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Trips on high Volume

When i try to up the volume my amplifier just trips again n again.......help me out

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This is called "clipping" and is caused by the amp overcurrent circuitry, too low of impedence in speaker system, or insufficient power to amp

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Amp power dips when heavy bass drives my speakers, at low volume, the blue light flickers with the beat of the music. i suspect that the amp itself is the fault. tried a different amp.


Suggest connecting with a fuse to a car battery. The current available from a ATX power supply is about 10 amps for the 12 volt circuit(see link).

For a 100 watt per channel amplifier would require a minimum of 17 amps for a RMS (root mean square/average) It is the peak power requirement which is significantly more that can be the problem.

ei http://web2.murraystate.edu/andy.batts/ps/PowerRatings.htm
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Aug 19, 2016 | RCA Car Amplifiers

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My Amplifier shuts off at high volume


Basically, at low power the amplifier is not asking for a lot of power from the electrical system to power your sub woofer. For lack of a better term and probably the best way to explain it is. It uses up all the power in the wires leading to it at a high volume, and has to wait for more. Kind of like when someone squeezes a garden hose2_bing.gif when your trying to use it. That would be the high volume, starving the amplifier. The capacitor stores power in it to power the amp at high volume. 2 farads would probably be bulletproof on a single amplifier system, but 1 farad should work well enough. Or seek help from an expert on exactly what size capacitor you should use. If you find yourself saying: My amp cuts out.

If this assisted in solving your problem, please take the time to rate it, as I took the time to write it. Thank you.

on Feb 28, 2010 | Car Amplifiers

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I have a 1000/1 amp running two W6s in my truck along with a 300/ going strictly to my highs, i also have a capacitor for 1000 that only runs for the 1000/ amp and a JL audio 100 amp fuse for all of it....


You need to get another capacitor and wire it in series with the fist cap when you crank the volume your system is not getting enough power from the alternator this is called surge current. In modern electrical systems we use capacitors to compensate for these surges.

Mar 05, 2011 | Jl Audio 1000/1 Car Audio Amplifier

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My amp turns on but when i turn volume up it starts to thermal protect


Unless there is something wrong with the amplifier, there must be a shorted connection. Try doing the same with no speakers plugged in and see if the protection breaker trips. If it does not, then one of your speaker cables is shorted. Try installing the cables one by one, and test it, to see which one is at fault. Another remote possibility, is that one of the speakers is blown, or has a load lower than what the amp will accept.

Aug 02, 2010 | Phoenix Gold ZX600ti Car Audio Amplifier

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JL Amplifier 500 1 shuts off after i put the music up a bit. at low volume levels it's ok. But when i put the volume up it will turn off. Have had the same setup and setting on the amplifier for 1yr. just...


Check the wires going to the amp for any corrosion on the terminals and ground.

. Kind of like when someone squeezes a garden hose2_bing.gif when your trying to use it. That would be the high volume, starving the amplifier. The capacitor stores power in it to power the amp at high volume. 2 farads would probably be bulletproof on a single amplifier system, but 1 farad should work well enough. Or seek help from an expert on exactly what size capacitor you should use. If you find yourself saying: My amp cuts out.

If this assisted in solving your problem, please take the time to rate it. Thank you.

Mar 03, 2010 | Jl Audio 500/1 Car Audio Amplifier

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When I turn the volume up even a little bit, the protect light comes on and stays on


Hiya,

Try disconnecting the speaker cables, then turn it up and see if it protects. If not, then connect one speaker at a time (on very low volume otherwise could pop the amp) and see if you can identify a faulty speaker/channel. Then try a known working speaker on the amp channel that is giving problems (to eliminate a fault with the amp). If the known working speaker also trips the amp, then it is that channel faulty. Hopefully you get away with a bad speaker wire though!!

Best of luck

Jul 15, 2009 | JVC KS-AX4550 Car Audio Amplifier

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My MRD-M300 amp will stop working when I turn the volume up and E-3 will come up on the amp. I know E-3 means there is too much current and I have tried changing the settings on the amp but it will still...


There are a few things you should check:

Check that you have the correct fuse on your power cable. If it is allowing too much current, the protection feature of the amp will kick in. Similarly if the resistance is too high, there will not be enough current to power the amplifier.

You may also want to check the earth/ground cable to ensure that it has a good connection.

Try increasing the gain slightly on the amplifier (not too much or you will blow something). This will mean that you don't have to turn the head unit volume too high to get a loud output.

Nice amp BTW.

Jun 16, 2009 | Alpine MRD-M300 Car Audio Amplifier

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My pioneer 600w amplifier cuts at high volume...


this means that the enternal preamp is starting to fail eventualy it will make no sound at all if you would like you can use a 4 channel amplifier if you would like to keep this deck

Feb 05, 2009 | Pioneer GM-6300F Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp not functioning right


Check the wires for a lose connection or corrosion. You may need a capacitor.

Basically, at low power the amplifier is not asking for a lot of power from the electrical system to power your sub woofer. For lack of a better term and probably the best way to explain it is. It uses up all the power in the wires leading to it at a high volume, and has to wait for more. Kind of like when someone squeezes a garden hose2_bing.gif when your trying to use it. That would be the high volume, starving the amplifier. The capacitor stores power in it to power the amp at high volume. 2 farads would probably be bulletproof on a single amplifier system, but 1 farad should work well enough. Or seek help from an expert on exactly what size capacitor you should use. If you find yourself saying: My amp cuts out.

If this assisted in solving your problem, please take the time to rate it. Thank you.

Oct 08, 2008 | Jl Audio 500/1 Car Audio Amplifier

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Kicker zx1000 only plays at low volume


how high did you turn the gain up and or the freq. mode most soun good at 90to 120hz. any higher some amps trip, and your speakers may not be able to handel the amp.

Jul 20, 2008 | Kicker ZX10001 Car Audio Amplifier

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