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The Install Bay IB-CAP1F

1.0 Farad Digital Car Audio Capacitor

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  • The Install Bay Capacitor
  • 1 Farad capacitor designed for basic installations
  • Red digital voltage display
  • Perfect for systems up to 1000 watts
  • 18 Volt surge
  • Relieves extra strain placed on the battery and alternator
  • Voltage display is bright red
  • Each of the terminals are nickel plated
  • Designed for use with ring terminals
  • Two clear plastic brackets hold the capacitor firmly in place
  • Includes a resistor for charging the capacitor
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Color: Silver
  • Dimensions (without mounting legs): 10-1/4"L x 2-7/8"W x 2-7/8"H
  • Dimensions (with mounting legs): 10-1/4"L x 4-15/16"W x 3-1/4"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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.
1 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.
Gray
Illumination
This is the color of the illuminated LED lights on the unit.
Red
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
2-7/8"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
2-7/8"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
10-1/4"

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
65%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
18%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.4
Features
3.8
Design
4.1
Usability
4.4

Luis

Los Angeles, CA

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This capacitor does most of its job

April 23, 2010

This capacitor does its job of regulating the voltage to the amplifier. I still get my lights flickering. The bass is a bit more powerful (I did a voltage test), but if the bass is constant and does not give the capacitor any time to charge, the voltage will drop to 10v and your bass will start to skip. This capacitor is not bad, but I would recommend a better one for the same price.

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KYRGYZ

Sunnyvale, CA

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Cheap and useful

January 28, 2013

I didn't know what is Cap means, so I went to my local audio store and got one of this for my 12 inch Pioneer, since I was using old battery, I was worrying, because of cheap price, but you know what, it works, and works great, I felt big difference in sound!! It worth it, but still, instead of cap save for better battery :)

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Trenten

Culpeper, VA

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Does nothing

March 4, 2012

I can't tell any difference with this item on my vehicle or not. I bought it to help out with my lights deeming every time my bass hit but there wasn't any noticeable difference made.

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Ricky

valdosta, GA

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great

January 7, 2012

I had it for a while and it saved a little. Buy this and you should upgrade battery.

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Alexander

San Francisco, CA

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Truly great cap!

December 12, 2011

I bought this 1F capacitor a while back for a project I was doing at the time. I was not expecting to get an exceptional product as the price was very reasonable. To my surprise the cap was great. Very well made and good looking too. If you are looking for a large low-voltage capacitor look no further.

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Steven

FLINT, MI

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Okay buy

November 15, 2011

I didn't pay much for this so I guess it's what you pay for. It didn't prevent my lights from dimming what so ever. So overall I have to say this product doesn't have a true 1k farad in it. Suggest getting another battery or a more powerful/better capacitor.

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hotrodlamb

belton,tx

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install bay cap

September 14, 2011

Very happy with this product. metra and schose make reliable parts. i am a professional installer and use them in my own vehicles.

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jonathan

concord, NC

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does what it says

September 4, 2011

Why pay more for what you need at a cheap price thanks Sonic!

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Ray

Colorado Springs, CO

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Solved our problems

September 2, 2011

We have several radio and amplifier devices in our remote communicatios van at the radio station. We were having problems with interference between them. Putting a Sonic 1 Farad capacitor on the power line completely eliminated the cross talk and left our operators very happy. Even though there are two Ultima deep cycle batteries in the package the capacitor was still necessary to eliminate the AC component caused by the heave amplifier current demands. All of our vans will be equipped with these capacitors soon.

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Robert

Edmonds, WA

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Great Value

April 4, 2011

Charged up and its been working flawlessly.

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jimi

DANSVILLE

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The Install Bay IB-CAP1F

January 3, 2011

Works great

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Richard

Dededo, GU

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price and product- not bad

December 5, 2010

Running 2 10" JL subs and a 500watt amp, its keeping my battery power from draining while allowing me to listen to my sounds. Not bad for a 1-farad cap.

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Toby

Little Elm, TX

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1 Farad Capacitor

October 14, 2010

This is a great capacitor. For being relatively inexpensive it does the job perfectly well. Sure I could have paid a lot more for a capacitor of the same size, but why when this one works just as well as the higher priced ones. I'm very pleased with this cap. The digital display is a nice touch also.

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robert

daytona beach

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gets the job done!

October 14, 2010

display only turns on if a change voltage occurred and a blue led blink to let you know, was easy to install and charge. has not drain my car battery,, i haven't felt any bad changes on my electrical system

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Zippy

Canada

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Works great

September 22, 2010

I have this with my 10" kenwood 1000w sub and a boss 1100w amp, it works perfect. easy to use and install

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YoUnGjEfE

East Palo Alto, CA

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BaY ArEa

July 12, 2010

i got one of these but it turned out to be defective so my experience with this product was not all that great.

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K17

Allentown, PA

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CAP

April 24, 2010

it gets the job done I had it hooked up to a 800 watt amp to stop my lights from going dim every time the base hit on my old system but if your looking to stop your lighting from dimming just save up the cash and buy a bigger battery

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX Precut Power/Ground Wire (4 AWG)

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

Your Price $15.99

Directed DEI Resistors (15-Pack)

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

Your Price $1.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

IB-CAP1F

UPC

086429200061

Weight

3.00lbs

Internal SKU

ibcap1f

Internal Product ID

22840

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: The Install Bay IB-CAP1F

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