General Discussion General discussion about all things car audio, from pioneer, orion, alpine and eclipse.

How to fix: Too much current.

Old 09-26-2007, 09:13 PM
  #2  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
Smoke_31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 478
When you run 2 2 ohm subs, you can either run 1 ohm or 4 ohms.

Wired in series, you get 4 ohms. In parallel, 1 ohm.
Smoke_31 is offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 09:31 PM
  #3  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
AyZe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 352
LOL >< xtra current never herd that 1
AyZe is offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 09:44 PM
  #5  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
Smoke_31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 478
Glad it worked out.
Smoke_31 is offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 09:47 PM
  #6  
2000 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,455
only problem is your amp is now probably putting out half the power...500 watts into the 4ohm load....unless it's a JL amp designed to put out the same power into 1-4 ohms, or some other brand that also does that. This is why you want to match subs and amps to maximize performance. If you had asked before you bought, we would have told you to get either a 1ohm stable amp or an amp that puts out the required power at 4ohms. That said, you should have a very nice sounding set up anyway, and your amp won't be working too hard.
veeman is offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 11:43 PM
  #7  
500 Watt CAFz'r
iTrader: (4)
 
FusionMadsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 883
For the record, you're amp wasn't shutting off due to "excess current", it was shutting off because the load was too low, causing the amp to go into protection mode to save its own life.
FusionMadsen is offline  
Old 09-27-2007, 01:20 AM
  #8  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
Smoke_31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 478
Originally Posted by FusionMadsen
For the record, you're amp wasn't shutting off due to "excess current", it was shutting off because the load was too low, causing the amp to go into protection mode to save its own life.
And, if I thought this out correctly, at a lower impedance, you are getting a higher amperage flow.

Not trying to start a fight, but he is not entirely wrong.
Smoke_31 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Scotch03
General Discussion
9
12-27-2010 12:50 AM
Natban
General Discussion
33
06-11-2010 11:45 AM
Hardcore Rock Superstar
General Discussion
5
05-15-2006 02:32 PM
Prolifik
General Discussion
12
11-29-2005 12:42 PM
steve_o1989
General Discussion
7
07-03-2005 08:16 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How to fix: Too much current.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.