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Old 12-19-2008, 11:38 PM
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Capacitors

At which point do you need a capacitor and and do you selct one ?
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Stephane View Post
At which point do you need a capacitor and and do you selct one ?
NEVER! unless you absolutely want one, then you buy the prettiest

IMO i think they're a waste of $ and energy(literally)

You should spend your money on some 1/0 cabling and do the BIG 3 (<<---LINK In this post it was done on a caravan) before even thinking about a cap. Also, caravan need at least 17' of wiring to get from the batt to the back so use some good 4awg or 1/0 for the power.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:43 AM
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I have both the big 3 and the cap but that is mainly because I didnt even know about the big 3 before I got the cap but I have zero problems with both...
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:01 AM
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anything over 1000rms you should consider at elast a 2+ farad cap and/or extra battery to support your electrical system
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jalat View Post
anything over 1000rms you should consider at elast a 2+ farad cap and/or extra battery to support your electrical system
1 Farad = 1000watts
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Epica-Go-Boom View Post
1 Farad = 1000watts
i dont believe the rule, but yes your right with that analogy. i'd just go with an extra battery, or an extra farad cap. it doesnt hurt to go a bit bigger, as long as you have a strong starter battery
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:18 PM
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going bigger in the capacitor area can harm your system. A bigger cap will need more power to stay topped up, which will steal power from the system because instead of going to the amps and speakers it will be going to the cap.
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:20 PM
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adding a capacitor to an already strained electrical system just add more stress...
the cap does not create energy
your money would be better spent on an extra battery,big 3 and/or a high output alternator
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what the old guy said ^^^
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what the old guy said ^^^
settle down Grandpappi Yuli
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