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Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:30:46 -0400
From: "Paul England" <>
Subject: Re: Ground wires

A few other possible solutions are to relocate the ground point even a few feet somewhere else. Electricity does indeed travel paths and you might have tapped into a real nasty semi-AC return. DC does get 'dirty' and begin to oscilate a bit which causes havoc agogo in 12V systems. Another trick from my past life as an IASCA guy is to wire a 1/4 to 1/2 Farad (250-500mF) capacitor parallel to your battery. Yes, you read that correctly. I know, caps are usually placed near a heavy draw like an amp, but we're using it for something different here. It serves to help the battery 'condition' the power in your car, and eliminate much or all power garbage in your electrical system. We used to do this often on VWs with whine and buzz and all manners of evil nasties that made aftermarket systems noisy. Ever wonder why old (<94) VW radios don't power on with the car? Even VW had trouble with AC noise in their audio. I'll stop here, 'cause I hate long posts, but let me know if you want more tips...


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