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    93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    I noticed my amp cutting off after about an hour or two of constant use. Its an Audiopipe APSM-1500 and im running a 1ohm load at its limits. It goes into protect but will eventually go back into normal mode, only to go into thermal again. Its 93F outside and its in a trunk. Anywho, is this normal?







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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    no. your clipping your amp. turn the gain down a little bit. your amp should never go into protect.



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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    get a multimeter and check the impedence that the amp is seeing.




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    get a multimeter and check the impedence that the amp is seeing.
    1.23ohms

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcons03079313 View Post
    no. your clipping your amp. turn the gain down a little bit. your amp should never go into protect.
    I hear no distortion, and i tuned it down further from the point that i did. The gain is less than half-way




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    then your amp is fucked.




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK View Post
    1.23ohms

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    I hear no distortion, and i tuned it down further from the point that i did. The gain is less than half-way
    Also, the amp is real hot to the touch even.




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    its been 104 ehre during the day.. in my trunk its been 140degree's.. my amp goes into protect if i push it hard.. amp is turned all the way down.. no bass boast etc.. on the amp or radio.. the amp gets hot enough to cook bacon and eggs on



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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    it doesnt matter if you hear distortion or not. your amp is heating up and the only way to keep it cool is to make it work less.



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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeK
    I hear no distortion
    That's why you use a DMM or DD1. You wont always hear it and you cant just use your hearing as your tuning



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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    105 the past couple of days

    zero problems with my nine.1 and Rockford 500-2

    they are in a terrible spot for amps but they never shut down.

    I drive 30 min each way to work




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    I'm thinking mine is a grounding issue.. old Hifonics Brutus 600.. haven't had a chance to rerun my ground from the battery... and put my aq1200 in <<-- not going in till i do that anyway.. but my grounding spot is reading .7 MV on the dmm



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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by BOOMin257 View Post
    That's why you use a DMM or DD1. You wont always hear it and you cant just use your hearing as your tuning
    Moron alert




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    Moron alert
    It's a preference thing. Some people like em, some don't.



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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by BOOMin257 View Post
    It's a preference thing. Some people like em, some don't.
    I'm not sure that's what he was talking about....




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    Re: 93F outside. Normal for amp to go into thermal protect?

    its audiopoop... nuff said.



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