Simple Tips To Give Your Car Amplifier Extra Power

By Rob King

People who like to listen to loud music are the ones who are likely to bridge car amplifiers. By doing this the volume of the audio is increased to a great extent and also improves the clarity of the sound. More power is also provided to the speakers. Its function is similar to that of the subwoofer. The very important fact is that the connection should be done properly the first time before testing it. It is very important to know how to bridge two car audio amps since if the connection is done in the wrong way damages can be made to speakers and also the amps itself. Due to the high power the circuits can get burnt and damage it.

There are few tools required for doing this process. It includes pliers, 2 car audio amps, wire strippers, wrench, wire rated for the amplifiers. These tools will help in the accomplishment of task in a simpler way and easier way too.

The first step to be done before performing the task is to thoroughly check the manuals of both the amplifiers given by the manufacturer. Only the amplifiers which has got same characteristics like power etc can be bridged. If amplifiers with different power rating are bridged it may lead to malfunction or even damage to the amplifiers. Thus one should ensure that both these amplifiers have same power rating. In case there is any doubt of performing the task or in determining the match among the two it is better to drop the idea of bridging them both.

Before attempting to perform the operation please make sure to power down both the amplifiers. It is as simple as it is just disconnection of them from the power supply. There is one easy way to do this. It is just disconnecting from the car battery the positive cable clamp either with wrenches or pliers so as to keep it inactive throughout the process of bridging.

There will be a bridge switch at the rear end of each amp usually. Turn on that switch in case if it is there. Take a wire . Remove the insulation to about half inch in both the ends of the wire taken.

The insulation is then stripped for half an inch from both the ends of the wire. The wire is then connected between the two amplifiers. In one it is connected in the positive end of an amplifier and the other end is attached to the negative of the second amplifier. This is done by wrapping wire so that it surrounds the terminals. Then the knobs are screwed back to position. Generally there is colour code for the two terminals. The colours for negative and positive are black and red respectively.

The other terminals that are free are connected to the speakers. The positive end of one of the two amplifiers is connected to positive end of the speaker. Similarly, the negative end of the amp is connected with the negative end of the speaker.

One must know how to bridge two car audio amps, using which he can improve his speaker sound easily. - 29952

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