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Old 10th September 2009, 00:15   #211
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Hum to all rounder hain ;-)

By the by, I just keep opening that Alpine box and cant help marveling at the build on these babies. it's sad they will be hidden from touch when they are actually installed!
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ok guys, I am officially stuck.
cant seem to find a ZERO gauge fuse holder, and worse, a 200A fuse.
People are offering me Monster for outrageous prices like 6 k for the block and 2 k for the fuse, and I will refuse to pay so much money!
Someone please help me. I am stuck. My install will be stalled if we dont find a solution quickly :-[
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ok guys, I am officially stuck.
cant seem to find a ZERO gauge fuse holder, and worse, a 200A fuse.
People are offering me Monster for outrageous prices like 6 k for the block and 2 k for the fuse, and I will refuse to pay so much money!
Someone please help me. I am stuck. My install will be stalled if we dont find a solution quickly :-[
Why not find one of those old (very old) ceramic style fuse holders that were used back in the day for the household's electrical mains and do some math to find the appropriate gauge of fuse material to be used ?

Wouldn't have the looks of the 8K fuse but should work just as well.
(Or maybe I've been sleeping and fuses are now rocket science ? )

And one of those big switch boxes (the one with the long handle for the main switch)to complete the period look !

Seriously - look for an alternative while you source a good fuse / distribution block from somewhere. We can't wait to see the install.

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Oye crackheadji, you really do live up to your name :P ,

Can't wait to hear your frank impressions on those component monsterts Frank.
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Yeah.. must run before frank pulls my teeth out!
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ok guys, I am officially stuck.
cant seem to find a ZERO gauge fuse holder, and worse, a 200A fuse.[
200A is hardly a fuse. The effective wire dia will be like 6mm (solid copper wire). You could fabricate your own fuse if you do not want a particular tupe (like a slo-blo or something) and are ok with a regular fuse.

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Why not find one of those old (very old) ceramic style fuse holders....
the ceramic fuse holder will workbut remember to derate the holder as we are now talking DC not AC.
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Frank, Satya (Blueraven316) had the ANL fuse. I saw when we had gone to but speaker wires for Lionx's ICE install.

I have PM'd you his number.
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What's happening, Dantachikitsak-ji? Anatomy class in one thread, botany or horticulture class in another one?
eco-friendliness is the buzz word these days, everybody is trying their best to go green.... well, I meant eco as in economics
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guys i have also started with another of ICE Updates

@Frank i am getting the Precision Power components 356 from US along with Two Peerless sls6 midbass drivers along with p800prs.
Already ordered the components. Midbass drivers will follow.

I am still waiting to see those Alpines in work. ..
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have you got the fuse?
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Not yet, Franky is asking the 'tree' if he has to travel to US or get it locally
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guys i have also started with another of ICE Updates

@Frank i am getting the Precision Power components 356 from US along with Two Peerless sls6 midbass drivers along with p800prs.
Already ordered the components. Midbass drivers will follow.

I am still waiting to see those Alpines in work. ..
Good choice on the midbass, SLS6 is more like a sub than midbass. It will give smoother linear response down from 50-300hz. For the price PPI comps are good. What amps are you planning ? and is this going to be an active setup?
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Why not find one of those old (very old) ceramic style fuse holders that were used back in the day for the household's electrical mains and do some math to find the appropriate gauge of fuse material to be used ?

Wouldn't have the looks of the 8K fuse but should work just as well.
(Or maybe I've been sleeping and fuses are now rocket science ? )

And one of those big switch boxes (the one with the long handle for the main switch)to complete the period look !

Seriously - look for an alternative while you source a good fuse / distribution block from somewhere. We can't wait to see the install.
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200A is hardly a fuse. The effective wire dia will be like 6mm (solid copper wire). You could fabricate your own fuse if you do not want a particular tupe (like a slo-blo or something) and are ok with a regular fuse.



the ceramic fuse holder will workbut remember to derate the holder as we are now talking DC not AC.


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Frank, Satya (Blueraven316) had the ANL fuse. I saw when we had gone to but speaker wires for Lionx's ICE install.

I have PM'd you his number.
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have you got the fuse?
thank you for the help, sir. more on the fuse soon.

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Yeah.. must run before frank pulls my teeth out!




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guys i have also started with another of ICE Updates

@Frank i am getting the Precision Power components 356 from US along with Two Peerless sls6 midbass drivers along with p800prs.
Already ordered the components. Midbass drivers will follow.

I am still waiting to see those Alpines in work. ..
peerless midbass drivers instead of the PPI's? You should have persisted with the PPI midbasses, and changed the tweeter instead!



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Not yet, Franky is asking the 'tree' if he has to travel to US or get it locally
I was speaking to the tree, when someone came from behind and hacked the tree into bits to clear space for a new high rise. It's gone. Edna, the money tree has now been laid to rest. Back to carrying luggage from the platform of the railway station to the parking lot now

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Good choice on the midbass, SLS6 is more like a sub than midbass. It will give smoother linear response down from 50-300hz. For the price PPI comps are good. What amps are you planning ? and is this going to be an active setup?
SLS6 would be better if paired with a midrange.
And yea, please do go active, but first try the PPI midbasses with the Xover, and then ditch the PPI midbasses and crossovers!
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... cant seem to find a ZERO gauge fuse holder, ... Someone please help me. ...
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... old (very old) ceramic style fuse holders ...
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... remember to derate the holder as we are now talking DC not AC.
Not a ceramic fuse holder, but a ceramic cartridge fuse - available in industrial electrical equipment shops
* They are available for DC current ratings also (fast blow). Usually they have quartz/sand for quenching the arc when the fuse blows, and sometimes an indicator that pops out indicating blown fuse
* There is a holder that has bolt-nut mounting for the fuse (fuse has flanges with holes), as well as set-screw type connectors for accepting thick cables
* The holder can be mounted on the firewall with sheet-metal screws

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... I meant eco as in economics
Not our dear Frank-ji - that is an anathema for him. Waise bhi, he has a moolah tree, right?!
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Good choice on the midbass, SLS6 is more like a sub than midbass. It will give smoother linear response down from 50-300hz. For the price PPI comps are good. What amps are you planning ? and is this going to be an active setup?
I have heard a lot about PPI Compos. So thought of giving them a try. I would be running in passive setup for now but would be going for active in 3-4 months.

I was first interested in Alpine spx-17pro but wanted to give this setup a try.

Looking to get Vifa XT19TD00-04 3/4" Ring Radiator Tweeter or Vifa XT25BG60-04 Vifa Ring Dome Tweeter - Double Magnet - 4 ohm.

Please suggest any other tweeters

I can use crossovers from PPI and then can go active later on.

Regarding Amps thought of kenwood x4r for now and looking for other options.

@frank, i am getting impatient now. Love to hear those Aplines and waiting for the review.
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