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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, ten blue LEDs around the base of the terminals
There are two rows of two 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 three positive terminals. These terminals are shorted
together, so they are interchangeable, one is connected to the battery (and
fused at the battery), the other two to the positive inputs on the amps. On the
top of the capacitor on the left side are three negative terminals. These
terminals are shorted together, so they are interchangeable, any of them can be
grounded to the car's chassis. The positive and negative terminals are set screw
terminals, each sized for 2 gauge wire, but they're shipped with a removable insert
sized for 4 gauge wire. Before the battery is connected you must charge the
capacitor with the included light bulb.
- Capacitance: 2 Farad
Maximum Operating DC
Voltage: 20 volt/24 volt surge
ESR (Equivalent Series Resistance): < 0.002 ohm