## What size capacitor do I need for a 1000 watt amp?

The general rule is to add 1 Farad of capacitance for every 1000 watts RMS of system power. Note that it does not hurt to use more capacitance than this rule and many systems use 2 or 3 Farads per 1000 watts RMS.

### What size capacitor do I need for a 6000 watt amp?

The rule of thumb is to put in 1 Farad of capacitance for each watt of power.

**Can a car audio capacitor be too big?**

It really doesn’t matter how big the capacitor is. In fact, a bigger capacitor can lead to bigger problems. Bigger capacitors have longer charging times. This means that they will draw more current from your alternator for longer periods of time.

**What size capacitor do I need for my stereo?**

A: The rule of thumb is to put in 1 Farad of capacitance for every 1,000 watts RMS of total system power. But there is no electronic penalty for using larger value caps, and in fact, many see benefits with 2 or 3 Farads per 1,000 watts RMS. The larger the cap, the more charge is available for the amp when it needs it.

## Can be audio capacitor drain the battery?

Car audio capacitor actually limits the voltage to the amp, It also spreads the power from the amplifier to other parts of the engine, hence why the dim light becomes normal when you use a car audio capacitor. Yes, a capacitor does not drain the battery.

### What does a capacitor do for subs?

A subwoofer capacitor is an electronic component that is used in many audio installations, including home and vehicle stereo systems. Sub capacitors are able to hold a temporary electrical charge. These devices are often used to balance an audio signal, and prevent sudden drops in power.

**What size capacitor do I need for a 2500 watt amp?**

Which capacitor size should I get?

Total System Wattage | Capacitor Farad Rating |
---|---|

500 to 999 Watts | 1-1.9 Farad |

1000 to 1499 Watts | 2-2.9 Farad |

1500 to 2499 Watts | 3-4.9 Farad |

2500 Watts and above | 5 Farad and above |

**How many farads is 1000 watts?**

The rule of thumb is to put in 1 Farad of capacitance for every 1,000 watts RMS of total system power.