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Capacitor in batteryless system

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jthomas, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    easy question here

    Do I install the cap in series or parallel to my fuse block?

    CURRENTLY- I have it installed similar to a battery (parallel). The ground goes to frame, the + coming from generator to the + post on cap, and the + post on the cap runs to my fuse block. Same way you would have a battery installed.

    I will note. That running the bike without the cap made it run terrible, then the second I attached the cap, it was all good.

    (My ignition died recently, unsure if related to this)

    Now I’m starting to think maybe it should be ran in series?
    + coming from generator running INTO the + on cap. Then run the ground from - on cap to the + pole on my fuse block.

    My bike is wired very similar to this- except I don’t have fuses inline like this. I have an actual fuse block/power distribution. (My key is wired before the fuse block)
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  2. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    The cap should be wired the same as a battery.
    It replaces the battery so it should wire the same way.
    Leo
     
  3. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    The cap should be wired the same as a battery.
    It replaces the battery so it should wire the same way.
    Leo
     
  4. Jthomas

    Jthomas XS650 Enthusiast

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    Okay that’s how I have it currently.
    I was just questioning it because I wasn’t sure how much current/voltage buffering it had wired one way vs another.

    Thanks
     

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