I recently hooked my ELA300.1 after it had been in storage for a while. I got all the wires hooked up and turned my car on and a Red LED light came on. I am using all of the same wires I used previously, and I have attached all wires where they were originally but i can not get the Amp to respond. Help
Your amp went into a " Protection Mode " this happens if you have blown something inside like a IC or something... if the amp have been dropped or bumped then its very likely to happen ... Check and see if your fuses are ok, if not then it would be best to let it be checked by a expert if its a IC or a cap inside Cheers
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Verify that the amplifier is turning on by looking to see that it is lit up.
Use a voltmeter to verify your power supply is a good 12
volts by touching the ground lead to you amplifier's ground screw and
the positive one to the amplifier's constant power supply screw. Also
verify that you have 12 volts coming from the remote lead wire which is
usually a thin blue wire between the ground and constant 12 volt supply.
Look for the "thermal overload" light. It is usually a red
LED on the side of the amp. If the amp feels really warm and this light
is lit, the amp has probably overheated from being tuned wrong or turned
up too loud and shut itself down to cool off.
Check the fuses on the amplifier. These can blow with extended use or during heavy bursts of use.
Make sure the "Gain" and other volume controls are turned up.
Confirm that the signal wire is still attached to the
amplifier and has not come disconnected by vibrations in the car. Also
check that the wires running out of the amp to the speakers are still
attached to the amp.
on some amps there is a duel light. red and green usually. red means it is in protect mode or you didn't hook up your remote wire. if in protect mode, it could mean a number of things. did you hook it up with speakers and everything?
Parallel will give you higher output but if you're hooking up all 3 you better use some very thick wire.Are you hooking these up to amp(s)?Sounds like a fuse is going to blow eventually too.
Good luck bro'!
It's normal for amplifiers to heat up during normal operation. If you power up the amp and let it idle (no audio) for about 5 minutes and it remains cool, the heating (when listening at high volume) is likely perfectly normal.
remote wire is the blue wire maybe has white stripe that runs into stereo run from there to remote on amp as far as bass knob remote its common 1/4 stereo jack or a phono plug (looks like a phone jack)