Hello everybody, recently i bought car amplifier for repair and decided that im gonna replace my Sony XM that i have been running as my subwoofer amplifier for a year now. I took this opportunity to write instructable on how to properly hook car amplifier for use inside of your house connected to mains voltage and what you should be careful about. There are many reasons why you would want to use car amplifier, but if you can choose between proper vv amplifier and car amplifier i would suggest you to pick house amp, its power supply is well designed and you will get proper power output out of it. Car amplifiers are mostly rated at 14,4V and lower impedances 1 or 2 ohm for example while some home amplifiers can only go as low as 4 ohms. Since you will be running it off 12V power supply more about that in further steps you might not get as stable power as you would in your car. If you however still choose car amplifier then continue reading as i will try to provide as many information about it as i can.
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Everyone has a dream of owning a car someday. A car is no more a vehicle for transport but there is more to that. Today, a car has all the luxurious amenities which a person can dream of. Starting from Wi-Fi, television, Bluetooth, back camera, airbags, air conditioners, and many other tools are installed in the car today. Another most important thing which you will find in a car is the music system. It is the music which makes traveling more fun. Music is sound arranged in time.
Most amps will come with a complete wiring kit. But if yours does not, you'll need the main power wire, an inline fuse use the size wire and fuse that the amp manufacturer recommends , a ground wire, RCA cables, speaker wires, remote turn-on wire and connector plugs to suit head unit, amp and speakers some units may just require bare-wire connections. The amount of space you have to work with will help determine the size amp you buy. A common place to fit an amp is in the trunk or luggage compartment of your car. However, if you're driving, say, an SUV, space becomes limited and you'll need to consider mounting the amp under, behind, or between the seats.
If you've got a car amplifier you'd like to use in your home, there's one major obstacle to overcome: how to power the amplifier. Wall outlets provide volt AC power, but amplifiers require volt DC power. You'll have to do a little extra wiring, but the problem is not insurmountable. Look up the input power specifications for your amplifier, using the manual or the manufacturer's website. Find the specification for current draw in amperes.