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Amp on "protect" mode

On the RCA input end of my PHOENIX DIGITAL PD-394 (PD394)
4-Channel 1000W AMPLIFIER w/ Fan Cooling System there is a small light which says (green) power and (red) protect. Well right now the light is red and i am not sure what this means or what i need to do to fix it or reset it.

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Hi, what you need to do is unplug all the connections to the amp. The amp goes into protection when the circuitry over heats.\
First decrease all your gains to minimal volume.
Connect your 12+V, remote, and ground.
See if the protection light comes on then.
Next plug in your RCA cables.
Check protection light.
Then plug in your subwoofer cables.
See if you are still in protect mode.
Hopefully everything works alright again.
Just slowly increase the gain to see what the cut-off is. Make sure you aren't dropping the ohmage too low on the amplifier. Check manual for correct wiring and such.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • Dalynn Turner Feb 09, 2009

    Hi, what you need to do is unplug all the connections to the amp. The amp goes into protection when the circuitry over heats.\

    First decrease all your gains to minimal volume.

    Connect your 12+V, remote, and ground.

    See if the protection light comes on then.

    Next plug in your RCA cables.

    Check protection light.

    Then plug in your subwoofer cables.

    See if you are still in protect mode.

    Hopefully everything works alright again.

    Just slowly increase the gain to see what the cut-off is. Make sure you aren't dropping the ohmage too low on the amplifier. Check manual for correct wiring and such.

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