My amp worked great for a day or 2 then it started cutting out and now it only hits about 4 or 5 times times then the thermal light comes on and it dont work until the light goes off. what is my problem? this sux
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You are def overheating, If the ohms rating of the subwoofer is too low it will cause this same thermal over heat. If you have 2ohms in sub and a 4 ohms stable amp, you will overheat. Check the ohms rating of the sub to make sure this is not the problem
What may of happened if that you got the lacquer finish on the electromagnetic wire to heat up and come apart. At low volume they will still have an electric connection. Because the wire physically came off from the inner housing of the voice coil it is in contact with the side wall of the speaker magnet and is proned to causing a short between coil sets. Your probably running subs with a 4 ohm impedance and when your coils short it acts more like a 2 or 1 ohm speaker. This is similar to whats called a dead short. Since the Independence is dropped to 2 or 1 ohm it is the resistance equivalent of having 2 or 4 subs attached to your amplifier which caused the final transistor bridge to heat up and it can get hot almost instantly. Check your amps outputs individually on a single speaker that you know works perfectly. If your amp does not trip the thermal protection you most likely cooked a speaker beyond usable condition.
well id say you have cooked your amp and or subs they can only take beatings for so long. show it no mercy it gives it back,does amp smell do subs smell borrow amp see if subs are ok if so it will be your amp.new one .keep the gain down??
If your voice cuts off when you use too much power i.e. operating power windows you are taking power away from your amp. An amp operates in stages; therefore you must increase the available (battery) power in your vehicle; possibly you can run two batteries (do not connect them in series)
Actually you answered your own question in your paragraph. I draw your attention to your statement of: "It will work for as long as I'm driving I will park my car, and when I
turn it back on every thing will be working just fine and, then a
couple minutes later, amp cuts out and won't hit for a couple hours or
a couple days.... I have checked the sub multiple times and I don't see
it being the sub or the amp"
You are correct it is neither the Sub nor the Amp. The problem is either your voltage regulator or your alternator. one and or the other is going bad.
Here is some advice check your ground wires, the buy a dual alternator kit, it contains the parts you will need to add an additional alternator to your car. This will provide the power you need.
You may have a problem with the power source feeding the amp. You need to check the voltage across the amplifier's B+ and ground terminals when the amp is playing/cutting off. If it's dropping below ~11 volts, you need to determine why it's dropping so low.