How do I know if my amp remote wire is bad?

How do I know if my amp remote wire is bad?

If you have a DMM, measure the remote wire to see if there’s any voltage. If you see 12v, then it’s fine. If you see zero, then it’s damaged.

How many amps does a remote wire need?

The draw for a remote wire is about 0.5 amps.

Do all amps need a remote wire?

For testing purposes you can turn on any car amp without a remote wire. It is perfectly safe to do and you will not damage your car audio eqiupment. As this have been tested with many different brands including JL audio, Rockford Fosgate and JBL and works perfect each and every time.

How do I test my amp remote wire?

TESTING YOUR REMOTE TURN ON WIRE Just like you would test power and ground, you can test your remote turn on wire. With the ignition in the OFF position, place the positive lead of the multimeter on the end of the remote turn on wire and place the negative lead of the multimeter to a grounding point.

Where do I connect the remote wire for my amp?

The turn-on wire (also called the remote wire) is located behind the stereo. On aftermarket stereos, it’s usually a blue and white wire. The remote wire will “tell” your amplifier to turn on whenever the stereo is powered up (usually, whenever the vehicle is turned on).

Where does the remote wire go for my amp?

Can you turn on an amp without a remote wire?

Watch as Allyn of Sonic Electronix explains how to turn on your amp if you have a factory stereo without remote wire. He suggests other accessories you can use to turn on the amp with a stock stereo. Sonic Electronix always strives to be the premiere online shopping destination for car electronics and other consumer electronics.

What kind of wire do I need for remote turn on?

To connect wire to wire, an appropriately sized butt connector or other style connector can be used. For stock head units, wiring the remote turn on wire isn’t quite as simple, but is still easily done if you follow the proper steps.

What’s the name of the Blue turn on wire?

The blue/white stripe remote turn on wire has a number of other names such as accessory wire, system remote control wire, etc… Some of the confusion about this wire may come from the different wiring methods between a factory and an aftermarket head unit.

What are the amperage ratings for copper wiring?

These ratings are for standard copper NM sheathed cable, but there are instances where these amperage ratings vary. For example, there is aluminum wiring in some homes, and aluminum wires have their own ampacity-carrying capacity.