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Need help with cooling fan

I have a Kenwood Excelon KAC-X301T with the powerslide and my amp is getting hot after about 30 minutes driving...It seems as if the cooling fan isnt working...I mean its on, but the amp is just waaay too hot...And the amp goes in and out after awhile...Just trying to figure out whats going on...plz help

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  • shelby irwin Apr 06, 2008

    i don't know much about amps so i don't really know how to explain it except that it is cutting off after about 15 minutes and after it cuts off the amp is very hot and it will not come back on until i shut my car off

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    After driving for fwew min , Amp gives away RED Protection light ,, Overheart maby? , bc it get really hot

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Your ohm load is too low causing the amp to work harder which is causing the overheating problem , and that is causing your amp to go into thermal protection mode which is causeing ti to go in and out. what ohm load are you running it at?

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Recheck your wiring if this is a new problem. Or if you know someone with a multimeter put it on ohms and check the resistance on the subs. Or if you have multiple subs unhook them all and hook them back up one by one and run it in between to see if the amp runs cooler. Remember you can not go to low on ohms. speakers hooked in parallel brings the ohms down fast. Four ohms and four ohms in parallel equals 2 ohms and so on. check the manual or on the amp somewhere to see how low of ohms you go.

Posted on Aug 25, 2006

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