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Unread 04-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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Running Wire (CB & Sub Amp)

Hey all!

I have a CB radio installed in my Cherokee and the antenna cable is running down the passenger side. I will soon be installing an amp for my subwoofer and was wondering which side to run the power cable and RCA cables down?

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Unread 04-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #2
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I'd run it down the Drivers side. Keep them as far away from the coax as you can.
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Unread 04-19-2015, 06:43 PM   #3
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Gotcha. So, it's okay to run the power cable and RCA down the same side? Good to know. I thought they'd wanna be separate to keep interference as out of the picture as possible.

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Unread 04-20-2015, 04:37 PM   #4
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Normally you would want to keep them apart but CB's are prone to all kinds of interference. The more isolated you can keep things away from it the better.
I'd leave the cables a bit long to start with and see if you have any interference before you make things permanent. Then you can trim them to what you need for the final location. It's easier to move something around if the cables are not secured or cut and now too short to try another location.
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Unread 04-20-2015, 07:42 PM   #5
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Normally you would want to keep them apart but CB's are prone to all kinds of interference. The more isolated you can keep things away from it the better.
I'd leave the cables a bit long to start with and see if you have any interference before you make things permanent. Then you can trim them to what you need for the final location. It's easier to move something around if the cables are not secured or cut and now too short to try another location.
Fair enough. I've read that interference between RCAs and power cable is more likely when dealing with crappy cabling. I'll be using good stuff. So, hopefully, it won't be a problem
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