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    Question 1.2 Farad Capacitor.. Need Help!

    I recently bought a single 10" Power Acoustik sub with 1800 watt max. I am feeding 980 watts to it with a Power Acoustik amp. I also have 4 guage wire. Everytime my sub hits a hard note my lights and other electrical components in my car go dim. So I read up on some capacitors and I ended up buying a 1.2 Farad Voodoo Rack Mount Capacitor. I wired it up and yet my lights still go dim. I am not sure if it is even working.. I charged the cap and everything and I'm almost positive it is wirred correctly. I need to know what else there is I need to do or what I missed.

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    1. Max wattage is a useless #. Look at RMS.
    2. You should have read about how caps are not a cure for dimming lights. You need to upgrade the Big 3. Do a search for "Big 3" on this or any car audio forum. Or even

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    Thanks.. I didn't even know about the "big 3". I will go out and buy some larger wire and try it out. Thanks for the idea.

    Any more advice?

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    Don't use a cap!

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    and do the big 3, all the advice you need right now.
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    Is it bad to use a cap? What are the Pro's and Con's?

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    this has been covered in great detail on this forum, many many times.
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    IS it bad to use a cap NO but pointless!.....I think that a cap really doenst do much unless you get like a 10 15 farad cap
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    It can be bad when your adding another electrical component to an already overdrawn electrical system. Like red said its been discussed countless numbers of times on many forums.

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    I think that a cap really doenst do much unless you get like a 10 15 farad cap
    It's still stupid. A 10 or 15 farad cap would cost easily two times what a good solid battery would cost with a fraction of the performance.

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