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Power Surging Threw Subs!?

My amp is surging power to my sub like a strong throb every 10 seconds how to fix this !!??

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Possibly a ground loop with a poor ground connection at the head unit or the amp. Sometimes a small difference in the ground can set up something like this.

Could also be a problem with head unit.

Do you have capacitors for handling power surge needs? These could possibly be affecting this.

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