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something is wired up wrong or you overloaded the amp

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Q: Why is the protection light on in my car amp?
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How big of a load does a 30 amp plug handle on a 40 amp circuit?

If the overcurrent protection device is 40 Amps, then a 30-Amp plug can overheat and catch fire at 40 Amps before the circuit-breaker blows.


Can you replace a 20 amp fuse in your car with a 25 amp due to the fuse keep blowing?

Yes you can but you are setting yourself up for a big problem. There is a reason the 20 amp fuse is blowing. By installing a bigger fuse it allows the current that is causing the 20 amp fuse to blow to stay in for a longer period of time. This can cause excessive heating and melting of the wires on the circuit that is blowing on a 20 amp fuse. Trace the wire and find the fault. Always use the manufacturer's recommended fuse sizing for your own protection.


What happens when you plug a 30 amp RV plug into a 50 amp slot?

Probably nothing. And if your RV service panel is protected with a 30 amp main breaker, you are good to go. But if you do not have 30 amp protection on a 30 amp plug, and you begin to draw above 30 amps, you run the risk of meltdown. If this occurs and you are drawing less than 50 amps, you get a fire. Not good.


Can you replace a 20 amp fuse with a 15 amp fuse?

Yes you can. It will provide better protection because it will blow quicker than a 20 amp if there is a fault in the circuit.Not advisable. If the normal current is little more than 15 amps, then the fuse will blow. If the actual current is less than 15 amps, then it would work.


Can you use a 20 amp fuse to replace a 15 amp fuse?

In a temporary situation yes but it should be replaced with the correct size as soon as possible. No, the fuse is meant as protection for the circuit. Installing a larger fuse can cause the wiring to burn if a short occurs.

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Car starts and amp light comes on then car dies?

Shorted voltage regulator,


Why does car amp go into protection?

Typically a poor ground, or some how the red wire is touching the black


Recently my amp in my car messed up it keeps going on and off when you hook it up and the protection light is on any one have any idea why it would do this?

The amp is damaged internally, the power is loose, the ground is loose, the control wire from the deck is loose.


What is an AMP security?

AMP stands for alarm monitoring protection.


Why does the red light come on on your car amp?

I had th same problem i had to turn my amp down i guess it was to much power out put


What does the number mean on a car fuse?

The number on a car fuse refers to the Ampage of that fuse , each electrical component on any car has its own or shared fuse with a certain Amp rating, they are normally colour coded too and are to be replaced with one of the same Amp rating for protection.


Can you plug a 15 amp device to a 10 amp outlet?

No, the circuit protection would trip. You can plug a 10 amp device into a 15 amp outlet.


How do you convert an 8 ohm car audio amp to a 2 ohm car audio amp?

you dont


Why is my car amp clipping?

You have the gains set too high on the amp.


What do the Fuses on a car audio amplifier mean?

They are just protection from overpowering your amp. So if your amp has 2 fuses that say '20A', it can handle essentially 40 amps. So 14.4(V) x 40(A), they allow your amp to draw 576 Watts before they blow. 14.4(V) is considering your car is running and the alternator is good and strong.


Can you use 1.5 amp with 1 amp device?

The protection a one (1) amp fuse provides to a device will not be present when a larger fuse is used.


Where is car stereo amp on a 1994 Lincoln town car?

The car stereo amp on a 1994 Lincoln town car Is in the trunk, right side behind the seat

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