Re: 2004 focus amp fitting
On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:38:13 GMT, "Kevin Scott"
>Hi all, I'm going to put an amp into my 2004 5dr focus but I'm a bit of a
>lazy bastard so I was thinking about running the power feed for the amp from
>the 12v outlet for the rear passengers (which has never been used and
>probably never will) instead of running a power cable from the battery.
>Anybody tried this before? Or do you envisage any problems?
>BTW The amp is 220w mono kenwood to run a subwoofer - not that powerfull,
>but I realise I'll probably have the uprate the fuse for the power outlet
You didn't mention if it's 220W RMS or Peak, what the current draw is,
if you're planning on using a capacitor or what not.
BUT ! Having said that I'd would think that the wiring might not be
quite up to the task of running an amp for hours on end.
Better safe than sorry answer is to put a fused wire of the right
gauge the full length, to the AMP. When you have a fire or it gets
stolen it will result in less grief from your insurance provider.
Perhaps others here have better advice, but to my mind for the $4
extra parts cost........