OLD 1/3 HP MOTOR RUN CAPACITOR

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macke

Joined Oct 12, 2014
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Hi I have an old motor marked as THE BRITISH THOMSON HOUSTON CO LTD RUGBY ENGLAND CAPACITOR MOTOR TYPE BKC 2412
It is 240v 1/3 HP. Unfortunately the rubber insulation on the wires to the capacitor have disintegrated leaving the two leads bare. As it is a sealed metal cap I cannot rewire it. There is nothing written on the cap so how can I determine a replacement value?

MACKE
 

Hypatia's Protege

Joined Mar 1, 2015
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Hi I have an old motor marked as THE BRITISH THOMSON HOUSTON CO LTD RUGBY ENGLAND CAPACITOR MOTOR TYPE BKC 2412
It is 240v 1/3 HP. Unfortunately the rubber insulation on the wires to the capacitor have disintegrated leaving the two leads bare. As it is a sealed metal cap I cannot rewire it. There is nothing written on the cap so how can I determine a replacement value?

MACKE
Is the capacitor defective? -- If the problem is merely the lead insulation, you may measure the capactance (with, for instance, an LCR indicator) the working EMF rating will likely = 330V)

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HP
 
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