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    Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Hey guys.

    So i have a 2 amp setup. An AQ 200.2 (220w x2@4ohms), running a pair of Focal PS165 components in the front doors getting roughly 85W or LESS each from this amp.

    I also have a RF T2500-1BDCP running a pair of Sundown SA-8v2 D2's. The amp is tuned to put out aprox. 1000-1200W to these subs.

    Now considering BOTH amps are being run EXTREMELY well below their rated power would you not expect them to run extremely cool?

    Well that's not the case. The AQ gets pretty da*n hot and the RF gets SO HOT that you can't even touch it for more than 2 seconds before getting burned. This just doesn't make any sense.

    And just today the RF threw itself into thermal protection during a road trip. A simple off/on got it going again, but how in the HE*L could this amp be getting THAT hot to shut itself off when it's only being ran at LESS THAN 1/3rd it's full power?

    The AQ has never shut itself off but still a little concerned that it's getting so hot when being ran at less than 1/2 it's rated power as well.

    Any advice?



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Sorry mods for the double thread start. Wasn't my fault. CA server messed up and posted it twice on me



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
    Alternator: Singer 310A 6 Phase High Output Alternator

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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    i got a relay and put some cpu fans in my trunk, with it being summer time out now, my amps are getting real hot too.

    for only 2.99 for a 120mm fan is a great price after rebate, u can only do 1 rebate though, but for 7.99 is a good price

    COOLER MASTER R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm



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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

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    Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradl79 View Post
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    I have the exact same bdcp.. Mine gets that way too and there is no helping to it. They have no fans at all so there is nothing to make it cool off.. Just 15 mins ago on my way home from my girlfriends house it went into thermal protect.. I think it's a lost cause to not make them hot.




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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    u may want to get like 4 or more fans and make an amp rack and have a push pull method. It seemed to help my amps out. also did u set ur gains properly too?



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    Amp 1 - Cadence ZRS C9 (Fronts/Rears)
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradl79 View Post
    u may want to get like 4 or more fans and make and have a push pull method. It seemed to help my amps out. also did u set ur gains properly too?
    this..




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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradl79 View Post
    u may want to get like 4 or more fans and make an amp rack and have a push pull method. It seemed to help my amps out. also did u set ur gains properly too?
    Gains were set with a DMM using a -5db 40hz track off the SMD DD1 CD. And regardless it would be near IMPOSSIBLE for me to accidentally set the amp to output MORE than it's rated power. If I had of then my subs would have been toast 5 minutes after I turned the amp on. Theres no possible way this amp is clipping at less than 1/3rd power and with the HU volume on only 28/35. I've checked the deck for clipping with a DD1 and it DOESN'T clip even at full volume.



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Moler1129 View Post
    I have the exact same bdcp.. Mine gets that way too and there is no helping to it. They have no fans at all so there is nothing to make it cool off.. Just 15 mins ago on my way home from my girlfriends house it went into thermal protect.. I think it's a lost cause to not make them hot.
    Except what power is your amp tuned to put out? I'm only running mine at 1000-1200W. And it's capable of 3656W according to the birthsheet. My gain is only on like 3 FFS



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
    Alternator: Singer 310A 6 Phase High Output Alternator

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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    mine does not go anywhere near clipping too, but got so hot, get some fans to be safe, its inexpensive, u want some help u can pm me



    Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam
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    Amp 1 - Cadence ZRS C9 (Fronts/Rears)
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradl79 View Post
    i got a relay and put some cpu fans in my trunk, with it being summer time out now, my amps are getting real hot too.

    for only 2.99 for a 120mm fan is a great price after rebate, u can only do 1 rebate though, but for 7.99 is a good price

    COOLER MASTER R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm
    I fail to see how a couple tiny fans are going to even make a dent in the heat when I can go 120KM/hr down the highway with all my windows down and my seats down so the amp is getting a MASSIVE amount of air blown on it and it STILL gets hot.



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradl79 View Post
    i got a relay and put some cpu fans in my trunk, with it being summer time out now, my amps are getting real hot too.

    for only 2.99 for a 120mm fan is a great price after rebate, u can only do 1 rebate though, but for 7.99 is a good price

    COOLER MASTER R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm
    I fail to see how a couple tiny fans are going to even make a dent in the heat when I can go 120KM/hr down the highway with all my windows down and my seats down so the amp is getting a MASSIVE amount of air blown on it and it STILL gets hot.



    Vehicle: 2007 Pontiac G6 GT
    Head Unit: Kenwood DDX419
    Speakers: Focal PS165 Components
    Distribution: Knukonceptz KNF-60 Power/Ground Distribution block
    Amps: Audioque 200.2, Rockford Fosgate T2500-1BDCP
    Subs: 2 SA-8v2 D2 wired @2ohms in custom ported box tuned to 34-35hz
    Wiring: All 1/0 Gauge SHOK Wire and Knukonceptz wire + BIG 3
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    then get different amps



    Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    where are ur amps located, trunk, under seat, or somewhere else



    Head Unit - Clarion NX702 w/Backup Cam
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    Big 3 Upgrade - 1/0 Gauge Sky High Cable (pacustomz)
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    Re: Why are my amps getting so FU**ING HOT!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gamehawk55 View Post
    I fail to see how a couple tiny fans are going to even make a dent in the heat when I can go 120KM/hr down the highway with all my windows down and my seats down so the amp is getting a MASSIVE amount of air blown on it and it STILL gets hot.
    Fans can make a big difference. If you don't want to to use them, then don't complain about your amp getting hot.

    Those little fans can move 70 CFM of air and if you have an amp rack built where the air is blowing directly on you ramps with a push/pull setup (windows rolled down is not having the air directly on your amps) you would see much lower temperatures.



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