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+12VDC on Spectra 15-pin Accessory Port

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Spectra's require +12VDC on one of the pins of the 15-pin accessory connector correct? I believe its used for ignition sense?

In a remote head setup, where the speak assembly connects to the connector off the head, I'm assuming one would still need to apply the +12VDC to that connector with an additional plug?
 

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I think the DB15 on the chassie only gets the ignition wire in the dash mount config. The remote mount should have the ignition wires (orange and green), coming off of the control cable. This is the way it was with original setups, I believe. Pin 5 on the DB15 is ignition.
 

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There are no wires exposed on my remote setup. I have the main cable that comes from the radio, then the pigtail from the control head that has the DB15F for the speaker. Hmmmm.
 

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See if you can find a wiring diagram here, down near the bottom of the page:

The Spectra

But the control head can be strapped to ignore, and not need, ignition sense. That's the way I prefer to run mine.
 

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You need 12 volts on pin 5 and the jumper from pins 2 to 8. Speaker is on pins 6 & 7 DO NOT ground either speaker lead.

Same for the remote mount with the DB15 pigtail.

BE SURE to correctly fuse the +12 volt IGN lead, pin 5, 3 amps max.
 
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