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    Posted: 10 March 2017 at 7:57pm
An FFA 6004 amp is rated 6000w, yet only has a 20a Powercon, so could only get 4800watts? 
How are u supposed to get its max usage out?

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20A Powercon doesn't mean the amp can only draw 20A, it means that shall the average current draw exceed 20A mechanical problems could occur (melting). Same goes for power sockets, fuses, etc.
You can and will most likely draw more than 4800 watts, as music signals are never constantly at peak and will hardly ever reach 20A average for a single amp.

Edited by Darkstar - 10 March 2017 at 10:02pm
Bass =/= Enough
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Any electrical device will pull way more amps than a breaker is rated for when it starts up, this is peak amperage. That's why there a A , B , C curves for breakers. a 16A breaker will shutdown after half hour when you pull 10A constantly. Like with heating element. But a 16A can handle peaks of 25A for seconds.

Now about an amplifier, music is dynamic so it's not always loud or silent, also an amp can store energy inside it's capacitors for delivering peaks. 
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