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by thesprocket
Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AC Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: AC Motor

Some cap-start motors have the capacitor internal to the housing, physically on the armature. It is connected via a normally closed circuit, for starting. Once the motor is running, centripetal force causes the circuit to open, for running. If the mechanical apparatus, the bit affected by centripeta...
by thesprocket
Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three phase power, from 220V line??
Replies: 7
Views: 2898

Re: Three phase power, from 220V line??

It sounds like they are trying to utilize an improper panel to save a buck. In effect, 2/3 of the breakers will be feeding off of one of the 110v lines and only 1/3 of the breakers off the other 110v line. This is rather inefficient, as they can safely only use this panel to 66% of it’s capacity no ...