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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 are two digital displays,
one showing your precise voltage in 0.1 volt steps, the other showing system
current in 1 amp steps.
There are five blue LEDs that pulse with the charge/discharge
Audible Voltage Warning:
If the voltage drops below 10 volts, rises above 17.5 volts, or the polarity is
reversed the capacitor
emits an audible alarm.
The X15HCAP-20 is built using hi-end platinum plated 100% brass solid parts,
multiple smaller capacitors are linked together to provide the lowest ESR and
the largest momentary discharge current.
Installation: The X15HCAP-20 is styled
much like an amplifier and all the wiring is connected on one end to set screw
terminals. The positive and negative input terminals are sized for 1/0 gauge
wire. The positive and negative (three each) output terminals are sized for 4
gauge wire but are shipped with inserts sized for 8 gauge wire. The positive
input terminal is connected to the battery (and
fused at the battery), the positive output terminals are connected to the positive inputs on
your amps. The negative input is
grounded to the car's chassis and the negative outputs can be used to ground
your amps. There are four remote terminals, one connected to the radio, the
others can trigger you amps. With the remote wire connection to your radio, the
capacitor display and LEDs turn off when you turn the system off. Before the battery is connected you must charge the
capacitor with the included light bulb.
- Capacitance: 20 Farad
Maximum Operating DC
Voltage: 16 volt/18 volt surge
ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance): < 0.0015 ohm
@120 Hz/25° C