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Username Post: Aftermarket radio        (Topic#358840)
Scott1962 
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11-17-19 10:36 AM - Post#2780358    

I'm working on installing a custom audio secret car radio SST-V in my 62 Impala. I was wondering where I could draw power from the instructions say to hook to acc. I tried using the power connector from factory radio but it doesn't seem to have enough power.Any help would be great. Here's a link to the radio https://www.classiccarstereos.com/secretaudio-hidd...







 


55Brodie 
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11-17-19 02:19 PM - Post#2780371    
    In response to Scott1962

What leads you to believe you don't have enough power?



 
Scott1962 
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11-17-19 03:45 PM - Post#2780380    
    In response to 55Brodie

I was using the original radio power lead but doesn't have enough current to power radio. I'm looking for a connection that work in acc and run positions



 
55Brodie 
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11-17-19 05:19 PM - Post#2780393    
    In response to Scott1962

If you can believe the radio specs at 200 watts output, that equals slightly over 16 amps @ 12VDC input. I believe the original radio lead is fused at 9 amps. Also the original lead is probably 18 gauge. I would run a 15 amp fused 12 gauge lead directly to the battery positive.



 
Carl1962 
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11-18-19 11:50 AM - Post#2780438    
    In response to 55Brodie

Run a power wire as large as you need direct from battery through a relay that is controlled by ignition run/ACC

Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe

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Scott1962 
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11-18-19 02:24 PM - Post#2780442    
    In response to Carl1962

I was thinking about that



 
ampico-kid 
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11-18-19 02:38 PM - Post#2780443    
    In response to Scott1962

What exactly does the radio do when you hook it up to the original radio harness?? The 200 Watt rating is a pipe dream. The wattage ratings are often greatly exaggerated to make them appear more powerful than they really are. You're lucky if you actually see 12 or 15 watts rms per channel power level on this unit. Take a look at the original wire harness supplied with the new radio. If it were 200 watts the power line would be a very heavy gauge wire. This wire appears to be about the same thickness as the other wires in the harness. You'll need two power sources, a constant 12volt line to maintain the memory of the radio, and a switched line to have it turn on and off with the ignition switch.



 


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