Rockford fosgate amp keeps shutting down when volume is cranked
I have a rockford fosgate P2502 amp. when i turn the volume up , it turns the amp off for about 3 seconds, then turns on again. it is powering two 12 inch rockford fosgate subs and also is connected to a scosche 500k capasitor. how can i fix it??? i want to be able to crank the volume to the max without the amp shutting down.
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Your amp is clipping. This could be caused from many different situations. I suggest you try another set of speakers maybe from a friend just to see if it does the exact same thing. If it does that could mean that they are components that are blown inside the amplifier.
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un hook the subs and let the amp sit there on if the protect light shuts off you wired your subs wrong if it doesnt go off tun it off then back on with no sub music all the way down then slowly turn the music up if the light is off then comes on you need new rcas
It's possible that the installer cheated on wiring gauge, using wire too light for the 12v side causing the voltage to be dropped to a level the Fosgate won't tolerate and causing it to shut down.
If you have a multimeter, monitor the supply voltage at the amplifier while a friend turns the volume up.
If you see a significant decrease in the 12 volts, the wire feeding the amp is too light.
that amp should work fine with those speakers,just make sure that they(speakers)are wired for 2 ohms.at 500-600watts coming from amp, you should be getting 250-300 watts per speaker,just dont crank your gain too high on the amp.