Arcing on connection to cap on Trane A/C compressor

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The rest of the world uses push on terminals for caps. Must work for the rest of the world.
A cap that's 35 micro farad isn't going to handle a lot of current.
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solder wires directly to cap by using a pig tail
i repair machines for a living that draw high current, if you replace a switch its best to replace the terminals too
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Your ignorance is showing....
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So, Mr. Knows the Answer. How many amps flow throuch such a cap?
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Your ignorance is showing....
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It will depend on the type of cap, and the voltage rating.... 35mfd caps come in voltage ratings from .5v to 50,000v.....
As far as the current handling capabilities of spade terminals, they are sufficient to run a 5 ton scroll compressor. They just need to be clean and tight. If the system is grossly over charged, it will cause the compressor shell to sweat... moisture gets into the terminals, that causes corrosion, that causes resistance, that causes heat, that causes the terminals to burn.
But......... these are things that you just haven't figured out yet, because its part of a complete system assesment, as opposed to just washing out the condenser coils.
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I'm looking for a number, in amperes, please. Didn't think you knew.
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It will depend on the type of cap, and the voltage rating.... 35mfd caps come in voltage ratings from .5v to 50,000v.....
As far as the current handling capabilities of spade terminals, they are sufficient to run a 5 ton scroll compressor. They just need to be clean and tight. If the system is grossly over charged, it will cause the compressor shell to sweat... moisture gets into the terminals, that causes corrosion, that causes resistance, that causes heat, that causes the terminals to burn.
But......... these are things that you just haven't figured out yet, because its part of a complete system assesment, as opposed to just washing out the condenser coils.
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what voltage??

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How many voltages are provided for the outdoor unit of a residential Trane?
Still didn't think you knew.
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On 2/25/2012 8:55 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Compared to what? o_O
TDD
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Compared to the compressor being served?
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Compared to what? o_O
TDD
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

So what is the Z of that capacitor on 60Hz circuit?

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