I have a planet audio VX 2002. its a 2-channel 200w amp. it's currently powering two 600w subs. i have two 20amp fuses in it and they keep blowing. i don"t think its a power short because the fuses only blow like once every month. i would like to hear any imput on this subject and if i can or need to put a larger-amp fuse. thank you.
HI ..PUT AN AMP METER IN LINE TO SEE WHAT THE AMP IS DRAWING..WHEN IT IS CRANKED UP ..IS 20 AMP WHAT IT CALL FOR ON THE AMP IF SO I WOULD NOT GO ANY HIGHER.....BUT IF YOU HAD JUST USED 20 AS A STARTING POINT FOR AN AMP-AGE...SOMETIMES IT IS BETTER THAT THE FUSES BLOW ONCE IN AWHILE THAN THE AMP...ALSO CHECK FOR A LOOSE GROUND.....GOOD LUCK
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depends on what the RMS is for the subs because although the subs are 1200 watts, there is a minumim standard you have to follow. If you don't atleast run the lowest wattage thru them, then you will most definately damage the speakers....you should also be aware of the fact that your "600w Pioneer-4 channel amp doesn't even push a true 600 watts... Your best bet is to upgrade ur amp, or add an additional amp to your set-up. And you really need to pay close att to over or under running your power to your stereo system because you'll burn out ur altenator rather quickly. Use proper wattage , and you should also look into getting a power-cell which lessens the chances of destroying your altenator and helps to ensure that your stereo system sounds to its full potential.....
Generally, if you are using the manufactures fuse rating you can use a slightly higher rating and it will resolve the blowing fuses. Fuses supply resistance, if there isn't enough resistance you'll fry the system board in the amplifier. But if you have 25 amp fuses installed, install 30 amp, if you have 30 install 35 amp, 35 install 40. Anything higher will damage the amp.
Hope this helps.
A rare chance, something may be internally wrong with the amp and shorting it out which will blow the fuse.
Use the incorrect wiring of subs to the amp, you'll blow fuses and damage the amp from it turning off consistently. The amp should be running at 2 ohm stereo stable or 4 ohm mono stable.
Very few amps are designed to run at 1 ohm or less. Not to mention the subs can't handle it.
No, that'll use two channels to power one sub. First, is the gain turned up? There's a knob on the amp to turn it up. If the gain is already up, and if the amp is two-ohm stable, then wire the subs in parallel. I'm assuming the subs are each hooked up to their own individual channel. Swap the two negative wires at the amp, so sub 1 is hooked up to channel 1 positive and channel 2 negative, and vice versa for the other sub. That'll dramatically increase the output. Again, make sure the amp documentation says it is 2-ohm stable, or you'll damage your system.
You did not say what you have the amp connected to and what the impedance load is. It is only stable at 4 ohms and if a lower impedance is connected, say 2 subs in parallel, it would try to produce more power when you turn it up and would most likely blow the fuse. 20 amp sounds right for the amp. The power rating of 800 watts per channel is peak power, not RMS, and many low-end manufacturers tend to state bigger numbers in the ratings.
Sorry wayne2953 but this amplifier isn't stable @ 1ohm loads. This amplifier would be better suited running a pair of 12's, 4 12" subs could run if configured correctly but the subs would be underpowered and probably not sound very good.