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Old 09-21-2003, 11:26 AM
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Default Electric motor capacitor

I am just getting into electric and want to convert some gliders to electric. Any rule of thumb for size of capacitor required for motor size?
Old 09-22-2003, 12:55 AM
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Default RE: Electric motor capacitor

Hi,
Generally you use three .47uf capacitors. 1 from each of the poles to the can, and 1 between each pole. Hobby Lobby sells some at [link]http://www.hobby-lobby.com/motoraccy.htm[/link], but you'd probably be better off walking into your local radio shack. Get the ceramic kind.

Chris.
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Default RE: Electric motor capacitor

You can use the same size capacitors for most any motor.

Here is what I generally use. Sometimes only 1 cap. across the terminals works fine.
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:36 AM
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Default RE: Electric motor capacitor

The Radio Shack capacitors you need are Part #272-134 (Pkg of 2) described as .047uF Ceramic Disc Capacitors.

Cheers, Phil

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