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Old 09-05-2007, 12:25 AM
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Caps draining battery?

I have a problem with my dual capacitor setup, when i turn off my car the neon and display stay on and drain the batttery. I dont know how to fix this and any help is great
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:36 AM
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is there a remote wire commin off the caps?
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:03 AM
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All of my caps had a .1 volt change sensor thing that turned them off if the voltage didnt changed within 60 seconds
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Prolifik
is there a remote wire commin off the caps?
no just to botht the amps they feed but of course they are after the caps
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:37 PM
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I have the same problem but it only occurs when i do things like open my trunk door, car doors, turn my alarm on. I think my problem is just the voltage from the accessories going to my battery then changing the voltage so my cap turns on. But i have never had trouble starting my car.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by r1d1n5p1nn3r5
I have the same problem but it only occurs when i do things like open my trunk door, car doors, turn my alarm on. I think my problem is just the voltage from the accessories going to my battery then changing the voltage so my cap turns on. But i have never had trouble starting my car.

its not a "problem" they have sensors built in or sumthing cause wen i got mine i was all like wtf wheres the remote go.... then did sum reading.U might have a short or somthing if it is not turning off wen u shut ure car off, causing the voltage to change, and in turn the cap doesnt turn off either.
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:15 PM
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Gentlemen

capacitors do not turn on and off at least not the way you guys are talking about them...
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:31 AM
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K brb i go phone up the 2 companys that have made the 2 caps ive owned and tell them that JohnVroom says the way there caps work is wrong.....
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:31 AM
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LOL wtf it dble posted
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by AyZe
K brb i go phone up the 2 companys that have made the 2 caps ive owned and tell them that JohnVroom says the way there caps work is wrong.....

I simply said you were being imprecise, capacitors do not turn on or off like a lit display, if I am wrong then prove it electrically (I have been wrong before and will be again). Also if wired correctly a fully functional cap will not drain the battery in a way you would notice. 2 caps might set up a little RC network though and consume power.

Anyway I believe you are talking about the capacitor display turning on and staying on or is it other accessories too (neon?). A capacitor display will only draw milliamps which should be nothing to a healthy battery

Are you having trouble starting your car (why do you say the cap is draining the battery).

If you see my post as arrogant you are wrong this thread is not my arrogance, I simply 'dont get' the problem.
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