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6 years 38 weeks ago, 5:25 PM

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Putting a radio in my '88 C1500. The truck doesn't have rear speakers. Will I damage the rear speaker outputs of the radio if I leave them open?

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6 years 38 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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It shouldn't hurt anything to leave them open.

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6 years 38 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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Thanks for the reply. I was just worried that with no load there might be a voltage spike that could kill the radio. Obviously, I know nothing about electricity!

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6 years 38 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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Very minimal voltage at speaker terminals unless an amplifier is employed.
Most newer units operate around 25 watts per channel. a spike is unlikely.

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6 years 37 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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Looks like I'm OK. Thanks guys.

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