Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #electrician
This is a picture of the new capacitor installed if you will notice it isn't swollen
The capacitor is a component that helps the motors to start and run efficiently
I carry turbo capacitors. You may find the versatility helpful in the field @Deleted User
Gregs right an $18-$60 part installed averages $400-$450 installed out here
Well heres half the install of today. The customer asked if we could come back tomorrow so they could have family time
What causes the capacitor to swell?
Age and demand. When a compressor sits for 9 months without use the oil in the refrigerant sludges to the bottom. Then you hope to turn the system on. The mechanical side tries to move, but the electrical side doesnt know that the mechanical side is struggling so it tries hard and dies
Exactly. One thing you have to remember is electricity is a very powerful thing. Many times when a component fails there will be physical damage that you will be able to see on many of the components. Burns, discoloration, melting, etc.
But the actual swelling. Pressure? Temp change?
@William Kenney – MD a capacitor stores static electric energy in a dialectric space... literally lighting in a bottle. When and electric motor is mechanically locked the electrical system will generate more, without ampacity monitors devices will literally overheat. See the by prodruct of electricity is heat. Our NEC is technically NFPA volume 70. The national electric code is written by the national fire protection agency
this is arc damage on a 100A main breaker.
Any low voltage questions, I know a bit. I started out as a low voltage tech in my current company.
Always. Plus crimpers and a toner.
Always a fun time.
@Infineon dressing racks is so tedious. BTW have they made a toner that reads thru mag shields yet? I had a hospital contract years ago where a guy cut the labels off in the server room on cat6a with mag shields.... fml that was ridiculous to ID
Digital toners will. I use a pretty cheap toner from Fluke that will tone through anything. (Cheap by Fluke standards, at least)
That will read thru mag shields?
Yeah, I've even had it pick up through metal conduit and from behind 4 inches of concrete.
I've yet to find a place that won't pick up a wire.
Please shoot me the model info
I have the older model of this one.