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Old 09-18-2009, 08:17 AM
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flashing stinger capacitor

i bought a stinger 1 farad digital capacitor used with no box or manual or anything and for some reason the led keeps flashing non stop anybody know why?
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:17 PM
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if it's a "digital" cap it should have a voltage sidplay on it. is the voltage display lighting up?. Is the cap wired to power and ground?.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:38 AM
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ya it is digital and it is reading the correct voltages. I have wired up lots of caps and lots of systems. This is just something i've never came upon.
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:13 PM
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google?
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:16 AM
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that was my first try...
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:16 AM
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bump still need help
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:17 AM
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just hook it up, its a capacitor and its rather useless.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Father Yuli View Post
just hook it up, its a capacitor and its rather useless.
why is it useless?
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:56 PM
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This is where yuli is coming from 'prove to me it is has any value, other than a pretty flashing display'

My thoughts on capacitors are "what does does a capacitor do, and what problem does it solve? is it a solution or a band-aid or does it make thing worse? Finally why do you think you need one?"
In other words is it science or is it jewelry for your car
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:02 AM
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i guesss that makes sense, from my understanding for every 1000w that your amp draws you should have 1 farad in reserve power sitting there. At the moment i'm not planning on adding another battery, but am looking into a bat cap. The capacitor is hooked up, it is flashy and stuff, just wondoring if anyone knew why it was flashing before i take out the led because it ****'s me off when i'm driving at night and there's a flashing capacitor a foot from my face due to the sytem being right beside me inbetween the front two seats...
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