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Explode Amp

I hooked my amp up and it started blowing fuses and when i would take out the fuse it would be realy hot. I was woundering if you could tell me why it's doing that.

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Re: Explode Amp

Is the equiptment used? Your subs may be blown, try disconnecting them from the amp, then power it up, and then see if it still blows fuses. If it does, your subs are either wired incorrectly, or blown.

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