Re: How to discharge a cap
Pull the main fuse from your system. Then turn power on from your HU. The amp will try to power up for a second from the charge left on the cap, and discharge it. It's then safe to remove it without fear of sparks.
A good quality capacitor is very efficient and poses virtually zero 'extra' load on an electrical system. If you already have one, I wouldn't remove it. It might not do much good but they really don't hurt anything.
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