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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:01 PM
If you are still convinced that this would make a difference, take it into a mechanics shop and have them hook a D-TAC up to it and run a alternator probe test. If you are looking to run your system without the car running, then go for another battery. If you want your lights not to dim while you are driving, go with a capacitor and let it juice up before you crank your subs on.
Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:55 PM
Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:18 AM
Electrically all caps are for is regulation of voltage for electrical equipment.
Caps only work for electrical equipment installed with in 12" of the cap. (SO IF YOU ARE HAVING HEADLIGHT DIMMING YOU SHOULD INSTALL THE CAPS ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS NOT YOUR SUBS)
If you are going to spend $130 on a cap why not spend the money and spend $150 on a car audio power cell battery.
If you have a 800w power cell if will have over 100x the capacity of a 1f cap.
Also check with what amp you are using alot of new amps use RIPS power supply and if you use a cap with them you will void your warranty.
On a final note after the first couple of big bass hits not only does your battery and alternator have to deal with the drain from the amplifier but now it has a depleted cap that it has to recharge also.
Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:37 PM
big 3, good battery and good wiring is all you need.... if your lights still dim, then your pulling too much amps from your alt and need a bigger one or turn it down,,,,,
Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:39 PM
don't laugh but i have 4 large caps on my setup for power stability and they also filter the audio to a certian extent. one nice side effect is if you don't set a drain on them your stereo will play for 2 minutes after you shut the car off then you go to make a phone call and you hear someone saying "hello" from your car bc the bluetooth is still synced
Sounds like you have something miss wired if there is still current on acc when the car is off.
'91 Nissan Stanza XE
Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:12 PM
A capacitor is used to smooth out power distribution, this is why they are used in all power supplies. An AC/DC power supply is a whole other animal, but the basic principles still apply. the rectifier (or battery and alternator in car) never sends a smooth 0 Hz signal. there are "bumps" in the signal, and the capacitor acts as a filter to remove those "bumps."
This is about the best way I know how to simplify what a Cap does. I have worked in car audio for several years, and always recommended when someone wants to have clean sound and stable power for the entire car; that a Cap is the way to go. They are inexpensive versus an extra battery hook-up when you're just a casual or someone who cares about their car audio kind of listener. If you are in competitions and such, then the extra battery idea is prob the way to go.
If you're still having trouble grasping the core concept, check out this link:
I'm sure google can turn up a lot more info. Read, learn, apply.
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