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    Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    Could someone take a look at my schematic here and tell me if I am doing things right? The numbers next to each line are the gauge wire being used.

    I am running my batcap 800 (2nd battery) in line from main batt through the 2nd batt into my fused distro block. I am grounding it to the grounding distro block that my amps are using.

    From my distro block, one line runs to the caps and from the caps to my sub amp. The caps are fused separate from the ground distro block since I do not have enough inputs for it.

    I could change the setup so either the 2nd batt or the caps could share their ground with the ground distro block. But I only have room for one of them. Or I could have both the 2nd batt and caps with their own grounds.

    Please let me know your thoughts on what I have planned. Thank you.

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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    Lots a stuff in there! dayumm... i wouldnt know if thats the right way, but it looks ok I guess... Dont trust my answer tho.

    PS. do u get dimming at LOUD levels? Cuz it looks like u are packin some energy there.



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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    i would fuse between the batteries



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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post


    you can ground the batcap in the trunk if you so desire
    thanks a lot. so this looks the same as mine but moving the batcap ground to the main batt instead of in the trunk.

    oh wait you are also having me ground the sub amp at the cap. the cap has a buss connector so run the ground to the bus and then out from the bus to the ground distro block?

    great work by the way.



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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiolife View Post
    i would fuse between the batteries
    Batcap specifically states to not fuse between the batts though.



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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    For the sake of safety, fuse between the batteries. To do something other than that would be rather stupid.



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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    Quote Originally Posted by ghart999 View Post
    Batcap specifically states to not fuse between the batts though.
    you fuse to protect the wire. fusing to protect the wire is basically fire prevention in case the power wire between the batteries becomes shorted...........for a daily driver id rather be safe than sorry



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    Re: Is this the correct way to wire a batcap and caps?

    OK. I will fuse it.



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