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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Chas, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. Chas

    Chas Guest

    I am ashamed I have to ask this.
    On a 120v AC cap start 1 hp motor, would the run windings have the highest
    Again I am assuming that the cap would be in series with the start winding
    and disconnect when the centrifugal switch opened at min rpm. Right ?
    This is not a biggie just a cap that blew a few years ago when the
    centrifugal failed to open because of sawdust....I was in no hurry then as I
    had other dust collectors, but now that I'm getting my butt in gear, I
    forgot what was then, hence these questions.
    .. . . .thanks in advance to 1 & all.. . .chas
  2. Chas

    Chas Guest

    I really don't have much airborne dust. But it is a major explosion problem
    in wood shops. I have bare copper wire in all my ductwork and it is all
    The start winding always draws more current so therefore by ohm's law
    it's resistance would be lower than the run winding. I'm assuming this
    is some sort of wood working machine such as a table saw. If it's
    exposed to a lot of dust you should try to keep the area of the
    centrifugal switch clean. I haven't heard of it happening but I wonder
    if the switch arcing could ignite the dust? Lenny
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