Power Acoustik 960watt - amp worked for months... now wont turn on
I am sure that everything is hooked up right because it was working and all of a sudden it isn't
i have a Micronta Range Doubler.... to find amps and volts and ohms... but i dont really know how to use it... i had it on 10a and when i touched the ground and positive it made sparks... and when i touched the ground and remote turn-on wire it shut off the lights on my stereo deck
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use a multimeter to see if the amp has good power wire and remote turn on voltage. then check the ground and make sure its a good strong ground. check the sub to make sure its not bad. make sure it reads whatever ohm its supposed to. anything less than 4 ohms will clip the amp if bridged. if alll that is good then the only thing left is the amp. it sounds like the power supply is bad but check everything else just to make sure. good luck.
i wish i can chat to you live so i can ask you qestions about your amp but to figure out what section of the amp might be fried it could be the power supply section could be the out put section or the in put section but i would try process of elimulation try unplugging your rca jacks and your subs unhook to your amp just the power hook up and try powering it but if the protection light steel comes on then try to remeber the last time your amp was working good and playing your subs was your amp getting hot if so you probaly fried your out put chips and not telling what else next question was you just hooking your amp up in your car and acually touch one of the power wire to the ground on your amp this happen to my friend and fried the power circuit relay chip on the power supply thats all the advice i can give but usually when the protection light comes on and you got every thing hook up right something fried
try using an ipod or mp3 and hook it up directly to the amp input section-if its lit up and you get sound then youre not getting signal from your deck and youll have to track that problem down at the deck-if you still dont get any sound by connecting directly into the amp inputs then you may want to check all amp settings and be sure that your set up right and if it has external fuses make sure that they are all good and if it still wont give you any sound than take it in and get it checked out-hopefully its just not getting any signal cuz if its the amp then sorry to hear it-but good luck
Check the wiring at the speakers themselves. It's possible that while you were moving the box one of the speaker wires came loose and shorted against the other terminal. A shorted speaker wire or damaged speaker will cause the amplifier to go into protect mode. If you have a digital multimeter with a resistance feature, you can test the resistance between the positive and negative terminals for each speaker.