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Unread 09-28-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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hey guys! so i was thinking of using a car stereo for a beach bon fire with some friends and was going to use my car stereo to supply power to the speakers? i was planning on leaving the car on to supply the power, but i was considering using 16 gauge three prong outdoor extension cords. In my car i use 8 gauge wire. so i was going to use one the three prongs to carry the signal wire and the other 2 to carry the grounding and live power flow. On the beach i was going to have two 200 watt amps (400 watt) one for a pair of speakers and one for a sub. would the 16 gauge extensions be able to carry the current?

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Unread 09-28-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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you have to worry about voltage drop and ohms law. You have to increase wire size ver greater distance and have a more powerful current to reach greater distance I forget the formula but you loose so much amps over so much distance if you get my drift.
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A portable stereo running on batteries sounds like a more realistic (and less costly) idea.
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A portable stereo running on batteries sounds like a more realistic (and less costly) idea.
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