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Amp never shuts off and protect light will come on when turned up

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Just to make sure I understand you, when the protect mode turns on the amp still stays on? If so my guess would be that you are pushing the subs so hard that the amp is just starting to clip (distort) because you are pushing either the amp or the subs or amp and subs to their limits. Clipping is not a good thing, but at the same time it usually sounds the best just before clipping. You may need larger gauge wire or a capacitor to help the amp get higher voltage. I will post a link on clipping.

I'm not sure this is your problem just my guess.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipping_(audio)

Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

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Protection light came on what cut off


Amp in Protection - Troubleshooting - Basic Car Audio ...

www.bcae1.com/.../troubleshootingbasicsampinprotect.htm
Some simply shut down and the power light will not illuminate when in protect mode. If the power light blinks then goes off, the amp is either going into protect ...

How do I fix my amp it keeps going into protection mode ...

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My MTX 600xd amp light won't even come on. ... Red light comes on. ... one.. and some times it goes into protection... once I turn the car off...

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My amp just stopped working one day almost new dont known why


DID YOU CHECK YOUR FUSES? Is there anything lighting up on it to see if it is in fact turning on? If it's lighting up and there is no protection lights lit up then check your speakers to make sure you didn't burn them up. If there is a protect LED lit then unhook your speakers and see if it stays lit or not. If it stays lit then check to make sure you're getting enough voltage at the amp connection, minimum of 11.0 volts is required just to get it to turn on. If it has under voltage and over voltage protection LEDs see if they're lit. If you do all of these things and are getting enogh voltage, your speakers are not burnt, your protection LEDs are lit no matter what then you need warranty repair that amp. If your speaker wires are shorted it will make your amp shut down also, but since you were using it for a day or so my bet is that you burnt up one of your speaker voice coils and it's internally shorted and that will cause your amp to shut down in protect mode. Otherwise you probably internally fried your amp by too low of voltage or not enough current (amperage) due to not large enough conductor (too small gauge wire) should be minimum of 8 Ga. for each amp, 2 amps will require 4 Ga, 3 or more will need 2 Ga, or 0 Ga. wiring to keep the voltage and current flow high enough to keep from damaging the amps. Good Luck!

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Well i was driving one day and my subs just whent out so i bought brand new wires and hooked everything up but the power protector light turns red whenever uu turn it up past volume 10 i really do not know...


It sounds like your amp is going into protection. I know it's frustrating, but this is actually a good thing. If you subs you have are drawing too much power and the amp can't keep up, it will shut off instead of melting the board. Usually, the protection mode only last a few seconds. The user normally turns the music down that the protection shuts off and the music plays again. I recommend looking at a larger amp for your subs, if you are going to play them that hard.

Aug 14, 2011 | Car Audio & Video

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When i turn up the volume my amp shuts down i turn it down and it comes back on. I have a crossfire vr1000d what am i doing wrong?


Hi,
Is the protect light in your amplifier turns on when it shuts down? If yes, then your amplifier lacks voltage. The reason why it goes on protect mode is, the amplifier is needing an amount of voltage from your car, since your car cannot provide that amount of voltage your amplifier is not getting anything, instead of getting voltage to produce watts its getting minimum voltage & producing heat, to save itself it goes on protect mode so the incoming power shuts off & cools the amplifier.
Example:
Your on vol 40, amplifier is working fine, when you turn it up to vol 50 your amplifier shuts of, then you put it back to vol 40 & your amplifier turns back on.
At vol 40 your voltage is 12v or above. but in vol 50 your voltage drops to 11 & below.

Check your battery or alternator if they are giving enough voltage


Hope this helps your inquiry. Have a blessed weekend.

Apr 24, 2011 | Crossfire Car Audio & Video

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Red protection light is on constantly. the light won't turn green


is the remote source have enough amp to triger amp seem like that is you prob and chk you spk wire and rca too-

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ALL AMPS HAVE PROTECTION CURCUITS, U NEED 2 CHECK ALL YOUR WIRES THAT HAVE ANY POWER RUNNING THREW THEM, U PROBLY HAVE A PINCH IN A WIRE CHECK ALL UR CONNECTIONS.

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Disconnect all speaker wires from the speaker terminals of the amp. If it powers up and doesn't go into protect when you increase the settings, the wiring needs to be checked. If it still shuts down, the amp may need to be repaired.

Does it shut down or make loud noises when you move the RCA cables where they plug into the amplifier?

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Disconnect all speaker wires and signal cables from the amp. If it powers up, the wiring needs to be checked. If it still shuts down, the amp likely has blown output transistors.

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Hi again, Looks like you posted twice, in any case pls have a look at your other post @ http://www.fixya.com/support/t182326-amp_protection

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