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- Looking for a replacement capacitor
October 2, 2005, 10:53 am
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Hi, the timer on my heating hast stopped running, its a mechanical
driven by a small motor conected to 230Vac, the problem is a capacitor
(the only other component) that is in series with the motor. I shorted
the cap with a multimeter and the motor started running again.
The cap has the following info printed on it:
What should I use as a replacement? What is the value exactly .1uF/10?
Which I assume is 10nF, true?
What exectly is the cap for?
Re: Looking for a replacement capacitor
10 percent tolerance
250 volts AC
The capacitor probably provides a phase shifted current into a second set of
motor windings to give a rotational field. With the capacitor shorted, your
motor may run but with low torque, failure to start or possibly overheating.
Please be sure to use a part designed for mains operation.
Dick Smith Electronics : catalogue no. R-2628 looks OK.