Water on fosgate amp

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johnl2

Joined Oct 9, 2015
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Hello, I have a Rockford fosgate p1000x2. I got some water on it and accidentally powered it up. I took it apart and some of the mosfets were shorted while in the board but normal when removed. So it’s obviously before them. So I tested the rectifier diodes, u1620rg (kak) and u1620g (aka). They also were shorted while in the pcb but normal when removed. So it’s before them as well. Any ideas on what to test next? I even purchased 10 mosfets and both rectifier diodes thinking they were the problem. Thanks for any help…

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LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
517
Nothing is obvious in a case like this.
I would throw it out and buy a new Amp,
there's nothing magical about a Rockford-Fosgate Amp,
and you'll wind-up spending more to fix it than a new one costs.
The newer Class-D-Amps will be half the size, and won't get so hot.
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LowQCab

Joined Nov 6, 2012
517
You already DID trash a ~$600.oo Amp.
A selling price that is jacked-up by constant advertising hype,
doesn't make it inherently "better", and "more-worth-saving", than a ~$150.oo Amp.

The newer Class-D Amps are superior in every respect,
but they too are susceptible to Water-Damage.
 
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