How to Use a 1000-Watt Amp With a 1200-Watt Sub?

Answer Understanding amplifier and subwoofer power ratings can be confusing to the car audio novice. The important thing to remember is that amplifiers are rated on output power, while subwoofers are rate... Read More »

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Difference Between 500 Watt & 1000 Watt Gauge Wire?

Watts are voltage multiplied by amperes and relate to the power consumption of an electrical device. The higher the watts, the more electricity is needed to power it. You pay for the amount of elec... Read More »

Can I use a 120 watt flourescent bulb (32 watt draw) in a maximum 60-watt incandescent light fixture?

The rating of the fixture is simply to limit the current that you put on it. If you have a fluorescent bulb that is drawing less current (32W) than the rating of the fixture (60W), there is no pro... Read More »

If I have some 265 watt speakers, do I need a 265 watt amp to go with?

No, there is no connection between speaker power rating and amplifier power requirement. Also, speaker power ratings is not cut and dry, you can not say that an amplifier with a max power 80% of t... Read More »

What can you power with a 1000 watt generator?

The questioner probably already knows there are dozens of answers to this question.A 1000 watt generator that can output the same voltage as your normal mains electricity supply is certainly a very... Read More »