FAQsThe following is a compilation of frequently asked questions with our anwers.
Q: What does the device do and what can I expect from it?
A: The device filters electrical noise in your vehicle through the use of specialized capacitors wired trough the 12V power outlet of your car. By doing this, the typical positive effects gained are better fuel millage (3%-15% improvement), slight increase in power, smoother gearchange, smoother engine, better throttle response, and longer lasting electronics and battery. These improvements will vary from car to car depending on factors such as displacement, electrical system, type of battery used, condition of battery, the condition of the car itself and a host of other factors. These effects will be noticeable in some cars, marginal in orthers.
Q: Where and how do I install this device?
A: The device is installed by plugging it into the 12V power socket of your car.
Q: How long can the device last?
A: The device typically lasts from 5 years to more than 10 years depending on how well is is taken care of.
Q: How long is the warranty period?
A: 1 year
Q: Does the device cause harm and interfere with the electronics in my car?
A: No, the voltage stabilizer only filters electrical spikes and surges and it does not cause any harm to the car's electronics. In fact, filtering electrical noise protects the circuits and may cause them to work better and last longer.
Q: Will this device solve my automotive problems?
A: No, this device does not solve automotive problems caused by manufacturer design flaws, nor it is to be used as a substitute for proper vehicle maintainance. This device only optimizes the car's electrical system by filtering electrical noise.
Q: What sort of car uses this?
A: Any car which runs on gasoline, including trucks and SUVs.
Q: Where do I leave this device? Will it occupy the power socket as well as take up some space?
A: This device can be placed anywhere inside the cabin as long as it is not placed in a manner which obstructs driving instruments. The unit will take up some space in your cabin as well as occupy the power socket unless it is removed. In cars with multiple power sockets, choose the socket which is least used. However, you might want to place the device in a manner which allows you view the digital voltage display.
Q: What is the display for and how do I interpret the readings?
A: The digital LED display is for monitoring the car's voltage. A healthy voltage should be above 13.0V once the engine is running. If a minimum of 13.0V is not attainable after the engine is started/cranked, then the alternator is not producing enough output or the vehicle is under excessive electrical load (usually due to improper modifications). A minimum voltage of 11.0V should be present before the engine is started/cranked. Otherwise, the battery is either undercharged, or old and failing. During the starting/cranking of the engine, the voltage reading should not fall below 7.0V. Otherwise, the battery is underperforming.
Q: Is the voltmeter is and always accurate?
A: This voltmeter is calibrated to have an error of less than 1%. Meaning, at 10.0V, the error will no more than 0.1V. Recalibration is usually not nessasary unless the reading is off.
Q: How do I recalibrate the voltmeter? (for experts)
A: You can access the circuit board by unscrewing the endcap on the right side of the device and by sliding out the circuit board by the cables. Be careful not to damage the components as the manufacturer warranty is given subject to physical damage inspection. Use an accurate voltmeter to compare the reading. The potentiometer can be found on the underside of the board. Adjust the potentiometer using only a suitable screwdiver so as to not damage the potentiometer. Turn the potentiometer with a very fine and gradual twist as opposed to incremental twists. Measure the source voltage with both voltmeters at the same time to account for fluctuations. The unit is best calibrated at 30 volts. Do not subject the unit to more than 35 volts.
Q: Will the surge of current from the voltage stabilizer damage my electronics or blow my fuses? (for experts)
A: No, there will be no substantial surge of current as the voltage stabilizer only balances voltage fluctuation and spikes. The flow of current trough the voltage stabilizer is very small. The car's power socket is usually fused with a 15A fuse while the voltage stabilizer is fused at 5A and 10A (internally). The rush of current into the voltage stabilizer when it is just turned on is too small to even reach 2A. The changing of fuse is therefore unessasary. The unit itself consumes a current of only 85mA at 12V, a negligible amount.
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