200amp enough or should I go bigger?

Power/Ground Wire

Fuses

Wire Connectors

Distribution Block

Hello and :WELCOME: Here are MY answers for the questions you have asked and are IMO.

  • My first question is how many fuses should I run throughout setup? No fuse from batt to batt, you can if you'd like for extra safety, Also, if not already, I would recommend matching batteries. You will then want to fuse from batt to amp(s). If you are going to use a D-block, you want to fuse both leads from DB that Distrubute to the amp(s). So that will be 3 fuses in my setup.
  • should I run this 18" from the battery {front duralast, or trunk yellow top}, or should I run a 200amp ANL at each battery? answered above
  • distribution block, should this be fused? Answered above
  • If so how big of a fuse for the AB output, how big for the 4 channel output? Check for manufactures specs
  • Should the capacitor be fused also? Remove Cap
  • Should I upgrade the big 3 to 1/0 gauged as well? yes
  • The wire I am looking to buy is http://www.wireandsu...0-fslash-01.htm , will this do or should I step up to http://www.wireandsu...0-fslash-01.htm ? I would recommend visiting weldingsupply.com, if your on a budget, I would ebay any 0gauge wire kit.
  • High output Alt- Is 200amp enough or should I go bigger? For your equipment, yes, if you are going to upgrade your system in the future, I would recommend buying the most of what you can afford. Take a look at mechman/dc-alt(not a fan)/singer alternator/ohio generators
    Power/Ground Wire weldingsupply.com (search "cable")
    Fuses I have always like the fuses that come with AudioPipe equipment
    Wire Connectors Take a few looks at this thread
    Distribution Block Darvex.com has some nice ones

Hopes that helps man. LMK if you have any other questions

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Senchez kicked my ass with that post. Way to make me look lazy. :D

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Senchez kicked my ass with that post. Way to make me look lazy. biggrin.png

:lol::wub: !!

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2 12" JL W7's at 1ohm.

1.5 ohm, they are 3ohm coils

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Haven't heard from you since your first post, was just making sure I was clear, or was there any update on your scenerio.

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2 12" JL W7's at 1ohm.

1.5 ohm, they are 3ohm coils

and that amp will not run them subs good at all u need at least 2k at 2ohm BTW and then u will more than likely need to up ur electrical again

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Haven't heard from you since your first post, was just making sure I was clear, or was there any update on your scenerio.

No you were very clear and helpful TY. I am currently in the process of ordering a 250amp alt from Singer, then im ready to install. I know the Audiobahn is not perfect for the W7's, but it will have to do until I get some extra cash. Im hoping to get atleast 1600rms at 1.5ohm but im just hoping. Everyone trashes it, but I heard it on 3 12" JLw6V2's and it pounded and sounded good so who knows? I just got it cause it was only used for a week or two and I couldnt pass it up for the price. You guys have all helped alot with your input.

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