Question about Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier
Hi, I have a Kenwood 800watt Amplifier....The problem is whenever it isn't bridged, it works fine...When I bridge the amp to get a louder bass and more watts to my subs, the amp will work okay for a couple of minutes, then kick off...it will remain off for anywhere between 5 seconds and a couple of minutes then it will turn back on...The fan is working properly on it and is always running...But the amp does get hot when it's bridged..Does anyone know the problem here or a possible solution?? is there a protectional fuse or something built into the amp???
Sounds like you have overloaded your amp. When you bridge you MUST make sure that you still have the proper speaker load. One 4 ohm speaker on one channel is fine, but when you bridge that same 4 ohm speaker, it gives you a 2 ohm load on each of the two channels that are now bridged. If you made the mistake of wiring two 4 ohm speakers in parallel (plus to plus and minus to minus) then when you bridge you will be driving a one ohm load on each channel. This is very close to a dead short. Stop using your amp at once until you get your speaker load correct. This will damage your amp and it will cause you to have to go to a repair shop to fix it. DO NOT RUN YOUR AMP ANYMORE UNTIL YOU FIX THIS. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 23, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 11, 2015 | Kenwood Car Amplifiers
Jun 12, 2011 | Kenwood KAC-5202 Car Amp
May 17, 2010 | Kenwood KAC-9104D Car Audio Amplifier
Aug 11, 2009 | Kenwood KAC-X1R Car Audio Amplifier
Apr 28, 2009 | Kenwood KAC-9102D Car Audio Amplifier
Aug 28, 2008 | Autotek SX280 Car Audio Amplifier
Jan 27, 2008 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier
Jan 22, 2008 | Pioneer GM-X962 Car Audio Amplifier
Mar 14, 2007 | Kenwood KAC-9152D Car Audio Amplifier
158 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!