WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12256 Members
65 Forums
72905 Topics
982926 Posts
159 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
93 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1880 Guests and 399 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2580
Death at Leasowe Train Station 517
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 443
Planet Earth Tonight 291
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 264
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 214
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 214
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 117
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 110
KEYS found 84
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Article 50
by diggingdeeper
Today at 04:11 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
Today at 01:24 AM
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Yesterday at 08:53 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Yesterday at 08:12 PM
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
Yesterday at 06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
Yesterday at 05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
Yesterday at 05:57 PM
hi
by Dilly
28th Mar 2017 11:36pm
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
28th Mar 2017 10:58pm
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#58153 - 18th Jun 2004 6:31pm What are these for & Why.
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21031
Loc: Wirral
What are these for and why so many ?
I'm no ice expert but are they expensive?



Looks impressive anways smile
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * WikiWirral - Advertising Forum * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#58154 - 18th Jun 2004 6:35pm Re: What are these for & Why.
PAZ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 2000
Loc: Wirral
They are power caps...

I dunno what they do either...

Someone fill us in???
_________________________

Top
#58155 - 19th Jun 2004 2:31pm Re: What are these for & Why.
exploding_penguin Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 1943
Loc: sitting at a desk
ahhhh power caps!!!
Basically Caps store charge, same as a battery. As a cap is much smaller than a battery it will discharge in milliseconds as opposed to a battery which takes longer. The theory that they will sell you is that as a cap discharges faster it will supply "much needed" power to the amps faster than the battery can which can "improve bass response". All nice in theory but doesn't mention that after the discharge the cap charges again from the power system so in effect (sort of) delays the power drain through the system as the amps draw from 2 supplies for a millisecond. If you have a decent battery and good cabling all round a cap will have a detrimental effect on your system as it draws power from it.
Another point is that all amps have suitible caps built in anyway so even less need for an external one.
they can also solve problem with lights diming, but the power cap should only be used as a last cure 4 the problem.
basicly people put them in to look gud. its more than likly that they didn't need them, did ya see n e of the sound off cars with them???
_________________________

Top
#58156 - 19th Jun 2004 2:51pm Re: What are these for & Why.
exploding_penguin Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 1943
Loc: sitting at a desk
Quote:
are they expensive?
yes they can be very expensive, if u go into a loacal ice shop u wud expect to pay about 70 4 1 with digi display an 1 farad like this 1


this is a monster 3 farad power cap an will cost 250!!!
_________________________

Top
#58157 - 19th Jun 2004 10:27pm Re: What are these for & Why.
Go Go Gadget Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 14th Apr 2004
Posts: 1943
Loc: newbrighton
i have on einthe back of mine and it does work looks good aswell .

have alook at the local meets and you wll see it in the pics.

i piad 79 for a 1 farrad
_________________________

Top
#58158 - 20th Jun 2004 3:03pm Re: What are these for & Why.
aceritz Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 2056
Loc: birkenhead
check this out, it was posted a while ago and goes into a bit more detail than wot pingu said
power caps

Sound off cars are only interested in hitting one massive bass note, they dont mind if their lights dim or not, thats why you wont see a sound off car with a cap

Top
#58159 - 21st Jun 2004 8:03pm Re: What are these for & Why.
Dazza Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 2899
Loc: Birkenhead
I'v got a 1fahrad cap and paid 50 - it has digi display, gold terminals and surge protection. Got mine from Maplin
_________________________
My website: www.TeamFord.co.uk

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Yesterday at 06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Yesterday at 08:26 AM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
For Sale & Free
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
Yesterday at 06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
Yesterday at 05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
Yesterday at 05:57 PM
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Featured Member
Registered: 26th Nov 2008
Posts: 1544
Newest Members
nickyrob32, GeorgeHand, BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize
12256 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Article 50
by granny
Yesterday at 11:13 PM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
New Enthusiast Forums
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Yesterday at 06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Yesterday at 08:26 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 117
Will It Work For You 80
Article 50 32
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 6:48am
Sunset Thu 7:44pm
Local Time Thu 7:28am
WikiWirral Can . . . .