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Old 09-16-2007, 08:24 PM
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Audio System question - fuse related

Well I installed and wired up my new system this weekend, and everything worked great when I powered it up.

I ended up going out and the music was working great for a while, about 30mins of driving.

All of a sudden it started to smell like something burning, and then no sound. So I shut off the deck, and when I got to my destination checked the amp, and learned that the fuse was blown/melted.

My question is, what would case this to happen? Something overheated? speakers, amp?

Help is appreciated.

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Old 09-16-2007, 11:31 PM
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sounds like somthing shorting out
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:18 PM
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Most amps have built in protection and will shut down when overheated. Without knowing the scope of your system I think the best place to start would be the wiring. If you have a big amp with lots of wattage but are running like 16 gauge wire to supply it, things could definitely get warm. That goes for ground as well as voltage supply.
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It seemed to have been an impedance problem.

I was running my 4ohm speakers at 2ohms.

I changed it around to running at the proper 4 ohms, so I'll see if the problem happens again.
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