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Audiobahn ACAP7J

2.0 Farad Capacitor with 4-Digit Digital Display

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Audiobahn ACAP7J

2.0 Farad Capacitor with 4-Digit Digital Display

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  • Digital 2.0 Farad Capacitor
  • Removable 8 gauge terminals expand up to 1/0 gauge
  • Bright blue 4-digit LED voltage display
  • Blue LED indicator light
  • Electronic polarity protection circuit
  • Over-Voltage protection circuit
  • Soft on / off circuit
  • Equipped with distribution blacks
  • Includes mounting brackets and hardware for a secure installation
  • 24 Volt rated
  • 30 Volt surge
  • Color is chrome
  • Dimensions: 3”D x 3”W x 10”H
  • 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.
2 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.
1/0 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.
1/0 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.
Yes
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Chrome
Illumination
This is the color of the illuminated LED lights on the unit.
Blue
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
3"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
10"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
3"

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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shastalore

Alameda, CA

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Audiobahn ACAP7J is NOT a one-of-a-kind 24 Volt rated, 30 Volt surge device!

November 2, 2011

The Audiobahn ACAP7J (UPC: 651718015710) is touted as a one-of-a-kind 24 Volt rated, 30 Volt surge device, but it doesn't work at all with my 24 Volt system.

Audiobahn responded to my email about this issue, after 5 calendar days (= 3 working days) later and informed me that the matter had been referred to their engineering department. But after waiting 7 more calendar days (= 5 working days) without a response, I escalated the matter to Amazon.com (where I purchased the product) for a quick return of the item and a refund.

I charged the capacitor, through the supplied resistor, on my 24 Volt battery, and was surprised to still see a spark-jump when I connected the positive wire (although a spark-jump does not damage a car audio capacitor).

The ACAP7J capacitor showed no signs of life at all, even when I later tested it on a 12 Volt battery.

It may be possible that I was, somehow, supplied with a mislabeled 12 Volt rated, 24 Volt surge capacitor: The internal circuit board number reads: 220419. The circuit board also contained a relay that was clearly rated @ 14VDC. The Amazon.com photo (as well as the Audiobahn website photo) shows a 24 volt capable 4-digit digital display on the device, but the capacitor I received is not a true 4-Digit Digital Display (19.99 volt maximum display). The outside of the capacitor clearly reads: "2 farad ACAP7J"

Also, the retail box originally had a UPC: 651718015710 printed on it, but was covered by a label with a barcode that read: B004W36NR0 (256147). The reason I am pointing this out is that, upon further scrutiny, there are numerous photos of the Audiobahn ACAP7J, throughout the internet, featuring 4-digit digital displays with a 19.99 volt maximum display. So you are advised to use caution here.

On closer inspection, the internal capacitor is a standard 2 farad, 60VDC aluminum cylinder capacitor, 3" diameter x 8.5" tall(76mm diameter x 216.5mm tall), housed in a boxy-shaped 3.156" x 3.156" x 8.75" (80mm x 80mm x 222mm) chromed plastic exterior.

I bench tested the 2 farad, 60VDC capacitor, by switching the Audiobahn circuit board with a typical 12 Volt rated, 24 Volt surge circuit board, and the capacitor tested just fine on a 12 volt system.

But there are definitely quality control issues with this product:

- Both of the aluminum "+" and "-" terminals of the internal cylinder capacitor were deformed, such that the circuit board, when screwed tight on one of the terminals, was 1/16" (1.5mm) above the other capacitor terminal. And to screw-tighten down the other terminal would have put unacceptable stress on the circuit board and damage its components. So I had to do a quick re-surface of the aluminum "+" and "-" terminals of the cylinder capacitor until they were on the same plane, before I could bench test the capacitor.

- There was an insulated yellow wire, on the underside of the Audiobahn circuit board, that was completely mashed flat, between the "-" connecting surface of the circuit board, and the "-" terminal of the cylinder capacitor. But the Audiobahn circuit board still did not function when I re-routed the wire.

Final Note:
I have to confess that this is not the outcome I really wanted for this device. I expected to have some dialog with the Audiobahn engineering department and they could have easily gotten off the hook by simply mailing me the correct 24 Volt rated, 30 Volt surge circuit board, and I would have installed it myself -if indeed there even is a 24 Volt rated, 30 Volt surge circuit board in existence.

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February 27, 2012

I ordered an Audiobahn ACAP7J, and it proved to be very leaky, so Sonic replaced it with another, which also was very leaky; it was unusable. These caps do not meet their nominal specs, as far as I could tell, and I would not recommend them.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ACAP7J

UPC

651718015710

Weight

3.98lbs

Internal SKU

acap7j

Internal Product ID

33661

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.

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