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Question about motor start and run capacitors

Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Martin Whybrow, Aug 31, 2004.

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  1. I need to source some capacitors for a rotary phase converter I'm building;
    my usual supplier lists polypropylene film motor run capacitors (by LCR) at
    a good price, but I need a large quantity of motor start capacitors as well.
    Anyone know if motor run caps can be used for motor start duty? I know that
    using motor start electrolytics for motor run applications leads to
    explosive failure and I assume film caps are not normally used as start caps
    because of the price.
    TIA, Martin
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