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Re: Power Factor Cap
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 5/8/02 4:17:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> I see that people are specifying "dry film" caps for the power factor
> correction cap and
> all I can find are oil filled.
> Where can I find a source for dry film?
You want what are known as motor run caps. These are usually in a metal, oval
shapped can and may have oil in them. They will be rated for AC continuous
duty. Do not use the plastic motor start caps that are rated like 40 - 60
mfd. They are for intermittent use only.