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    New Problem (from what I've gathered here)

    I bought a new car and had a new shop install my JL 500/1 (v1 I think) powering 2 JL w3's in the H.O. wedge box. I was excited!

    That was a few hours ago. I also let them put a break in the power chain with a 2 Farad Cap from Tsunami in there.

    The cap seems to have crapped out. I didn't monitor it but it seemed to suddenly die. When I checked it out after the install it was reading 12.4V and now the voltmeter display is dead and half the lights that were running down the side are dead as well. The subs seem to be getting about 1/10th of the power I'm used to (maybe less.)

    My first instinct is to toss the cap and run the power straight to the amp but I'd like to know what might have happened. (installer never charged the cap? cap was defective? etc..) Thanks







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    Re: New Problem (from what I've gathered here)

    12.4v? that's hella low for only a 500w amp. caps are junk, just throw it away and run the wire direct to the amp.




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    Re: New Problem (from what I've gathered here)

    Ditch the cap, get a batt, let me design you a new box.



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    Re: New Problem (from what I've gathered here)

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Ditch the cap, get a batt, let me design you a new box.
    lol




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    Re: New Problem (from what I've gathered here)

    Take it back to the shop. If it's found to be defective have them replace it. Nothing wrong with capacitors, it'll help in your application.




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    Re: New Problem (from what I've gathered here)

    Staying out of the cap debate, I'll simply say you bought the cap, presumably from the shop, dont just throw that money in the garbage can. Take your car back to the shop immediately (as in yesterday at this point). I honestly cant believe that wasn't your first instinct, instead of having to ask us what to do.



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