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Rockford Fosgate Punch 100.2 Installation & Operation Manual

Transconductance active nodal 2-channel amplifier.
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Punch 100.2
Punch 120.2
Punch 160.2
Punch 250.2
Punch 360.2
Punch 500.2
Punch 800.2
2-channel amplifiers
Páginas de Referencia para la Instalación
Schéma d'Installation
Installations Beiblatt
Istruzioni di Installation
Installation
& Operation
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  • Page 1 Punch 100.2 Punch 120.2 Punch 160.2 Punch 250.2 Installation Punch 360.2 Punch 500.2 & Operation Punch 800.2 2-channel amplifiers Páginas de Referencia para la Instalación Schéma d’Installation Installations Beiblatt Istruzioni di Installation...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Congratulations on your purchase of the world's finest brand of car audio speakers. At Rockford Fosgate we are fanatics about musical reproduction at its best, and we are pleased you chose our product. Through years of engineering expertise, hand craftsmanship and critical testing procedures, we have created a wide range of prod- ucts that reproduce music with all the clarity and richness you deserve.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Installation Section of this manual or refer to the icons listed below. Other information can be located by using the Table of Contents. We, at Rockford Fosgate, have worked very hard to make sure all the information in this manual is current. But, as we are con- stantly finding new ways to improve our product, this information is subject to change without notice.
  • Page 4: Specifications

    Specifications subject to change without notice PECIFICATIONS DYNAMIC POWER RATING PUNCH 100 PUNCH 120 PUNCH 160 PUNCH 250 PUNCH 360 PUNCH 500 PUNCH 800 (IHF-202 Standard) Measured at 14.4 volts MONO into a 4 ohm load 160Wx1 200Wx1 236Wx1 320Wx1 450Wx1 710Wx1 960Wx1...
  • Page 5 PECIFICATIONS Specifications subject to change without notice DIMENSIONS PUNCH 100 PUNCH 120 PUNCH 160 PUNCH 250 PUNCH 360 PUNCH 500 PUNCH 800 (end caps installed) 2.4" 2.4" 2.4" 2.4" 2.4" 2.4" 2.4" (6.09cm) H ((6.09cm) H (6.09cm) H (6.09cm) H (6.09cm) H (6.09cm) H (6.09cm) H...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    NTRODUCTION Rockford engineers designed the Punch 2-channel amplifiers to withstand the rugged automotive environment while delivering superior sound quali- ty in a flexible, reliable, and efficient package. TRANS•ANA is a low volt- age circuit in the preamp stage of all Punch amplifiers that lets the music sound crystal clear and very real, even when played at high volume levels.
  • Page 7: 2-channel Feature Chart

    UNCH HANNEL MPLIFIER EATURE HART PUNCH AMPLIFIER MODEL # of Channels Stable into (stereo/bridged) 2 /4 2 /4 2 /4 2 /4 2 /4 2 /4 2 /4 CIRCUITRY TRANS•ana - circuit topology MEHSA - heat dissipating topology TOPAZ - patented noise eliminating circuitry DSM - discrete surface mount MOSFETS - power supply &...
  • Page 8: Design Features

    1 Additional information on features, specifications and system designs can be found at: www.rockfordfosgate.com 2 Trans•nova is patented under "U.S. Patent No. 4,467,288" 3 TOPAZ is patented under "U.S. Patent No. 5,751,823" 4 HP = 12dB/octave High-Pass / LP = 12dB/octave Low-Pass / FULL = Full Range ESIGN EATURES...
  • Page 9 ESIGN EATURES Punch 120 2-channel +6dB Left Input Right Input Gain +12dB Punch Bass 120HP-Full-80LP R– L– Crossover Punch 160 2-channel...
  • Page 10 Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 2-channel 2-channel 2-channel HP–Full–LP Crossover Remote Crossover Left Left Right Right Gain High Bass Frequency Gain Input Input Level Speaker Speaker Input — Punch 800 2-channel 210 Hz HP–Full–LP Crossover Right Remote Crossover Left Left Speaker Right...
  • Page 11 1. Cast Aluminum Heatsink – The cast aluminum heatsink of the Punch amplifier dissipates heat generated by the amplifier's circuitry. The inherent advantage of casting provides a 30% improvement of cooling over conventional extrusion heatsink designs. 2. Speaker/Power Terminals – These gold-plated connectors are used for the connection of speaker and power wire and are immune to corro- sion that can cause signal degradation.
  • Page 12: Installation Considerations

    NSTALLATION ONSIDERATIONS The following is a list of tools you will need for installing the Punch amplifier: • Allen wrenches 9/64" & 3/32" (included) • Voltmeter • Wire strippers • Battery post wrench • Electric hand drill w/assorted bits • Wire cutters •...
  • Page 13: Mounting Location

    Engine Compartment Mounting Rockford Fosgate amplifiers should never be mounted in the engine com- partment. Not only will this void your warranty but could create an embar- rassing situation caused by the ridicule from your friends.
  • Page 14: Battery And Charging

    Rockford amplifier without problems, although battery and alternator life can be reduced slightly. To maximize the performance of your Rockford Fosgate amplifier, we suggest the use of a heavy duty battery and an energy storage capacitor.
  • Page 15 3. Strip 1/2" from the battery end of the power cable and crimp a large ring terminal to the cable. Use the ring terminal to connect to the battery pos- itive terminal. Do not install the fuse at this time. 4.
  • Page 16: Installation

    NSTALLATION Using the RCA Inputs All Models -or- High Level Inputs [L+] White [L-] White/Black [R+] Gray [R-] Gray/Black RCA Inputs use these or these High Level Inputs 210 Hz HP–Full–LP Crossover Right Remote Crossover Left Left Speaker Right Speaker High Gain Bass...
  • Page 17: Power Connections

    Punch 100 Punch 120 Punch 160 Power Connections 2-channel Connect to chassis ground of Less than 18" Connect to B+ of battery *Keep grounds as short as possible with appropriate fuse value Punch 100 Punch 120 Punch 160 Bridged/Mono Mode 2-channel –...
  • Page 18 NSTALLATION 2-Channel Mode Punch 100 Punch 120 Punch 160 2-channel – 2 min. 2 min. – • RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels • Gain for left and right channels operate independently • Impedance for each channel should be 2 minimum •...
  • Page 19 Power Connections Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 2-channel Connect to Connect to remote turn-on chassis ground lead of source of vehicle* unit Less than 18" Connect to B+ of battery with appropriate fuse *Keep grounds as short as possible Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 Punch 800 Bridged/Mono Mode 2-channel...
  • Page 20: Channel Mode

    NSTALLATION Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 Punch 800 2-Channel Mode 2-channel RCA Input HP–Full–LP Crossover Remote Crossover Left Left Right Right High Bass Frequency Gain Input Input Gain Level Speaker Speaker R– L– Input – – – 2 min. 2 min. –...
  • Page 21 Less than 18" Connect to B+ of battery with appropriate fuse *Keep grounds as short as possible Fuse not supplied with amplifier punch Maximize any Rockford Fosgate High Performance amplifier by installing a charging capacitor. -19-...
  • Page 22: System Diagrams

    YSTEM IAGRAMS 2-Way System Midrange Tweeter Crossover Crossover Tweeter Midrange Remote Punch Bass 210 Hz HP–Full–LP Crossover Right Remote Crossover Left Left Speaker Right Speaker High Gain Bass Frequency Gain Input Input Level – — L– R– Input -20-...
  • Page 23: Installation Troubleshooting

    NSTALLATION ROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLE S If you are having problems after installation follow the Troubleshooting procedures below. Procedure 1: Check Amplifier for proper connections. Verify that POWER light is on. If POWER light is on skip to Step 2, if not continue.
  • Page 24 Procedure 4: Check Amplifier if you experience excess Engine Noise. TROUBLE S 1. Route all signal carrying wires (RCA, Speaker cables) away from power and ground wires. 2. Bypass any and all electrical components between the stereo and the amplifier(s). Connect stereo directly to input of amplifier. If noise goes away the unit being bypassed is the cause of the noise.
  • Page 25: Warranty Information

    • What is Covered This warranty applies only to Rockford Fosgate products sold to consumers by Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealers in the United States of America or its pos- sessions. Product purchased by consumers from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer in another country are covered only by that country’s Distributor and not by Rockford Corporation.
  • Page 26: International Information

    LEA DETENIDAMENTE LAS SIGUIENTES INSTRUCCIONES DE INSTALACION DEL PRODUCTO. EVITARA POSIBLES DAÑOS A VD., AL VEHICULO O AL PRODUCTO. — E NTRODUCCIÓN SPAÑOL Los ingenieros de Rockford han diseñado los amplificadores Punch para ofrecer en el dificil entorno de un automóvil una calidad de sonido superi- or en un producto flexible, fiable y eficiente.
  • Page 27 Terminal GND Prepare un trozo de cable para usarlo como toma de masa. Prepare un punto de masa en el chasis rascando y eliminando la pintura de la superfi- cie de metal y limpielo de toda suciedad asegure el cable al chasis con un tornillo.
  • Page 28 — F NTRODUCTION RANÇAIS Les ingénieurs de Rockford Fosgate ont conçu l'amplificateur Punch pour supporter l'environnement rude de l'automobile en délivrant une qualité de son supérieure dans un ensemble efficace, fiable et flexible. Trans•ana est un circuit de bas voltage dans l'étage de préamplification de tous les ampificateurs Punch qui reproduit un son musical clair comme du cristal et très réel, même à...
  • Page 29 Terminal GND Préparez une longueur de câble pour la connexion à la masse. Préparez le châssis en grattant la peinture de la surface métallique et nettoyez la saleté et l'huile. Attachez le câble au châssis avec une vis. Terminal REM Connectez le fil REM à...
  • Page 30 BITTE LESEN SIE DIESE GEBRAUCHSANLEITUNG ZUERST SORGFÄLTIG DURCH. DAS KANN SIE VOR DEM FALSCHEN EINSATZ, AUSFALLEN ODER SOGAR BESCHÄDIGUNG DES PRODUKTES ODER IHRES FAHRZEUGES SCHÜTZEN. — D INLEITUNG EUTSCH Rockford Ingenieure haben die Punch Verstärker entwickelt. Mit höchstem Technologie-Standart, hervorragender Klangqualität, einfacher Handha- bung und bester Servicefreundlichkeit Trans•ana ist eine Nieder-Volt Schaltung im Vorverstärkerteil aller Punch Verstärker die für kristallklaren Klang auch bei sehr hohen Lautstärken sorgt.
  • Page 31 GND Anschlub Preparieren Sie Ihr Kabel für die Negativ Leitung (Erdung). Preparieren Sie die Anschlubstelle des Erdungskabels, indem Sie das Metall gründlich reini- gen und vom Lack befreien. Befestigen Sie nun die Erdung an dieser Stelle mit einer Schraube. REM Anschlub Verbinden Sie das Ein-und Ausschaltungskontroll-Kabel mit Ihrem Radio (12 Volt positiv).
  • Page 32 ATTENZIONE: SI PREGA DI LEGGERE LE SEGUENTI ISTRUZIONI PER L'INSTAL- LAZIONE DI QUESTO PRODOTTO. IL NON SEGUIRLE POTREBBE RISULTARE SERI- AMENTE DANNOSO PER LA PERSONA O PER IL VEICOLO. — I NTRODUZIONE TALIANO Gli ingenieri Rockford hanno progettato la serie di amplificatori Punch per resistere all'ostico ambiente automobilistico mentre suonano con una musi- calitá...
  • Page 33 Terminale GND (cavo negativo) Decidere la lunghezza del cavo e terminarlo. Preparare la massa grattando la vernice dal telaio dell'auto ed eliminando tracce di olio o sporco. Fissare il cavo di massa al telaio con una vite. Terminale REM (Consenso di accensione) Collegare il cavo REM ad un positivo presente solo ad autoradio accesa (normalmente il cavo pilota dell'antenna elettrica o il cavo accessori del- l'autoradio).
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  • Page 36 MADE IN THE USA This product is designed, developed and assembled in the USA by a dedicated group of American workers. The majority of the components used in the construction of this product are produced by American companies. However, due to the glob- al nature of their manufacturing facilities and the loudspeaker parts industry in general, some parts may be manufactured in other countries.

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  • Chad raab Jan 13, 2017 09:10:
    I have 2 old school punch 500.2 amp trying to find out some info about being able to bridge the 2 amp together to double the wattage output. wiring diagrams. I believe that they are like 3 Generation punch series amps.