Did you ring out the wires? Test the power wire for continuity to ground....basically using an ohm meter. If there is continuity then somewhere your power wire is touching ground, causing it to short out. As quick as your saying the fuse pops, I doubt it is becuase your overloading the circuit, most fuses will take a little while to pop if overloaded. This sounds more like a 'dead short'. One thing you should do is test your amp itself....could be an internal short as well. First, disconnect the amp completely, and use the continuity tester and place one lead on the power termn, and the other on the ground term, and see if there is continuity internal to the amp. Meaning, something ain't right in the amp itself.
Also, it should say on the amp what size fuse you should use....which depermines the proper wire size...Don't just toss in a larger size until you know for SURE that there isn't a short in the wire somewhere, and that your wire size can HANDLE the larger fuse....Remember, you always want the fuse to be the weakest link in your system, NOT the wire.....
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Last edited by logan03CO; 01-03-2006 at 07:33 PM.