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EFX PAD8BX Wiring Kit

8-gauge kit for adding a second amplifier

Item # 142PAD8BX

EFX's PAD8BX Core Dual Amplifier Add-On Kit allows you to add a second amplifier to a system without needing to run...

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About the EFX PAD8BX Wiring Kit

Power wiring for your second amp

EFX's PAD8BX Core Dual Amplifier Add-On Kit allows you to add a second amplifier to a system without needing to run a new power cable all the way to the battery. This kit's fused distribution block connects to your original amplifier's existing 4-gauge power cable, allowing you to run two 8-gauge cables to supply power to both amplifiers. A 60-amp fuse protects each wire (and your vehicle) from accidental power surges or short circuits.

Power wiring for your second amp

EFX's PAD8BX Core Dual Amplifier Add-On Kit allows you to add a second amplifier to a system without needing to run a new power cable all the way to the battery. This kit's fused distribution block connects to your original amplifier's existing 4-gauge power cable, allowing you to run two 8-gauge cables to supply power to both amplifiers. A 60-amp fuse protects each wire (and your vehicle) from accidental power surges or short circuits.

The 8-gauge oxygen-free copper power and ground cables ensure that your amps get all the power they need for maximum performance. Each ground cable features EFX's Ultimate Ground Terminal, which attaches to your vehicle's chassis by way of 2 self-drilling screws (included) to make sure you get a tight physical and electrically secure ground connection.

This kit includes patch cables for a 2-channel or mono amp — you'll need to add cables for multi-channel amps. This wiring kit does not include speaker wires. You will need to purchase those separately, in order to complete your amplifier installation.

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Product highlights:

  • amplifier add-on wiring kit with power, ground, and audio connections
  • 6-foot blue 8-gauge OFC power cable
  • two 2-foot black 8-gauge OFC ground cables with Ultimate Ground Terminals
  • 6-foot remote turn-on lead
  • 17-foot twisted pair 2-channel RCA patch cable
  • fused distribution block (one 4-gauge to two 8-gauge)
  • two 60-amp Mini-ANL fuses
  • four Ultimate Ground Terminal self-drilling screws
  • assorted mounting screws and crimp-on connectors
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PAD8BX
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What's in the box:

  • 6' Length of 8 AWG blue power wire
  • Two 2' Lengths of 8 AWG black ground wire (each terminated with an Ultimate Ground Terminal)
  • 6' Length of blue turn-on wire
  • 17' Length of Core Twisted RCA interconnect cable (2 male RCAs on each end)
  • Dual output fused distribution block
  • Two 60 amp Mini-ANL fuses
  • 2 Crimp-on spade terminals with red jackets for 8 AWG wire
  • 2 Crimp-on spade terminals with black jackets for 8 AWG wire
  • Two 18-22 gauge crimp-on spade terminals
  • One 18-22 gauge butt connector (for turn-on lead)
  • Two 1/2" Distribution block mounting screws
  • Four 1/2" Self-tapping ground screws
  • Instructions

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Features

Compatibility: The PAD8BX kit is designed as an addition to an existing amplifier wiring kit (4 or 8 gauge) when adding a second amplifier (each amp rated up to 60 amps).

Kit Contents: This amp wiring kit includes the following:

  • Distribution Block: dual output fused distribution block
    • Input: set screw terminal (4mm Allen wrench not included); accepts a 4 gauge or 8 gauge wire; the input block has three openings (only one is used), so the input wire can be connected to the left side, the right side, or the end of the block
    • Output: both set screw output terminals (3mm Allen wrench not included) accept 8 gauge wire
    • Fuses: a Mini-ANL fuse mounts between the input terminal and each of the output terminals; two 60 amp Mini-ANL fuses are included
  • Power/Ground/Remote Wires:
    • 6' length of 8 gauge power wire in a blue jacket; designed to be cut to the desired lengths and used for both distribution outputs
    • two 2' lengths of 8 gauge ground wire in black jackets; each has the patent-pending Ultimate Ground Terminal for reliable ground connections
    • 6' length of blue turn-on wire
  • Fuses: two 60A Mini-ANL fuses
  • RCA Patch Cable: 17' core-twisted stereo RCA interconnect cable with split-top center pin and segmented shield for maximum contact and connection reliability; twisted pair construction gives you maximum noise rejection for better sound quality; RCA plugs have a micro barrel design and integrated strain relief
  • Connectors: The kit includes the following terminals:
    • four 8 gauge crimp-on spade terminals; 0.35" wide; two with red insulators (power) and two with black insulators (ground)
    • two 18-22 gauge crimp-on spade terminals; 0.25" wide (for remote turn-on wires)
    • one 18-22 gauge crimp-on butt connector (for joining remote turn-on wires)
  • Mounting Accessories:
    • two 1/2" Phillips-head screws (for mounting the distribution block)
    • four 1/2" Phillips-head self-tapping screws (for securing the Ultimate Ground Terminals)
    • Instructions

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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To easily connect a 2nd amplifier [ Josh  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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Price only [ Dean  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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It has what I need to hook up my capacitor. [ JC  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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This is for exactly what I'm doing! Perfect! [ Douglas  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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Hook up two amps I have everything else [ Lamar  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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Fit my application needed [ James  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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Price and good reviews [ Jorge  Oct 03, 2018 ]
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4 my 4 channel amp [ David  Jul 24, 2018 ]
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I already have the 4 gauge ran. bought two so I can use the second matching rca & other parts. [ Troy  Apr 27, 2018 ]
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OFC..... [ Marcos  Apr 24, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield delivers! Quality. On time! Top notch customer service. [ ANTHONY P  Mar 23, 2018 ]
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To add an amplifier for my door speakers along with a powered sub for added base [ Daniel  Feb 15, 2018 ]
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I need it for second amplifier [ Luis  Jan 18, 2018 ]
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so I can hook up my two kenwood amps in my 1983 chevy. [ robert  Jan 04, 2018 ]
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Adding a second amplifier. [ Gerardo E. Jaim  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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all inclusive amp power kit. [ Ray  Sep 07, 2017 ]
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Because I needed a fuse distribution block and because Buzz recommended it. [ Derrick  Jun 19, 2017 ]
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I chose this product because it allows for straight forward installation supporting two amps. [ Ryan  Apr 30, 2017 ]
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Getting ready to run sound system [ Jason  Mar 30, 2017 ]
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For my amp [ Cameron  Mar 15, 2017 ]
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This should be convenient to run my powered subwoofer and independent power to the head unit. [ BENJAMIN  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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very good price [ William  Jan 31, 2017 ]
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not sure [ allen  Oct 31, 2016 ]
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everything you need to set up your amp [ Jonathan J.  Oct 12, 2016 ]
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It was recommended by my adviser and cheaper than buying things separately. [ M  Jul 15, 2016 ]
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Reviews and Price. [ Kevin  Mar 16, 2016 ]
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2 questions already asked

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What else would i need if i bought this to to use with a mono amp for a sub and a 4 chan for my door speakers?
[ Andy  Feb 15, 2017 ]
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For more information on your installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They can give you all the details on what you will need for installation in your specific system.
[ Larry  Feb 27, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can this be used with an 8 gauge wire from my current amp?
[ Mark  Jun 10, 2016 ]
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Absolutely, there's no reason you can't cross load the elements from this kit and integrate it into an existing system.
[ DUSTIN  Jun 10, 2016 ]
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Yes
[ Preston  Jun 10, 2016 ]

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