Electrical Experts - Question re. Capacitor installation
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 09:01:02 PDT 2007
Just to be clear, ANY component, added in parallel does not add resistance,
it decreases it. Think of the grocery store line. If they open another
parallel line, the resistance to leaving the store will decrease. Nice thing
about parallel circuits, with the exception of the coil collapse rates
(which does give me pause as to adding it to an ignition circuit, ignitions
are actually a form of truncated A/C circuit, and then caps and coils become
messy, mathmatically and design speaking), it's a no risk option. Perfectly
fine for D/C applications like audio power amps, lamps, etc. In those
applications, it's really no risk. If it doesn't work, you'll suffer no
loses, just you'll get no gains. Oh, the cap weight may slow the car
down....but that'd be one BIG cap.
On 10/31/07, Mark R <speedracer.mark at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/31/07, thejimrose <thejimrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > it definitely wouln't hurt. you've nothing to lose for trying.
> Well Jim... you do add resistance and another potential point of failure.
> The added resistance is more work... which is more load, which is less HP to
> the wheels. Of course, it's small and may be inconsequential. I'm a big
> proponent of capacitance for subwoofer amps, for the record. This is a
> great discussion and look forward to where it will lead.
> Mark Rosenkrantz
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