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Anyone know how many amps a remote wire on an amp pulls?

Im having a arguement with a Tech at Toyota. He told me that since I wired my amp's remote wire to a fuse in the fuse block its gonna pull way to many amp's and blow the fuse all the time.I know hes full of shit cause when I wired it in I pulled the fuse to see which prong supplies to power and wire to that one. ANyway I told him the dam wire doesnt pull more than 1 amp cause its just a signal wire. Its a Kenwood 300watt amp but I dont think it matters what wattage it is. Thanks
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it wont blow...it is done all the time at any installation place...it cant be more than 5 ...i have never had an issue with it in any car i have performed this on....maybe he knows something we dont????
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f$$king doubt it. Got my car back with a brand new inspection sitcker on it and 2 dam brake lights out.Iv always seen them hooked up that way and never heard of any of them having problems.
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I guess you give anyone a nametage and a title....inspection manager...and they start believing things that they make up in thier heads.
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Remote wire draw would be about 200ma or less. Tech is dumb.
Now, if you have the amp power wire tapped on a fuse in the fuse box, you're dumb.
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Remote wire draw would be about 200ma or less. Tech is dumb.
Now, if you have the amp power wire tapped on a fuse in the fuse box, you're dumb.
well shit I freyad da wyer out aned jamd it in da fuuzez untel it cam on.






I wired the main power wire to the battery
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it is not gonna matter anyway unless the fuse is actually in the circuit. Most of the time the wire is just hooked to one leg of the fuse, which would not cause the fuse to blow know matter how many amps it pulled.


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it is not gonna matter anyway unless the fuse is actually in the circuit. Most of the time the wire is just hooked to one leg of the fuse, which would not cause the fuse to blow know matter how many amps it pulled.


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You don't have a very good understanding of electrical circuitry do you?

You have two sides to a fuse, one where the power comes in, and the other that goes to your load/component, if you attach it to the power side, then you can use as much current as that wire is capable of providing.

If you attach it to the fused side that goes to your load, then you have added an additional load to the fuse, so if both loads exceed the rating for the fuse, it will blow.


BTW: sounds like the tech is dumb.

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did you not read my post. I quote "Unless the fuse is actually in the circuit" Which means it would have to be on the loaded side of the fuse to actually blow. Which i stated most people put it on the other side which does not make a difference anyhow.



Sorry i did not make myself clear! The lead has to be on the power side to not make a difference!

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People who are jamming wires into the fuse box probably don't have a meter or test light and are not smart enough to pull the fuse out to determine which side is after the fuse anyway.
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Fyi

AMP turn on dose not pull really any current off the trigger line from the radio. It is just that.....a trigger. Sooooooooo in theory you could daisy change the trigger to as many as you want too.

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You're wrong, that "trigger" requires current, that current has to come from somewhere, that somewhere is the remote lead.

IF you think that you should be able to run dozens of amps off of a single remote lead, then why do most big systems either run most amps off of an accessory power, or a relayed remote?

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