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amp pulling too much? #114416 Feb 28, 8:58pm Feb 28, 8:58pm
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amp pulling too much?
I only have one amp that feeds about 150 watts rms to two 12" subs and when i turn it up not even half way, my lights are dimming and so is everything else. Should this happen on power this low? And what can i do to fix it without compromising the sound?


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Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114417 Feb 28, 9:04pm Feb 28, 9:04pm
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get a capacitor

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114418 Mar 1, 7:39pm Mar 1, 7:39pm
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Will a capacitator hinder my sound at all coming out of the subs?


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Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114419 Mar 1, 7:41pm Mar 1, 7:41pm
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hmmm what exactly is a capacitator used for? Im about to get 2 12"s and either a 600, 800, or 1200 watt amp, will I need one of these?

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114420 Mar 1, 7:48pm Mar 1, 7:48pm
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i have 300 watts rms running so you figure from that my lights are dimming when the bass hits hard, if your going to run more than that, it probably would be a good idea to get one.


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Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114421 Mar 1, 9:28pm Mar 1, 9:28pm
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Try replacing your battery ground with something a little larger perhaps 4awg or 0awg. If that helps a little, which it should, then also replace the alt pos to batt pos and the eng block ground. This should sovle your problem without costing you nearly as much. Also make sure your amp has a good ground.

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114422 Mar 1, 9:29pm Mar 1, 9:29pm
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I have 600 Watts on my celi and i don't have any dimming...i'd have ur alternator checked and battery...i dont' think it should be doin that...especially with just that many watts thumbsdown

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trog2233] #114423 Mar 1, 11:19pm Mar 1, 11:19pm
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i have a Pyle 3.5 farad capacitor for sale (brand new never installed or used) pm me if you're interested.


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Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: Warlord786] #114424 Mar 2, 1:06am Mar 2, 1:06am
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Originally Posted by Warlord786
hmmm what exactly is a capacitator used for? Im about to get 2 12"s and either a 600, 800, or 1200 watt amp, will I need one of these?
They store power, help maintain continuous power to your amp. I think you should get one. Mine is Rockford Fosgate.

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: xmangt1] #114425 Mar 2, 8:38am Mar 2, 8:38am
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
Originally Posted by Warlord786
hmmm what exactly is a capacitator used for? Im about to get 2 12"s and either a 600, 800, or 1200 watt amp, will I need one of these?
They store power, help maintain continuous power to your amp. I think you should get one. Mine is Rockford Fosgate.


IMO, they steal power...but for dialy use it might help...

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114426 Mar 2, 9:34am Mar 2, 9:34am
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A few weeks ago I upgraded from a rockford to a JL. When I did this my bass went up dramaticaly but, I now have a voltage issue at high volumes. This is due to the amps amperage draw on the vehicle system. The easiest way to take care of this is with a capacitor which I just ordered and received last night. If the capacitor will not solve your problem then you will need to upgrade your alternator but, you only need to do this if your system is very huge. I had to upgrade my alternator on my last show vehicle because I was running 7 sound stream 500.1 amps...

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: skdmorse] #114427 Mar 2, 9:35am Mar 2, 9:35am
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Oh an if they are just dimming a little I would not worry about it. The only reason I bought a capacitor was because my autometer showed my voltage dropping slightly below 12 volts and that is not good... You need the voltage to stay above that limit...

Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: UncleBen] #114428 Mar 2, 11:54am Mar 2, 11:54am
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Originally Posted by UncleBen
Originally Posted by xmangt1
Originally Posted by Warlord786
hmmm what exactly is a capacitator used for? Im about to get 2 12"s and either a 600, 800, or 1200 watt amp, will I need one of these?
They store power, help maintain continuous power to your amp. I think you should get one. Mine is Rockford Fosgate.


IMO, they steal power...but for dialy use it might help...


capacitors don't steal power rolleyes
you first have to charge them before installing them, and they store electrical power like a small battery, so when you turn up the bass and the battery can't keep up, the capacitor keeps the bass pumping and therefore the lights and other electrical components will still work at their max potential.


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Re: amp pulling too much? [Re: trdcelica13] #114429 Mar 2, 4:48pm Mar 2, 4:48pm
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capacitors are nice. I have a capacitor it is nice. I like it because of the niceness. spineyes

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