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this may be a dumb question, but how do I connect 4 gauge amp wiring to an amp? The wire is too thick to fit into the amp terminals. am I doing something wrong?
 

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what do your terminals look like? is it the one with the little allen tap screw?

when i did mine, because i am running 2 amps, i ran 4gauge to the truck, then into a power distro block. at which point i split off to 8gauge to run the 30cm to each amp.
 

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yes, the terminals are the small tap screws. Could I connect a 4 gauge to an 8 gauge which will then connect the amp? I just dont see how a 4 gauge can fit in that terminals for power and ground.
 

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of course I've stripped the end, its still too thick for the amp terminal.
 

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of course I've stripped the end, its still too thick for the amp terminal.
well good, didnt mean to insult you or anything but when diagnosing a problem its best to start with the stupid stuff
 

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i guess you could try cutting some of the copper strand off to make it fit, i dont see how it could hurt anything, but make sure whatever you do, make sure it is very secure and doesnt jiggle around at all
 

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What does your amp recommend for wire gauge? Regardless, Stinger makes (or they used to) a small terminal you can attach to your power wire with an Allen screw and it gives you a smaller peg to attach to your amp. Otherwise, the distribution block is a simple solution.
 

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thanks for the help guys :thumbup: I was trying to fit a 4 gauge wire onto the amp not realizing that the biggest fitting for that kind of amp was an 8 gauge connection. I ended up scrapping that amp and purchasing a JL E class 4 channel amp which comes with a 4 gauge terminal.
 
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