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Safety overheat fuse?

I recently purchased a Kenwood Kac-9152D Amplifier, which is powering one PowerAkoustik FUBR 12" Subwoofer. i also wired in a 2 farad capacitor. Sometimes after i have my sub booming for a while, all the sudden the amp kicks out. usually if i wait 5 minutes or so it will come back on. Any suggestions as to solving my problem Thanks, JIM

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Re: Safety overheat fuse?

Your problem is that the transistors on the circuit board are shorting out on the back panel of the case. is the amp connected to the sub box? its caused by the vibrations through the box and amp. take off the back cover and look for some scorch marks, if there is any, find the leads on the circuit board that are causing it and bend them down a bit. i had the same problem with my amp, and so have many other people. this fixed my amp, and it has worked fine for many years after using this solution. if anyone has this problem and needs help with fixing it, email me at

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How hot is the amp when it shuts down?

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Usually, protection mode is caused by one of these conditions:
  • Shorted speaker outputs.
  • Speaker output shorted to ground.
  • There is an internal issue, causing DC voltage to be present on the speaker outputs.
  • Amp overheats.
  • Ground connection is insufficient for amp or HU.
I'm not sure of the history or symptoms of your amp, but those are the reasons why the amp could go into protection mode.

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put a the amp the max charge permitted, and y you have a preamp you can makeit work.

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