I have upgraded my electrical system by putting 4 gauge along with the 8 gauge I had.
I can crank my engine after playing with my system for a long time and it does not reboot. I am running all my devices off my PC PS.
I think it is due to the 1 Farad capicator I have added to my system.
I am very happy now.
Yeah, what do you think it is?
The cap, or the 4 gauge?
I guess I can disconnect my cap and test it...
If it's the cap that helps, then this may be a nice crank solver for those who like to spend 100 buks... lol
Well, my cap was really for my audio and my lights dimming (not my headlights, I got HID headlights that have a balast, they don't seem to be affected no matter what) when my bass hits, but now I got two things for the price of one. (If it's the cap)
Capacators are very epensive though, just to survive a crank...
My first instinct would be the 4 gauge, but really the 8 gauge you had before should have been enough. What kind and how many connectors are between the battery and PSU, and did that change any with the recent upgrade? Most of the voltage loss in these type of setups happens in the connectors.
I won't even touch the subject of big capacitors because I am sick of flame wars.
I had originally a 10 foot fused 8 gauge going into a fused distro block, then 3 foot 10 gauge to the shutdown controller.
Now I got a 100amp ANL fuse, with the 10 foot of 8 and 4 gauge running parrallel. That goes into a Stinger T block where it connects to the cap using 4 gauge. Then from the T Block it goes into a Stinger Maxi fused Distro block using 4 gauge. Then to my two amps using 8 gauge. Then to the computer using 10 gauge.
Grounding is a 4 gauge T block where the cap is grounded using 4 gauge, and then the T Block goes to a ground block that grounds the amps using 8 gauge and 10 gauge for the PC.
All in all, 3 Distro blocks, 2 Fused Distro blocks.
Where about , in the line , did you put the capacitor?
Right at the first T block that hooks up to my fuse block by the battery.
A cap for a system is hooked up to all the things that run off it. I guess, unless you put a diode in line.