Rockford Fosgate Punch 801s VERY HOT

Hi Experts,

I am working on a Rockford Fosgate Punch 801s. I am in the testing phase, and it seems to be working as expected. I know these get hot when driving the minimum load (4 ohms bridges to load both channels equally).

Hot, is a relative term so I am looking for some numbers. I measured the heat sink at over 185 Fahrenheit (85 degree Celsius) and it still did not go into thermal protection. That is hot enough to burn you if you touch it.

Is this considered normal for these amps?
Some of the resistors around the protection circuit for the temperature control was out of tolerance. Especially the two resistors, forming the resistor divider with the NTC, R39 and R40. The original values was 1.21K. I ended up settling on using 1.33K metal film resistors with low temperature coefficients +- 50ppm/degC and this worked.

It shut the amp down at about 70 degree Celsius and restarted it when it got to about 67 degree Celsius.

Thought I would close the loop on this discussion.