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Old 10-28-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Voltage Stabilizers

Do voltage stabilizers do anything? I've heard of the expensive Sun Hypervoltage systems, but do the cheap ones like on ebay do anything? Thanks
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Old 10-28-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
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Nah, don't bother with those. You already have an excellent voltage stabilizer, it's called a battery. The voltage regulator in the alternator keeps the system voltage within the proper range while the engine is running.
Do a DIY ground mod if you want, but don't spend a lot of money on this and stay away from any fancy overpriced gizmos that don't do anything.
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Old 10-28-2005, 01:58 PM   #3
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There is nothing that could possibly be inside that tiny little box that could significantly impact your DC voltage stability.

Absolute snake oil.

I've asked several owners of such devices to pop the box open and take a picture. I'm dying to see what is in there.
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:55 PM   #4
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complete rubbish. i feel sorry for anyone who has been conned into buying this.

This is the inside of a Hot Inzama I see $0.20 worth of components inside, which you would find in a car radio. so in other words every car has one of these as standard

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Old 11-09-2005, 05:03 PM   #5
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Wow those capacitors must really do a lot.
Pure junk.
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:17 PM   #6
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Cables look nice...
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:11 PM   #7
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thanks for posting. I always wanted to know what was in those thingamabobs.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:02 PM   #8
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Roofles! Two small capacitors (20k and 10k mF maybe?), a fuse, and an LED in a pretty anodized aluminum box. Sold with about $15 of wire and ring terminals for $150-200.

I guess that's kinda what I expected, though.

I'd almost jump to the immediate conclusion that the box will HURT things because of the high resistance of the traces on the PC board.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:37 PM   #9
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There were a few manufacturers at SEMA pushing that stuff. Showing hp and fuel gains - all wrapped up in a mysterious black tube (capacitor like) with 2 wires.
I told him to send me one for review.... we'll see what they come back with - be cool to cut it open and check it out. I think retail was like $200 or so....
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:42 PM   #10
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I think they make your car go faster by lightening your wallet-
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:28 AM   #11
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I think they make your car go faster by lightening your wallet-
That must be how those "air razors" or "turbonators" that you stick in your intake to swirl the intake air work. Goes goes faster and gets better mileage by lightening the wallet.
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