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Capacitor
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Quote:Got a question. What brand/size capacitors are good and which brands stay away from.

I need to add a Capacitor to my system since it looks like the car is gonna stall when I crank the stereo. I just added a second amp, so I have 1 MTX 300 watt running the JL 10's, and I have a Alpine 4 channel amp running the small speakers, I would guess at most the Alpine is 100 per channel.
I think something else is up, thats about 700w rms, im running a 800w rms amp + the headunit on my 100amp alt and its holding up fine, however i used to get near stalls on big hits because the amp wasnt grounded right. might want to check your grounds before anything, then again the LS might run more electronics at any time then the mark vii so maybe ur alt IS being choked. But still check your grounds before spending any money.
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#12
Stinger, 1 - 1.5 farad
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#13
upgrade your alt and battery and you wont have any problems. capacitors are really a waste of money.

check out iraggi alternators and kinetik batteries. but if you do decide to go with a cap the stinger farad 1 or 1.5 would work....but they really dont do what they should.

ive got two Fi BTL's powered by an Autotek 3000 watt amp and have a xs power d2400 battery and a 240 amp iraggi alternator. even with all that power the electronics perform better than stock when i didnt have a sound system and it never stalls or feels like its gonna die.
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#14
Caps do not help with anything. They actually only help with class A/B amps, and i hope your bass amp is a class D. Class D amp are either on or off while class A/B amps fluctuate. A capacator will help steady out the fluctuating power being used by a class A/B, but will only add resistance to a Class D and get in the way from the juice it needs from the battery. The best thing you can do is get a better alternator and a second battery in the trunk, with the amps running directly off of the second batter. I would also reccomend a battery seperator/isolater, which is a heavy duty relay under the hood hooked up off of an ignition line.
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Quote:Caps do not help with anything. They actually only help with class A/B amps, and i hope your bass amp is a class D. Class D amp are either on or off while class A/B amps fluctuate. A capacator will help steady out the fluctuating power being used by a class A/B, but will only add resistance to a Class D and get in the way from the juice it needs from the battery. The best thing you can do is get a better alternator and a second battery in the trunk, with the amps running directly off of the second batter. I would also reccomend a battery seperator/isolater, which is a heavy duty relay under the hood hooked up off of an ignition line.

Wow, comeback Smile I actually added a second battery and changed the amp to a JL, problems solved. The old amp was bad and causing a lot of the issues.
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#16
Don't waste your time with a cap. You need a bigger alternator, better battery and redo the main grounds.
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