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**** caution**** very much danger......on the cap there should be 2 terminals....+ and a - .....first thing is to undo the power supply the cap goins inline on the (+) side of the power supply and also hook the (-) to the ground inlined with the NOT EVER EVER EVER TOUCH OR ARC ACROSS THE CAPS TERMINALS....THIS CAN BURN UP THE CARS ELECTICAL SYSTEM AND OR KILL YOU BY STOPPING YOUR HEART.......SO HOOK THE CAP IN BEFORE YOU HOOK UP THE (+) POWER TO THE SYSTEM

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Q: How do you hook up a 3 farad capacitor to two amps?
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Connect your positive current running from your cars battery to the plus sign on the cap and the ground from your car to the negative ( note.. Cap must be charged befor installing read manuals to charge ) not cut two wires one for positive current and one for ground those wire are going to run from your cap to your amp....there you go now your battery and alternator will be given a break

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In a way, a capacitor is a little like a battery. Although they work in completely different ways, capacitors and batteries both store electrical energy. Inside the battery, chemical reactions produce electrons on one terminal and absorb electrons on the other terminal. A capacitor is much simpler than a battery, as it can't produce new electrons -- it only stores them. Inside the capacitor, the terminals connect to two metal plates separated by a non-conducting substance, or dielectric. You can easily make a capacitor from two pieces of aluminum foil and a piece of paper. It won't be a particularly good capacitor in terms of its storage capacity, but it will work. In theory, the dielectric can be any non-conductive substance. However, for practical applications, specific materials are used that best suit the capacitor's function. Mica, ceramic, cellulose, porcelain, Mylar, Teflon and even air are some of the non-conductive materials used. 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Farad A capacitor's storage potential, or capacitance, is measured in units called farads. A 1-farad capacitor can store one coulomb (coo-lomb) of charge at 1 volt. A coulomb is 6.25e18 (6.25 * 10^18, or 6.25 billion billion) electrons. One amprepresents a rate of electron flow of 1 coulomb of electrons per second, so a 1-farad capacitor can hold 1 amp-second of electrons at 1 volt. A 1-farad capacitor would typically be pretty big. It might be as big as a can of tuna or a 1-liter soda bottle, depending on the voltage it can handle. For this reason, capacitors are typically measured in microfarads (millionths of a farad). To get some perspective on how big a farad is, think about this: • A standard alkaline AA battery holds about 2.8 amp-hours. • That means that a AA battery can produce 2.8 amps for an hour at 1.5 volts (about 4.2 watt-hours -- a AA battery can light a 4-watt bulb for a little more than an hour). • Let's call it 1 volt to make the math easier. 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How do you wire two 12 volt marine batteries together to run a 12 volt trolling motor?

you would hook them up paralell. + to +, - to -. then the motor, thus increasing amps. if you hook them up + to - then motor you increase volts to 24, probably fry the motor.

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If you want to push them at peak capacity which is like 600-800 Watts per sub you are gonna need somewhere in the neighborhood of 2400-3200 Watts comming from the amp. You would probably have the best luck by runnin two amps that are 1200-1500W apiece and you will deffinately need a capacitor or your lights will dim. Nice cars can look really junky when the bass makes the lights dim. On the capacitor remember that you should get a 1 Farad for every 1000Watts the amp is (example 1500W amp needs a 1.5Farrad cap.) If you are looking to save some money and you want a seriously good amp go with the SONY 1200W from your local Wal-Mart. Also... 1/2 channel amps... no 3/4's... MONO ( 1 channel ) amps if possible... give you alot better power. But if you have 4 12's you prolly aren't looking to save money so just go with two monsterous amps and a cap and you're good to go.

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How to wire a split capacitor motor?

Your two hot wires go to the load side of your contractor and the two brown wires go to your capacitor

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You'll have to hook them up Parallel to each other electronically. It would be easier with just one amp, unless you are doing the bass with one and the rest of the frequency spectrum with the other which in that case they do not need to be tied together.

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Just use any two of the three terminals that are available, this will give you a single phase capacitor.

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You shouldn't need to change your battery. If those amps you've installed are huge, multi-thousand Watt monsters, then you may want to look at installing one or two 1 Farad capacitors, and replace/upgrade your alternator.

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Iam designing power supplu by using current limiting resistor and capacitor filter how to calculate r and c values?

The equation of a capacitor is dv/dt = i/c or volts per second = amps divided by farads. Setup the circuit and plug in the various values. Solve the differential equation using the AC forcing function sin(x). Note that sin(x) will not be purely sinusoidal in this case, as you are probably running off a rectifier. (Computer simulation is wonderful for this exercise.) This requires calculus. To simplify, consider that volts per second is linear given constant amps through a capacitor. Choose your limiting ripple values for max peak and min peak, and draw one or two cycles of the voltage-time graph. Choose your slope and you have the capacitance. Note that if the resistor is in series with the capacitor, then amps will not be linear, it will be logarithmic.