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    2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    Okay guys this is my first post so if I am putting it in the wrong section I'm sorry.
    Alright onto the question. I have 4 gauge power wire running directly from the battery (with an inline fuse of course) that goes all the way to my trunk were it goes into the capacitor then goes into the amp. Then I have the amp grounded. And then the capacitor grounded seperatley from the amp. When I go to charge the capacitor I place the 1k resistor on the power wire and on the capacitors positive terminal. I also have a voltmeter monitoring the voltage as I charge it and it will get to .5 of a volt and stop charging. So what is the problem? Is my ground not sufficient? Is my capacitor bad?
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    Re: 2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    Welcome

    Don't use a cap, they only hurt your system.



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    Re: 2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    throw it away. problem solved!



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    Re: 2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    Another batterry instead of a capacitor would be better




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    Re: 2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    No resistor. Caps charge themselves. They are not like batts. Jeez.



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    Re: 2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ what he said



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    Re: 2 farad capacitor wont charge HELP!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtrider4eva View Post
    No resistor. Caps charge themselves. They are not like batts. Jeez.
    Every cap I ever ran, before knowing more about caps and batteries, I had to charge first with a resistor. You have to touch to resistor directly to your battery and cap positive then install. But as everyone has said, toss it for another battery. Get a half size kinetic off ebay, they are less then $70 shipped.



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