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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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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    my amp keeps blowing fuses as soon as i turn on the radio, no wires are touching and everything is connected to the right place. what should i do?



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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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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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Years ago I had a Kenwood KAC-821; long story short, I melted the main power wire right off of the board, everytime I turned the system up the amp would shut down.

Take you amp to an authorized dealer and have them bench test it for you.

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Good luck, sumthin

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