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Hi dears. My MTX power amp blow the fuses and 4 mosfets D522AN... Why tihs is hapened? Regards.

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could be bad mosfets or outputs, needs replace

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SOURCE: fuses

check you spkr wiring in put if they are cross

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You probably need to run 4 gauge wire if not already done so, and check the fuses on the amp, add the fuses together then buy the right fuse rating for the fuse connected under the hood

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Hiya try for the Mosfets, you will probably need to replace driver transistors also (not always but sometimes they go). Also check the resistors to output, they will be the big white ones.
Go here to read on testing FETs
Just to be sure. If one is blown, replace all

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When installing an amplifier of this size and current draw - the fuse is NOT ON THE AMPLIFIER.

This particular amplifier has a built in thermal shutdown protection only.

If the INLINE fuse is failing... only 2 things that would cause it....

1. Fuse rating too low - The current draw + wire resistance is greater than the fuse allows.

2. There is an immediate ground situation. There may be a screw though the power wire - the wire may be worn where it enters the firewall - or there may be a strand or 2 of wire jumpering from the Power terminal of the amplifier to the chassis (of the amplifier)

The recommended external fuse rating is 150A for this amplifier. Please be sure you are using the proper fuse for the amount of current draw this amplifier requires.

If there is an additional amplifier drawing from this feed - add the fuse rating of that amplifier to the INLINE fuse.

ALSO - be sure your wiring is of the proper gauge. I/0 wire is necessary in this instance - (or 2 runs of 4GA) as it has less resistance to the current. Utilizing an insufficient power wire will also lead to the INLINE fuse blowing.

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Hello opey_69a,

Here are the troubleshooting steps for fuses blowing.
1) Remove all wiring except ground, power and remote and see if the amp powers up without blowing the fuses. If it does, the problem is in the input cables or speaker wiring.
2) The use of loudspeaker impedances below the recommended minimums will cause the amp to draw excessive current - check.
3) A shorted or grounded RCA cable may cause the fuses to blow - check.
4) If an amplifier fuse blows continually, with only +12 volt, ground and remote leads connected, the amplifier is probably defective, most likely shorted output MOSFET's. In this case the amp needs professional repair or replacement.

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