A run capacitor is an electrical capacitor that energizes the auxiliary coil of an alternating current electronic motor, creating a rotating magnetic field while the motor runs. Run capacitors are sometimes used in singl... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To wire a motor starting capacitor, connect the motor's positive terminal to the resistor and connect one of the resistor's terminals to the capacitor. Identify the manufacturer-defined start, run and common connections ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical

To test a capacitor with a multimeter, discharge the capacitor, set the multimeter to test for resistance then interpret the reading. There are other testing methods other than resistance that can be used. Since capacito... More » Science Physics Electricity
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