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I can't stop blowing fuses!!!

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Old 06-16-2011, 12:01 PM
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Before i tried to wire in a capacitor everything worked fine. The subs just cutoff every once and a while. They wouold turn back on when i either switched song/radio station or when i cranked the volume up to almost full blast.

After the capacitor every time i completed the circuit it would arc where i made the final connection and blow the fuses in the amp. Even after I took out the capacitor it would still arc and blow fuses.

i pulled out the amp and opened it up to check if something in the amp was bad. It was still good.

This tells me that there has to be a short but, i can't figure out where!

Any ideas?
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:21 PM
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Car stereo gear is not my strong suite.... BUT....
You were not blowing fuses before adding the capacitor. Them after ONLY adding a capacitor (no other changes), it blows fuses? Now trying to return the setup to what it was before the capacitor, it's still popping fuses?

If I am following along, my guess is that somewhere you accidentally shorted a connection when you added the capacitor. Even though you removed it, the short still exists. Try re-tracing all your connections. Verify the integrity of the cables (no exposed wire and such), ensure everything is connected as it should be (no crossing positives/negatives/grounds).

It sounds silly, but I've seen some real headache problems be something so simple.
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Maniac View Post
Car stereo gear is not my strong suite.... BUT....
You were not blowing fuses before adding the capacitor. Them after ONLY adding a capacitor (no other changes), it blows fuses? Now trying to return the setup to what it was before the capacitor, it's still popping fuses?

If I am following along, my guess is that somewhere you accidentally shorted a connection when you added the capacitor. Even though you removed it, the short still exists. Try re-tracing all your connections. Verify the integrity of the cables (no exposed wire and such), ensure everything is connected as it should be (no crossing positives/negatives/grounds).

It sounds silly, but I've seen some real headache problems be something so simple.
Thanks for your help but, it turned out that the proplem was me being dumb enough to think i could get around having to disconnect the battery
 
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