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Bronze Member
Username: Ironslave

Post Number: 43
Registered: Sep-05
ok im just curios about this... but what is the purpose of a capacitor?

never used one never really was wondering about em either
 

Bronze Member
Username: Eeater

Post Number: 34
Registered: Feb-06
it helps regulate power needs when it hits hard, and it levels stuff out ont the battery or something..

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Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 5857
Registered: Jul-05
take a read

http://wickedcases.com/caraudio/capacitors.html
 

Bronze Member
Username: Ironslave

Post Number: 44
Registered: Sep-05
ok so the use of the capacitor is to make your electrical supply smooth.. preventing spikes...

i am having an issue with my car and was just wondering what the issue could be... my cars lights dim and the RPMS loose about 1-200 RPM when bass hits... but only when the car is parked or stopped... it runs stable other than that... so i dunno if i need a better alternator...

would a capacitor also reduce clipping?
 

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Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 1145
Registered: Feb-05
a capacitor won't help if you don't already have an adequate charging system. you should look into getting a HO Alternator.
 

Silver Member
Username: Greeney1888

Maple Grove, MN United States

Post Number: 155
Registered: Feb-06
http://www.wickedcases.com/caraudio/capacitors.html
http://www.wickedcases.com/caraudio/charging.html
http://www.betteraudio.com/geolemon/newmain/battcapalt/
http://www.bcae1.com/charging.htm
http://www.bcae1.com/chargin2.htm
http://www.wickedcases.com/caraudio/batteries.html
http://www.the12volt.com/info/recwirsz.asp
http://www.optimabatteries.com/
 

Bronze Member
Username: Eeater

Post Number: 64
Registered: Feb-06
I would take Greeney1888 advice
http://www.optimabatteries.com/
It sound like you might have lowered your battery to low too many times, and deepcell batteries are beter than a capacitor b/c if you do get a HO alternator you would want a yellow top too, right?
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