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Old 04-27-2006, 12:39 PM
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Ok heres another deal I am facing. I have a cheap amp (Lighting Audio) jsut in a beater car. Anyhow the amp keeps going into protect when i turn it on. Ground is good, new fuse, and tried bigger wire. Anyone else have any suggestions?
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:43 PM
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Is your load 2 or 4 ohms? A lot of amps that aren't made for high current will shut themselves down as soon as you turn them on, if they are loaded below 4 ohm.
An easy mistake to make, if you have a dvc 2 ohm sub and wire it in parallel instead of series, you get a 1 ohm load when you meant to have a 4 ohm load.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:24 AM
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Unplug the rca cables and the speaker wires. If the amp still goes into protect, the magic smoke that makes it work has been released and it is time for a new amp. If it goes out, plug in the rca cable. If the amp goes into protect again, check the rca cable for a dead short. Next check the speaker to see if it is good or not. Check the speaker wire to see if it is grounding out as well.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:49 PM
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Well I guess that it is time for another amp. No money today to get one.
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Leasure
Well I guess that it is time for another amp. No money today to get one.
On a second thought, we could check it for free if you're in the GTA. It could be a minor problem and you'll never know if you really needed a new one at this point. Call us if you're interested.
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