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    Capacitor

    What is a capacitor?What is it used for?What are Farad's?Is it better to have more or less farads?How many farads do i need for a 1600watt amp?







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    Re: Capacitor

    A cap hold a charge, so when your bass hits all the power wont come straight from your battery. Some people think caps are a wast of time, others swear by it But its really up to what u think. Farads is a measurment of how much power it will hold, the higher the number the more power it will hold. For a 1600watt amp u might need a cap, it depends on ur battery and alt.




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    Re: Capacitor

    buy a battery u will do better

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    Re: Capacitor

    a capacitor should only be used when you have an adequet electrical system. do a big 3 upgrade, proper size power wire, an HO alternator, and a new battery. a cap is suppose to help bass response. what it does is quick bursts of energy to your amp. this is helpful because some ho alts do not kick out the extra amps instantly. there is like a 1 second delay, and thats when a cap becomes useful. a cap should be the last thing you add to an electrical system




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    Re: Capacitor

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone
    a capacitor should only be used when you have an adequet electrical system. do a big 3 upgrade, proper size power wire, an HO alternator, and a new battery. a cap is suppose to help bass response. what it does is quick bursts of energy to your amp. this is helpful because some ho alts do not kick out the extra amps instantly. there is like a 1 second delay, and thats when a cap becomes useful. a cap should be the last thing you add to an electrical system
    And I'll add that when you do get to that point, anything larger than .5F is pointless (because of the associated ESL & ESR of larger caps) becuase all you are doing it throwing a shiny cylinder filled with mud into the electrical path when you are using those rediculous 5 and 15F capacitors.




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    Re: Capacitor

    if u dont have one can it **** up ur battery or alternater?




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    Re: Capacitor

    NO, if you don't have one you dont have one. Now, if your alternator can't keep up, then you can kill your battery and in extreme cases burn up your alternator.




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