HV cap, which side goes to HV windings?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Gdrumm, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Gdrumm

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    A microwave HV Cap looks the same on top, both leads that is.
    How can I tell which side goes to the High Voltage (thick wire) windings. and which side goes to ground (via the diode) and the low voltage (thin wire) windings.
    I forgot to mark the leads.
    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. kubeek

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  3. debe

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    Here is the circuit of 2 typical microwave ovens, & it doesnt matter which way the capacitor goes.
     
  4. Gdrumm

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    It does look like the photo you posted, but with a paper label.

    I read somewhere to mark your leads, so that's why I asked.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
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