Question about Power Acoustik PS2-1600 Car Audio Amplifier
Hello, i just purchased a power acoustik ps2 1600 power amp from a friedn really cheap because he said it stayed in protection mode all the time since he bought it new. but he couldn't return it because he lost the reciept. anyway i hook it all up and turn the radio on which in turn cuts the remote wire on then in about 1 second all 3 fuses blow. i took the amp apart and didn't see anything burnt on the board or anything obviously wrong with it. i would appretiate any and all help. thanks Jamie
Generally, this would indicate that the output transistors are shorted (which is generally a relatively simple repair). But an amplifier that never worked properly could indicate that it has a manufacturing defect. Sometimes, it's as simple as a bridged solder connection. Other times, it could be due to a missing component (which may be more difficult to repair).
The first thing you need to do is to check the output transistors. They will typically be the larger devices clamped to the heatsink. If you find any that are shorted (~0 ohms) between legs 2 and 3, you have at least one shorted transistor.
Before you do anything inside the amp, remove it from the power source and read the following page:
Basic Amp Repair
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 28, 2015 | Power Acoustik Car Audio & Video
Aug 04, 2014 | Power Acoustik BAMF2000/1D Car Amp
Jan 17, 2012 | Power Acoustik Car Audio & Video
Mar 04, 2011 | Power Acoustik OVN2-800 Car Amp
Jul 28, 2010 | Power Acoustik TS980-2 2 Channel 980W...
Apr 04, 2010 | Power Acoustik LT-980/2 Car Audio...
Sep 20, 2009 | Power Acoustik LT-1440/2 Car Audio...
Mar 29, 2009 | Power Acoustik GOTHIC OV2-1200 Car Audio...
Mar 21, 2007 | Power Acoustik PS2-820 Car Audio Amplifier
201 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: