What does a run capacitor do?

Answer A run capacitor lets a large single-phase AC electric motor operate with high efficiency. Many AC motors use a start capacitor to get the motor running, but the capacitor uses some of the motor's p... Read More »

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What does herm on a capacitor mean?

According to HVAC Parts Outlet, "herm" is short for "hermatic compressor." On most capacitors, the herm terminal is where the compressor start wire is located. The herm terminal is usually labeled ... Read More »

When removing capacitor from circuit board the contact came off board with the capacitor can it be glued back?

Yes you can glue it back down but make sure you get a good connection to the capacitor. If necessary you can replace the trace with a piece of wire. Just make sure you know what you are doing and... Read More »

Can a starting capacitor lower a fridge starting draw from 2400 watts to 800 or less without damaging the motor and how can the size of capacitor needed be determined?

could be If you lower the start cap size it may take milliseconds longer to start so it will still use the approximate same amt of power.Size? search for "appliance repair parts" enter your model n... Read More »

How Does a Motorcycle Capacitor Discharge Ignition Work?

Most motorcycles built after 1980 use a Capacitor Discharge Ignition System to power their engines, replacing the older points-type mechanical contact breaker ignition. CDI ignitions provide the en... Read More »