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    a serious problem!!!

    my subs were working fine...then i decided to put in a test tone just to hear it. when i put it on it worked fine...tried a few different ones and everything was cool. then all of a sudden the bass stopped and the amp was off. i looked at the fuse holder and there isnt even evidence of a fuse being in there!!! looks really weird...and the wire looks kinda black like it started to burn...what the hell is going on here???







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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    wait... so there was no fuse in the fuse holder of the power wire?



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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    there was a fuse...but i dont know what happend to it...you can see stuff inside like the fuse melted and leaked out...but its really weird...




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    so you drew too much current and totally incinerated the fuse.. replace it and don't play test tones anymore.




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    is it that simple?? :-)




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    80 amp




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    but why did the wire turn black?




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Evan3m
    but why did the wire turn black?
    if you put waaayy too much current through it, it overheated and caught on fire temporarily before the fuse had a chance to blow. That's why its recommended to fuse as close to the battery as possible.



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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    You scorched an 80 amp? With what amplifier?




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    are you using 4awg or 8awg wire?




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    that's a lesson for all of us to learn. Always place the fuse close to the battery.



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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    im using 2awg....runnin an pa 3000




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SSS 18734
    if you put waaayy too much current through it, it overheated and caught on fire temporarily before the fuse had a chance to blow. That's why its recommended to fuse as close to the battery as possible.
    The current is the same throughout the wire, so fuse placement would have no effect.

    but placing the fuse close to the battery minimizes the length of unfused wire which also reduces the chance of that wire shorting out to the frame and causing a fire.




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    yea mine is like a few inches away from the batt....should i cut off the piece that turned black and re connect the fuse holder...matter or fact i think im guna have to change that fuse holder...its life it about over...




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    Re: a serious problem!!!

    probably wana up the fuse size




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