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 Post subject: 2 fared power caps
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:27 am 
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i brought a 2 fared cap today but ive gone to wire it up it seems simple i thought power in and power out

but mine has 2 gnd ports and 6 power ports

i got the voltage display bit up reading 13.84v which seems normal but when i pump up the stezza the headlights and dvd screen do dim like srobe lights so ive figured she aint working right

the gnd side looks like its 1 bit while the power side looks 1 bit

in the wiring diagram it shows a diffrent model with only 1 gnd and 1 power and remote

any help would be great i'll post up pics soon to what the ports look like

its a gold plated aerpro 2fared cap

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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:28 am 
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go to this place

http://www.mobileelectronics.com.au/forums/index.php

they will have all your answers there
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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:17 pm 
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i got the voltage display bit up reading 13.84v which seems normal but when i pump up the stezza the headlights and dvd screen do dim like srobe lights so ive figured she aint working right


Sorry mate, but it is working correctly.

The problem is that capacitors do not help dimming, This is an earthing problem and needs to be fixed by running a thicker cable from the negative terminal of your battery to the chassis.

Read this http://www.caraudioaustralia.com/forums ... opic=45079
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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:24 pm 
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thanks mate i'll get onto that on the weekend

heres the cap i brought anyway
http://www.aerpro.com.au/list.php?pcode ... at_sno=148

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:37 pm 
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Mate if you'd done a search, or just looked through a couple of threads on here where people have asked about adding a cap then you would have found out they do nothing.
I think every second thread on here mentions a cap, and each one gets the same response from myself and a few members on here.

Upgrade earths > cap.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:38 pm 
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It is the age old story, people want quick fixes instead of doing things properly.
Once the power system is up to scratch and it still suffers from dimming then a good quality low ESR stiffening capacitor (not a cheap high ESR chinese one) can help with this issue but it won't fix a poor quality installation...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:22 pm 
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same cap i got in my car , but earthing helps alot more first, what size cabling you runnin and for how many watt amp ???

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:43 am 
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0gauge all round 1000w mono block 4x400w

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:12 am 
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Dual battery system, Problem solved.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:36 pm 
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shouldnt get a bad voltage drop then with that sort of wiring as i got a 1500w mono and a 1 ohm 4channel and no probs ??? :?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:25 pm 
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i took the cap back to the shop got a credit and brought a new 2X12in subbox which fits in perfect behind the seats also got speaker pods for 6x9's which im gunna put into the boot lid should look pretty good once its done

and i got some wiring blocks better gold plated terms should fix the problems up

 

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