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-- Phoenix Gold Tech Tips -How to select the correct gauge power cable for single or multiple amplifier systems.
T he maxi mum co nt inu o us ampl if ier p ower an d the di st ance o f the cab le ru n d ete rmi ne the co rr ect powe r cab le si ze. Use the chart below to find the correct cable size 1. Find the distance (feet) of the cable run along the top. 2. Find the total continuous power (watts) the cable must support on the left. 3. Where the two meet indicates the proper gauge cable. If the distance or power falls between two columms or rows, always round up to the next higher gauge. D istan ce of cab le r un
M a x C o n t p o w e r
100 w 200 w 400 w 600 w 800 w 1000 w 1400 w 1800 w 2200 w 2600 w 3000 w
4 ft 1/0
8 ft / /0
12 ft 1/ / /0
16 ft / / / /0 x 2
20 ft 1/ / / /0 x /0 x 2
24 ft / / / /0 x /0 x /0 x 3
Examples: 1. A system with one ZX450. The amplifier is mounted in the trunk and battery 18 feet away engine compartment.The amplifer can produce up to 500 watts. chart above shows need ...