Tip & How-To about Audio Players & Recorders
"Protect mode" as it is indicated by many manufacturers of modern AV
receivers, is a useful safety tool but all too common a problem for
There are various causes of this safety feature to be executed, and returning your unit to normal function will also vary by manufacturer by which you will have to refer to it's manual on the procedure. But the following tips to avoid getting into protect mode apply to all manufacturers of all receiver designs and circuit topology
The number one cause of "protect mode" is heat. Receivers that have Solid State amplifier topology produce a lot of heat. Solid State amplifier topology is the most commonly used design in receivers.
To reduce and dissipate this heat that can cause it to enter protect mode; do one or all of the following:
Remove anything stored on top of the unit. Anything that blocks the vents even temporarily while operating will cause it retain more heat.
Give it room, out in the open. Do not operate it while it is sitting in a cabinet or other enclosure.
Store it farther away from any other source of heat; don't overlook things like desk lamps directed at it, etc. It takes only 1 degree higher than the units' internal temperature sensor setting to shut it down.
If you are operating it in a hot climate, try placing a mini-desk fan directed into the vents.
Posted by Mike... on
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