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    Default Switch on Direct wire x50

    I was going to put a switch on the direct wire installed, I wanted to know if this is how I should do it:

    +12v - wire - switch - wire - inline fuse - wire - x50

    Does that seem to work? Iff so, will it hurt the x50 if I switch it on and off while driving with the switch rather than the volume thing? Thanks for any help.

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    should be ok, I pull the plug on mine all the time...it wont damage it.

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    I have mine wired exactly that way, it works fine. My V1 is also hardwired in the same manner with an inline switch.
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    Alright, thanks for the help. I guess I have got a saturday project

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    Rather than ;

    "+12v - wire - switch - wire - inline fuse - wire - x50"

    I would;

    +12v - inline fuse - wire - switch - wire - x50

    That way if something should get pinched to ground, there is no chance of an electrical fire. For the X50 a 2 amp fuse is good. Don't use something like a 10 amp, because if that phone cord to the X50 should become pinhced and cut, it will most likely flame out long before the fuse blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by below_the_radar
    Rather than ;

    "+12v - wire - switch - wire - inline fuse - wire - x50"

    I would;

    +12v - inline fuse - wire - switch - wire - x50

    That way if something should get pinched to ground, there is no chance of an electrical fire. For the X50 a 2 amp fuse is good. Don't use something like a 10 amp, because if that phone cord to the X50 should become pinhced and cut, it will most likely flame out long before the fuse blows.
    Good advice! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by below_the_radar
    Rather than ;

    "+12v - wire - switch - wire - inline fuse - wire - x50"

    I would;

    +12v - inline fuse - wire - switch - wire - x50

    That way if something should get pinched to ground, there is no chance of an electrical fire. For the X50 a 2 amp fuse is good. Don't use something like a 10 amp, because if that phone cord to the X50 should become pinhced and cut, it will most likely flame out long before the fuse blows.
    The one used in the direct wire kit comes with a 2.5 amp fuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by below_the_radar
    Rather than ;

    "+12v - wire - switch - wire - inline fuse - wire - x50"

    I would;

    +12v - inline fuse - wire - switch - wire - x50

    That way if something should get pinched to ground, there is no chance of an electrical fire. For the X50 a 2 amp fuse is good. Don't use something like a 10 amp, because if that phone cord to the X50 should become pinhced and cut, it will most likely flame out long before the fuse blows.
    i was going to say the exact same thing. good thinking.

 

 

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