Question about Car Audio & Video
Most if not all systems require a power source directly linked to the batterys main supply. depending on how your system is installed, you may also have it connected to a Switched Power Source, such as your car radio, that will only turn on when the ignition is switched to on. if im understanding your dilemma correctly, and the light stays on and such - possibly wire the system differently with a switched power source that will disconnect whenever you choose
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kenwood KAC-PS201T
The first thing you must do is to confirm that you have voltage at the amp. Just because the fuses look good, that doesn't mean you're getting power to the amp.
With your multimeter set to DC volts, the black meter lead on the ground terminal of the amp and the head unit on (so the amp will have remote voltage applied), touch the red lead alternately to the B+ and remote terminals of the amp. If the voltage is below ~11 volts, you need to check the wiring feeding whichever line is too low.
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
SOURCE: kenwood kac-7202
Nope it's not a high-to-low level converter problem, it's most likely a problem with one of two things. 1) either you've blown the output stage in the amplifier, or 2) you've hooked up your subs wrong and your amp is seeing to low of an impedance. The amp is supposed to be 1ohm stable, but we had the same problem. When the indicator light goes red it means that the amp has gone into protection mode, now you have to figure out why. If something in the amp goes bad or just disconnects from the board it will cause power protection mode. If you fry something on the board because you are running the amp to hard or at the wrong impedance it will go into thermal protection mode, however there's no simple way to figure out which has happened.
Have you tried hooking up some different subs to see if the problem remains? try this. If the problem no longer happens then you know it's your subs, if it does still happen then you'll know it's an internal problem.
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.
Let me know what you find out.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
SOURCE: To bridge a Kenwood KAC-9102D
The Kenwood KAC-9102D is a mono amp. There is no bridging. Having two sets of terminals is just a more convenient way of connecting two subwoofers. The amp is stable down to 2 ohms impedance, so it is safe to run 2 4 ohm loads in parallel.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
from what i have read about your amp, it is already a mono amp, and rated for 2 ohm's, so all you have to do is wire the subs in parallel (both positives together to positive and both negatives together to negative) or series/parallel if you have dual voice coils (both positive and both negative paired on each sub, then positive from amp to positive on one sub; negative on that sub to positive on next sub; then negative on sub to negative on amp) Note though, with two dual voice coil subs, you can have a 1 ohm load with the first set up, which can damage your amp. Let me know if this helps :)
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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