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Kenwood 7202 Amp that is blowing fuses

I have a kenwood 7202 that keeps blowing fuses if the radio is turned up to high. what is wrong with it

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Re: Kenwood 7202 Amp that is blowing fuses

I had the same problem ! that amp is underated!
it should have 2 / 40 amp fuses i had to direct wire the fuse!
not a smart thing to do but it never shut off again and i havent
had any problems at all i put a 60 amp fuse at battery!
melted 1 wire that was two small ! its banging 2 / 12inch solo barics and sounds great hits deep. again not smart BUT it works.

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Re: Kenwood 7202 Amp that is blowing fuses

If your speakers are wired for an impedance below 4 ohms mono or 2 ohms stereo, that would make it shut off. If you have a speaker wire shorted to ground, it would also cause the amp to go into protection.


If the speakers are not the problem, it may be shutting down because the voltage at the amp is dropping too low.


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