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Old 02-01-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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tool box stereos?

so im sure someone here has seen how in the big expensive toolboxes they put a car stereo in them..and they plug right into the wall.

how could i achieve something like this!?

i have an extra stereo and a non expensive tool box.
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you have to have a converter that converts AC electrical current to DC current and hook the radio up as you would to a battery in a car.

Or either you could put a spare car battery and battery charger in the bottom of the tool box haha.
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What setup im going to run at work is make a box that fits the deck in the middle and two 6x9s on the side. two guys have em in my shop and its a sick little setup. then yea like posted above to run it
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how many amps do you guys think would be sufficient??

the stereo has a 10amp fuse in the back of it.. so i am assuming no more than 10..

would @.09 be enough??

how many amps do the stereos see while they are in vehicles???
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how many amps do you guys think would be sufficient??

the stereo has a 10amp fuse in the back of it.. so i am assuming no more than 10..

would @.09 be enough??

how many amps do the stereos see while they are in vehicles???
Couple hundred watts at the most, which I think is around 30 amps.... I think.

But that's the MAX... It's just a little draw, as long as you're keeping it sane, and not putting an amp in there, or something.
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It all depends on the radio and how much power it puts out and how much amperage it pulls.

The large toolboxes with radios and fridges are pretty cool but whats wrong with going to a yardsale and buying a boombox for 10 bucks? It will save you money plus you will have an extra radio to sell or put in your truck if the one in it craps out!
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It all depends on the radio and how much power it puts out and how much amperage it pulls.

The large toolboxes with radios and fridges are pretty cool but whats wrong with going to a yardsale and buying a boombox for 10 bucks? It will save you money plus you will have an extra radio to sell or put in your truck if the one in it craps out!
It's a fun project.
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It's a fun project.
LOL I can understand that! We all have our projects... post them up when yall get to building im sure it will be informational for some other people on here.
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i dont want a boom box. i have an extra radio. and speakers. and i want to use them..

IF the one craps out in my truck now, i will send it in for repair (its a month old). and i will just take it out of the tool box in the mean time..

lol.. but yea. its fun and gives me something to do... it also keeps me off the street..haha..
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I see... If I already had all the materials to do it I wouldnt think twice! I actually had a car radio hooked up in my room for a while just for kicks.

Don't forget to get a antenna or you will only be able to play cds. The ones that plug in and are just a little wire work well and you wont have to have an external antenna on the tool box.
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yea. i was going to go to frys electronics and buy the adapter to go from cb antenna to radio antenna and mount it on the tool box..

or i might just plug my ipod into and not worry about an antenna,, or those damn pesky commercials.
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Ha I know what you mean... i like listening to some of the talk shows in the mornings around here quite a few of them are damn funny.
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yea.. every once in a while they are ok.. but not all the time.. id go crazy. lol
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