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Power Acoustik PCX-5F

5.0 Farad Digital Capacitor (PCX5F)

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  • 5.0 Farad hybrid digital power capacitor
  • 24V DC foil-carbon internal 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
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

Power Acoustik PCX-5F thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Power Acoustik PCNC3.0F thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Power Acoustik PCX-5F)

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.
5 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

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
67%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
10%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.5
Features
4.2
Design
4.6
Usability
4.4
john4658

Yalesville CT

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A very nice product

April 25, 2011

Bought this for it's compact design and 5 farad capacity. Also liked the fact that it matched up well with my chrome covered amplifiers and blue interior lighting setup.

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Zeus

New Bremen, OH

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Excellent Product

May 29, 2009

I have one in my setup.. With a Hifonics Brutus 1610D Mono Amp pushin 2 Cerwin Vega 12" Vmax124 subs. This capacitor works excellent. Digital readout, Easy to charge with included resistor, Looks great and now My truck headlight don't dim at all when my Truck is poundin. I would recommend this to everyone!1... A great product.

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Brian

Auburn, WA

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Awsome CAP

March 5, 2009

I highly recommend this product for anyone who is upgrading an amp higher than 1000w! instant sub bump! no fade on long term percussion! digitally reads your voltage! keeps battery charged as well if your bumping without your engine started!

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mike

Fort Myers, FL

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helps alot!

September 24, 2008

this keeps my lights from dimming so badly. have two 1000watt amps. makes a little difference in sound quality too.(since i have such a small alternator/battery). great price!

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Jimmy

jacksonville,florida

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Great product

June 22, 2011

Will recommend to friends

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MARK

COLUMBUS, GA

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Power Acoustik PCX-5F

December 22, 2010

Pulls its weight with 5 Farad. Have a 3500W and 500W amp and this thing works. No dim lights, lowering of RPM or pull from the engine.

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angel

salinas

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awesome!!

September 14, 2011

I love this capacitor. My lights on my chrysler 300 would dim alot when i was bassin hard but now i can b bumping hard and my lights dont even dim.

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omar

San Luis, AZ

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great!!

March 24, 2011

Great product great price easy to use

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Adam

Lansing, MI

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Great Cap!

November 7, 2010

This cap is exactly what I was looking for, my lights no longer dim. I would highly recommend this product!

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lilcutty22

wichita ks

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great product

August 26, 2011

The power acoustics pcx-5f capacitor works amazing I originally brought it because of the digital read out but it helps a lot with my system and I would recommend this capacitor for high end car audio systems.

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Ben

Auburn, WA

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Odd, my reviews were never posted

July 6, 2012

The first cap went out in 6 months, blew the fuse. I put in another fuse and it instantly popped, the cap is dead. I bought another one and about 7 months later it did exatcly the same as the first. I did not want to wait so I went locally and bought a 1 Farad for twice the money. Substantially heavier and cleaner power. The lights do not dim.

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alan

seminole, OK

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Great Value!

April 7, 2009

this is a very awesome power cap

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John

Psj florida

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Great cap

February 3, 2009

i have this cap hooked up to my system with a 1200 watt hifonics amp and a 15" kicker L7 and this thing is great my lights dont dim at all when i get a hard hitting bass song. but for sum reason when i turn on my car and press my brakes and put my turn signal on the lights dim low but other thyan that this is a great cap

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matt

Cambridge, OH

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yes

March 8, 2015

This cap looks nice and performs well. The meterial does look a little cheap but once i actually installed it, it looked pretty nice. Works well and does what its supposed to. I would recomend it.

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Nic

Lincolnton, NC

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50/50

October 4, 2011

The price for this unit was great, but the performance was not good.... I have a 4000 watt digital amp and this cap should be able to handle it without a problem BUT it is not that good..... i would only use this for 2000 watt max.

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bhagos

staten isl.

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works great

September 14, 2011

Just bought this cap. got it hooked up to a hifonics brutus 1200.1d pushing 2 p3's and a 1000 watt 4 channel pretty awsome for the price.

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samuel

phenix city al

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poor quality

September 17, 2013

The capacitor I purchased worked for about two weeks now is a waste of money in my closet

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Madmike420401

Narragansett, RI

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good cap

February 17, 2012

Its a good cap use it for under 2000 watts though.

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Airwolf

Charles Town, WV

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5 Farad Cap

September 13, 2009

I would recomend a cap before buying another battery.

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MOOTOO

Dallas, TX

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great value!

February 6, 2012

Awesome if you have a work model of the vehicle with the smaller alternator and need some buffer for your battery.

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Jesse

Fort Myers, FL

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great cap!

October 13, 2008

really nice cap! great price, and amazing performance.

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Matt

Castle Rock, CO

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Sick Cap

April 10, 2008

This cap is awesome. I have 1000 watts running throughout my system and when I really have it bumping, this cap eliminates the dimming in my headlights. Some caps ratings are inflated, but with this one you get true blue 5 farads.

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Chris

Humble, Texas

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So far so good!

March 26, 2014

I Got thins capacitor in hopes to solve an inevitable need for a second battery and so far it has been holding up well, but i still need the 2nd battery to max my system efficiency. but the blue LED's look great and its holding up well; cant wait to see how it all works with the 2nd battery! Thanks to Power Acoustik for another good product, im a huge fan of their products, and thanks to Sonic for great prices, services and super fast shipping as always!

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AIRWOLF-KXT5211

Charles Town, WV

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Back-up That "AUDIO"

March 24, 2009

I use this cap to stiffen the blow of my 6-pill Box and it works like a charm no more dimming lights a nice extra punch when you break in there for someone. I love it and will be looking for more products.

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micheal

mauk, GA

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great

August 26, 2011

i've had it for half a year. Wat it is made of seems cheap.. but ive given mine hell and it still works. The digital read out is cool but it stopped workin then started back again. The board that the read out broke is dangling inside of it and its still given a read out. I'd say they hold up. Voltage gauge does move much. Got 1500 hifonics an 2 twelves... i'd say buy it. 5 farad good price and holds up

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Matthew

Port Charlotte, FL

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Sucked

August 15, 2011

All it did was suck massive amounts of power away from my system. It actually did MORE harm than good.

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nigel

Trinidad and Tobago

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worth it

March 19, 2012

I have this about 6 months. Now, have 2 amps. Hooked up to it no dimming of lights and power lost this cap. Is worth every penny. Power Acoustics.

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Antonio

Florida, FL

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Excellent Capacitor!

July 11, 2008

I've installed in my trunk this capacitor PA 4 months ago, which are hooked to my two kicker Amplifiers ( 08ZX350.4 = Stereo and 08ZX850.2 = MONO ) about 1400 Watts peak, this PA works like a Champ!, really excellent, no Dimming my headlights, plenty of power for my music, automatically on - off with the HU, and looks pretty cool, I'm very happy with this..Highly Recommended if you don't want to drain your battery and you have two amplifiers.

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Corey

Cherry Valley, IL

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Great Value!

September 12, 2011

Great capacitor helps give the extra boost I need for my 3000w system!

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anthony

Portland, OR

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capacitor

February 5, 2015

Works good and a lot cheaper then any where else.

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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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Sonic Electronix Store
Price and size.
Jeremiah K on Jan 27, 2015
Need it to power my 2,400 watt Kicker Amp
Alden S on Jan 5, 2015
Cheaper than fleaBay and Amazonk
Keith L on Jan 20, 2015
i love the Power Acoustik brand have 2 12 inch Gothic series subs and they are phenomenal.
Tyler H on Dec 24, 2014
my car electrical system is 12V ,the model that you sell is 24V ,can I use your product on 12V?
juliandimitrov on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: A capacitor is basically a rechargeable batterie and it is good up to 24V. Your alternator generates approx. 14.7 VDC so it will charge the capacitor to that level. I can see the voltage on my capacitor drop when my subwoofer kicks but the alternator charges it up again. It's easier/faster having a reserve of power right beside the amp, instead of having to go get it from the battery at the front of the car.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PCX-5F

UPC

709483027978

Weight

3.70lbs

Internal SKU

pcx5f

Internal Product ID

12013

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-5F