How to connect the amplifier in the car?
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Many car owners are not averse to improving the sound in their car. The amplifier helps to achieve a clear sound of music regardless of volume. To connect the amplifier, you can contact the experts in the auto repair shop or put the device yourself, following the instructions.
How to connect the amplifier in the car yourself
The first thing you need to choose the place of installation of the device. Usually put the amplifier in the trunk. However, the location you can choose absolutely any. The main thing is that it is dry and without temperature drops.
After fixing the device will need to lay the wires, connect the speaker system and give a beep.
Connecting the power cable
The most common connection scheme is directly to the car battery. Consequently, the positive cable is put through the engine compartment and passes through the vehicle interior. In this case, the cable must be protected by a fuse, which is placed at a close distance to the battery.
In addition, the cable is required in additional insulation (as an option, insulation is made using split corrugations).
Do not allow the cable to come into contact with metal parts. You can route the cable through the engine compartment through a special hole for wires or using a special adapter.
When laying the cable in the cabin, make sure that it is not passed by the steering wheel, pedals, seats and other parts of the car.
Then the wire must be connected to the positive terminal of the car amplifier. The negative terminal is connected to the car body with an additional cable.
If possible, put a car capacitor. The device serves as an energy storage device and corrects power failures. The capacitor should be located close to the amplifier and connected in parallel with the power supply of the power device.
Signal cable connection
To connect the sound signal, you need to configure the transmission of sound from the radio to the amplifier.
The signal cable is connected to the corresponding output on the rear panel of the radio on one side and on the other to the amplifier.The cable is laid from the radio to the amplifier through the casing of the machine. To avoid interference, make sure that the cable does not touch the power wires.
When installing a two-channel amplifier, you must select a two-channel signal cable. If the amplifier is four-channel, then either two two-channel signal cables or one four-channel cable is required. If there is a small number of connectors in the radio tape recorder, then you need to purchase a special splitter adapter.
Choose high quality power and signal cables. Currently, in addition to the purchased, you can purchase cables and handmade. The price, of course, will be several times higher, but the transmission of the sound signal will be at the proper level. In addition, for high-quality sound is not worth saving on the amplifier itself.
Speaker system connection
Amplifier and acoustics are connected with acoustic cables.
If necessary, you will need to drill additional holes for the wires in the door connector.
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When connecting wires and cables, make sure that the equipment is turned off (radio, speaker system and amplifier).
After connecting all the wires you need to configure the beep. To do this, use the controls located on the front wall of the amplifier.
It is worth noting that when connecting an amplifier to a modern car model, difficulties may arise. Therefore, if you are not confident in your abilities, then it is better to consult a specialist.
Carefully read the manual of the amplifier and do not forget about safety when working with wires.