Originally Posted by pdxrealtor
Complete gut and remodel added a lot of stuff to the panel. We have several tandem breakers. Not sure on the number.
Ill have to look when I get back to town.
I gotta figure out why a dedicated 20 amp is triping on ~5500 wats. Im not even using the full 7500 of the peavy......
Have you double or triple checked all the speaker and amp connections and settings?
While it's not super common, it's not unheard of to have a weak breaker.
That said, it still comes down to duty cycle. Based on how you have the amp loaded and using Peavey power draw specs, the amp should be pulling about 10A average if the clipping indicators occasionally flash (~1/8 power, average). However, if they're flashing pretty often it could be up around 22A (~1/3 power, average). If, as mentioned in one post, the clip indicator(s) flashing most of the time or are on solid, it's pulling considerably more than that.
Sorta what you're doing playing tones or long bass tracks to the point of having the clip indicators lit up is like bench testing the amp at high power. A 20A line won't allow this amp to deliver continuous rated power for very long at all.
If the amp is in the red more often than not it may simply be you don't have enough rig for the gig, or that something isn't set up right.Edited by whoaru99 - 10/29/13 at 5:42am