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Old 07-31-2007, 01:14 AM
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hey all, i just bought a cap for my system and it keeps shutting on and off whenever it likes. it might stay on anywhere from 2- 10 min. its only rated 1 farad and i know im putting out around 1000 rms with my amps. i was wondering is maby it was overheating caus its not as big as it should be maby? any thought are welcome.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:23 PM
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maybe a bad ground? i'd get rid of the cap and just put in a second battery.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:45 PM
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find a local dealer to check it most will do it cheap if not free
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by alti117
hey all, i just bought a cap for my system and it keeps shutting on and off whenever it likes. it might stay on anywhere from 2- 10 min. its only rated 1 farad and i know im putting out around 1000 rms with my amps. i was wondering is maby it was overheating caus its not as big as it should be maby? any thought are welcome.
Is this the cap's display?
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:41 PM
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Your cap isnt turning on and off. The display is. The display will come on and off with current draw..
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:21 AM
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its the display and a green led light on the chip. and ya thats what i was thinking at first, it seems to turn off at any volume level, i had it cranked and it still was turning off every few min. id like to put in a second battery but its a bit out of my budget. seems cheap to think of but 2 new batteries, at least 4 ga. wireing, and build some sort of ventilated compartment i might be able to save some money up though.
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why do you or are you running a cap ?
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:34 AM
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its the display and a green led light on the chip. and ya thats what i was thinking at first, it seems to turn off at any volume level, i had it cranked and it still was turning off every few min. id like to put in a second battery but its a bit out of my budget. seems cheap to think of but 2 new batteries, at least 4 ga. wireing, and build some sort of ventilated compartment i might be able to save some money up though.
Ive seen MANY caps that look like they are turning on and off but it is just the Display.. if there isnt enough current being pulled.. the Display will turn off.. its the way they are designed. You can buy them so the display will stay on ALWAYS. but there isnt really a need. The Cap you have is enough for a 1000watt system.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:34 PM
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You can keep putting caps in until you don't hear a change in the SQ of your system...

Batteries will help in extreme current conditions.. and for parking lot play time... but most don't have the speed of caps. If caps didn't do anything you wouldn't have a bunch in your amp already. Every amp does.
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