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Old 10-25-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hi. i got a 8200 novak power capacitor to put in my LRP QC2...

just checking that i install it to the Power tabs on the ESC ? (not the motor tabs)


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yup it goes on the power tabs of your esc. watchout for the polarity. connect the + and - to their respective terminals from the batts.
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Default Does my Power cap. need replacement?

Do you ever need to replace the Power Capacitator?

And if so, how can you tell that the old one needs replacement?
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keep us posted on if it makes a difference,, i know it works very well for mini cars,, but i dont know/still learning if it will make a difference on the 10th scale
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Power capacitors will help the acceleration of your car. No difference in top speed however. my 19T is peeling when it starts up on parking lot with a gear ratio of 1:5 with my power caps. Definately something worth adding to your car.
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Do you ever need to replace the Power Capacitator?

And if so, how can you tell that the old one needs replacement?
I'm curious too how can I tell is dead or need to replace.

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keep us posted on if it makes a difference,, i know it works very well for mini cars,, but i dont know/still learning if it will make a difference on the 10th scale

i just installed it a few days ago. i have a mini, and my times did NOT improve with the installation of the power cap on the LRP Qc2.
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i just installed it a few days ago. i have a mini, and my times did NOT improve with the installation of the power cap on the LRP Qc2.
Power capacitor only controls the drain load (dropped in voltage) on the battery durring acceleration.
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You can tell if a capacitor is dead by doing this:
(correct me if i am wrong but this is what I do)
1. supply power to the capacitor for a few seconds.
2. disconnect the power
3. use a voltmeter and attach it to the leads of the capacitor, what you should see is a very gradual decrease in the voltage if your capacitor is working properly.
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otherwise when it starts to smell REAALLLY bad .... or when it blows its top off then you need to replace it. thankfully its never happened to me.
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