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    Smile 8 gauge power wire question???

    I bought an 8 gauge power wire for a 1000 watt amp....will this wire be able to support it or should I buy 4 gauge?

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    btw its 1000 watt max...it will only being doing around 500 rms

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    For a 1000 watt amp I would run 4 gauge even if you are not pushing it.

    Hate for it to draw a huge amount and burn the wire up.

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    Here is a chart for future reference.

    As stated, 4 gage is recommended.

    http://www.the12volt.com/info/recwirsz.asp

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    There are 1000w amps, then there are 1000w amps. What's the fuse rating of the amp you're using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryndog View Post
    btw its 1000 watt max...it will only being doing around 500 rms
    What they said plus you should always go for a wire that exceeds the max of the amp. 8 gage w/ a 1000W max should not be used with a 1000W amp for example. You want to be safe. And that rule does not apply to everything like fuses for example.

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    i run 2gauge on my 1000w amp....just to be on the safe side. and it doesnt have to "starve" as much for power

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    Run 00 guage and be done with it forevah!!
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