OK, i just got a system from my friend a few days ago and everything was fine until i decided to wire my subs in parallel instead of series. I dropped my resistance down to 1 ohm, drawing about 900 watts of powere (so ive been told) to my subs. Everything was all great until tonight, i was driving around and i blew both fuses on my amplifier...nothing really bothered me until i went and bought some fuses and they blew the second i turned my radio on. Thinking it might have been the way the subs were wired i re wired them in series, the way they were before, and tried it again...blew my fuses again. Then i tried each individual sub, and both times they blew the fuses. can anyone tell me what they might think it is?
well, the subs sound to be ok. good job testing those out. sounds like the amp may have been damaged. is it a 1 ohm stable amp? If it's not rated for 1 ohm, and it doesn't have internal protection, it may have incurred thermal damage.
it is a 1 ohm stable amp....i believe its 900W X 1 @ 1ohm...but,...just to be sure i re wired them to be at 4 ohms and it still blew the fuses...im beginning to think it might be the capacitor i installed so in the morning i will take the cap out of the circuit and see what happens then.
When doing production runs of circuit boards it happens. Sometimes it's not caught by inspection before testing/calibration. Then it happens to explode shortly after power up by the technician (like myself).