What is the function of a capacitor in a fan?

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  1. Can anybody tell me, waht is the function of a capacitor in a ceiling
    fan. Does it affect the rotational speed of the fan?
    jasonmathew17, Mar 27, 2008
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    GM, Mar 27, 2008
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  3. On Mar 27, 2:54 am, GM <> wrote:
    > jasonmathew17 wrote:
    > > Can anybody tell me, waht is the function of a capacitor in a ceiling
    > > fan. Does it affect the rotational speed of the fan?

    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_motor#Capacitor_start_motor


    Hi !! GM, Thanks for your reply, i have seen the site and i m sorry
    that i could'nt understand the types which are mentioned there. It
    would be helpful if you provide me some more references or your views
    for that.
    Thanks again.
    Jason
    jasonmathew17, Mar 28, 2008
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  4. On Mar 28, 11:10 am, "Michael A. Terrell" <>
    wrote:
    > jasonmathew17 wrote:
    >
    > > On Mar 27, 2:54 am, GM <> wrote:
    > > > jasonmathew17 wrote:
    > > > > Can anybody tell me, waht is the function of a capacitor in a ceiling
    > > > > fan. Does it affect the rotational speed of the fan?

    >
    > > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_motor#Capacitor_start_motor

    >
    > > Hi !! GM, Thanks for your reply, i have seen the site and i m sorry
    > > that i couldn't understand the types which are mentioned there. It
    > > would be helpful if you provide me some more references or your views
    > > for that.
    > > Thanks again.
    > > Jason

    >
    > The capacitor cause a phase shift to one of the coils.
    >
    > <http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/AppNotes/AC%20Induction%20Motor...>
    > has a little information on them, but I don't have time right now to do
    > more research. I think I have an old book on these motors, but it is
    > packed away, right now.
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    Hey, Thanks again for your response and i think so that this wil work.
    i need to do some reading on that pdf. I'll let you further. Be in
    touch and if you find time please refer me some more site where i can
    get information on electronics.
    thanks again.
    jasonmathew17, Apr 1, 2008
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