PDP 8a transformer capacitor replacement?

rod rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 19 07:49:42 CST 2015


Power factor correction?
Hum suppression?

If its the type in a small squarish soldered up can.
Then open can and remove oil and paper.
Replace with  modern type
Close up can and re-solder
Put it back where it came from.


On 19/11/15 10:20, Brian Walenz wrote:
> Having read all sorts of bad things about these older oil filled
> capacitors, I decided to replace the one on my 8a.  I got what I think is a
> replacement - 6 microF, 660VAC, 50/60Hz, "NO PCB's" - but it is physically
> about 1/3 the size as the original.
> Did the tech for these get that much better?
> What purpose does this serve?  It's hanging off the transformer.  I see
> lots of links about motor start capacitors, but nothing relating to
> transformers.
> http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Cornell-Dubilier/SFA66S6K288B-F
> Thanks,
> b

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