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Kicker kx200.2 protect mode at high volume

Recently (about a week ago) my kicker kx200.2 amplifier started going into protect mode at high volume. ive been running it the same way for probably a month now without problems until now. its run at 2.2 ohms with the gain set to 2/3-3/4 somewhere around there. i have it powering 2 8ohm mids and 1 4ohm coaxial on each channel. with the multimeter i get a reading of about 2.2 ohms on both channels. when i turn my head unit up to about 90% or a little less, the kicker amp goes into protect. if i turn it back down for a few seconds it restarts. does anyone have any ideas as to the problem? there are no reversed polarities, no shorts on the speakers or power terminals, and everything seems to be connected properly... any help? thanks

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  • Perry Babin May 11, 2010

    Disconnect the speaker wires 'from the speaker terminals' of the amplifier (not at the speaker or any other point). Do one channel at a time. Does the amp go into protect with only one channel connected at a time?

    Does it only go into protect mode with one specific channel connected?


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SOURCE: my amp goes into protection mode at high volume

Hi does the amp return to normal operation once the volume is lowered? If so it sounds like the amp is seeing too low an ohmage due to the way the subs are wired & they are drawing too much current so the protection circuit intervenes to prevent damage.The minimum ohmage this amp must be operated at is 2 ohms so if you are running at 1 ohm this will cause the problem you are experiencing.
Cheers, acbva.

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SOURCE: when you turn up the

the output transistors are going home ,they have been overdriven and burnt out

Posted on Sep 22, 2010

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