Hey guys, Was thinking of Grabbing a Farad Capacitor for my car, Just wondered whether anyone has used Aerpro's or if its worth grabbing a Stinger or Rockford one?
Was checking Ebay before and there not Badly Priced
Cheers for the Comments and suggestions
Waste of time. Capacitors are only a band aid solution if your having lights dimming issues etc.
Suggestions then for Fixing that Issue? Would it just be a Alternator Upgrade and Battery Upgrade?
Ok I have an Eclipse CD5030, 6" Soundstream SPL Splits and 5" SPL Splits in Rear, and 2 x 12" Phoenix Gold Ti12d4 Subs all running on a Soundstream Rubicon 404 and a Soundstream Rubicon 100
What gauge wire are you running? The amp's are pretty average and shouldn't draw much by the looks of things.
It's just called a capacitor... Farad is how they are rated. 1 farad, 2 farad, 5 farad, 10 farad, 30 farad, etc.
Make sure all your charging and ground wiring from alternator and battery are upgraded (which is what people call "the big 3") first. Then if your system is still drawing more than your alternator can provide (which I doubt it does) is the only time I'd consider a capacitor. I'd borrow one first to see if it is actually going to make a difference though.
Running 4 from battery to boot, and 4 into Sub amp and 8 into Speaker Amp..
And what are your grounds?
You need to upgrade the positive wire from your battery to alternator, negative wire from battery to chassis and negative wire from engine block to chassis.
Cool thanks for your Help. My Big 3 Being done on my Next Weekend Off and Will See how that Goes )
Cheers For all your help, Will throw some Money towards Some Dynamat then to deaden some boot Rattles )
It's preferable to do the big three with 4 gauge or higher, with proper hex crimped copper lugs etc. Do it right the first time and you won't have an issue.
Overkill is a good thing in this case guys, don't be afraid to go larger / as large as the budget permits, will save you from doing more upgrades down the track.
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I would like to say it is very refreshing to see someone post up model numbers of their gear when asked what they are running, and not Pioneer 500w, or Lanzer 10,000,000watt.
So hats off too you OP.
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As said previously, caps are a band-aid solution. I think off the top of my head, the OEM grounds are 8 gauge...
From the specs provided by the OP, 4 gauge would be the minimum sized wire you’d use (seeing the OP has used 4 gauge as the main power wiring, and hopefully the ground wire to the sub as well!).
4 gauge costs roughly $9/m from Supercheap (Aeropro brand). Alternatively, you may have a meter or 2 of 4 gauge left over from your install. No harm in going 2 or 0 gauge; it will just cost more. You can grab 2 or 0 gauge from Jaycar.
Also consider how you’ll be making the various connections: You may need to upgrade the battery terminals to accept 4/2/0 gauge...
Jonah, my mate had those ones. They are crap. We were cruzing along doing 80kmh, wire came out, engine cut out and all electrics. Spend a bit more money on the battery clamp.