24v cap. what's the difference????????


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Username: Tedsprogz

Nunya, Florida US

Post Number: 10
Registered: Aug-05
i was wondering, whats the difference between a 24v cap and a 12v cap?do u wire them differently?is there an advantage to a 24v cap?wouldnt 24V fry ur 12V amp?

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 5559
Registered: Nov-04
Are you sure it's 24v cap? Normally, the voltage you see on the cap is the maximum it'll handle before overloading.

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Username: Peterstv

Gainesville, Florida U.S.A

Post Number: 6
Registered: May-06
that would make sense, but why would you need that? if anything exceeds 14.4 volts wont it blow a fuse?

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Username: Killerzracing71

Fredericksburg, Virginia United states

Post Number: 807
Registered: Aug-05
no if the current exceeds a certain amprege a fuse will blow...yeah and a 24v cap is the max it will take...just gimmiks anyway...a ho alt is the best way to go...really most caps stores try to sell cost like 100-200$ (cheap ones obviuoulsy less) but for that u can get a ho alt...and run a full size regfrigorator if u want

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Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 2269
Registered: Feb-05
they are usually marked 12V/XXV...the second number is the highest surge voltage it can take before causing damage to the cap.
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