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    4 Gauge and 8 Gauge wiring

    hi all,

    I currently have 4 gauge wiring running in my car, but my new amps terminals are a bit small and only accept upto 8 gauge thick wiring. Can i just cut a bit of 8 gauge wiring, tape it to the 4 gauge end and put the other side in the terminal? Or do I have to use a block distributor?

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    No you need to use a proper distribution block. The current that can be drawn down a 4 gauge cable can be huge, it needs to be properly secured
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    Will two of these work Gold 4 Way Distribution Block - 1 4AWG ( 20mm² ) in 4 AWG ( 8mm² out ) | eBay

    one for the earth and one for the power?

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    I agree completely with Andy, do it properly.

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    Yes that's spot on
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    does anyone know how to stiffen acoustic carpet, like starching it or something?

 

 

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