01-23-2018 08:02 PM
01-25-2018 08:55 PM - edited 01-25-2018 08:59 PM
I LOVED HOW MUCH INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED ME....*cough*
Excuse me for shouting, the excitement got the best of me. Welcome to the Best Buy forums! Resting right at the 600W, you're on the cuff of 8AWG or 4AWG wiring. My opinion with the Truconnex and the Kicker wire that we carry you'd be safe bumping up to the 4 AWG kits.
Electrically speaking, you would want to allow the current to flow as easily as possible, and should you ever upgrade in the future, you're safe up to 1000W, when we would recommend our 0AWG kits. You wouldn't necessarily do much harm right away, but if you can up to the 4AWG kit, I think you'll be able to have the peace of mind you're looking for!
Our Kicker 600W amplifier, recommends using the 4AWG kicker wire, just to provide some of my reasonings. I do hope this helps you out, and your local Geek Squad Autotechs are always there also. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions or concerns you may have, and I'd be happy to help.
01-25-2018 11:42 PM
01-28-2018 05:01 PM
Hello Again SethCarlise-
Wising I were able to provide you with better news, the determination to recommend 4awg wiring was not based on anything besides amperage and length of the wire run. Normally, the average amperage of a 600 watt amp will be around 60-65A, and a 10-15 foot run from the battery to the trunk, after you tuck it and hide it behind the bends and panels. With this in mind, the eletrical guage chart would determine that you could run 8AWG, but its efficiency would be lacking with this small of guage.
When you increase the number, the guage size shrinks, effectively shrinking the amount of strands the energy can travel on top of, but the guage of the wiring wouldn't have anything to do with damaging the subwoofers unless you were going smaller than 8awg, then we need to have a serious talk about fire hazards!
Ultimately, the choice is yours on what you decide, but the manual does suggest using 4awg wiring, and the electrical chart backs this also. Let me know if you have any other questions, and I'd be happy to help!