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Old 03-10-2010, 11:18 AM
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capacitor placement

i'm getting ready for when my new subs arrive by mounting my amp to the box i had built.

what i was wondering is does it matter which way i have the capacitor? i'm leaning towards it doesn't matter as most caps are upside down in amps, etc. (of course pending the way you have the amp positioned)

i would mount it with the leads up, but i don't have any extra wire or terminals. i only have a 1 foot piece from before.

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:42 PM
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Yes it must always point north. Kidding, it really doesn't matter.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:50 PM
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got it mounted, going to run the speaker wire next then wait for the subs to arrive, suppose to be friday.

even with the cap facing down i had to solder on a 3/8" refrigeration copper tube smashed flat to the end to make it work.

i would have put the cap closer, but i wanted space in case the power cable wasn't long enough but it was already mounted so w/e it's hooked up

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Nice and clean
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:59 AM
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Your better off mounting it here:

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Your cap is upside down.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:59 AM
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Your box looks like a trunk luggage.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:53 PM
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i know i know, caps are no good, but until my alternator dies i will use it then i will get a HO alt. or get a stock alt and a second battery.

also it's my brothers cap so i didn't pay anything for it.
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