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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:57 am    Post subject: Why would you put a capacitor across ..... Reply with quote

a hot and nuetral in a motor circut. I have a brain freeze.

I guessed it was for arc suppression but would like to know![/code]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, in DC cicuits it is mainly used as arc/noise suppresion. Rather common in Automotive application. However a different story with AC application where it is usually used as a "start" & run capacitors mainly for high torque motors.

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