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Amplifier problem

I installed an amp and two subwoffers in my '02 ranger xlt and I have blown two fuses in the past week. Does anyone know what could cause this, how to fix it and where to buy more 60 amp fuses?
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what kinda amp do you have? what amp wiring kit do you have? you can get fuses at walmart. might have a ground
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Could have a bad ground, or could be running wire that is too small. But my guess is bad ground.
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your amp may be too small
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More details on the amp. 2 subs, I'm assuming your running in parallel at 2 ohms. 2ohms will draw more current than 4 ohms. If the amp is only rated for 4 ohms it will draw too much current; blow fuses and maybe even damage the amp itself if connected to 2 ohms
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your amp may be too small
?? the amp will produce as much power as it can, but it will not blow fuses because its "too small"

my guess is a wiring problem somewhere as others said before bad ground,or your trying to run it at a ohm it wont handle
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The amp is a JL audio e2150 2 channel amplifier and I am running in parallel at 2 ohms. I have the amp grounded to a bolt right below where the little flip down seats used to be. Should I ground it to a different place or is it just that the amp that can't handle the subs?
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The amp is a JL audio e2150 2 channel amplifier and I am running in parallel at 2 ohms. I have the amp grounded to a bolt right below where the little flip down seats used to be. Should I ground it to a different place or is it just that the amp that can't handle the subs?
Did you scrape away the paint to get to bare metal? I had my amp grounded there no problems.
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Amazon.com: E2150 JL Audio 2 Channel Power Amplifier: Electronics

According to that, the amp is only good to a max of 4 ohms bridged. I would say that is why you are blowing fuses.
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I didn't scrape the paint off. I'll try that and hopefully it will work.
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