Start/run winding resistance.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Galaxy, May 11, 2010.

  1. Galaxy

    Galaxy Thread Starter New Member

    May 11, 2010
    Hi folks:
    I would like to find out how one can determine which is the start winding from the RUN winding on a PSC Motor. Normally the START winding appear smaller on schematic diagrams, does that mean that it has a smaller winding and thus a smaller resistance as well?
  2. retched

    retched AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    Baltimore, MD
    In phase-split motors I have used in the HVAC field, the start and run windings are the same size. The capacitor is connected to the start winding, for a burst at the beginning, but then the start winding continues to operate the motor throughout the runtime. In PSC motors "start" winding isn't really correct. It is actually a secondary winding, the same size as the run winding.

    Now in standard cap start motors, the large gauge smaller start winding is only used to suck a bunch of current to get things moving, then has no use during run time.
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