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American Pro VS1405

Okay so i have a American Pro VS1405 and it works really good until it gets super hot and turns off. I heard a cooling fan will help but would i put the fan inside the amp or what??

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  • sgates88 Jan 27, 2009

    Its 800w and my sub is 550RMS

  • sgates88 Jan 27, 2009

    hmm idk where can i find that at??

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    Your subwoofer's make and model # and how many you have in service.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    Load = resistance to energy flow.... not power.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    What is the load on the amplifier?

    Sounds like you are over-driving it.

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Sounds like the thermal protection on your amp is doing its job. You can put an external fan in to help in cooling, like the crossflow type shown here, or a couple of muffin fans like these (look familiar?). You may have fashion a bracket to mount the fan(s), but that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Many fans are shipped with mounting tabs attached.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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If your subs are dual voice. Run + to + to +, - to - to - in box. Run + and -, + and - to amplifier in stereo. Your amp won't shut off anymore.

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