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Distance Between Motor & Capacitor?

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:50 pm
by om_tech_support_JT
Q: Is there a specific distance I need to have between the motor and its capacitor?

A: There is no absolute minimum required distance per se, but since heat decreases the life and capacity of a capacitor, we would advise you to keep it away from heat. 10cm is typically a good distance for a capacitor from any heat source, including an AC motor. Our conduit box type AC motors do house a capacitor on the conduit box right on the motor, but it's insulated from heat generated from the motor and tested for reliability.