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My indicators and battery icon

My battery icon would no longer show when I am no longer hooked to a power source. secondly, after shutting down the indicator light for both the dc and battery would not go off at all.

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Is this the battery indicator in the car? More info needed here.

Secondly, is this the power indicator lights on an amplifier that won't go off after being shut down? If it is, make sure the remote turn on lead is hooked to a switched source and not a constant 12v one.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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Lanzar vibe 262n amp has power, everything hooked up, remote good, but amp does not come on., no indicator lights on,


In most cases if you are positive that you have power from 12volt and remote, the negative source is the culprit. It's best to double check power sources with a test light. I've had many times thinking my remote was good but found it not by connecting the 12volt source to both remote and positive for confirmation. Ground sources are often over seen as a problem but some metal parts are often coated so it's best to sand grounding surface before connecting. Trouble shooting seems difficult but with a simple test light you can run many test. Even including testing your if your channels are operating by watching the light flash to the music. Worst case, the amp is burnt. Hope this helps. GL

Oct 04, 2014 | Car Amplifiers

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Why does my green power light blink and my amp not work


There are three status indicator lights on the top of the amplifier. These are as follows:
1) "Power" (Green): lights to indicate that the amplifier is turned on and operating normally.
2) "Thermal" (Red): lights to indicate that the amplifier has exceeded its safe operating temperature, putting the amplifier into a self-protection mode, which reduces the power output of the amplifier. The red light will shut off and the amplifier will return to normal, full-power operating mode if the heat sink temperature drops back to a safe level.
3) "Low ω" (Amber): lights to indicate that the impedance of the speaker load connected to the amplifier is lower than the optimum impedance load range for the amplifier. When this light is on, a protection circuit engages and reduces the power output of the amplifier. The amber indicator will also light when a short-circuit is detected in the speaker wiring (this can be a short between the positive and negative speaker wires or between either speaker wire and the vehicle chassis).


There is only one condition that will shut down an undamaged 500/1v2 completely... If battery voltage drops below 10 volts, the entire amplifier will shut itself off. The green "Power" indicator on the top of the amplifier will turn off when this occurs. The amplifier will turn back on when voltage climbs back above 10 volts. This may happen in a rapid cycle when bass-heavy program material causes a weak charging system to dip below 10 volts momentarily. If this is happening in your system, have your charging system inspected to make sure it is working properly.

If your amplifier is blinking Green, and no output is coming out of the speaker, you may have internal damage to your 500/1 Amp.

"My amplifier turns on, but there is no output"
  • Check the input signal using an AC voltmeter to measure the voltage from the source unit while an appropriate test tone is played through the source unit (disconnect the input cables from the amplifier prior to this test). The frequency used should be in the range that is to be amplified by the amplifier (example: 50 Hz for a sub bass application or 1 kHz for a full range / high-pass application). A steady, sufficient voltage (between 200mV and 8.0-volts) should be present at the output of the signal cables.
  • Check the output of the amplifier. Using the procedure explained in the previous check item (after plugging the input cables back into the amplifier) test for output at the speaker outputs of the amplifier. Unless you enjoy test tones at high levels, it is a good idea to remove the speaker wires from the amplifier while doing this. Turn the volume up approximately half way. 5V or more should be measured at the speaker outputs. This output level can vary greatly between amplifiers but it should not be in the millivolt range with the source unit at half volume. If you are reading sufficient voltage, check your speaker connections as explained below.
  • Check to ensure that the speaker wires are making a good connection with the metal inside the terminal block. The speaker wire connectors are designed to accept up to 8 AWG wire. Make sure to strip the wire to allow for a sufficient connection with the metal inside the terminal block.

For immediate assistance please call our Technical Support Department at 954-443-1100.
Otherwise, check this site out for Technical Assistance with your Amp:
http://mobile.jlaudio.com/support_pages.php?page_id=130

Here is your Manual:
http://mobile.jlaudio.com/pdfs/13320.pdf

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My amp cuts out when it gets really hot. any reason why it would cut out or get real hot. is it cuz i have it hooked from the battery that powers the car too should i get a bigger battery or a second...


I had a Pioneer amp that did this too. There is no easy fix to it. Just try to keep it cool.
It shuts itself down when it gets to hot so it doesn't have a catastrophic failure. (melt)
There shouldn't be any issues with being wired to your car battery.

Make sure its got plenty of open space(if possible) add a fan maybe.

Or take some of the load off of it by 1. Adding an amp. 2. Turn it down

I would take option 1 You have the amp so you can turn it up in the first place

Good luck

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Got a problem with my car amp.Everything was working fine until 2day.Amp goes in to protection mode.Jumps from power to protection indicator every i would say 3 seconds and each time it goes in to...


Ok check the remote wire running from the headunit to the amp should be giving v12 feed whiles headunit is on.

check or change grounding position.

take cover off the amp as the circuit may be over heating.

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The amp is not turning on but all tests show power to the amp. Ground is ok and power source going to the amp is ok. All fuses are ok. Does the remote wire need to be properly connected for the amp to...


You have to have a power source going to the remote wire, there's most likely a remote wire on the deck, which you can connect it to. You don't necessarily have to have it hooked up properly, I've seen people run a small wire from the rem to the postive on the amp, though it makes it all-time power which will drain your battery over-time, also I've seen my buddies blow amps from that, lol. Probably not the best choice.

Jan 27, 2010 | Eclipse (XA1000) Car Audio Amplifier

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HEY I HAVE 4 GAUGE GROUND & POWER THAS WHAT THE AMP ALLOWS. I TRY 0 GAUGE BUT IT IS TO BIG FOR THE AMP. A2300HCT.


Hello again VICENTEMULGA,

Audiobahn's website has apparently been shut down and it's my understanding that they are no longer manufacturing any new products. And not supporting the old ones, online anyway.

But I did find this site that sold the A2300HCT and still have the specifications listed. The 3rd from the bottom in the description shows "1/0- or 2-gauge power and ground leads recommended".

At the very least, you should consider running 1/0 or 2-gauge from the battery to a distribution block and then run a very short jumper from the distribution block to the amp.

May 05, 2009 | AudioBahn A2300HCT Car Audio Amplifier

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Amp turns off after about 5-10 minutes of use for a few seconds


One of two things...Amp is going into overload protection (should be indicated by a light on the amp), or you have insufficient power going to the amp....if this is the problem, try a 2 farad capacitor on the input power line to the amp.

Mar 12, 2009 | Kenwood KAC-8104D Car Audio Amplifier

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No power


You have the wrong wire hooked up to the 'remote' input on the amp. The remote input waits for a discrete 12v+ signal from the radio. You have the 'power antenna' wire hooked up to the remote input. The power antenna lead shows 12v+ when the radio is on, but as soon as you change the source to CD, the power antenna drops the 12v+ and shuts your amp off. If you're radio has a blue/white wire, use that to turn the amp on instead of the blue wire you are currently using. If there is no blue/white wire, either the radio uses a non-standard color or the radio does not have the necessary wire. In the case that there is no true 'remote' wire, you can get away with using the accessory wire to the radio. That would be the red one. Jump that one over and you'll be running.

May 11, 2008 | Clarion APA2160 Car Audio Amplifier

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My amp is not working


For the visonik, you should check your speakers. You can use a D-cell battery. Remove the speaker wires from the amp and connect each speaker across the battery (for no longer than a few seconds). The speaker should pop each time the wires are touched to the battery. If they don't, the speaker is defective (assuming the battery isn't dead).

If the speakers are OK, you need to confirm that you have a good signal feeding the amp. You can use the RCA cables from another working amp in the vehicle. Do this with the amp that had the power light lit.

If you have signal going to the amp and the speakers are OK, the only two things left are the power supply feeding the amp (from the battery) and the amp. If you have B+ and remote voltage AND a good ground, the amp is defective.







For the pyramid, the amplifier probably has shorted output transistors. The amplifier will have to be repaired.

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Sony XM-2200GTX...Power, Green Light, All OK, No Sound!


Sony generally drives their power light from a source that does not rely on the amplifier's switching power supply. This means that it's not a good indicator as to the health of the amplifier.

 

As long as you have B+ and remote voltage, it will light up. Since you've tested the speaker and the signal source, I think the amplifier is likely defective.

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