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Replacement motor capacitor for Teac RtoR

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by myredbook, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. myredbook


    Jan 16, 2013
    Hi there, I'm new here and have a question about motor capacitors that I'm having a bit of difficulty getting anyone to answer.
    My Teac 80-8 Reel to Reel has a dead motor capacitor, I've been told it's a run cap rather than a start cap. It's a multi capacitance cap with the following tags; 4uf/4uf/1uf/1uf/common.
    In my machine the 4uf and 1uf tags are soldered together on each side (it's been suggested that this is to allow for 50/60hz options). So am I right in thinking this would two 5uf and a common?
    In which case would I be able to replace the dead cap with a pair of 5uf motor run caps like these:

    Also, with motor caps are there any problems with using a higher voltage rating than the original (it's 250Vac)?

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.


  2. nepow


    Jul 18, 2011
    I can't see any problems... your calculation is correct for parallel conection. As for using a higher voltage rating that's fine.
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