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how to measuring a capacitor(230-380)
#11
For testing those types of capacitors, set to Ohms, 10k or 100k, and probe. If the meter just keeps going up to infinity fairly rapidly, then the cap is good. If it takes it's sweet time or tops out at a value, then it's basically dieing.
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Just to make sure.
What do you mean with probe?
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#13
The probe is the exposed metal tip that's connected to the DMM. And 'to probe' is to use that tip and connect to the terminals of the capacitor, in this case. Wink

Being an AC capacitor, it doesn't matter which probe connects to which terminal. If the capacitor has 3 terminals (start and run built into 1) then you should get continuity between the common and one of the other terminals.
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The cap needs to be disconnected from the motor or the meter will just see the windings (=short or low ohms)
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(11-03-2019, 07:56 AM)Redpacket Wrote: The cap needs to be disconnected from the motor or the meter will just see the windings (=short or low ohms)

Yes, this would be important. Thanks Redpacket, I forgot to mention this as being needed in the testing. The cap needs to be out of circuit for sure.
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