KnuKonceptz KCA Power Amp Installation kit features our oversized Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) KCA Kable with ultra flex jacket- Included with our kit is your choice of ANL fuse and in addition to that, we include 5 feet of ground cable. Why? So that you can upgrade your stock battery to chassis ground. No other company offers that. The FH-20 ANL Inline fuse holder does not come installed within the cable, this allows the installer to place the inline fuse holder in an optimum location during installation. It also allows the installer to extend the power wire 1-3′ by using the inline fuse holder to add cable to the main run (leaving the 17′ as one unit and using the FH-20 to “splice” a few feet of wire)
KCA Kable 1/0 Gauge Spec:
-KCA Kable Power / Ground Wire consists of oversized, 34 gauge stranded, copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors
-Maximum load @ 20 feet – 250A
-Outer diameter – 16mm, Conductor diameter ~12mm (2mm thick jacket surrounding conductor)
This 1/0 Gauge Amplifier Installation Kit Includes:
How many watts can this amp kit handle?
At KnuKonceptz, we do not use “watts” to rate our amp kits. This is a very inaccurate method to determine what the proper gauge wire required for your amp installation. There are many car audio amplifier manufactures and not all of them represent the output of their product accurately. Please refer to your amplifier’s fuse rating, this is a number a manufacture can not fake, well they could but it would put their product in harms way! Add up the fuses on the end of both of your amp (ex Amp A has three 40A fuses = 120A draw; Amp B has two 30A fuse = 60A Draw; 180A system total draw) If this number is under 250A, this kit will fit your application.
How do I determine what size fuses I need for the inline fuse holder?
Using the information from the answer above, the example system draw totals 180A therefore a 200A fuse is the minimum required and the safest option for the inline fuse holder.
Why should I upgrade the car’s factory battery to chassis ground under the hood?
Your vehicle’s wiring was engineered to work with the factory electrical load. By adding a massive current drawing load requiring a heavy 0 gauge power wire, you also need to upgrade the vehicle’s ground wire. This kit includes the appropriate parts to complete this upgrade. The 5′ section of ground should be cut one time (to make two sections). These do not need to be even length, but rather cut to fit your installation’s need. You may only need 18″ to connect the battery to your vehicles chassis. The remaining 0 gauge ground wire is then used to connect the audio amplifier to your car’s chassis.
Can I alter this kit in any way before purchasing?
Our amp kits are made in large batches to reduce cost, which is passed onto you. We can not alter them in any way. Should you need to make alterations, you would have to purchase the items individually from our shopping cart.
Oversized vs Other CCA Cable
Our Kolossus Copper Aluminum (KCA) series cable was designed specifically to be larger than the competition. Copper Clad Aluminum is less conductive than Oxygen Free Copper when comparing like sized conductors. CCA however is also much less expensive. So by increasing the area in our KCA cable, KnuKonceptz was able to achieve similar performance to OFC, but without the higher cost.
For this exact reason is why our cable is larger, to achieve similar performance, for less money. The graph below shows, based on area, our cable is at least 40% larger than comparable brands.
Bassik RCA Cable – Simple and Solid
Oxygen Free Copper construction.
Twisted Pair Geometry for noise rejection.
Ultra Flex, soft touch PVC allows this cable to fit in tight places.
Simple color coded channel identification.
Gold plated RCA connectors
Plain and Simple Specifications
Wire type – CCA or OFC
These materials are commonly used, but not commonly stated when shopping online. Know what you are purchasing. Both metals are capable of performing up to their rated loads.
American Wire Gauge
Wire gauge is crucial to powering your system correctly. Undersized cable will create unsafe conditions and may shorten your amplifier’s life.
Max Load (amps)
Wire’s ampacity changes with gauge and materials. KnuKonceptz does not rate cable based on watts. Amplifier manufactures do not always truthfully state the output of their product, check your on board fuses!
True American Wire Gauge (AWG) Products
Using American Wire Gauge standards, the gauge of stranded wire is determined by the total area of the conductor.
To calculate this you would take the area of each strand and add it together. This area, in square mm, then determines gauge.
Diameter is not as critical with stranded wire, this is due to the tiny air gaps between each strand. Diameter may fluctuate with strand size and how tightly wound the rope of the cable is.
The smaller the number, the larger the wire, until you reach zero or aught (0). From zero, you then have double aught (00 or 2/0), three aught (000 or 3/0) …
Based on AWG, this cable meets 0 gauge specification
Copper Clad Aluminum – Best Value
Copper is the best conductor, but the price, CCA makes a great bang for the buck option.
Always follow the manufacture’s max rating on battery cable. Excessive loads will cause more distortion in amplifiers, create more heat and will shorten the life of your electronics
Proper termination is crucial for an increased life span. Always check that connections are clean and secure.