amp wire question - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2004, 04:20 PM
71 c-10's Avatar
just a kid and his truck
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VA
Age: 27
Posts: 351
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
amp wire question

ok, a friend gave me a lil 120w amp by coustic. I know what wires i need but im not sure on which are whic. Where the power comes in on the amp it says, B+ B- , ACC, Remote turn on.
Then there are an orange a yellow a black and red wire coming out. I can tell at one point there was a clip or somethign that held the wires under there lable but no more. Im sure the black is ground and red is power, these 2 are a lil hevier gauge also. Now what are the yellow and orange for and which do i hook up to the remote wire on my sterio and where does the other one go. One last question, what should i hook the power wire up 2 constant power or power when ignistion is on, like maybe tee into the head unit power?? Thanks a lot.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2004, 01:27 PM
71 c-10's Avatar
just a kid and his truck
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VA
Age: 27
Posts: 351
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BUMP
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2004, 02:23 PM
johnnymopar's Avatar
Love your nails! You must be a Libra
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stratford, ON, Canada
Posts: 599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
it's been a while since i've been into car audio but...

usually amps are designed to be wired directly to the positive battery terminal (B+, B-). the ACC, i think, would be switched power when you turn the key, and the Remote terminal will act the same way but this will run off your deck, usually there is a blue signal wire coming out of the deck. when the deck gets turned on, it will send a signal to the amp to turn the amp on.

don't know about the orange/yellow. usually on a deck the orange is for constant power ie. memory circuit, always hot, and the yellow is for a power antenna, but i've never seen these on an amp.

good luck,

JB
__________________
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2004, 03:34 PM
71 c-10's Avatar
just a kid and his truck
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VA
Age: 27
Posts: 351
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
so... i should get the red wire directly to the battery. The black directly to ground, and then figure out which wire is the remote wire to go to the deck? and then the extra.. the ACC wire would be for.. no clue??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-16-2004, 02:43 PM
johnnymopar's Avatar
Love your nails! You must be a Libra
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stratford, ON, Canada
Posts: 599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i wouldn't worry about the ACC, just run the blue wire from the deck to the remote terminal on the amp. it's kind of useless to turn on the amp without the deck anyway, right?

JB
__________________
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-16-2004, 03:38 PM
71 c-10's Avatar
just a kid and his truck
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VA
Age: 27
Posts: 351
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ok cool sounds esay enough. One last question, there is a lil switch on the side of the amp that says, GND and then on one side of the switch is says FLT and the other says COM wuts that for??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-16-2004, 03:57 PM
mrhford's Avatar
New Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ottawa
Age: 54
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That sounds like the switch on the speaker level input side. That means amp can use two different inputs, low level which is just as it sounds the signal is usually no more than .5 volts and is connected with "RCA" plug (round with a pin in the middle).
High level or speaker level uses the signal that would normally go to drive speakers, usually in a normal deck ~ 2.5 volts.

The GND means if the head unit had a + for each speaker and the - of the speaker went to the ground of the body (1960s -1970s)
FLT means each speaker had its own + & - (and couldn't be mixed)
some high powered head units 70s- up.

COM means the right front and rear share a - and the left f & r share their own (not to be mixed with opposite channels)

Hope this this helps!
Henry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-16-2004, 04:05 PM
71 c-10's Avatar
just a kid and his truck
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VA
Age: 27
Posts: 351
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
that helps but now im a lil confused. This in a 1971 c-10. I have Kenwood KDCmp 522 head unit wired to two polk 5x7's under the seat. The head unit has a set of rca plugs for non faiding rear pre amp hook up, I have the current speakres wired up as rears. I have no intention to add more speakers. So I should run the 2 rca calbles, one red one white, from the deck to the amp, set my deck to non faiding pre amp out puts so it sends the signal there, disconct the speakrs from the deck, connect them to the amp, run power to the battery, run a ground, and run the remote wire to corisponding wire on the deck, then what to i set that lil switch that to?? what ever sounds best, or what ever has sound at all?!?! I really appreciate the responces im not good with electricty, and i wana hook this up right the first time, its an old amp a friend got out of his car when he bought it so thats why its kind of confusing about what goes where.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-16-2004, 07:23 PM
Dutchman's Avatar
Old Salt
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia
Age: 56
Posts: 491
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have no experience except to give you this link to help you out:

www.crutchfield.com

You can call them up and ask all the tech questions you want. They don't charge and will hep you through the process.

Dutch
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-16-2004, 09:36 PM
71 c-10's Avatar
just a kid and his truck
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: VA
Age: 27
Posts: 351
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thanks dutch i never thought to ask the guys i bought the stuff from DOPE.. o well i almost have it firgured out tho if that one last question could be answered i would be good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.