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Wiring help for Capacitor

Ok well my cap just came in yesterday and im ready to hook it up. I made a real crappy diagram but can ya tell me if this is the right way to hook this thin up...........?

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Looks right to me.
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yeah the cap doesnt say what side is pos and what is neg!? Unless i overlooked it. jeez!? The wiring will be way better when i really do it tho! lol
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Did you go from the batt to the distribution block. If so just hook up to the distribution block, I dont think it necessary to ground it twice, and make sure you charge it before you install it.
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The diagram looks good, the only suggestion i have is if those are 2 amps in each top corner of the diagram, i would ground them on the chasis right near the amps. I ran a ground from my batt straight to one negative side of the capacitor, and then another right on the chassis.
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The diagram looks good, the only suggestion i have is if those are 2 amps in each top corner of the diagram, i would ground them on the chasis right near the amps. I ran a ground from my batt straight to one negative side of the capacitor, and then another right on the chassis.

so your saying just ground my amps to the chassie and not my cap?
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Never give it more than one ground.
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ok so than im fine with they way i am setting it up right now than.
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Yeah, a common ground is "better" because if you ever have any problems you don't have to check 4 or 5 ground points.
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^agreed its better to have as few ground points as possible.
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ok than my set up in the pic is ok.
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Yes one common ground is best, I just ran one back to the battery to eliminate ground loops and also I had it already ran through the truck. I'm just saying make your grounds as short as possible, with the exception of the battery.
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wait.... to my main ground goes to the battery not the chassie....?
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I would just ground them all @ one main location, unless you want to run more wire to your batt, but IMO would be more hassle...
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yeah the grounds from the am will go to the cap and then i will have a 4 guage ground wire come out and ground it to the chassie. that would only be 1 wires coming out for the lead ground
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i agree to the common ground. You can ground each one seperatly to one location. Also, if you haven't already, ground your battery again with the same size wire as your power. It will help with all electrical in the truck.
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