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Does the altinator get drained by the cap if i have one?

 

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Username: Zepcoe

TN Us

Post Number: 74
Registered: Apr-06
Does the altinator get drained by the cap if i have one? CT told me that if i have a regular alt. a cap will drain it twice as fast that true? ct just conferming what you said, I dont think your wrong or anything just want some other opinions you understand.
 

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Username: Ctmike

Ct.

Post Number: 251
Registered: Feb-06
hey thats cool, but heres a page on caps for you to read. it might help you more. and a cap wont drain it twice as fast, but it will help it die quicker.

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

Bronze Member
Username: Zepcoe

TN Us

Post Number: 75
Registered: Apr-06
ok thx man thats what needed\
oh and happy easter
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 3637
Registered: Oct-05
zepcoe just think of it this way. your stock alt is made to handle all your car electrical and your stock radio. if you add amp and sub then you are asking for more from your alt which it can't. by adding a cap thats another thing you are asking the alt to charge. so why add more work for your alt to do. you get your self a more powerful alternator and you won't have any problems.
 

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Username: Safe_cracker

Chicago, IL US

Post Number: 776
Registered: Jan-06
A cap can be very beneficial to any electrical system and do not cause your alternators to draw more power than what your sound system already is. One thing they do is to act like a spring and cushions your electrical system. Like mechanical springs, they absorb unexpected changes and cushion the flow of current throughout the system releaving some stress on the alt. Now as long as you are running within your alt output range I would say you would be ok and a cap can aid in light dimming but don't use one because you think it will give you more power because it won't. Polo.
 

Silver Member
Username: Big_oso

Post Number: 607
Registered: Jun-05
Do not pay attention to the above post. Your best bet would be to upgrade your alternator.
 

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Username: Jmloughrey

Farmington, CT

Post Number: 1493
Registered: Jul-04
Oso...polo made a very valid point...
 

Gold Member
Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 1339
Registered: Jun-05
polo'sstatement is 100% corrrect but it will add more strain onot your alt because the cap will be consantly discharging and the alt will not be able to consantly keep up by no means. A cap is used for power factor corrections
 

Bronze Member
Username: Zepcoe

TN Us

Post Number: 76
Registered: Apr-06
i have a towing package on my truck that came with it do you think it has an upgraded alt.?
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2329
Registered: Sep-05
NO man, get a HO alternator.. stop askin questions, to get around it.... :-)
 

Bronze Member
Username: Zepcoe

TN Us

Post Number: 77
Registered: Apr-06
that a f*uckin lot of money tho
 

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Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2336
Registered: Sep-05
well u can skip it, and risk burn your subs & amps.. not to mention cliped subs sound terrible...
 

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Username: Redliner

Wilmington, Ma

Post Number: 1349
Registered: Jun-05
never said car audio was cheap and if you spend the money on the equipment you need the power to back them
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 3658
Registered: Oct-05
if you want loud the you need the ho alt.
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2382
Registered: Sep-05
haha, ^^^ cough* cough**
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2384
Registered: Sep-05
https://www.ecoustics.com/electronics/forum/car-audio/217018.html
 

Gold Member
Username: B101

Queen City, NC USA

Post Number: 2385
Registered: Sep-05
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