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run car radio direct from battery Answered

Hi ppl, I'm new here,been looking and d.i.y.ing since i found it. I have a question for any1 that has done this b4. I have a car radio, I have a battery, I have speakers, I have a shed to put em in, but how do I connect a car radio direct to a 12v battery? I have wired old ghetto blasters up to it, blown em all up like, so this 1 HAS to work lol. Any help appreciated, but would love diagram lol. Thnx ppl.... P.S. I might also need to know how to wire up the speakers.....

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metalmark

10 years ago

It's ok, it was really simple, justa case of red and black wires, then adding the speakers... It works a treat, I might even convert it into one of those stereo boomboxes I've seen. They look cool.

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NachoMahmametalmark

Reply 10 years ago

. As metalmark says - "really simple." Just hook the + lead of the radio (usually red) to the + terminal on the battery (I'd recommend using a fuse. 5-10A should work, depending on how big the amp is.) and the - lead (usually black) to the negative terminal. Tah-dah! . If there is more that one red or black wire, the larger diameter wires are _probably_ the power wires. . As to why you keep blowing up ghetto blasters, my guess is that you not matching the voltage required by device to the battery voltage.

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Sedgewick17

10 years ago

Why do you want to run it off a car battery?You could just use a 120 to 12 volt transformer.

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metalmarkSedgewick17

Reply 10 years ago

I do not have a 120 to 12v transformer, so this is the simplest and cheapest way i could think of. So do you have advice on how to do it??? Thnx