Wiring Question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by machazure, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. machazure

    machazure New Member

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    I am putting two 12" phoenix gold ti12 subs hooked up to a hifonics brutus BX1500D amp in my car.

    It is a 2004 mustang mach 1 with 130A alternator.

    Will this system need a capacitator?

    Plus, will this wiring kit be all the electrical install stuff I need?
    http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KOLAK44
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    no capacitor -- they almost always hurt more than they help... remember, it's one more device to charge, so if you're above the capacity of your alternator, then a cap will only make it worse.

    if you're only adding the sub amp then that wiring kit is fine.
     
  3. Bavarian3

    Bavarian3 OT Supporter

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    caps are bullshit. if u need an upgrade u can upgrade the alt. or battery. But i think ull be plenty ok. I run a viper d1200.1 and a cadence q4000 amp on a stock 80amp in my 93' bmw 318i with 160k mile on it. i get no dimming only a little bit at full tilt. oh and i have an optima red top battery

    wiring kit is perfect.
     
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    I wouldnt say that a capacitor hurts more than it helps. It's true that they create another load on the alternator, but that doesnt mean they cant help buffer out brief voltage sags - even the ones with high ESR/ESL.

    I will agree though that few systems need or require a capacitor, and in most cases, you're just throwing your money away.
     

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