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Capacitor Question

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BradleyJ33, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    BradleyJ33

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    If I'm running a RF P500-1 for 2 RF 10s and a RF P400-4 amp for my in door speakers and want to put a capacitor on the system, would I only need one between the battery and the power distribution block, or would I need one for each amp between the block and each amp? Also, I'm trying to decide between the 1 Farad and 2 Farad RF capacitor. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    nad

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    you are supposed to use one fared for every 1000 watts, so you would probably only need one, unless I am mistaken and you actually have more than 1000 watts.

    What you want to do is wire it up between your amps and the battery to cause minimal strain on the battery and electrical system when the amplifiers start drawing amps.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    a one farad cap will be plenty.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    1 Farad is more than enough. It should be installed between the battery and the distrobution + distrobution block. The other side of the block won't hurt anything, just limits its usefullness.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    Awesome, thanks for the input everybody!
     
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