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charlize
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exactly do capacitors

Postby charlize » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:22 am

What exactly do capacitors do? Ok, I have a 1.5 capacitor. Someone told me that capacitors, depending on the farad level, adds a certain amount of watts to your amp....Example: I have a 600 watt amp, I have a 1.5 capacitor (1.5 farads= 1500 watts), so now I have a total of 2100 watts....If you understand my question please help, cause I didn't just want to by the capacitor and not even have to use it.
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Re: exactly do capacitors

Postby ThePyroElectro » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:16 am

Hi Charlize,

When dealing with amplifiers, capacitors play multiple different roles in the power output from the amplifier. Too many to list out here to really explain in-depth.

It sounds like you're trying to find a capacitor for your in-car audio system. For that I'll refer you to here:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-1qTQwM1hvCF/learn/learningcenter/car/capacitors/faq.html

They explain what size of cap to use given your stereo setup and all the details of what it does.

Good luck!


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