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remote wire for two amps and a eq

okay so i have a alpine deck(its a 98_ _), an alpine 3339 eq that i just bought off of ebay. then i have my memphis 200.1 (on subs but i am putting on a component kit)and i plan to put a memphis 500.1 (for my subs) on there as well...okay to my question.
i have blown the remote on a deck before so i dont want it to happen again. well anyways i have talked to radio shops before and they said that i needed a relay to keep this from happening again...so basically after all of this rant all i need to know is...what relay do i need? and does anyone know how to wire the relay i need properly?
 
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u want to use a relay on the remote/turn on wire?
 
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yeah dude, you dont need a relay for the remote wire.. you should be able to split that wire into your amps and eq just fine.. maybe the last remote wire you blew was just a freak accident?
 
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the last deck i destroyed was an alpine...not gonna risk it what i am gonna do is get one of these

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=330-073
and wire it like this:

it helps take the "pressure " so to speak off of the deck.
so im set
 

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i didnt realize you were doing 2 fans and accessories and stuff. the relay should be the way to go, lol.
 
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no no that is just a generic chart...i dont think im putting any fans on...but im not sure yet
 
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i gotcha.. well in any case, you'll be set for the future when it does come time to add things!
 
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Relay is overkill in my opinion, but hey it's your setup. The amount of current drawn down the remote line should be neglible, at least with 2 name brand amps. Splitting it is fine, just don't confuse Remote for 12 volt constant and you won't burn out a circuit in your head unit.
 
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if you're just gonna run your remote to two amps, then there is no need for relay...that just adds one more thing you'll have to T/S when you encounter a problem. and believe me, as a half-*** auto mechanic and a fully certified aircraft electronics specialist, the less components in the system, the better it works....
 
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well for some reason...the last alpine that i hooked up with two good amps and the same model eq burned the remote wire so whether its excessive or whatever i think it is a great idea...my SSGT pay isnt enough to buy a deck everytime i f**K one up...better safe than sorry
 
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ok...i understand the fact that you can't keep replacing them, but a relay isn't gonna do anything for you. that's also a fact. It's not gonna stop something from burning up. It's just gonna put more of a draw on your vehicle's electrical system.

Ok...here's my suggestion...double check every single connection and wire in your system. There has got to be a short somewhere in your system. A relay won't make a short go away either. It will help create the potential for a new short in your truck.

It's your truck, and i am in no way tryin to tell you how to do it...but i work around all kinds of electrical systems and i have a pretty good knowledge of circuitry. I'm just trying to suggest some other options that you have....
 
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