Question about Bazooka EL1500 Car Audio Amplifier
Hey there, my EL1500 will turn on with a red led light but puts out no sound. Tried wiring at 2 ohms and 4 and still nothing. Ground is good, power is 12.9 volts and remote wire has 11.5 volts. I opened the amp and the only thing I saw wrong was a capicitor toward the back of the amp (the end with the wire connections) had part of the shrink wrap melted off of the side of it. The side of the capacitor said SamXon 3300 micro farad 35V. Would this be my problem? Should I just get a new capcitor and replace it? Thanks, Rob
Hello fordguy, love the name i'm a ford man myself if thats why you chose it. Anyway to the amp. I buy broken amps all the time from E-bay and find which parts are bad order them and replace them and the amps work great. I just bought and recieved the same amp, Bazooka EL1500 and right away when I put power to it the protect light came on. Let me tell ya a little about car amps and the mostly the main reason they go into protect mode. First it could be something small and stupid like a fuse, sometimes amps protect light will still come on even if fuse is blown. Maybe something inside is touching something else causing it to go in to protect mode like lets say a small peice of solder is connecting to solder traces together or whatever, you get the idea. Second and this is I'd say 80% of all protect lights coming on. You either have shorted out output transistors or powersupply mosfets transistors. This is mainly the cause of this all the time. Sometimes though it's not and you have to do further testing. With your amp, I don't know what was going on at the time of when it quit. The capacitor you speak of is fine it's just the protective shrink looks melted cause thats how it was done when amp was made. You need to test all output transistors and power supply mosfets with a digital volt meter set on diode check. Let me know what you find and itf you need help just opost a comment asking for my e-mail and I will taake you thru the steps. If this helps, please rate it so I can get out of this apprentice status.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2009
This is not the problem you need to check pwm controller
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