I had a 4 channel amp hooked up in my car. it is an infinity 7540a. i installed it in my new car and everytime i connect the power it flashes the protect light once and then goes dead. i ran the bat + from the fuse box and grounded it properly. do i need to have speakers hooked up for it to work? or inputs? i havent tried hooking anything else up yet, just the power and ground. any ideas? thanks
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Re: protect light comes on, no power
You'll also need a remote turn-on source for the amp to operate. Normally, this is a blue or blue/white wire from your head unit, but for test purposes, you just need 12V to the "remote" terminal on the amp. The amp should power up without speaker inputs or speaker connections, but it is not recommended.
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What is the speaker load in Ohms that you are running? Or what exactly is hooked up to it? are you bridging it? The protection light will come on if the load is too much for the amp to handel. If the load (in Ohms) is less than the rated load that it can run, it will stop the output to keep the amp from self destructing. The amp will sense that the demand for power will be too high for the amps circuitry which will either make the amp get so hot that it will burn up the copper on the board or more likely burn up the power mosfetts that power the speakers. If the Ohms are within range then it will allow power to flow through the circuit until the rails that the mosfetts are bound to until they get so hot that it will go into thermal protection. So if your amp has both thermal and overload protection lights and the overload is light then the load is probably too much for the amp. if it's bridged in mono the you can only have 1 speaker setup hooked up it if it's a 2 channel amp. a 4 channel amp bridged in mono for both front and rear channels will be able to have 2 speakers rated a 4 ohms each hooked up to the amp 1 set per bridged output or channel. Try it running in stereo with only 1 speaker per channel and see if it will produce sound. If not then you have an amp that has internal problems and will need to be serviced. Check your warranty to see if you are covered.
yes it is however the hookup for it requires something a bit unorthodox
you have 4 outputs (bridgeable)
channel 1 and 2 must be bridged (to lower the ohms) then connected to the 2 6X9 in Parallel.. this must then be set to the high pass frequency (eliminates bass) lower all the settings as low as possible then turn them up slightly to increase volume to a level where its the hardest and clean sounding..lower volume after
this eliminates the bass and keeps the 6x9 pushing your mid range and high range frequency
now you have 2 channels remaining,, set 3 and 4 to low pass and connect each 12" to an individual channel. (this keeps the bass and ohms high so you will get a clean bass to match with mids and high's. Dont set or bridge for a low bass as it will jam out the 6x9 and your music will sound terrible.
so there u have a simple hookup that will work and keep you sounding clean. remember not to raise the volume on the 6X9 too much as you will blow them..
sounds like ur gains are set to high and is going into protect mode
also what ive seen happen before is the speakers (if mounted in metal shelf or door and arnt bolted down correctly can flex under bass notes and flex the speaker that much the termanls short onto the metal and amp hits protect mode
(rare but worth a look if you think u have elimanted most other things Had a dude come to me when i was working in sydney with this problem )
also could be things like clipping protection , overheat protection ,amp drawing to much current from the alternator
do your lights dim when you hit the bass notes ?
get back to me and im sure we could solve this problem
Hi. Take the input leads out of the amplifier for a start, but leave the power and remote cables connected. See if it still turns on and off. If still faulty, you have probably blown a power transistor inside and the amp is shutting down when the output rises each time. It will almost certainly need looking at. Also make sure you are running into the correct impedance load. If you have hooked up too many speakers you will cause damage.