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Digital capcitor connection

What is the best technique to hook-up a capacitor to achieve its fullest ferformance? can i conect the positive and negative supply terminals of the amplifier directly to the negative and positive terminal of the capcitor togetnher with the negative and positive of the battery supply? i have a separate battery for my audio system with the help of a battery isolator so that the main battery for the engine is not going to be discharge whenever the audio system is operating.pls give me the best technique to hook-up a capacitor......... thank you so much...............

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Wire the cap directly to the battery with an in line 50 or 60 amp fuse. run a 2nd set of wires to the amp. + is + & - is -. you can either use a fuse or a circuit breaker. i just used the rockford fosgate double amp set up with the in line fuse.

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