View Full Version : Can i ground to a cap?
01-12-2002, 12:57 PM
Is it ok if i ground one of my amps to my cap, even if the amplifier doesnt get its power from the cap. Because that way i wont need a ground distrib block. I can just run my ground from my cap.
01-14-2002, 09:03 PM
Your amps should really have short grounds of their own. You really want to ground them to teh chasis not the caps IMO.
01-14-2002, 09:36 PM
Seems like an invitation for noise. Personally I wouldn't. smile.gif
01-15-2002, 08:01 PM
a ground is a ground is a ground right? THe cap is grounded to the same spot i would ground my amp anyways.
01-16-2002, 12:47 PM
Ground your amps all to the frame of the body of the vehicle. If everything is grounded to the same spot, it won't make any difference.
If you are not using the cap inline with your amplifier, what are you using it for? I had a system where I used the cap as a distribution block. Essentially, that's about all it's good for--a distribution block. If you ground ALL of your amps, eq's etc there, you won't have any problem.
01-16-2002, 01:11 PM
well another amp is using the two caps, i dont want this amp on the cap, and am wondering if i can still ground to it.
01-16-2002, 01:16 PM
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01-19-2002, 09:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ptownTSI:
well another amp is using the two caps, i dont want this amp on the cap, and am wondering if i can still ground to it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The entire electrical system will use the cap, reguardless. It doesn't matter which amps are hooked to it. I don't see any problem with it, as long as your overall ground from the amp to the car is fairly short.
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