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Kole Q1-3000D Power Supply caps Keep blowin

I keep blowin the same 2200 uf 80v. power supply Caps, (same 2 out of 5)
I unhook everything before it does more damage.
I replaced the blown 2 with the same rating, 100v this time, it playes fine until it basses hard for a few then blows them again.
what should I look for next? there are no visible signs of other parts damaged.

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  • Michael Sanson
    Michael Sanson Nov 12, 2007

    4 gauze , wired on hot and ground, extra battery with isolator in the setup as well,, I just tryed to power it back up and 2 mosfets in the power supply section blew. no visible shorts, board is clean, amp was working fine until when the capacitors blew.

  • Michael Sanson
    Michael Sanson Nov 12, 2007

    everything is wired properly, I have to use another amp til this one is fixed

  • Michael Sanson
    Michael Sanson Nov 12, 2007

    how do I get a 0 or 2 gauze wire in the 4 gauze terminal on the amp?

  • Michael Sanson
    Michael Sanson Nov 12, 2007

    I already have one, the amp has its seperate Optima Blue top battery, ditribution block, and wired correctly.

  • singhna Nov 07, 2008





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Sup! i had 3 qx1 3000 amps in my life and they hit hard my subs were down to 1 ohms and never had any problem with the amps and i istalled them myself i no what your prob is like i had with my first kole 3000 i installed i had a 4 g from my battery and i was poping 200 amp fueses i had to upgrade to a 0 gage from battery to the block then 1 4 gage to the kole 3000 and ground 4 gage wow! no more problems never poped a fues again ohhh!! and never put a 0 gage direct in the amp and ground you will fry the amp on a kole 3000 koles are not ment 4 o gage only high end amps are like sundown audio atomics amps ect... good luck!

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You need a fuse of 300amps or higher with 1/2aut cable power supply connected to an after market altenator. also make sure the subs are wired properly.

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