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Strike Cap by Lightning Audio

LS10TB 1.0-farad Capacitor ( )

Item # 495LS10TB

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Our take on the Strike Cap by Lightning Audio

Looking for crushing, world-destroying bass but getting dimmed headlights instead? Car batteries are slow to deliver the kind of power your amps need to give you tight, powerful bass hits. These massive capacitors eliminate that problem by storing reserve power and then delivering it lightning-fast just when your amps need it most. That's why you see external capacitors in just about every stereo competition vehicle.

Lightning Audio's Strike Caps act as a buffer zone between your amp and your battery, getting the juice to your bass for maximum performance. Ground cable and appropriate connectors required (not included).

The 1-farad cap can be used with amplifiers producing up to 1,000 watts RMS.
  • 1-farad cap for systems of up to 1,000 watts
  • 16-volt maximum (20-volt surge)
  • 3-1/16" diameter x 8-3/4"H

What's in the Box:

  • One 1 Farad capacitor
  • 2 metal mounting straps
  • 2 self-tapping screws
  • 2 short gold plated terminal bolts
  • 2 long gold plated terminal bolts
  • 1 charging/discharging card
  • Manual
  • Warning label regarding charging resistor and installation screws

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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 (low bass). This makes the Lightning Cap 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. A one Farad capacitor is recommended for each 1000 watts of amplifier power. You can never have too much capacitance for any system.


In addition to the wires and connectors for your amp installation, you will need a short length of ground wire and crimp-on connectors with 5/16" holes (1 pair for the power wire and 1 pair for the ground wire) to properly install the capacitor. One length of power wire connects from your battery to the capacitor's positive terminal, while a separate length of power wire connects from the capacitor's positive terminal to your amplifier. The ground wire connects from the capacitor's negative terminal to the chassis of the vehicle. Note: If you do not have the necessary wires for the amp installation, you will need an amp installation kit in addition to the ground wire and crimp-on connectors.


Size: 1 Farad
VDC 16 max, 20V surge
ESR < 0.00198 ohm at 120Hz 25c
Terminals 1/4" - 28 thread, 24 karat gold-plated

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