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Prevent Frying my Radio

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Bw1332

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Hey guys! So long story short, I was using my TK-730 for the PA function and it was connected to the same speaker as my siren. The next time I went to use the siren, it fed way too many amps back into the wires connected to the speaker and blew the audio amp on the radio. After I got that fixed, I was wondering if it would be possible to prevent the electricity from moving from the siren box into the radio and just continue to the siren speaker, but if i wanted to use the radio PA system then I could. Like a one way circuit. Thanks in advanced.
 

jonwienke

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Use separate speakers. Connecting amps in parallel to the same speaker is a good way to blow something. You could theoretically use a switch, but if you forget to put it in the correct position, you might damage the amp by running it with no load, or have a "siren failure" at a critical time if someone doesn't know or forgets about the switch. The only idiot-proof option is separate speakers.
 
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