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    Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    I added a performance teknique 1.5farad cap on my sub power lines...it's getting a constant 13.8v, my sub doesn't hit as hard anymore ever since i put the cap on.

    i maxxed the gain and bass-boost, and it helped it, but not like it was before the cap







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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    lol, because your cap is pointless right now Say bye bye sub pretty soon as well....maybe even bye bye amp .

    you need to hit up the gain tutorial in the amp section



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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    lol, because your cap is pointless right now Say bye bye sub pretty soon as well....maybe even bye bye amp .

    you need to hit up the gain tutorial in the amp section
    should I just get rid of the cap then? could you possibly give me more information rather than telling me my sub will die and my amp will follow eventually?




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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    Its probably because caps ****.

    Its a common misconception that the cap helps boost your electrical system, but all it does is offer a buffer against sudden voltage spikes. In reality it actually hurts your electrical system if you have a power deficiency because no caps are 100% efficient. That makes it actually create a larger strain on your electrical system then before, which is why your sub is quieter now.

    Your amp will soon die if you do not adjust your settings because you have the gains set improperly and you have the bass boost on, which is almost certainly causing clipping. In addition since your electrical system is under a lot of strain, chances are that the amp will have severe voltage drops, which can kill your amp.

    And your sub will die soon because of the clipping as well.




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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    my cap reads 14.4 with my system loud in my car at idle...I dont know what I bought a cap



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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSVT
    i maxxed the gain and bass-boost, and it helped it, but not like it was before the cap
    let us know how soon your sub goes bye bye




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    You low voltage may be due to having three batteries. have you tried only using one battery?

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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    you got ownt when u bought that cap.




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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    Not once did I mention I bought the capacitor. I just added it for the hell of it...I will adjust the gain and take off the cap. Seems worthless now.

    Anywho, thanks Defconx3, you seem to be the most knowledgeable person in this thread. Greatly appreciate the help.




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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    anyone that max's bass boost and gains need more help then if they should remove cap or not....




    Quote Originally Posted by the12voltsux View Post
    You low voltage may be due to having three batteries. have you tried only using one battery?

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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    get a bigger altenator...not a cap...



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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    B/c caps **** balls.

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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    My two 1 farad Stinger caps tightened up my Cliff Designs CD120 12" running off my T3-500D so




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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    Quote Originally Posted by volonau
    My two 1 farad Stinger caps tightened up my Cliff Designs CD120 12" running off my T3-500D so
    Tard.

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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    i was readin on this guys site that getting a new alt is usually the last thing you want to do only if you really have to cuz it kills your horsepower and gas mileage and they are really expensive. shouldnt he just update his big 3 first?



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    Re: Added a 1.5F cap...sub doesn't hit as hard

    Stop testing and just keep reading.




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