Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: Circuit Breaker For Stereo Query..
I do not recommend running the amp power wire from the junction block. The amp needs a clean, uninterupted, unmalested power source. The junction block distributes power to a number of OTHER power needs. EVERY stereo installation shop and EVERY competition stereo system runs the amp power directly from the battery. I know you want to stay "period correct", but if you want the system to sound good and do not want to run into any potential issues, then make the exception and run the power from the battery. Also, do not use circuit breakers. Again, all stereo shops do not use circuit breakers. By nature they are designed to reset and if you have a BAD ground issue, then you can run into some major problems. ONLY use fuses or a circuit breaker type system that is MANUALLY resetable. Unlike the fuse, when the circuit breaker type blows, it can be reset, but it has to be done manually, AFTER THE PROBLEM IS CORRECTED. If you have to have you car "correct", then you can hide a small stereo use battery somewhere and use it to run the amp exclusively. Please do it right. I have seen so many people do the wrong thing and run into problems later(poor sound, fire, etc) and have to spend more money to fix it right the second time and with a car of this nature, a fire can cause a major set back(both monetarilly and personally).
Charlie Knudsen 67 Camaro RS/SS 350 TKO 600, 4.10's, AFR 195 Street Heads, Comp 270H, Rhoads Lifters, Crane Ignition, Pertronix Dizzy, Performer RPM Q-Jet, Heavily Modified Q-Jet, Hooker Comp Headers, MagnaFlow 2 1/2", 144 Decibles(Alpine CDA-7998 Head Unit, RF X7 and RF 750X Amps, MB Quart Mid's & High's, Kicker L7 12" Solo Barics)