Please help me to install! I bought 2 used capacitors, 1-farad each. They are connected right now with the bars already, but I am selling the other one so the bars will be removed. <img> I have an Audiobahn A8000T running to my subs at 800Wrms @ 2ohms, and a Legacy LA420 running to my rear speakers. I drive a Ford Probe GT. Please help (cough**glasswolf**cough) Thanks for your time!
This is how you install a capacitor. First you have to charge the capacitor. You can do this by attaching neg to neg and then attach 12v light bulb between the pos of capacitor and pos of battery. When the light goes out, it means the capacitor is fully charged. Now it's ready to be installed on the amp. To the user Ando above, I wouldn't be selling your 2nd capacitor cause you need 1F for every 1000W peak power. Since you said it was 800W rms, 1 capacitor is not enough.
thank you isaac! so how do i charge both of those capacitors in the pic at the same time? I will keep both just like you said...but i need to charge it before hooking it up. and then after i charge it, how do i hook it up with those bars on top? (refer to pic in above post) thanks alot! i appreciate your help!
Hey Ando, I can't open the pic, it comes up blank on my screen. Anyways, if you want to charge the caps at the same time, connect them in parallel (pos to pos, and neg to neg). Then connect the final neg to the ground. A light bulb to the pos capacitor, and the other end of the light bulb to the pos battery. After few seconds, the light should go out. This will tell you the capacitor is now fully charged. Once charged, connect the pos and neg to the amp. Now connect pos and neg of the capacitor to the amp. So basically you're connecting all the pos together and all the negs together. Try and keep the wire from the amp to the capacitor around 12" or less.