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Old 12-04-2010, 01:33 PM
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Default Blowing AMP Fuse

I tryed the search but came up with nothing.. For the last couple years I keep blowing fuses in my amp or the one on the fuse panel... For the amp whats the reason? Is my amp not able to put out that much power so it blows? Its a FAIRLY old amp... Answers? Suggestions? Mabey and upgrade?


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Old 12-04-2010, 01:36 PM
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what is the amp rated for and what are your subs rated for
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:55 PM
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FUCK idk... My amps a 800 watt I think.. I bought the sub in the box off a guy... Its a 10" Kenwood and thats all I know
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:37 PM
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it should have no problem powering that. what is your amp set to? and it may be over heating and blowing fuses
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:44 PM
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yea it gets real hot sometimes... Idk the settings.. Know nothing about car audio.... But its hooked up to my sub and all 4 speakers
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:57 PM
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yea it gets real hot sometimes... Idk the settings.. Know nothing about car audio.... But its hooked up to my sub and all 4 speakers
Is it a 1/2/3/4/5 channel amp?
How are the speakers wired to the amp?

If runs hot, you're driving the amp too hard & it will blow fuses/overheat constantly.

Try to only run the appropriate # of speakers that the amp will handle, ie: a 2 channel amp should have 2 speakers, a 4 channel amp should have 4 speakers, etc.

Lots of 2 channel amps can run 4 speakers, BUT the amp must be able to handle the load (and not overheat/blow fuses).

Unless it's a 5 channel amp you're probably overloading what the amp can handle.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:28 PM
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Try putting in bigger fuses in the amp.
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Is it a 1/2/3/4/5 channel amp?
How are the speakers wired to the amp?

If runs hot, you're driving the amp too hard & it will blow fuses/overheat constantly.

Try to only run the appropriate # of speakers that the amp will handle, ie: a 2 channel amp should have 2 speakers, a 4 channel amp should have 4 speakers, etc.

Lots of 2 channel amps can run 4 speakers, BUT the amp must be able to handle the load (and not overheat/blow fuses).

Unless it's a 5 channel amp you're probably overloading what the amp can handle.
4 channel with 4 speakers plus sub... Guess I kinda rushed into this thread with out the knowledge of what I wanted fixed...
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Default Re: Blowing AMP Fuse

Putting in a higher capacity fuse is not the solution if the existing wiring can't handle the added current draw.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:24 PM
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How are the 4 speakers connected?
2 speakers to ch 1&2 + 2 to ch 3&4?
4 speakers to ch 1&2?
How's the sub connected? By itself or with 2 other speakers?

If your amp is 2ohm stable, the way I'd connect them is:
4 speakers to ch 1&2 with ch 3&4 bridged for the sub... that is IF your amp is 2 ohm stable AND bridgeable.

The midrange speakers shouldn't be too much for 2 channels of the amp to handle, I ran a 4 ch amp with 5 speakers for years...but they were wired properly.
The sub is what will work the amp, especially if it's connected with other speakers and not properly crossed over.

X2 on not using a bigger fuse, that will just let the amp create more & more heat until it finally burns up.
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