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June 24, 2011, 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by karrotx View Post
Also, the Tau constant of that cap is probably much larger than the length of time he was attempting to drain the capacitor.
Not when you're using a screwdriver to short the terminals.

Is this simply a start cap for a single-phase motor? If so, it's going to discharge itself pretty quickly after you turn the thing off. I wouldn't worry about it.


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