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    Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    I got 2 Alpine Type Rs (Dual 4 Ohm). I got em wired down to one ohm. my meter confirms that its one ohm. My 500 watt Memphis Mono is one ohm stable also. When Im listening it will randomly go into protect. i dont believe the wires are shorting anywhere. my only thought is that my voltage is dropping too low at certain frequencies. any suggestions will greatly be appreciated. Thanks







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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    ummmmm then id see what ur voltage is dropping too



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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    What's the model # of your Memphis amp?




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    Im hitting like 11 usually when its really slamming. i think the minimum on the amp is 10




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    Im not sure what the model number is. its an older Power Reference Amp. i got it for 30 bucks. the guy thought it was blown but it was not and i got a steal




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    Quote Originally Posted by SLIPKANOT View Post
    Im not sure what the model number is. its an older Power Reference Amp. i got it for 30 bucks. the guy thought it was blown but it was not and i got a steal
    Well if its going into protect, that might be the reason he thought it was blown.




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    Quote Originally Posted by SLIPKANOT View Post
    Im hitting like 11 usually when its really slamming. i think the minimum on the amp is 10
    I suggest turning your gain down slightly. At the very least keep your voltage above the 12.0v mark. Anything below that and you really start running the risk of breaking something




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    11 is pretty low. Is the gain up too high? Could be blown too




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    There has to be something wrong with that amp. I just cant see a 500 watt amp dropping your voltage that bad unless you drive a yugo.




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    Could be a crap alt




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    Quote Originally Posted by dragnix View Post
    Could be a crap alt
    Could be. But from his OP, seems like the original owner of the amp was having the same issues. Thats why he thought it was blown. Plus those old Memphis amps were notorious for going bad.




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    Could be horrendous/tiny wiring or insufficient grounds.



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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    The amp just started doing this now that im down to one ohm. i rewired from my amp to my subs and now its not doing it anymore. i believe where the wire connects to the terminal on the box was shorting sometimes. Also my wiring is 4 guage all the way to my amp from the battery. my ground wire is very short and is also 4 guage. I have a capacitor which is frowned upon by some but it helps alot for me.




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    I am on my stock Alt. but it seems to be doing fine. In week i am upgrading to a 2000 watt Hifonics amp. its one ohm stable and its pretty nice. ive seen it in action and its a great match for my type Rs




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    Re: Why is my amp going into PROTECT

    If your electrical can't handle 500 watts how do you plan on running 4 times that power?




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