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Old 23rd November 2008, 03:37 AM   #1
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How do I charge the capacitor??? It is a 1 farad??? New to this, curious. I have two 12 inch solobaric l7's is 1 farad enough or can I use two one farads in line since I already own one??? Thanks.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 05:08 AM   #2
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I would use a test light to do it. I have heard some say to put the test light between the capacitor's ground and the vehicle ground prior to installing the capacitor ground wire. When the test light fires up, your cap is charged.

I have also heard it stated the opposite way where you connect the ground, then prior to connecting the positive cable, put the test light between the +12v from the vehicle and the +12v on the capacitor. When your test light fires up, the cap is charged.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 02:25 PM   #3
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i use a small light bulb(12V) between my power wire and cap be fore making the final hookup. the light bulb will light up right away and get dimmer till it shuts off. once it shuts off your cap has been charged/
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