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T-Spec 8PK Installation Kit

8-gauge amplifier wiring kit — includes speaker wire

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Power up to specification

This 8PK amplifier wiring kit from T-Spec helps deliver the power you need to drive your music to the highest level. The kit includes 8-gauge power and ground wires, an 18-gauge turn-on lead, 12-gauge speaker wire, a fuse holder, and an assortment of hardware useful for your installation. T-Spec Competition Rated Car Audio makes wiring products that meet all American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) standards for size, strand-count, resistance, and insulation quality. With T-Spec wiring, your amps and speakers will get the energy they need to give you peak performance.

Oxygen-free virgin copper

Recycled copper often contains impurities that can impair conductivity, so T-Spec uses only oxygen-free non-recycled virgin copper in all their wire to maximize signal and power flow. The high strand count and special PVC blended jacket give T-Spec wire an extraordinary flexibility, making installation easier. The power and ground wires in this kit each come with a sturdy ring terminal machine-crimped to one end, ensuring a secure contact with your car's battery and chassis ground. T-Spec even pre-installed the fuse holder (with a 60-amp fuse included) inline on the power wire, for your safety and peace of mind

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This wiring kit does not include patch cables. You will need to purchase those separately, in order to complete your amplifier installation.

Highlights:

  • amplifier wiring kit
  • all wires made of oxygen-free non-recycled copper
  • wires meet all ANSI and CEA standards
  • 17 feet of 8-gauge matte pearl power cable with ring terminal
  • 3 feet of 8-gauge matte gray ground wire with ring terminal
  • 12 feet of 12-gauge black and white speaker wire
  • 17 feet of 18-gauge blue turn-on lead wire
  • brass mini-ANL fuse holder with 60-amp fuse installed on power wire
  • comes with an assortment of hardware including wire ties, a firewall bushing, and various crimp-on wire terminals
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

  • 17' v10 8 AWG OFC multi-strand power wire in a matte pearl white PVC blended jacket
  • In-line v12 compact brass MANL (Mini ANL) fuse holder with a 60A MANL fuse (installed)
  • 3' v10 8 AWG OFC multi-strand ground wire in a matte gray PVC blended jacket
  • 17' 18 AWG OFC remote turn-on wire in a blue jacket
  • 12' v10 12 AWG OFC speaker wire in a white/gray PVC blended jacket
  • Two 8 AWG crimp-on spade terminals with white (power) and silver (ground) boots
  • Four 12 AWG crimp-on spade speaker wire terminals (amplifier side)
  • Four 12 AWG crimp-on quick-slide terminals (female)
  • Red 18 AWG crimp-on spade terminal
  • Red 18 AWG butt connector
  • Firewall bushing for 8 AWG wire
  • 8 Wire ties (3.5" length)

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Features

Overview: This T-Spec v10-series amplifier wiring kit contains enough power and ground wire, speaker wire, turn-on wire, and connection accessories to install a single amplifier in most vehicles. The OFC (oxygen-free copper) wire included in this kit meets CEA-2015 and ANSI specification for wire gauge, and is BC-5W2 marine compliant. The high strand count gives you maximum flexibility and maximum conductivity to give your components the greatest current capability.

Contents: This v10-series amplifier kit contains the following:

  • Power Wire: 17' v10 8 AWG OFC multi-strand wire in a matte pearl white PVC blended jacket. The wire has an in-line v12 compact brass MANL (Mini ANL) fuse holder with a 60A MANL fuse. The battery end of the wire is terminated with a nickel-plated crimp-on ring terminal with a white boot and an 8.5mm hole.
  • Ground Wire: 3' v10 8 AWG OFC multi-strand wire in a matte gray PVC blended jacket. One end is terminated with a nickel-plated crimp-on ring terminal with a silver boot and an 8.5mm hole.
  • Turn-On Wire: 17' 18 AWG OFC remote turn-on wire in a blue jacket. Both ends are un-terminated.
  • Speaker Wire: 12' v10 12 AWG OFC speaker wire in a white/gray PVC blended jacket. The white jacketed conductor is square in shape, and is marked for positive (+) connection. The gray jacketed conductor is round in shape, and is unmarked.
  • Installation Accessories:
    • Two 8 AWG crimp-on spade terminals with white (power) and silver (ground) boots for amplifier connection
    • Four 12 AWG crimp-on spade terminals for speaker wire connection (amplifier side)
    • Four 12 AWG crimp-on quick-slide terminals (female) for speaker wire connection (speaker side)
    • Red 18 AWG crimp-on spade terminals and red butt connector for remote turn-on wire connection
    • Firewall bushing for 8 AWG wire
    • 8 Wire ties (3.5" length)
 
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4 out of 5

T-Spec 8PK Installation Kit

Written By Anonymous, Marion,Ohio on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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4 out of 5

Good Kit for Amp Install

Written By MPTech, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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Good kit for installing Amp and speakers, my only complaint is there wasn't sufficient speaker wire length. 12' wasn't enough to even complete my 2 speakers install. My installation didn't require RCA connectors, but including speaker terminal connectors would have been better.
Pros:
Good 8-gauge Hot and Ground wires, ring terminal connections, and 17 length was more than enough for the Hot wire.
Cons:
12 feet of 12-gauge speaker wire was not enough to do 2 speakers and definitely not enough for 4 speakers.
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3 out of 5

T-Spec 8PK Installation Kit

Written By Anonymous, Norfolk, VA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Was rather upset when I had to go to my local store to get RCA cables. When I was there, every kit had RCA cables included. It seems like a lot if money to not include everything needed for your amp to work fully.
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4 out of 5

Good Enough

Written By Clos, Albq, NM on Friday, November 08, 2013
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Good kit but was surprised to find out that there was no RCA cables in this kit, I assumed for the price it would have the RCA cables included, other than that its cool.
Pros:
Nice kit with most of everything included
Cons:
NO RCA CABLE!!!
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5 out of 5

Quality kit

Written By Travis, Arizona on Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Quality kit, came with everything I needed and looks great.
Pros:
works and looks great, nice price too
Cons:
None
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