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T-Spec DB-1144

Compact 4-way power distribution block — 1/0- to 4-gauge input, four 4- to 8-gauge outputs

Item # 120DB1144

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About the T-Spec DB-1144

Distributes power securely and neatly

T-Spec designed this DB-1144 distribution block to handle the high-current power distribution for up to four amplifiers, while keeping your wiring connected securely and looking neat.  You can also use this hefty little block to combine the ground wires of up to four amps to a single grounding point. Solid black nickel-plated brass construction ensures reliable power flow, and an impact-resistant plastic cover protects your connections from the weather. You'll need Allen head wrenches to install this block.  Warranty: 1 year.  

What's in the box:

  • Distribution block with one 1/0 AWG set-screw input and four 4 AWG set-screw outputs
  • Plastic cover (attached)
MFR #V12DB-1144

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Overview: This package includes a T-Spec compact 2-position distribution block. The solid brass construction gives you maximum conductivity. The distribution block has a flat-black finish, and is installed inside an impact-resistant polycarbonate cover with a translucent removable cover. The cover has a small footprint, with two holes in the base for mounting with screws or wire ties.

Configuration: The distribution block has one 1/0 AWG input, and four 4 AWG outputs.

Set Screws: The connections are secured with set screws. A 3mm Allen wrench is required to tighten or loosen the set screws.

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3 questions already asked

Is the block insulated on the bottom and around the mounting screws? I'm concerned that it will ground out if I bolt it to my car's metal unibody based on the photos. Is this more of a ground block?
[ Joshua  May 12, 2018 ]
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Yes, the connections are insulated from the main body. You shouldn't have any issues mounting to the unibody. Realistically, it could function as a power distribution block or a grounding block. All depends on whether you run positive or negative wires through it. Hope this helps.
[ Shawn  May 28, 2018 ]
The whole body is hard plastic including the bottom.The metal portions are in the guts so you should not have an issue with grounding it out.
[ John  May 12, 2018 ]
When using this distribution block do I have to use 0 gauge in and 4 gauge out or can I use 4 in and 4 out?
[ Fallenblind  Apr 12, 2017 ]
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You can use 4ga in. It comes with a spacer so you can use 4ga or 1/0ga into the block.
[ Gregory  Apr 13, 2017 ]
First off, the single terminal side comes with a ferrule that allows a 4 gauge cable to be connected at the single terminal. If you are using it as a positive side distribution block, the feeder cable (input from the battery) needs to be large enough to carry your total connected load. If you are running four 500W amps off the outfeed side, you should run 0 gauge on the input. If you are running a total connected load in the 800W to 1200W range, 2 gauge should work, and if you are under 600W total connected, 4 gauge should do the trick. Of course, your length of run of feeder wire will also determine the gauge you should use, so check out the charts. Now, if you are using this block as a grounding block, Use the same gauge for your primary ground as you used for your primary feeder to your distribution block on the positive side. Some people don't recommend using a grounding block with a common ground as it allows feedback (noise) in your system. I haven't had any trouble with that as long as all my ground connections are clean.
[ DanenG  Apr 12, 2017 ]
[ JUDD  Apr 12, 2017 ]
The info here is contradictory. What is the usable input wire size? Is it just 1/0 or can you also use 4gage as input wire? Crutchfield, only one can be right.
[ Gregory  May 03, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You can use either. The connections are secured with set screws, so if you use a 1/0 gauge wire you have to just loosen the screw more to allow for the thicker cable. Then you tighten the screw back on the wire once inserted. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  May 05, 2015 ]  Staff

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