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
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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Re: need help with cooling fan
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.
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Right next to the rca inputs you will see a reset switch, Reset the amplifier by holding that switch in for about 20 to 30 seconds. This amp has a microprocessor in it that controls the fan. The LCD display that you played with only shows the status of the fan, it does not control the fan. the fan should turn on when the amp starts to get hot. It operates at high or low or stop. If the fan never comes on, even when the amp is very hot, you will need to take it in to be serviced. There is no easy fix to some of the problems. You need the fan to work, so check it out soon and determain if the fan ever comes on. It may take a while to come on, but if it comes on after it starts getting hot, it is working.