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Power Acoustik PCX-3F

3.0 Farad Digital Capacitor (PCX3F)

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  • 3.0 Farad hybrid digital power capacitor
  • Digital blue voltage display
  • Tinted plexiglas with blue LED lights inside for viewing
  • Electronics polarity circuit
  • Over voltage protection circuit
  • Platinum plated ring terminals
  • Satin finish with chrome end caps and mounting brackets
  • Double clamp blister packaging
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

Power Acoustik PCX-3F thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Power Acoustik PCNC2.0F thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Power Acoustik PCX-3F)

Capacitor Specifications

Capacitance (farads)
Capacitors are rated in farads, and at times microfarads or millionths of a farad. The more farads the capacitor is rated at, the more electrical charge (and wattage) the capacitor will hold. Capacitance is defined as the property of storing an electrical charge between two separate conductors.
3 farads
LCD Meter Display
Displays the current voltage and/or other specification on an LCD readout.
Yes
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
Any Gauge with use of Ring Terminal AWG
Maximum Output Gauge Size
This number refers to the maximum size of wire that will fit into the output connector(s) of the capacitor, battery terminal, or any other connector with an wire output.
Any Gauge with use of Ring Terminal AWG
Built-In Distribution Block
A built-in distribution block simply means that the item includes a distribution block. The built-in distribution block will split the single power input into a multiple power output.
No
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Silver
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Blue
Illumination
This is the color of the illuminated LED lights on the unit.
Blue

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
55%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
10%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.1
Features
4.0
Design
4.2
Usability
4.3
Eric

Rhinebeck, NY

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Good product

July 16, 2013

This capacitor fixed the problem I had when my headlights dimmed when the bass hit and also actually seemed to add a little bit more punch from my sub. The capacitor also acts as a distribution block, since I just have to run wires from my capacitor to my amplifiers, instead of running multiple wires from my battery. All in all, this was absolutely worth the money.

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Bill

Oregon

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Great value.

October 28, 2011

Really ads punch to my 2x 10" subs and 4 mids. I estimate 1500 w nominal. No more dimming headlights or dancing volt guage.

Looks cool too. Get a lot of people asking about it. Can't beat the price either.

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Wilbur

Houston, TX

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Awesome buy

October 20, 2014

This item is a steal. Couldn't imagine getting a deal like this from any other site. These guys never stop amazing me with the deals they have on a day to day basis.

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Jimmy

Seychelles

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good

April 28, 2014

look decent. really liking the sleek design on this. have not install yet

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Reuuin

Houston, TX

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Piece of crap

January 9, 2014

Watch yourself, this thing serves it's purpose but it's design is terrible and cheap.

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Cody

Sevierville tennessee

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Capicutor

July 22, 2013

Worked well for the intended use, I had it on a memphis mc 1500, along with my memphis mc500. Always preformed well I have upgraded since then but overall it preformed great

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Bo

bountiful UT

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bad

February 12, 2013

Bad quality, pain to hook up and charge. Randomly turns off and won't come back on for hours, some times days. Spend the money to get a good name brand. It will be well worth it instead of buying this. Doesn't do anything for my system. With my 1200w amp turned less then half way up and my sub turned half way up my head lights still flicker and my dash lights dim every time it hits. Don't buy this cap unless you want to be disappointed.

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Kyle

Winnie, TX

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Did alright

June 10, 2012

This cap is great for anyone that's interested in blue lights. I put the cap with two kicker cvx and my voltage still dropped Extremly low. But the bass from the subs was much tighter and cleaner. I liked the sound it helped my amp create but if your looking for a voltage solution buy a deep cycle battery. Or a huge alternator. I'm going with alternator for my install. They both run about the same but alternators tend to last longer in my opinion.

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xpk04

los angeles, CA

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It doesnt work it drain my battery at 50%

April 15, 2012

It doesn't work, it drain my battery at 50%. I recharge the battery and capacitor but it still won't hold it's charge. My lights still dim.

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Jesus

Austin, TX

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Great Value

March 17, 2012

It works great and has a good design. I haven't had any problems with it.

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Eman

Warsaw, IN

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Good Cap

August 27, 2011

The capacitor does its job when running 1600 watts. No light dimming, but the battery needle does move if the AC and amp are running at the same time. Overall it is a great buy and the led lights look good.

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Justin

Levittown, PA

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It works.

December 16, 2010

Hooked this up two my two 12 inch Kickers and a 3000 watt amp. Doesn't have the best design but works just as it should. Used some o-rings I got at the auto store to attach some 4 gauge wire. Worked like a charm.

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Ben

Anaheim, CA

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Great product!

December 1, 2010

Have it wired w/4 gauge wire & it gives enough juice to both my amps head lights don't blink & the blue LEDs make my set up look great. If u need a 3 farad cap buy this one.

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Tim

Milwaukee, WI

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It's Doing It's Job

June 25, 2010

Just installed a few days ago and immediately noticed a difference in sound quality and no lights dimming using 1000w RMS. My only problem was the wire terminal bolts are too short if using heavy duty ring terminals. The bolts only have about 1/2" of threads which left me with about 3/16" of thread to tighten them to the Cap. Found some 10mm bolts about 3/4" long that worked perfectly. Charging was very easy using the supplied resistor and alligator clip leads. The LED's turn off also after awhile if it doesn't sense any voltage changes.

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David

Prineville, OR

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Great Product

June 1, 2010

This thing works perfect i'm using it with 1 kicker L7 15 and a ZX1000.1 and it works great. I would recommend this to anyone!

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mike

ormond beach,fla

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good product

May 22, 2010

I have the older model for over 2 years now, have absolutely beat it to death! The voltage meter still lights up & works! Also keeps 14.67 volts, I can not kill this thing! Sonic are good people. Always good transactions!

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Sierrariddin22s

Offerman, Georgia

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Great Value!

October 13, 2009

Though its not a high dollar capacitor, this thing functions as good as it looks. For the price I don't think you can beat it. I have owned this cap probably about 6 months now and it's still kickin' like the 1st day I hooked it up. I would recommend this capacitor to anyone not looking to break the bank but still have a quality product.

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Jdavasher

Fishers Indiana

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Great product

September 30, 2009

I am very sastified with my purchse of the Power Acoustik PCX-3F. It has a great finish to go with any high end system and was very easy to install. Would dfinetly purchase again.

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devorris

tampaTampa, FL

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tampa boy

July 21, 2009

this gelcap is very good its helping keep the power to two 15inch MAS That are 750rms

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Jacob

North Lauderdale, Fl

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great product

December 20, 2008

I bought this product so i wont drain my battery. This product is great especially with the blue neon lights. I recommend this product to anyone.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Scosche Ring Terminal (1/0 AWG)

Pair of 1/0 AWG ring terminals with 3/8" hole and red and black insulating sleeves.

Your Price $3.99

Streetwires Ring Terminals (1/0 AWG)

Pair of 1/0 AWG set screw power ring terminals.

Your Price $17.95

NVX Precut Power/Ground Wire (1/0 AWG)

5 ft. of NVX's HyperFlex power/ground cable with high-current transfer and gunmetal gray insulation.

Your Price $29.99

NVX XW0BL20

20 Ft Pre-Cut Piece of 1/0 Gauge EnvyFlex Power or Ground Wire

Your Price $84.99

Directed DEI Resistors (15-Pack)

Pack of resistors with various values (ohms) perfect for the initial charge of your capacitor.

Your Price $1.99

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decent price for the product
Tanner J on Sep 10, 2014

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PCX-3F

UPC

709483027961

Weight

3.50lbs

Internal SKU

pcx3f

Internal Product ID

12012

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Power Acoustik PCX-3F