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    capacitor help

    this capacitor worked before fine and then i putit in my car and it wont work. someone tell me if this wiring is right. 12 volt from battery. grounded to chassis. then 12v from cpacitor to amp. amp grounded to chassis. none of the lights come on. please help







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    Re: capacitor help

    I simply just wouldnt use a cap...but have you tried running the amps ground to the cap's negative and then have one run from there to the chassis for grounding?



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    Re: capacitor help

    nope ill try that tho. it would be the same thing tho wouldnt it?




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    Re: capacitor help

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    nope ill try that tho. it would be the same thing tho wouldnt it?
    Not exactly...I would always attatch my power+ground directly to whatever it is in the trunk that you're attatching to (like a battery, etc.) and then ground from there..



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    Re: capacitor help

    should i just do away wwith it and getter a better alt. or battery? i mean i am running two l7's off a 1500 watt amp




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    Re: capacitor help

    what type of car? i run roughly 1600 watts in my truck and i didnt need any upgrades



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    Re: capacitor help

    I had a 1.5 farad capacitor that came with my car and the only thing I could tell it did was give me a cool blue volt meter. I pulled it out and couldn't tell any difference.



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    Re: capacitor help

    you can just get a better battery upfront and that should be all



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    Re: capacitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by Medinal7 View Post
    should i just do away wwith it and getter a better alt. or battery? i mean i am running two l7's off a 1500 watt amp
    Pretty much the best choice...then if youre seeing voltage issues follow the steps to voltage success

    (stopping and testing between each one to see if voltage is stable)
    -Big-3/Upgrade all wiring
    -Add battery to rear (with a good 1/0 cable, fused on both ends)
    -Upgrade alternator+Upgrade front battery
    -Modify to run multiple alternators
    -Upgrade to multiple runs of power and also ground-runs coming back to the front instead of grounding through the chassis

    Last 2 are nice, but usually not needed



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    Re: capacitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by Medinal7 View Post
    this capacitor worked before fine and then i putit in my car and it wont work. someone tell me if this wiring is right. 12 volt from battery. grounded to chassis. then 12v from cpacitor to amp. amp grounded to chassis. none of the lights come on. please help
    if the cap isnt working and u exchanged it from another vehicle then it was more then likely due to not properly discharging the cap before taking it out which ultimately kills it. a alternator for ure setup isnt need i run two 12'' l7's and two 1000.1 amps and have no voltage issues. i added a kinetik hc600 battery to help cus i run 3 amps. the kinetik hc600 will help alot and its pretty **** cheap




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