ICE Wiring Question
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:01 AM
A distribution block?
Then for the DVD/Screen stuff I need that VEBA video amplifier thing, plus anything else?
Yeah mike , you have 3 outputs on the head unit F / R / S - F + R to your Kenny amp S to the Vibe = 3 sets RCA
and 1 input on the head unit AV - DVD out to the Head input = 1 set RCA
You will need to plug the VEBA av expander in to the DVD Vid out and then 3 Vid cables = 1 per screen
You will also have to power + remote and earth to each screen.
Total = 4 X 5 m RCA + 3 vid leads
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:14 AM
I can order that £60 VIBE wiring kit that Stu posted directly from the VIBE shop as it's on offer in April for £24.99
They sell seperate matching RCA Cables on there, but they're £24.99 a piece! But anyway, I need for of them?
It says nothing on the wiring kit about a fuse, so I need a fuse and fuse carrier?
Video cables? Where do I get them from? Do VEBA do them?
I THINK this is the DVD player I have
it has some wires supplied with it, not sure what exactly
Are any of these what I'm after?
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:24 AM
You want the veba vid amp plugged into the dvd vid sig out that way you have three outputs instead of 1 and each 1 will go to each screen.
So 3 yellow single vid rca cables prob 2 x 3 m and 1 x 5 m to do the front screen and the 4 sets of audio RCA's .
A fuse block and a distribution block to split the power to the 2 amps.
A length of remote switch wire to turn the amps on and i find it easier using 3 core trailer cable all fused to power the screens up - keeps it a lot neater.
You can buy the Vid rca almost anywhere.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:31 AM
and as for what I said about that wiring kit for £25, ignore that. It was the same range, but only included the power cable, remote wire etc, no RCA's or speaker cable, but I've seen the very one for £50 on ebay, so that'll do
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:44 AM
If we take the subs and 2nd amp out of the equation for a minute, do I need a distribution block if I'm only running one amp and 4 speakers?
no , the only need for the distribution block is to enable you to safely split the power from one main cable into 2 / 3 /4 depending on how many other amps you want to feed.
You can always add it at a later date anyway just unhook it from the Kenny amp and place into the distribution block then take your power feed from there.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:46 AM
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I'd always run a distribution block, makes life easier if you want to remove stuff from the car and now be left with live cables floating around.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:47 AM
and as above, with 1 amp and 4 speakers, how many RCA cables will I need? 3?
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:48 AM
Mike, you need a pair of RCA's for each pair of speakers..... there are other ways to do it if you have processors and stuff, but if you're going straight from HU to amp then you need a pair per pair of speakers.. unless you're happy to split the signal from one pair to four channels, but this stops you being able to fade front/rear/sub etc.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:52 AM
And if you're saying a distribution block is still a good idea, I'll get a VIBE one, keep it all matching. Do I need a fused one or a non-fused one?
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:56 AM
And to save you the hassle of pulling out the trim again should you wish to add the sub later why not run your sub rca while you do the rest , you can always put blanking covers on the plugs to protect them.
If so you need 4 sets of RCA's and only 3 if you want to run your single amp and still control the audio for the dvd through your head unit.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:04 AM
Stu , im very new to the pc world and its still a learning curve , cheers for the tip mate.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:18 AM
One more question on that...
If I buy the VIBE wiring kit with the 5m RCA, plus buy another VIBE 5m RCA for the speakers, what do a buy for running the DVD/Screens through the speakers? Do I buy another 5m VIBE one, or do I only need a shorter/cheaper/different one?
Plus, then you're saying I need 3 single yellow RCA cables?
Only ones ebay are throwing up are these male to male ones, that right?
They look a bit cheap though, but will they do the job, or do I look elsewhere?
hang on, that says 1.8m, let me have another look
I've found a 5m one, can't find any 3m though Anyone got a better source, or shall I just order 3 of those?
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