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Capacitors - What's the REAL story?

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I wouldn't say NO company offers a real quality product. I would say the sheer number of junk product in the market clouds what a quality company offers.

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i got an alumapro 5 fard cap i've had for 12 yrs, lil sucker is 5x5'' and 1 1/2'' high, and weights atleast 7-10 lbs

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I use flux capacitors. Just like in back to the future.

. Lol got jokes huh

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Now Maxwell caps we are talking a whole other game, dem those super caps we don't speak of to get around the rules in USACI LMAO!!!!

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Both Rockford Fosgate and Lighting Audio beat Maxwell to the punch in 2002 with the release of their "supercap" line. This was the first offering of carbon capacitors - prior only used in the power generation industry (IE - windmills). The 50F cap had (6) 300F caps in series (2.6V each if I remember correctly) and the 100F had (6) 600F caps in series. [incidentally, Steve Meade's relationship with Rockford began with him beta testing a 40F cap from that series for then accessory manager Mark Lieber.]

I haven't seen the Maxwell stuff in person but the product looks very similar. Is it "more" accepted because it isn't available to everyone?

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Is this a qualtiy cap?

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Yeah also want to know this.

I sold one a few months back without ever even trying it on any system ive done since i always went with the caps suck theory without trying it myself.

My girls truck drops as low as 12.3v-13.3 at full tilt on 1000rms and this is with stock alternator and 1 stock battery and i wonder if this would of done something good to this system since her voltage is pretty good.

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Is this a qualtiy cap?

RFC1D_1_m.png

Yeah also want to know this.

I sold one a few months back without ever even trying it on any system ive done since i always went with the caps suck theory without trying it myself.

My girls truck drops as low as 12.3v-13.3 at full tilt on 1000rms and this is with stock alternator and 1 stock battery and i wonder if this would of done something good to this system since her voltage is pretty good.

dropping to 12.3 isn't good. its ideal to not drop below 14v.

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