ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Explored: Basics of PLC
by niamishra. 10/19/18 04:44 AM
Linear Power Supply Quits Under Load
by JoeTestingEngr. 10/18/18 08:47 PM
220/230/240V 60Hz Systems
by dsk. 10/17/18 01:25 PM
PLC/HMI Enclosure C2, D1
by ghost307. 10/16/18 03:31 PM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 31 guests, and 27 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Run Capacitor Quality #68401
08/07/06 02:01 PM
08/07/06 02:01 PM
W
wendel  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 55
Is there anyone who might know the manufacturers of the higher quality motor run capacitors. I have some PSC motors and I want to buy the best quality capacitor in hopes of minimizing future replacement calls.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Run Capacitor Quality #68402
08/07/06 03:21 PM
08/07/06 03:21 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,298
Estero,Fl,usa
Back in the olden days Sprague was THE name in capacitors but in this 3d world sourcing economy we have these days they may be the same asian "no name" unit with Sprague stamped on it.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Run Capacitor Quality #68403
08/08/06 10:23 AM
08/08/06 10:23 AM
S
SvenNYC  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
I don't know specifically for motor condensers, but some good reputation capacitor brands off the top of my head are:

Nichicon
Nippon Chemicon
Xicon
Rubycon
Sprague/Vishay
Cornell-Dubilier
Mallory

I've used all of these in radio repair and never had a problem so far.

Yes, you may not necessarily get "made in the USA" products since these companies have world-wide manufacturing facilities. But the Quality Control seems to be good.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
noderaser
noderaser
Portland, Oregon, United States
Posts: 404
Joined: March 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 11
Popular Topics(Views)
250,515 Are you busy
188,071 Re: Forum
177,713 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.9510 MB (Peak: 1.0761 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-10-20 23:38:10 UTC