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Topic: Fuse lights up

Posted By: popeye004
Subject: Fuse lights up
Date Posted: August 17, 2004 at 9:09 PM

Hi Guy I a pair of 5'1/2" pioneer speakers with  kicker tweeter going into kicker passive xovers buy the feet and evertime I turn up the volume the fuse inside the passive xover lights up it will not blow but you can see flames inside of it. I thought it could be a hazard issue. Can anyone tell me why this is happening.



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Posted By: auex
Date Posted: August 17, 2004 at 9:23 PM
It is lighting up because it is a light and not a fuse. You are clipping the signal going to it.

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Posted By: popeye004
Date Posted: August 18, 2004 at 12:14 AM
wow I didn't know that! so how do I fix this




Posted By: auex
Date Posted: August 18, 2004 at 12:56 AM
Well is it running of a deck or an amplifier.

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Posted By: fuseblower
Date Posted: August 18, 2004 at 12:55 PM
If you are running an amplifier turn down your gains.  The lighting of the bulb means that your system is sending distortion to you tweeters.  The bulb is taking the distortion and making us usable energy and protecting your light.




Posted By: auex
Date Posted: August 18, 2004 at 4:50 PM
fuseblower wrote:

The bulb is taking the distortion and making us usable energy and protecting your light.

Yeah, it is protecting your light, lol.

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Posted By: popeye004
Date Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:12 PM
it's off my amp its only a 150 watt amp.




Posted By: ctravis
Date Posted: August 18, 2004 at 6:54 PM

Fuseblower is right.  The crossover uses the light to change exess power, heat, wich degrades sound quality, and turns it into light. 

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed.





Posted By: fuseblower
Date Posted: August 19, 2004 at 7:18 AM

Good one Auex.   I meant to say protecting your speakers....

Auex, you just made my day, I needed a good laugh...





Posted By: popeye004
Date Posted: August 19, 2004 at 9:18 AM

so I just have to turn down my gains on my amp to make it work right or go with a thiner speaker wire. I am now using 16 gauge.





Posted By: ctravis
Date Posted: August 19, 2004 at 10:20 AM
I wouldn't use smaller speaker wire.  16 gauge is fine.





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