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    Show me your earth

    My amp fuse has blown and I was told from a friend it could be a dodgy earth connection from the bodywork. I doubt it but I thought I should give it a try before I buy ANOTHER amp.


    So show me a picture of where you placed your earth wire leading to the amp please.
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    The postion of the earth will have nothing to do with the fuse blowing, only if the power wire shorts to earth will it blow (at the battery)
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    Thats what I thought. So I guess I got a blown amp then?
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    If the fuse on the battery is only blowing when the amps connected then yes it probably is
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    the battery fuse is fine. It's the amp fuse thats blowing
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    Disconect the speaker (s) and RCA leads to see if it still blows then, both of these could be faulty causing it to blow
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    Proper way to earth your amps, use a proper terminal & mount it on a piece of paintfree, bare, metal.


    BTW, I'd say your amp is Fubarred.
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    on that note tho when i crack the tunes the fuse in the fuse box blows from the head unit as if its drawing too much power am using a ripspeed dv720 head unit and !500w amp with matched sub with kicker 2000w wiring and a earth strap from a truck for a big ass earth for it .. any help wae that actuallly?

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    Which fuse blows?
    The one powering the head unit or the one powering the amp?
    What value is the fuse?
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    by the sounds of things its the ignition source one he's on about and thats fuse number 21, they're only 7.5A fuses
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