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My amp is stashed away in the glove compartment behind the passenger seat. Eventually I plan on moving it to the compartment behind the driver's seat. Anyways, I have a fan I purchased from Sounds Great blowing on the amp to keep it cool, but I think it's about to cut out on me.

Can I use a CPU fan to cool the amp? If so, can I just tap it into the remote wire for the power like I currently have?

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I'd run two fans, one blowing in and the other as an exhaust. I wouldn't run them off the remote wire. I'd put a relay back there and run power from the power wire on the amp and use the amp's remote turn-on to turn on the relay.


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I'd run two fans, one blowing in and the other as an exhaust. I wouldn't run them off the remote wire. I'd put a relay back there and run power from the power wire on the amp and use the amp's remote turn-on to turn on the relay.

What's going to be the easist way to attach 4 guage wire to a relay?

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Just run a 16ga. wire from the amp's power lug to the relay. Connect to the relay with a female spade. Do the same with the remote turn-on lead.

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My amp is stashed away in the glove compartment behind the passenger seat. Eventually I plan on moving it to the compartment behind the driver's seat. Anyways, I have a fan I purchased from Sounds Great blowing on the amp to keep it cool, but I think it's about to cut out on me.

Can I use a CPU fan to cool the amp? If so, can I just tap it into the remote wire for the power like I currently have?

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I have two amps in the Driver's side compartment. I purchased a 12vt fan (about 4" dia) from Radio Shack. Have it hooked up so it turns on when temp gets hot .. forget what temp but around 80¬į I think .. haven't had any probs with overheating .. but did cut an opening in the cover.

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