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 Post subject: Capacitor installation
PostPosted: Jan Fri 02, 2015 2:22 am 
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Hi guys

I chickened out and instead of making one, I decided to buy an exact copy of the Ecap I'm replacing (a four section 20MFD 450VDC that's attached to the chassis with metal tabs.

since the tabs have you install the Ecap a particular way will the wires I solder correspond to the position they were in on the old cap. I'll be taking plenty of pics of the ecap position on the old one and copy it as I install the new one.

I don't have a pic of it yet as it hasn't been received, but the model is the C-EC20x4-475 on tubesandmore.com the bottom is a four-pin.


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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor installation
PostPosted: Jan Fri 02, 2015 3:23 am 
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KennyT123 wrote:
Hi guys

I chickened out and instead of making one, I decided to buy an exact copy of the Ecap I'm replacing (a four section 20MFD 450VDC that's attached to the chassis with metal tabs.

since the tabs have you install the Ecap a particular way will the wires I solder correspond to the position they were in on the old cap. I'll be taking plenty of pics of the ecap position on the old one and copy it as I install the new one.

I don't have a pic of it yet as it hasn't been received, but the model is the C-EC20x4-475 on tubesandmore.com the bottom is a four-pin.


Since all 4 caps are all the same, the only way I see for you to go wrong is to misplace a wire to a ground terminal on the cap.

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor installation
PostPosted: Jan Fri 02, 2015 3:28 am 
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The sections of a chassis-mounted ecap were identified by geometric shapes next to the terminals.

Common shapes were semi-circles, squares, and triangles.
A fourth section, if present, would have no shape next to it.

These were cut out of the fiber wafer, immediately next to each terminal.

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PostPosted: Jan Sat 03, 2015 12:13 am 
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