Question about Alpine PDX-M12 Car Amp
Posted by Anonymous on
If the blue light is flashing it means the output mosfets are taking more than what the power supply can deliver. Probably just one of the MOSFETs is bad. Take off the heavy aluminum bar that is the heatsink for the 8 MOSFETs. Turn it on for about 10 seconds. (And see that the blue light is flashing.) Find the (hopefully) one MOSFET that is hot. Replace it. And you're good.
Posted on Oct 06, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Solid red indicates 4 possible conditions: 1) Short circuit, 2) Current too high, 3) Voltage too high, or 4) Overheated. The most common faults are the short and overheated.
If the fault is intermittent, the amp is probably overheating. If it is a constant fault, anytime the amp is powered up, then I'd recommend that you first check all of the wiring. If the wiring is OK, then you have a voltage or current problem. If it's voltage, the vehicle electrical system is probably causing it. You can check that with a meter. It should be from about 12VDC with the engine off, to about 15VDC with the engine running (alternator putting out). The amp should be able to operate OK up to about 16VDC but as components age, their values change. I'd look for a minimum of 10.8VDC and a maximum of 14.8VDC.
If the problem is overcurrent, the amp itself probably has a defective component causing it to draw too much current. It needs professional repair.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 16, 2009
SOURCE: PDX 4.100 In Protect Mode..
According to the manual, the issue could be:
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
straight up. Since it has the power saving technology where it gives out the same power at 2 ohm and 4 ohm loads then u dont have to bridge it and since its a single speaker you dont have to bridge it and since it is a mono block oyu dont have to bridge it. just wire + to + and - to -.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
system not configurate properly go to a pro and let them do for you you have good equipment just need to put together rite.for wht you have you can get better sound than that,,good luck
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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