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    Whats a BatCap?

    Can someone explain me how a BatCap works? whats the diference from a battery and or a capacitor...?


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    A battery cap gives you power surges making your amp have more output and save a lil drain on your battery. I would say the diffrence is wiring and the need? Anyone else wanna talk bout that?




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    well, from waht i ahve read, a bat cap is somewhere in between a Capacitor (stiffening) and a battery..
    it hold MUCH more power than stiffening caps, which only hold enough power fora few seconds... but nto as much as a batery...
    they work on teh same principle as caps and store reserve electricty for the amp for when your alternator can't quite keep up..
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    think of it as an extremely fast discharging battery....

    They come in several different amperage amounts, and several different voltage models, 12, 14 and 16 volt I think...

    Their top line 8400 can supply 8400 amps of current for 5 seconds....

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    thanks for the in depth explanation lloyd!
    i kinda knew waht was going on, lol its something i havent really concerned myself with yet, lol.



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    SO what would be the best electrical upgrade for daily driving? And for competition?

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    best electrical upgrade is a new alt. and a deep cycle battery. if you really need more backup power after that then look into the batcaps. i plan on running 1 batcap 400 series to each of my 3 amps when i get my box built for my DD. only reason i am going with 3 is b/c i can get them for 125 a piece and thats a pretty good price so i figured why not make sure i have enough juice. i also believe loyd stated before they are mainly for systems with large amounts of wattage going through them??

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