How to Hook Up a Car Amplifier & Capacitor

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    • 1). Cut two strips of speaker power wire, each 2 feet in length, using the wire stripper. Strip the ends of the wire using the wire stripper.

    • 2). Connect one length of wire to the "positive," or "+," out terminal on the capacitor. Connect the other end of the wire to the "positive," or "+," power terminal on the amplifier.

    • 3). Connect one length of the other wire to the "negative," or "-," out terminal on the capacitor. Connect the other end of the wire to the "negative," or "-," power terminal on the amplifier.

    • 4). Measure two lengths of wire from the battery of the car to the capacitor. Leave an extra 1 to 2 feet as a margin for error. String this wire through the body of the car with the other stereo wires.

    • 5). Connect one length of wire to the "positive," or "+," in terminal on the capacitor. Connect the other end of this wire to the "positive," or "+," terminal on the car's battery.

    • 6). Connect one length of wire to the "negative," or "-," terminal on the car's battery. Connect the other end of the wire to the "negative," or "-," power terminal on the amplifier.

    • 7). Connect all the other aspects of the car stereo. Turn the car on and test the system. Let the car idle for about 10 minutes to charge the capacitor before playing music.

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