The recommended / described use of electrolytic capacitors
for replacing an AC motor start capacitor is a SERIES connection
so the effective capacitance is HALF (unless the reverse biased
side acts as a short on each half cycle...then the effective capacitance
would be equal to the marked value...anybody know?).
On Mon, 5 Aug 2002 "Mike & Coreen Smith" <email@example.com> writes:
> Yes, you can stick two electrolytics together like that.
> Remember that the value will double if you parallel 2 identical caps
> together like that.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dale L Martin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 12:49 PM
> Subject: RE: [Towertalk] Tailtwister won't turn.
> > I heard/read/dreamed/made up somewhere that, in the absence of a
> > motor starting capacitor, a TEMPORARY motor starting capacitor
> > (for testing purposes only) can be made by putting two
> > 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?
> > 73,
> > dale, kg5u
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