Question about Rockford Fosgate T30001 bd Car Audio Amplifier
I HAVE 2 OF THESE AMPS HOOKED UP TODAY I WAS PLAYING MY SYSTEM WHEN ONE OF MY SUBS STOPPED I TURNED OFF THE TRUCK AND CHECKED ALL MY ANL FUSES ALL WERE GOOD EXCEPT THE 300A ON THE AMP ITSELF SO I BOUGHT ANOTHER ROCKFORD 300A FUSE AND INSTALLED IT AS SOON AS I TURNED MY RADIO ON THE AMP MADE A LOUD POP AND STARTED ARCING OUT THEN THICK WHITE SMOKE CAME POURING OUT OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AMP NERE THE FUSE WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARED I IMMEDATELY TOOK THE FUSE OUT AND IT DIDNT EVEN BLOW I REALLY HOPE SOMEBODY CAN TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED AND CAN IT BE REPAIRED I AM REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT MY OTHER AMP DOING THE SAME THING SO FAR IT IS FINE BUT IF I CAN PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN I WANT TO CAUSE I THOUGHT MY SYSTEM AND MY TRUCK WERE GOING TO BE ASHES NOT A FUN EXPIRIANCE FOR ME THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the amp is still under warranty, i would rma it. there is no easy way to tell what happened without opening the amp up, but from your description, it sounds like it fried the board, or at the very least fried some of the capacitors inside the amp (although the smoke would usually be a bluish white if this were the case). this seems to happen if you are running them at anything over 15-16 volts, i have seen two of these fry at 18 volts.
it could be something as simple as a shorted wire or trace at the fuse receptacle, but once again, your best bet if it is under warranty would be to rma it and ask them to let you know what happened to it.
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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