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Old 04-09-2007, 04:30 PM
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ok heres what happened. my friend aquired a new amp. a much bigger one than he was running right now. power wire was like 8g wire. he turned it on pumped it for like 2 minutes than it cut out. as soon as the amp the turns on the red protected light comes on and the amp has no output. so im not really a car audio expert but what i think happened is running too small of wires for the amp. the amp tried to suck more juice from the bat than the wires would allow and it couldnt handle the stress and blew. but anyways now to my question. its a good amp and is worth a fair bit ( imo) is there a way i could go about fixing it? any help is much appriated.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:49 PM
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Well it would help to know what amp it is and what he was using before. A bigger amp could mean anything. To me its 3kw + to someone else it could be 500watts. Now typically "larger" amps will require minimal 4 ga. or even 2 - 0/1 ga. Also consider the stress on the charging system.. a Big 3 Upgrade would be recommended. Last, check what impedance level your running the amp at.. if its operating outside of its range then that can cause it to go into protect.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:52 PM
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ok big to me isnt as big as big to you. the amp he was running before was 1600 watts max power. the amp he slapped in put out double the rms (300 @ 4 ohms) as the old amp. im not sure even if they were 8g wires? i know they were small tho. the amp is made by a company called Pyle. i cant remeber the exact model number.

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pyle PLA2580

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If your power wire is too small your amp can go into protect mode because of voltage drop.... but it won't blow up....

check all your wiring....
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the amp was playing tho it seemed all fine. than the protected light came on and it ****ed out? i even tried throwing the amp into my car but the same thing happened. turns on. green light goes away red one comes on
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:21 PM
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well... your amp is blown for reasons other then not getting enough power...... I can tell you that much.....

check the wiring and for shorting tinsel leads......
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could a bad ground be the cause of my blown amp? what exactly causes a amp to blow?
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:09 PM
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Check the impedance level of your speakers. Its possible that you damaged your amplifier by having too low of an impedance hooked up to your amplifier. I believe that this amp can be bridged down to 4 ohms or 2 ohms per channel.
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RECHECK ALL YOUR CONNECTIONS to make sure it dosn't work and jus so you know i am not flaming but you can probobly buy a new amp cheaper than repairing a PYLE thay are fairly cheap to purchase
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