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large Farad capacitors???

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by chevboy167, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
    Messages: 96

    hello. i've always wondered has anyone ever added a large Farad capacitor to therye plow main battery circuit. this would be a capacitor like the car audio nuts install for a large amplifier set up. would there be any advantage? would the extra stored energy help? feel free to chime in.
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I have been thinking this too! I have been told it won't help and havent spent the money to try it.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What's the difference between a large Farad and a small Farad?
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    bigger = more stotrage capacity on of the capacitor.

    and specific ratings also filter electronic noise out if you know your electronics stuff.
  5. Kwise

    Kwise Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Not an expert, but I think they only send out power in very short bursts, so I don't see how they would help for how you would use them.
  6. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    Capcitors used to filter out radio noise.

    Will not add power.
  7. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Capacitors are a joke. It will actually rob power from your system. As the alt. will have to re-charge it. Spend the money on a good AGM battery and upgrade your alt. Also do the big 3 upgrade
  8. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Well, my flux capacitor pumps out 1.25 jigawatts ....... Thumbs Up
  9. chevboy167

    chevboy167 Member
    Messages: 96

    i wasn't going to add 1 to my plow truck. i already have 200a alt. and 2-1000cca batts. in it. just wanted other thoughts and ideas. wish i had a flux capacitor!!!