no its just big wires that u have and u do something with them not real sure on how to do it but i plan on it there is a thread on how to do it, i think(correct me if im wrong) that u are just upgrading the ground and power wires
All a cap does is hold energy so when the power drops it uses some of the stored power to keep it at a steady rate, what they are sayin is with a big alt and the wiring upgrade it should provide more than enough power to run a good sized system.
no. if you're having dimming issues, a capacitor will only aggravate the condition.
really quick facts about caps:
- they lower the overall voltage of the vehicle's electrical system a little
- once discharged, they must be recharged before your amplifier will see any significant voltage again
- they will discharge quickly on continuous bass lines, or several bass notes right after each other
- they, like any other electrical piece, will breakdown and become less efficient with time which will only make the electrical system less efficient more quickly
if you've got electrical issues and dimming from a system here is the roadmap for fixing the problem:
1) upgrade the big three to the largest wire you can (at least 4 awg). if that doesn't fix the problem it will surely help and it is a requirement before doing a high output alternator anyways
2) buy a deep cycle battery (which still only pushes 12v so it won't really completely solve the problem, but it will help)
3) buy a high output alternator. this is the absolute fix. a large alternator can push more current than a daily system could ever draw so there will never be issues again. a 140 amp alternator should power a moderately efficient 1000w amplifier perfectly fine at idle, but they do make single alternators that push 350 amps or more if you should ever need one.
you can do number 3 before number 2. people usually opt for number 2 before 3 because it is mostly cheaper, but number 2 is just a bandaid and number 3 is the complete fix. but upgrading the big three may fix the whole problem and you can stop there if you want.
upgrading the big three reduces current resistance in your vehicle's electrical system thus allowing the current to flow throughout more efficiently and power an amp better. adding a capacitor will hinder the current just before the amp because it is an electrical device that introduces resistance and lowers the voltage. upgrading the big three and adding a capacitor practically negate each other.
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