What is a motor capacitor?

Answer A motor capacitor is a device that changes the electrical current within an electrical motor into a magnetic field. There are a different types of motor capacitors, known as dual run capacitors, ru... Read More »

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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 »

What Is an AC Motor Capacitor?

Most household AC motors run on single-phase, 120-volt electric current. While they run efficiently, the motors have no starting torque. Adding a capacitor creates a temporary extra phase, allowing... Read More »

How to Troubleshoot a Motor Capacitor?

Motor capacitors are an integral component to electric motors, provide a current to the windings of a motor in an alternating fashion, creating a rotational magnetic field. These motors can be foun... Read More »

Capacitor Starter Motor Troubleshooting?

Capacitor start motors are used for high torque applications, such as in air conditioners and air compressors. Located inside and at the rear of the electric motor is a centrifugal switch. This swi... Read More »