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Class D question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by greybeard125, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Been playing my Fender TV15 and loving it so I decided to dig a little deeper. Got the schematics and pulled mine apart to learn as much as i could and got a big surprise.
    No fuse??? On the schematic or in my amp. Is the thermal limiter the only protection for this design. I'm an ole point to point tech and just started playing again so I'm scratching my head.

    Can someone "splain" this to me?? Seems like a flaw to me. No instant protection against spikes & such.

  2. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    A fuse is protection against excessive current flow, that's all.
  3. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Fender is using B&O Icepower modules. They have fuses on them.
  4. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Many Fender designs use fusible resistors as well.