Originally Posted by Timdog
Yes on the solenoid. Yes its constantly hot. Yes i ran a hot lead off of it thats why i installed an inline fuse for protection. Make sure you run a thick enough guage wire for your amp needs.I've had no problems so far. My sony stereo(piece of junk) is wired to stay on even when ignition is off so it doesn't shut the Amp off. With both on it doesn't seem to be a problem. I'm full time in our rv this winter.
Thanks, I may eventually put a switch in to shut off the Sony and Amp if it looks like it drains the battery. I placed two additional solar panels up top for a total of 600 watts and the charger switches between coach and house so I don't think it will be a problem.
The Sony does turn off with the main power switch during storage. What I found interesting is that the plug for the theater seats does not turn off. Not sure if that was for people to adjust if you were driving down the road with the main off?
Back to the radio, my plan is to add an amp to run the dash separates I am installing and the 6.5" speakers I will put in the center console from Build5. It looks like the amp will mount to the back of the console. I will use RCA's for the front and rear to Amp. The regular speaker wire for the rear will still work and run the two speakers on the ceiling of the house. In addition, I will run a kicker 10" sub under the drivers seat.
Further down the road, I will change out the house speakers and the outside TV speakers.
This weekend I installed a sound bar, subwoofer, and rear surround speakers for the pop up TV.