I heard/read/dreamed/made up somewhere that, in the absence of a replacement
motor starting capacitor, a TEMPORARY motor starting capacitor substitution
(for testing purposes only) can be made by putting two electrolytic
capacitors of about 250Ufd/100VDC back to back (plus-neg-neg-plus?
neg-plus-plus-neg?) to see if it is indeed the motor starting capacitor that
is the problem.
Does that actually work?
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> To: Dave_Hoaglin@abtassoc.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn.
> In a message dated 8/5/02 7:14:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Dave_Hoaglin@abtassoc.com writes:
> > What should I try next to diagnose the problem?
> This usually turns out to be a bad motor starting capacitor.
> I don't know
> if there's anything special about it so I can't suggest any
> substitutes but
> maybe you could get one from the Rotor Doc or Norm's Rotor Service.
> Steve K7LXC
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