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Keeps blowing fuses!!!

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.

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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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