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I have a jl audio slash 500/1 series amp, and it keeps blowing the fuse. am i using the right one? which one should i be using?

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If its the fuse in the fuse link then you should be using the a 50A fuse thats if on your amp there is fuses that total 60A when you add it up and if it still blows then you might have a short in the power wire between the battery and the 50A fuse

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Fuse keeps blowing


The amplifier probably has shorted output transistors. If the amp only blows the fuse after remote voltage is applied, the damage may be minor. They generally blow two transistors. Sometimes that's all that needs to be replaced.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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There are no fuses inside the amp.

Are any of the lights lighting up on the amp?

If so, which ones?

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You will need to have the amp bench tested at full load to see if there is a pending problem. It will need to see with speaker loading resistors, how much current the amp is drawing and at different frequencies. if the amp checks out with the proper current, at the rated output, have the speaker checked out. Good Luck

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