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Old 7th August 2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default kicker kx850.2 overheat

This Kicker kx850.2 played at a high level for an hour. The heat sink measured 110 deg.F. but the fan will not come on. I tested the fan on a 12 v power supply and it checks ok. B+ is measured from ground to the fan socket + terminal, but 0v across both terminals.
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Old 7th August 2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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May be that the fan is driven by a transistor or fet at a given temperature. The, some components in the sensor may be fake, for instance, a PTC, a NTC, or other thing. Also a transistor may be open circuit. Finally, may be a op amp or comparator used with a reference voltage, some of them also may be faulty.
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Old 7th August 2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Also the temp sensor can be a diode like an 1N4148.
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Old 7th August 2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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110F is very cool for electronic components. Don't expect the fan to come on until the amp gets too hot to hold your hand on it. The fan runs at 2 speeds. It won't run at high speed until the amp is so hot that you can't hold your hand on the sink for more than a second.

Generally, the fan will spin up for a second when the amp is initially powered up. If it spins, everything is probably OK.
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Old 8th August 2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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Thanks Osvaldo for the suggestion.Perry, I heated the heatsink up to about 150 deg.F. and that fan kicked right in! Thanks again Perry.
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