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Old 05-15-2014, 07:22 PM
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just bought the bazooka BTA850FH 8" with FAST wire harness. i'm about to install it, it says it doesnt need to have a wire drilled thru the firewall and connected to the battery on the box. but then in the instruction manual it says it does? i don't see how this FAST harness even has a wire that would goto the battery? am i missing a wire? or will this actually power up fine with the FASt harness to the back of my head unit?
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just bought the bazooka BTA850FH 8" with FAST wire harness. i'm about to install it, it says it doesnt need to have a wire drilled thru the firewall and connected to the battery on the box. but then in the instruction manual it says it does? i don't see how this FAST harness even has a wire that would goto the battery? am i missing a wire? or will this actually power up fine with the FASt harness to the back of my head unit?
No, you do not need to drill a hole in the firewall, or, attach to the positive terminal of the battery. Follow the instructions on the FAST-9999 to connect to the vehicle's headunit, make the appropriate connections, connect the signal wires, make the proper ground connection, and, the Tube will power up just fine.

http://www.bazooka.com/pdf/current/F...tr_rev1_sm.pdf
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thank you! has anyone had any issues with the extra draw on the battery from the wire harness? my battery is a few years old but my alternator is brand new. will i have any power issues with this harness and wattage?
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thank you! has anyone had any issues with the extra draw on the battery from the wire harness? my battery is a few years old but my alternator is brand new. will i have any power issues with this harness and wattage?
No. For two reasons. If the Tube is connected correctly, the only time the Tube in "on," is when the headunit is on.

The harness and wattage have nothing to do with amperage draw. The amperage draw of the unit is low, like 7.5 amps maximum, low. At idle, the current draw is measured in milliamps. There are accessories in your vehicle that draw more amperage than that on a regular basis.
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so i should not be worried about the car battery or amp with this bass tube? only reason i ask is because i had a big amp and sub connected before and it toasted my alternator in one week... thus why i sold it and bought a low watt bass tube. and from what i hear the bazooka bass tube design really packs a punch, even on the low watt specs.
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Battery or alternator°
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? anyone know if this will draw a lot of power from my battery?
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At full output a 50 watt amplifier will draw 4 amps
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At full output a 50 watt amplifier will draw 4 amps
Honestly this thing pounds just as good as my old setup which was a 12 Inch sub with a 400 watt amp which blew my alternator. Can't believe this bazooka runs off the deck wires with the fast harness. It won't fry my head unit will it?
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Honestly this thing pounds just as good as my old setup which was a 12 Inch sub with a 400 watt amp which blew my alternator. Can't believe this bazooka runs off the deck wires with the fast harness. It won't fry my head unit will it?
No. It will not fry your headunit. Your headunit is not powering the Tube, period. All you have done is connected to a power source, just like plugging a cord into a wall outlet. It really is that simple.

Not to mention, the FAST System is an ENGINEERED system, not a hack and cut installation kit.
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