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    Capacitor or no capacitor

    I recently upgrade the alternator to the biggest amperage they have for my vehicle, upgraded the battery and updated wiring from the alternator to the battery. I still get headlight dimming when the volume is set to 30 on my kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD. I was told that a capacitor would fix the problem. And I also heard the a capacitor is bad for a system. Anyone have any opinions about this? Should I get a capacitor? Or should I stay away from a capacitor? any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    you shouldnt have even asked this question here.

    ---------- Post added at 08:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:22 PM ----------

    just get a second battery... do the big 3... call it a day




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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    Capacitors won't fix that. Ultracapacitor bank? Yes.

    Standard headlights are very sensitive to voltage changes. Good HID kits will fix minor dimming



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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    no cap, but if you want one I got a cadence 2 farad cap i'll sell ya cheap...




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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Only The Best View Post
    you shouldnt have even asked this question here.

    ---------- Post added at 08:22 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:22 PM ----------

    just get a second battery... do the big 3... call it a day
    Neither one of those will completely get rid of headlight dimming



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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    it got rid of my headlight dimming... really fixed my voltage drop.




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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    most of the times with headlight dimming, just grab an HID kit. If its your interior lights and dash dimming, that's a much bigger problem.




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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    i agree with you on the whole "completely" part but my system was dropping so hard. when i did that it fixed it.




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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    Of what I know, you need the big 3 and an extra battery in the back. No Capacitors.



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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, yeah. Caps, baby.












    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    Quote Originally Posted by ciaonzo View Post
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, yeah. Caps, baby.









    Screw you and your supercapacitor banks.
    OP, do NOT get a cap, huge waste of money. Do a complete big 3, throw a second battery in the trunk, and if the headlight dimming a tiny bit bothers you get a HID set. ddmtuning.com has some good sets.



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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    what year make model. when you say upgraded wire from alt to bat what size? who is the they you speak of when you bought your alt. whats the specs on that? What is the setup you are running? Stock bat? Whether or not you need a cap is a heated argument on this forum. IMO they have a proper time and place in vehicles.




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    Re: Capacitor or no capacitor

    I added a second battery and volts dont drop below 13.5 but inside lights dim when the doors are open. But headlights dont. Go figure.



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    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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