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So my amp caught on fire today...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by JayARRGHH, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    Anybody know what size capacitor that would be? its a 400 watt amp if that helps?
     
  2. May 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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  3. May 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    u mind as well buy a new amp, when u blow a mosfet its best to replace all of um. if the amp is worth saving go ahead and repair if not take the loss and get a new one. if u blew a mosfet almost 99% of the time is cuz of the car voltage went below 12.4 and u were clipping the amp thus either one of two things, amp goes or the sub does.
     
  4. May 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    that looks like a transistor, it should have a number printed somewhere, at least the one that is not burned lol
     
  5. May 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    i figured i'd do that since it was free and I don't care for the amp, I just don't have the money to buy a new one right now. But i've been searching for parts for the past hour now and decided it will just be easier to buy a new one anyways.
     
  6. May 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    lol yea thats what i thought, but there's only two of the same ones and one's obviously burned and the other one doesnt have anything on it :/ the circuit board has QP505 on it but i think thats the wiring diagram?
     
  7. May 14, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  8. May 14, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    That is not a cap, it's a transistor.

    IIRC Q denotes a transistor. If the lettering were to start with a "C" then it would be a cap.
     
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