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I understand you aren’t hooking this up to a car, :)

Apparently the ACC is an accessory wire that doesn’t receive power from the battery when the key is turned off, some things in a car stereo need some power all the time, to keep the time set and to keep your saved stations in memory, other parts do not need power unless it is on, such as the display, cd ejector and such…

Good luck with the car parts place, they may or may not be able to help, if you are lucky you will find someone who thinks outside the box and will be willing and able to give you the advice you need. Let us know how it works for you.

We hooked up a car stereo to our batteries, it was a long time ago and it’s not hooked up anymore, I don’t exactly remember why either… it worked, I think we had to cut off the plastic part of the wire harness to expose the wires, we had to look up what each wire was for. It’s been several years and honestly I don’t remember much about it except that it worked but at some point we removed it and never put it back.