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Overview: The overall response of your audio
system will be enhanced with the use of capacitors due to their ability to store
a large amount of current and discharge it quickly to supplement your
amplifier's power supply during high current demand (bass note). The Tsunami
capacitor is a logical addition to your system due to the fact that automotive
batteries aren't designed to deliver the current to satisfy the requirements of
high powered audio components. It can also filter AC voltage induced in the
system by the amplifier's power supply which could cause objectionable noise. One Farad
of capacitance is recommended for each 500 watts of amplifier power, but you
can never have too much capacitance for any system.
Display: There is a digital charge level indicator display. The digital
display shows your precise voltage in 0.1 volt steps.
Once the capacitor is charged, the blue neon ring around the terminals lights
The Tsunami logo along the front of the capacitor is backlit in blue.
There are two rows of seven blue chase LEDs that pulse with the charge/discharge
Audible Voltage Warning:
If the voltage drops below 10 volts or rises above 17.5 volts the capacitor
emits an audible alarm.
After a few minutes without any load (with the amp off) the capacitor enters a
sleep mode; all the lights turn off to avoid discharging the cap, and
subsequently the car's battery.
Installation: On the top of the capacitor
on the right side are two positive terminals. These terminals are shorted
together, so they are interchangeable, one is connected to the battery (and
fused at the battery), the other to the positive input on the amp. On the top of
the capacitor on the left side are two negative terminals. These terminals are
shorted together, so they are interchangeable, either one can be grounded to the
car's chassis. Both the positive and negative are set screw terminals, each is
sized for a 2 gauge wire but shipped with an insert installed sized for a 4
gauge wire. Before the battery is connected you must charge the capacitor with
the included light bulb.
- Capacitance: 10 Farad
Maximum Operating DC
Voltage: 18 volt/24 volt surge
ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance): < 0.002 ohm