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Phoenix digital 1.5 farad capacitor installation

I lost my installation instructions for this capacitor. I know I need to "charge" it before I install it and I have to use a bulb or something to do it. But how is it done, and once that is done how should it be connected to the amplifier.

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  • Adam25 Dec 03, 2007

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First off Charging the capacitor can put you holding a high power voltage source. This can be very dangerous. It is enough to kill you. I suggest for safety go ahead and mount the capacitor in its location. The easy way to charge a capacitor is using a 12 volt Battery Charger. Hook the charger up to the capacitor just like it is a battery. + to + and - to - ... Charge the capacitor until the charger meter falls to near zero amps or indictates full charge. No need to use a light bulb or anything. The Charger comes with it own limiting circuitry. I will be posting the wiring instruction shortly.

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

  • Greg Stokes
    Greg Stokes Dec 02, 2007

    The Red wire coming from the fuse and battery should come to the Capacitor Plus. Then another red wire from capacitor plus to your Amp 12 volt +. Tie the minus to body ground, more than likely uner the same screw or bolt where you amps black wire is tied.

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