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Well im trying to plan out my whole wiring for my amp cooling fans, sub lights, amp turn out circuit and a whole switch box for toggle switches and lights to tell if the relay is actually functioning correctly. I already am aiming for molex connectors for ease of use and a fused distrubution block. But my questions are.

- Is there any thermal switches that are able to turn on fans when the amps get hot.

- is there any good multi-conductor wire that i should at least aim for?

- Should diode's be wired into relays to prevent voltage spikes being fed into the amps or lights to prevent damage to it from the relay's magnetic field collapsing when it disconnects power.

In advance whom ever answers my questions i appreciate the patients and help.
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- Is there any thermal switches that are able to turn on fans when the amps get hot. sure but better just to keep on all the time ya know?

- is there any good multi-conductor wire that i should at least aim for?
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- Is there any thermal switches that are able to turn on fans when the amps get hot. sure but better just to keep on all the time ya know?

- is there any good multi-conductor wire that i should at least aim for?
blah keep it cheap and regular if anything get some wire wrap form PE... that stuff is awesome.


hahaha i know... no help but ya
Being able to find a thermal switch that can allow current to pass through it when the resistance decreases would be nice. But with heat the resistance increases so thats why i wonder if its at all possible to do that.
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Random though.. i think im going with liquid cooling of some kind
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How u gonna do that
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How u gonna do that
take one or two heater cores and put one in back to push cold air over the amp and the other somewheres where there is a good amount of cold air flowing through it. where i am not sure it is a thought to ponder.
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depends on what itll be mounted in but you could run a pipe into the fender well area, just put some kind of screen on, really tight mesh with the tiniest holes you can find to keep dirt and stuff out of it. thats how you can get air, but it maybe a good bit of modding to do so and i would keep the runs short so they dont have a chance to heat up as their going to the amps
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depends on what itll be mounted in but you could run a pipe into the fender well area, just put some kind of screen on, really tight mesh with the tiniest holes you can find to keep dirt and stuff out of it. thats how you can get air, but it maybe a good bit of modding to do so and i would keep the runs short so they dont have a chance to heat up as their going to the amps
Yeah something like that would be nice.

EDIT: could i run it under the car and keep it cooled that way?
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if you kept it away from the exhuast, which could be hard depending on the car/truck/ect.. thats why i said down in the fender well. you could probably flush mount it in the fender well and no one would ever notice. or just go down under the vehicle in the trunk area and mount it up on the floorboard so its horizontal with the floor pan and like i said get really tight small holed mesh screen to go over it. you dont want to suck alot of dirt into it. just keep an eye on the screen and if its dirty clean it obviously
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