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1.0 Farad Capacitor Phoenix Gold

Old 04-19-2006, 07:42 PM
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1.0 Farad Capacitor Phoenix Gold

just wondering something......how the hack can i tell if this thing is working or not??????

theres no light or nothing
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:47 PM
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Try charging it off your battery, then testing it with a voltmeter.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:02 PM
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u could always use a BRAX stiffening cap tester..



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Old 04-20-2006, 09:30 AM
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I just installed the exact same one in my system (had it in my old system three years ago- still had a .42 volt charge in it after all this time.)

You can also use a DMM - Digital Multi-meter or else get a cheapo 12 volt test light from Canadian Tire and test it that way. (The test light is what I used to charge the cap when I installed it- along with the DMM to make sure it wasn't overcharged before hooking up the system.)
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:37 AM
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I like the braxx tester....it looks expensive!
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:21 PM
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well it's working but i think im going to need a 3 cause lights are dimming faster and faster
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:27 AM
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Lightbulb

I can't remember what car you drive and I don't know what you get 1F caps for but for the price of two more you could probably get a larger alternator which is probably a better bet..
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:55 PM
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If you haven't done the "Big 3" under the hood yet, a few feet of 4ga and some connecters are a lot cheaper than a new cap...
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
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instead of more caps do like Dukk suggested... get a HIGH OUTPUT alternator ! to add to it maybe a better than factory battery... something like an yellow top optima or a hawker oddysey battery
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
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no man im driving a new chrysler 300 im going to buy a new cap it's cheaper............i found a power acoustik 5 farat for 76 us dollars think im going to go with that
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