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jmvotto
05-12-2010, 11:52 PM
Best place to buy 22 ga wire. Is it the big box hardware stores, local car audio guy, chain auto store.local electrical store. i assume i need multi strand.

reason is extension of remote, ground and power to eq.
Need red, orange, black

Razzman
05-13-2010, 12:38 AM
For that kind of wire i'd go to an electrical supply house.

morgan040
05-13-2010, 11:43 AM
Cut Rate Auto Parts, Action Auto, any local car part store. NOT CAR TOYS

cab13367
05-14-2010, 04:32 AM
Home Depot has it.

jmvotto
05-14-2010, 10:51 AM
Thanks guys, I found some multi stranded 16 ga at lowes for .10 per foot. any problem connceting 16 ga to 22 ga with the proper sized connectors.

cab13367
05-14-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks guys, I found some multi stranded 16 ga at lowes for .10 per foot. any problem connceting 16 ga to 22 ga with the proper sized connectors.

As long as 22 ga wire is big enough for your application, then there's no problem using a larger gauge wire then splicing it together.

Al

jmvotto
05-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Al, Thanks

22 ga is what comes from the EQ, in case i get the ground loop noise under the helm i wanted to have some wire around to run it to the amp wired to locations to eliminate noise. If it ever stops raining i can finish my install... guess i am good to go.

brain_rinse
05-14-2010, 12:16 PM
Al, Thanks

22 ga is what comes from the EQ, in case i get the ground loop noise under the helm i wanted to have some wire around to run it to the amp wired to locations to eliminate noise. If it ever stops raining i can finish my install... guess i am good to go.
I didn't get noise at first, but now I'm getting all sorts of weird sounds with my EQ powered from the buss under the helm. They aren't too loud but plenty annoying for me. I'll be running wires today to power it directly off the battery. Still have the remote wire tied to the stereo switch with no issue there. Good luck with your install!

zegm
05-14-2010, 02:17 PM
I just have a comment here. I used to use automotive spec wire and connectors in my boats but after some severe corrosion issues I realized I needed to spend the extra money and buy Marine grade stuff (Boaters World which is now gone and West Marine carry the stuff). The bad part was the damage occurred to the wiring on my bildge pump and it quit working. I didn't see anything wrong visually but when I tore the heat shrink off and looked at the wire and connections I made they were completely corroded away.

jmvotto
05-14-2010, 02:59 PM
Z, good point, i total forgot about west marine they have wire by the foot and spool as well. WHen i was in Marco island FL i hit the local store a few time just to browse for fun. Wish we had one up north

zegm
05-14-2010, 04:10 PM
Well I had trouble with wiring that was sometimes in the water, being on a stereo and on equipment that will not cause you any real issues is not really an issue. :)

04OUTBACK
05-15-2010, 01:48 PM
JOe
I used I think Security system wire.
It is a 4 or 5 small gauge wires inside one coating. Home Depot or lowes sells it bulk. they are multi colored and easy to use!