Frequently Asked Questions
Why does my amplifier keep turning off?
Your amplifier can be shutting down due to one or more conditions:
- The amplifier may be sensing too low an impedance due to a shorted or blown speaker. If you have a VOM (Volt/Ohm meter) use it to measure the DC resistance at the amplifier’s end of the speaker wire connections. If you see "0" Ohms there’s a problem.
- The speaker wire may be shorted or pinched when it was installed.
- The operating temperature of the amplifier has reached an unsafe temperature and needs time to cool down to resume normal operation. This occurs usually when you have really cranked up your sub’s volume. Be patient and it will start playing again, usually within 20 to 30 minutes. Turn the volume down to prevent this from reoccurring. Check to make sure you have provided sufficient ventilation for the amp.
- The input voltage feeding the amplifier maybe dropping below 10 Volts or the remote trigger wire may be shorted or may not have sufficient voltage to turn on the amplifier. We recommend checking the remote and power supply voltage with a VOM. Measure the voltage present at the amplifier and at your car’s battery to see if there is a significant voltage drop between these two points.
This FAQ was last modified on June 18, 2013← Return to Frequently Asked Questions