Question about Rockford Fosgate Punch 401S Car Audio Amplifier
I have a Fosgate Punch 401s I got from a friend that had a melted input jack from a loose connection. I put in bolts for the input and there are no shorts now and it has a good power connection. When I start my car even if the stereo and all the amp settings are on low, after about 20 seconds or so the amp stops and starts smoking. When it works, it works just fine, the light comes on and it sounds great. I think it may have something to do with the fact that when I start my car after about 20 seconds, something kicks in under the hood and my dash lights get brighter. I am using the 1200 watt 401s amp, a new stereo, and a 12' Fosgate Kikr 400 watt 4 ohm dual channel sub, and all 8 gauge wiring. The amp has the option of dual or bridged wiring to the sub. Is it possible I am wiring something wrong or maybe is it something to do with that thing under my hood kicking in? Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this? I am good with wiring and fixing electronics but not as much with how car wiring works so I need help.
rockford fosgate doesnt have watts its considered monoblock it gives off watever the speakers want....it gives them the power they need
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
Safe down to 2 ohms, NOT a 1 ohm stable amp, it will be pushing it hard even at 2ohms but Fosgate's should be able to handle it providing that the install and all cables,wire,connections,etc. are sanitary!
Good Luck !
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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