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Make your amp run more efficiently with car audio capacitors. Find a wide selection of cap sizes including 1, 2, 3 and 5 Farad.

Capacitors

Car audio capacitors are a great addition to any aftermarket audio system that is in need of a little extra power. Capacitors store a temporary electrical charge that can be released during periods of extra power strain. If a vehicle has dimming headlights when music is played, a capacitor could solve that problem.
Get The Right Capacitor
Reduce the strain on a vehicle's electrical system.
Read Guide
1 - 1.9 Farad
2 - 2.9 Farad
3 - 4.9 Farad
5+ Farad

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True 1.0 Farad 20V Capacitor with Digital Read-out, Built-in Distribution Block

• For Systems Up To 1200 Watts
• Bright Blue LED Voltage Display
• Improves Bass Response (SPL)

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True 10 Farad Stiffening Hybrid Capacitor with Digital Display and Built-in Distribution Block

• For High-Powered systems
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1.0 Farad Capacitor with Digital Red Display

• 1.0 Farad Power Capacitor
• Perfect for Systems up to 1000 Watts
• Audible Warning
• Red Voltage Display
• Mounting Brackets Included

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3.5 Farad Capacitor with Digital Voltage Display and Audible Warnings

• 3.5 Farad Capacitor
• LED Voltage Display
• Audible Warnings
• Color: Black
• Rated Voltage: 16V DC

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Energy Storage Reinforcement Capacitor

• 1.0 Farad Capacitor
• 16V to 20V peak
• Solid-brass top reduces stripping; platinum plated
• Increase the peak power of your amp
• Reduce dimming headlights

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Digital Capacitor 3.0 Farad Distribution Top

• 3.0 Farad Digital Capacitor
• Voltage Meter
• Impact Resistant Polycarbonate Cover
• Simple Mounting System

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  • 3.3
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2 Farad Capacitor with Digital Voltmeter Read-out

• For systems up to 2000 watts max
• Bright Red LED voltage display
• Rated Voltage: 20 VDC
• Surge Voltage: 24VDC
• Includes mounting hardware for a secure installation

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2 Farad Capacitor with Digital Display (Black Finish)

• 2 Farad Capacitor
• Red Digital Voltage Display
• Audible warning tone for reverse polarity, low battery voltage
• Rated voltage: 16 VDC

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30.0 Farad Digital Hybrid Capacitor (PCX30F)

• 30.0 Farad hybrid digital power capacitor
• 24V DC foil-carbon internal capacitor
• Digital blue voltage display
• Electronics polarity circuit
• Over voltage protection circuit
• Platinum plated ring terminals

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  • 5.0
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1-Farad Capacitor and 4GA 2 Channel Amp Kit (Red)

• Complete 4 Gauge 2-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
• Designed Specifically For Car Audio Systems Up to 1000 Watts RMS
• Premium Power and Ground Wire Provides Optimal Power Transfer
• 30% Copper CCA Wire

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1000W 1.5 Farad Digital Capacitor with Red Digital Display

• Digital Capacitor
• 1.5 Farad
• Great for Systems Around 1000 Watts
• Red Digital Voltage Display
• Warning and Flashing Light LEDs
• Black Chrome
• Automatic Shutoff Protection

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3.5 Farad Capacitor

• Digital 3.5 Farad Capacitor
• For systems up to 1000 watts Peak
•Bright Red LED voltage display
• Working Voltage Range: 16 VDC

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  • 4.9
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1.5 Farad Capacitor with LED Voltage Display

• 12-16 DC Input Voltage
• Red LED Voltage Meter
• Bolt Post for Ring Terminal

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Energy Storage Reinforcement Capacitor with LED Voltage-Display

• Increases quality of sound
• Increases level of bass
• Platinum plated

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  • 3.7
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20 Farad Capacitor with Digital Voltage Display and Blue Illumination

Planet Audio 20 Farad Capacitor • Digital Voltage Display • Blue Illumination • Chrome-Plated Terminals

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Stinger Select Brushed Aluminum 5 Farad Power Capacitor w/ Digital Display

• 5 Farad Digital Capacitor
• Carbon Fiber Design
• 5000 Watt Systems
• Digital Display

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  • 4.5
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4.0 Farad Digital Capacitor (Sound Stream SCX4)

4.0 Farad Digital Capacitor • 12-16 DC Input Voltage • Blue LED Viltage Display • Flashing LEDs • Bolt Post for Ring Terminal • Chrome plated chassis

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  • 5.0
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1 Farad Capacitor and 4GA 2 Channel Amp Kit (Black)

• Complete 4 Gauge 2-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
• Designed Specifically For Car Audio Systems Up to 1000 Watts RMS
• Premium Power and Ground Wire Provides Optimal Power Transfer
• 30% Copper CCA Wire

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3.5 Farad Capacitor

• 3.5 Farad Capacitor
•Red LED Digital Voltage Display
• Audible Warning Tone for Reverse Polarity
• Audible Warning Tone for Voltage Overload
• Audible Warning Tone for Low Battery Voltage

$44.99

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Energy Storage Reinforcement Capacitor with LED Voltage-Display

• Hybrid 1.0 Farad Digital Stiffening Capacitor
• Increases quality of sound
• Platinum plated
• Solid brass top helps reduce stripping

$124.99

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Capacitors Information

Car Audio Capacitors:

A car audio capacitor is an electrical circuit element used to store charge temporarily. This should not be confused with a battery, as a cap only temporarily holds a charge. It generally consists of two metallic plates separated by a dielectric. It is also used as a crossover component to filter out lower frequencies and allow higher frequencies to pass.

Audio capacitors charge and discharge very fast, stabilizing the voltage to the amplifier. Stabilizing the voltage helps the amplifier stay cooler and run more efficiently because the amplifier is not straining to get the power it needs. Stabilizing the voltage helps an amplifier reduce distortion and produce more power consistently.

A farad is the measurement unit used to determine the size of a capacitor. One farad to 500 watts RMS is the ratio used to determine the size of capacitor needed to supply enough power to an amplifier. While using a cap much larger than recommended will not damage an audio system, it is not recommended because of the unnecessary strain it puts on the vehicles electrical system.

Which Capacitor Should I Get?

Installing a capacitor is a great way to help stabilize the voltage being sent to the amplifier. This can help reduce the strain on the vehicle?s electrical system, reduce dimming lights, and improve sound quality of the audio system. Since each car is different and unique, knowing which capacitor is best for your system is important to know. As a general rule of thumb, Sonic Electronix uses the following information as a guideline for selecting capacitors:

Capacitor Farad RatingTotal System Wattage
Under 1 Farad0-499 Watts
1-1.9 Farad500-999 Watts
2-2.9 Farad1000-1499 Watts
3-4.9 Farad1500-2499 Watts
5+ Farad2500-Up Watts

To find out more about car audio capacitors, call our friendly support team at 1-661-257-9993