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June 8, 2014 6:15:54 PM

I recently purchased 2 subwoofers and a 1500W amp. I would like to hook these up to my computer. I currently have no power for the amp, and could i run power from my computer to it? or would i need an alternative power source? If so, what could i use for a power source?
June 8, 2014 6:21:09 PM

Do you have a powerboard?
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June 8, 2014 6:22:44 PM

sajitha wewegama said:
Do you have a powerboard?


no i dont...just to clarify were talking about the same thing, you mean sort of like an extension cord for outlets right?
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June 8, 2014 6:23:30 PM

sajitha wewegama said:
juanthebeast15 said:
sajitha wewegama said:
Do you have a powerboard?


no i dont...just to clarify were talking about the same thing, you mean sort of like an extension cord for outlets right?

yes exactly


okay what would i use this for
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June 8, 2014 6:23:59 PM

juanthebeast15 said:
sajitha wewegama said:
Do you have a powerboard?


no i dont...just to clarify were talking about the same thing, you mean sort of like an extension cord for outlets right?

yes exactly
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June 8, 2014 6:26:54 PM

juanthebeast15 said:
sajitha wewegama said:
juanthebeast15 said:
sajitha wewegama said:
Do you have a powerboard?


no i dont...just to clarify were talking about the same thing, you mean sort of like an extension cord for outlets right?

yes exactly


okay what would i use this for


To connect your electrical appliance to it
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June 8, 2014 6:32:51 PM

sajitha wewegama said:
juanthebeast15 said:
sajitha wewegama said:
juanthebeast15 said:
sajitha wewegama said:
Do you have a powerboard?


no i dont...just to clarify were talking about the same thing, you mean sort of like an extension cord for outlets right?

yes exactly


okay what would i use this for


To connect your electrical appliance to it


yes, but my amp doesnt have any wires to connect it too...i dont know if you understand that im curious is my amp will be okay to run off my computer and if so, how? and if it cant, whawt can i power it with?
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June 8, 2014 6:48:08 PM

What sort of amp is it? (Make/Model).

Is it a car amp or something?
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June 8, 2014 6:48:57 PM

Necr0v said:
What sort of amp is it? (Make/Model).

Is it a car amp or something?


yes its a car amp, bostwick 1500w.
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June 8, 2014 6:58:27 PM

Right, that makes more sense.

You'll need a dedicated 12v Power Supply, but for that amount of power there is no way you'll be wanting to use your computers PSU for that.

Running a 1500w amp will be hard though, you would be spending crazy amounts of money on a power supply for that. I would recommend getting an old car battery and charger and wiring that up as an intermediate current dump, that would be the cheapest option.

If you've not comfortable with electronics though I wouldn't recommend this, perhaps look into getting a proper mains supply (120v/240v) amp to hook the subs up to instead.
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