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Amp Overheat Fix

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Old 02-19-2012, 06:53 PM
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I got bored today and decided to find a way to get my amp to stop overheating on my ride to and from work. About 3/4 of the way to work EVERY morning my amp cuts off (Cheap Sony Xplod 1000W) and if you touch it you would get burned... I took off the back panel (voids warranty idc ) and put a metal grill thingy to attract the heat and cut a square in the center and put some insulation over it to keep dust from getting in the amp. I sealed every corner and loose end of the insulation with sealant. I dug around in my old electronics box and found my old original xbox, I took out the fan and attached it the the open square that I cut in the insulation and a perfect fit. I put sealant around the fan and the insulation so hold it and it is holding pefectly! I attached the ground wire from the fan to the ground contact on the amp, and the power wire from the fan to the remote contact of the amp. Every time I turn the car on the starts up just like the amplifier. The fan moves a good amount of air and I drove for 4 hours straight and no hot air was coming out of it at all!!! I feel proud of myself . I still have some insulation left and sealant, idk what Im gonna do next :p. I used the painting tape to temporarily hold it until I went to home depot to get some longer screws to mount it...
 
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:27 PM
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i dont know if its your amp itself acting up, but i have seen amps over heat by running too small of a power wire to them. it causes the amp to "work harder" being as it cant get the supply of power it needs fast enough
 
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:53 AM
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The power wire is huge! It doesnt even get close to getting hot now and doesnt shut off.
 
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What is the need for the insulation and sealing the amp?
 
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