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4 Gauge and 8 Gauge wiring

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by sliced, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    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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  3. AndyMac

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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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    I agree completely with Andy, do it properly.
     
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    Yes that's spot on
     
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