|I am working on getting my supplies together, and want a DDB for the system. Do not need one for the Negative side. Unless someone thinks it is good to have. I do not see any benefit in it.|
|One other thing, how are you guys with multiple amps wiring the remote wire? One wire from the Radio and then split it to the other amps? I do not know if the WS 420 has this built in or not.|
|For the multiple amps, have the remote from teh deck feed a relay, and send 12v direct from teh relay to all the amp turn on's.|
|dhcomp, So what would I use? Something like a small distribution block? I know I must sound stupid on this, but I am trying to understand it.|
|sorry to hijack the thread but I have the same question? about the remote wire, and I am trying to figure out how to wire a second amp? I have found some threads suggesting the distribution block is it really needed for only two amps? does anybody have some links to a diagram?|
|I use Tsunami, www.tsunamionline.com, I haven't used their digital blocks, but I use their non-fused. |
If you are still planing on going with 3 amps, I would use a relay triggered by the H/U's remote turn-on.
For a 2nd amp, just come off the 1st amp's remote turn-on terminal with a wire to the 2nd amp.
Get a typical Bosch style 5 terminal relay:
Term 85 = H/U's remote turn-on
Term 86 = Ground
Term 30 = Battery feed
Term 87 = To amp's remote turn-on input.
Term 87A = unused.
|Term 85 = H/U's remote turn-on |
Term 86 = Ground <-- coming from the batt?
Term 30 = Battery feed <-- coming from the positive on the batt?
Term 87 = To amp's remote turn-on input. <-- Have all 3 wires clamped together and the ends going seperate amps?
Term 87A = unused.
I hope I read that correct.
EDIT: I found the socket for the relay, so that will make it a lot easier.
(Message edited by colombiansurfer on March 14, 2009)
|^^^ You could run 3 wires (all crimped into same terminal) to each amp or daisy chain them - 1 wire from relay to amp 1, then from amp1 to amp2, and amp2 to amp3. Either way works. |
For 86 and 30, if the batteries are close, you can run from there, or just use the amps or H/U's power and ground since you're not pulling a lot of current for this.
|I will have the batts and amps in the storage compartment. So I will have the relay mounted in there somewhere. I like the daisy chain idea also.|
|For more DDB's, check out Blackmore www.blackmoremobile.com I haven't used anything from them, but it looks pretty sick!|
|Mike, there stuff looks great! The DDB are a little awkward. Since I am running 2 batts parallel, I will have only one input and need 3 or 4 outputs. I want the input to be between 0 and 4 AWG and the output to be 8 AWG. They are different outputs. They are great if I had 2 inputs. Is that high dollar?|
|Soundstreeam looks good too!|
This is my favorite distribution block. You don't need the digital readout on the block, you need it on the dash. You do need a distribution block for the negative side too.
|thanks for the info mike|
After a closer look, I see what you mean, the only 1-in/4-out is diff sizes. Here is an option:
The FBWM801 is a digital fused dist block with one 1/0ga or 4ga in/out, then use two of the DB8014's non-fused Dist blocks They are one 1/0ga in & four 4ga out. Use one on the positive side after the fused DDB and one on the Neg side. It gives you the digital read-out of the battery state and an LED fuse status plus the 4 way distribution that you need.
|mikeski, what does that one give you? is that p&g in one?|
|bruce yes its pos and neg in one it does o gauge for both and 4 gauge outputs i have one in my boat i works really well|
|Mikeski - Yeah, I am going to use a fused dist. blk. for the negative side for sure. Just something simple. The reason I wanted a DDB, is because I am going to get the Link 10 and have that on my dash, but in case that goes out or for some reason it fails, the DDB will have a readout. Some of them have and low bat alarm, which I think is a little too much. |
Mike - I will look at those to get the idea of what you are talking about.
|Multiple amp remote-turn on diagram.... |
|that streetwires combo block is disco'd and nowhere to be found |
bummer too, because it's just what i need.
i'm not seeing any of their other products that has two 0 gauge inputs and 4 gauge outputs in a nice combo like that.
if anybody knows where to score one of those CBR44S, CBR44M or CBR44A let me know.
|Do you use a standard distribution block for the ground block?|
|It's not all that fancy, but it is perfect of what I need... One 1/0 input and three 4ga outputs... |
|nevermind, only the CBR44S will work for me. i didn't realize the amp limit on AGU (CBR44A) and Maxi (CBR44M) fuses was that low. I need the CBR44S with ASF fuses. still looking but no luck finding one. i like the looks of this one and the fact it's all in one. wish it wasn't disco'd. |
(Message edited by brucemac on March 17, 2009)
|Soundstream power plant +1|
|Hijack "What would be a good digital readout gauge to get." Hijack over|
|If you want to go with the least amount connections, which is what I want to do, then Soundstream and Stinger have good DDB's. I only want one DDB and use a non-D DB for the negative side.|