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I have a Rockford Fosgate 1 Farad capacitor, power cap how do i wire it in to my car. i know one side is what about the other side is it or -

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Hi there installing a capacitor is at your own risk as they charge up and hold a lot of power if hooked up wrong can give you the shock of your life and blow your sterio and computers to bits i learnt my lesson any way remember to take off positve before installing here is a diagram how to install it,,,, ok the positive goes to the battery and the amp on one side and the other to ground .....take a look at this easy to use diagram i found for you hope all goes well

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The capacitor should be put in parallel with the main +B voltage of the amplifier. That means you would connect the positive side of the capacitor to the +B voltage supply of the amplifier and the negative side of the capacitor would go to the chassis ground.

If you have it connected in series, or inline with the +B voltage supply, the capacitor would be blocking the voltage to the amplifier.

Without more information on your problem that is the best answer I can give you.
If this does not help, please supply more information and I will be happy to help you further.

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