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Alpine 1507 amp keeps blowing fuses on distribution block not on amp powers up then pops fuse then red power light keeps flashing

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All u need to do is get a extra battery not a power cap

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I would either try a bigger fuse, if possible, or turn the power output dial on the back of your amp down. This can be done with jus a simple flathead screwdriver. I suggestion would be to go out and buy a power monitoring cap. Wal-mart, or Tweeter usually distributes them. It'll have a LED reading on the top, with two wire hook-ups either on the bottom or the top for positive and negative, place this in between your amp and your subs in the wiring set-up.

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Battery Lead (Sold Separately)
Be sure to add a 80 amp fuse as close as possible
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next on the agenda is your speaker wiring, the mrv-1507 runs around 900 watts at 4 ohms bridged.. your speakers (I believe) have dual voice coils, so 4 connections total, if you are running 2 of the speakers this will be 8 connections total, in order to match the impedance of the amp you will have to wire the speakers in series/parallel. if you have never done this before, it is easy and will ensure you are running the set at 4 ohms (which will make a huge difference in and of itself).

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when you are installing the wire, make sure the gauge is correct for the length of run and for the wattage, also connect your power directly to the battery or to a distribution block that is capable of handling the power. in all of my installations i run 0 gauge wire from the battery to a distributor block i mount on the firewall, then i run anywhere from 2 to 6 gauge wire to the amp depending on the wattage and run length.

for your purposes, if the length of wire from the battery to the amplifier is 13 feet or less, 4 gauge wire should be fine, if it is between 13 and 20 feet, i would consider buying 2 gauge wire for the install.

you didn't mention what size your fuse is, but i am going to assume it is 90-100 amp, for a 1000 watt amp i use a 150 amp fuse. if you can find a 130 amp fuse it should work fine.

a major thing to remember when installing an amplifier is that your vehicle's charging system was never meant to accommodate large loads for an extended period of time. connecting direct to the battery, using a stiffening capacitor, and properly matching impedance will go a long way towards helping to overcome the limitations. in the future, if you decide to go all out on this project, i would recommend getting a high output alternator, a battery isolator, and a deep cycle battery for the audio equipment. this will insure that you never kill your primary battery, and that you won't run into issues down the road with your vehicle electronics.

i hope this helps you out, if youhave any further questions, feel free to ask.

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