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Goes into protect mode

This happens when it is turned up too loud....i have two 10in jl audio subs (10W1V2-4 model) bridged n when i turn it up or when it hits a hard bass note it will turn off n i have to take the cd out n put it back in to make the light turn green again...why might it do this?

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  • jaspersaing5 Nov 17, 2008

    i have two 12"s rockford fostage with a 1000 watt 2 channel amplifier and everytime i turn it up it will go into protect mode even if i would use only one subwoofer

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Your amplifier is trying to draw too much current. Your battery doesnt have enough power to run the subwoofers. My solution to the problem would be buying a power cap with equal or more power capasity to your current amplifier. The power cap stores a high amount of current so that when your subwoofers hit those low notes that draw a lot of current, instead of taking it directly from your battery, it will use the stored current from the powercap and wont go into protect mode. Also make sure that your connections on the back of the subwoofer arent touching. If you are hitting hard bass notes and the speaker (+) and (-) wires touch, it will short out and go into protect mode. But I dont think this is what your problem is. I am 99% sure if you go with the powercap, it will solve your problem.

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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    Brandon Perkins Feb 24, 2008

    also, make sure that the power cap is charged before you install it. Find a 12v light bulb and use that to charge your cap. Connect the neg to the neg on cap, connect one end of 12v light bulb to the battery, the other to the cap's pos. Now wait few seconds and the light will go out. The cap should be fully charged. If you dont charge it, then it will just pass current as if there was no power cap to begin with.

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