Installation Instructions. Audiovox AMP-610


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Installation Instructions. Audiovox AMP-610 | Manualzz

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Select a mounting area where the amplifier will have sufficient air circulation for proper cooling.

Inadequate air circulation will cause the temperature of the amplifier to rise and will trigger the thermal protection mode.

2. Place the amplifier on the mounting surface and mark the locations of the four mounting holes as shown in the illustration.

3. Remove the amplifier and drill a 1/8" hole at each of the four locations.

CAUTION: Before drilling the holes, look at the underside of the mounting surface. Always check carefully to avoid drilling into wiring, braces, fuel or brake lines. CHECK BEFORE

YOU DRILL !

4. Secure the amplifier to the mounting surface using the self-tapping screws provided.

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INSTALLATION DIAGRAM

1 2

3

CONTROLS AND INDICATORS

4

2

5 6 8 7 9

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1

Power Indicator/Protection Mode LED

The Power Indicator LED will light to indicate that the unit is connected to the battery and that the Remote Turn-On terminal is receiving +12 volts, thus turning on the amplifier.

This LED illuminates red to indicate that the self-protection circuits have been activated and have shut off operation of the amplifier.

The protection circuits may be triggered by the temperature of the unit rising above a safe level or by an overload condition. If activated by a rise in temperature, the unit will resume operation after cooling off to a normal operating range. If activated by an overload condition, the source of the overload must be found and corrected to resume operation of the amplifier. Most overload conditions are caused by mis-wiring or operation into incorrect speaker loads. Re-check all wiring and connections if this situation occurs and correct as necessary.

2

Level (Gain) Control

The amplifier is capable of operating from sources supplying a wide range of input levels. The Level control should initially be set to the mid-rotation position. If it is found that there is not enough output even when the volume control on the car stereo is at its maximum setting, adjust the Level control to increase the output from the system. If, however, there is still output from the amplifier when the car stereo volume control is at its minimum setting, or the output level increases too fast with a small rotation of the volume control, adjust the Level control to decrease the output from the system. Once the correct setting is found, this control should not require any further adjustment.

3

Low Level Input Connections

If low-level outputs are provided from the car stereo, it is recommended that the low-level inputs be used for lowest distortion and best performance. Use good quality shielded audio cables with RCA plugs at both ends to connect the stereo to the amplifier and keep the cable lengths to a minimum to avoid noise.

CAUTION: Use either the low-level or the high-level inputs on the amplifier.

DO NOT use both input levels at the same time.

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4

High Level Input Connection

If the car stereo does not provide low-level outputs, the amplifier may be connected via the speaker (high-level) outputs from the stereo.

Wire the speaker leads from the car stereo to the 5-pin adaptor harness as shown in the diagram (shielded cable is not required for this application) and plug the connector into the mating High-Level Input socket on the amplifier. Carefully splice and insulate all wire connections.

5

Fuse

The circuitry of the amplifier is protected from damage by an automotive-type fast-blow fuse. If fuse replacement is necessary, use only fuses of the same ampere rating as originally supplied with the unit. The use of fuses with incorrect ratings may cause serious damage to the amplifier. If fuses blow consistently, carefully check all electrical connections to the unit.

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Power Connection

The battery terminal (BATT) must be connected directly to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery to provide an adequate voltage source and minimize noise. Connecting the battery terminal lead to any other point (such as the fuse block) will reduce the power output and may cause noise and distortion. Use only #16 gauge or thicker (smaller gauge #) wire for this lead and connect it to the terminal of the battery after all other wiring is completed.

7

Ground Connection

The ground terminal (GND) connection is also critical to the correct operation of the amplifier. Use a wire of the same gauge as the power connection (#16 or thicker) and connect it between the ground terminal (GND) of the amplifier and a metal part of the vehicle close to the mounting location. This wire should be as short as possible and any paint or rust at the grounding point should be scraped away to provide a clean metal surface to which the end of the ground wire can be screwed or bolted.

8

Remote Turn-On Connection

The amplifier is turned on by applying +12 volts to the remote turn-on terminal (REM). The wire lead to this terminal should be connected to the "Auto-Antenna" lead from the car stereo which will provide the +12 volts only when the car stereo is turned on. If the car stereo does not

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