585Re: Motor Starting Capacitor...how many Microfarads??
- Jan 2, 2008Answering my own question (doh!)...on closer inspection, the numbers
read "248 - 270" not "348" and oh, by the way, I was not familiar with
appears to be a convention on motor starting caps of listing the
acceptable range of capacitance (I have **never** seen this done in
the electronics world) rather than the percent tolerance.
Anyway, adding insult to injury, I tested the cap further based on my
new found knowledge and it is fine...turns out the problem was a
gummed up drive train and very dry ball bearings. Some cleaning and
some lube and I am making sawdust...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mbonfire2002" <mbonfire@...> wrote:
> Pretty sure my Sawsmith won't start due to a bad motor starting cap
> (relay looks fine). The rub is that the capacitor label doesn't
> indicate how many microfarads. The info on it: Sate-T-Mike 348-270
> (numbers kind of faded/rubbed out) 125 VAC. Could the 270 be the
> Thanks in advance,
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