Correct value for capacitor on generator ?

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Rufus Chucklebutty

Joined Mar 23, 2019
40
I've got a SIP T3001 generator with a faulty capacitor which has no value printed on it, the OEM spare cap is £30 the non OEM is £7, can the correct uf value be calculated?

240 and 110 v
3 kva max output
2.6 kva continuous
 

debe

Joined Sep 21, 2010
1,294
Theres several SIP T3000 generators. Some are capacitor regulated, others are AVR regulated, so which is yours? Picture of the generator or a circuit diagram would be helpfull. Capacitor regulated must have the right value, a change of value alters the out put voltage.
 

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Rufus Chucklebutty

Joined Mar 23, 2019
40
Mine is capacitor regulated.

The manufacturer has told me the same 15 uf capacitor is in all the models from 2 to 3 kva, which I find strange.
 

debe

Joined Sep 21, 2010
1,294
I would try the 15uf & see what you get for voltage.. Those types of generators are not real stable with there voltage. Any increase in RPM will increase the voltage. If the RPM is right & the voltage is too high try a smaller value.
 
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