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I am in a bit of a jam and need some help.

I have been running NC400 for a couple of years in Ghent Audio cases and all is well. I got them to produce a speakerON and PowerCON version for me which they now sell on the site. As I've been moving cities this has been an unfinished project for a while and now matter how hard I scratch my head I can't fathom how to wire these things.

Can anyone offer any advice for me? It would be much appreciated. I attach a photo below. Note the extra power switch on the PowerCON.
 

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The powerCON has an "L" and an "N" which are for live and neutral and of course the chassis ground.

The speakON have a 1+, 1- (channel 1), 2+ and 2- (channel 2) not sure what is so confusing about that.
 

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The powerCON has an "L" and an "N" which are for live and neutral and of course the chassis ground.

The speakON have a 1+, 1- (channel 1), 2+ and 2- (channel 2) not sure what is so confusing about that.
Hi JW, thanks so much for this.

With the power con, I understand the live, neutral and ground, as that's the same as my existing IEC (and I assume every IEC), but I don't understand how to integrate it to the on off switch above?

With the speakerON, what I don't understand is why I have four poles, when I only have 2 speaker cables coming from the amp?
 
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SpeakOn, not speakerOn, comes in 4 pole and 2 pole versions.
My understanding is that you can still use a 4 pole for 2 pole? If that is the case, does it just mean I use +1 and -1?
 

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Hi JW, thanks so much for this.

With the power con, I understand the live, neutral and ground, as that's the same as my existing IEC (and I assume every IEC), but I don't understand how to integrate it to the on off switch above?

With the speakerON, what I don't understand is why I have four poles, when I only have 2 speaker cables coming from the amp?
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This is a basic SPST switch that is inline.

You have 4 pole speakON which you'll only use two of the poles (1+ & 1-) for each speaker.
 

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In a 2.0 stereo signal there are two channels. Or you could have one signal for the tweeter, one for the woofer....
 

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The switch is open or closed. Open it is off, closed it is on. Wire from the L terminal of the power connector to one (either) side of the switch then wire the other side to the line or "hot" input of your power supply.

The right amp side is one channel, the left another, so a stereo amplifier has two channels.

Perhaps you should consider prebuilt, or getting the help of a friend with basic electronics knowledge, to ensure the final connections are safe and reasonable.
 

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Could these not just be wired up and checked for continuity before the amps switch on .

Whatever is connect at one end you want it to be outputted on the appropriate bit on the other end. A simple continuity test would do that or is it some how way more complicated
 
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If you are using the Hypex SMPS600N400, L will be J3.1 and N will be J3.3

As for the speakOn, does your speaker have speakOn or banana or spring loaded tabs?

If the speakers do not have speakOn, then just choose 2 leads (let's say 1+ and 1-) and match them in the speaker cables that you might need to make.
If you already have the speaker cables done, just match what it is used there in the amp side.
 
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