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Old 26-11-2011, 06:01   #1
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Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

What is the correct term for that add-on item that allows you to run equipment that has a high start up load?
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Re: Start up capacitor for Honda Genset?

Hard Start Capacitor (kit).
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Re: Start up capacitor for Honda Genset?

Amazon.com: Part No. SPP6 Series PTC Capacitor Combination, Operating Voltage (VAC) 90 - 277, Recommended Range (hp) 1/2 to 10, Increase in torque (%) 500%: Home Improvement
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Re: Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

Does Honda make a Hard Start Capacitor or is there a plug-in?

I have tried a google search but am frustrated.
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Re: Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

RV Air Conditioner Hard Start Capacitor | ModMyRV
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Re: Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

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Does Honda make a Hard Start Capacitor or is there a plug-in?

I have tried a google search but am frustrated.
Cheif, It might help if we knew what you are trying to do. The hard start capacitors are pretty generic for certain devices. Dometic has one for their air conditioners. Chuck
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Re: Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

Supco is one company that makes them. I have an airconditioner that runs on about 500 watts but needs about 3000 watts to start. I put a Supco hard start capacitor on the air conditioner. I can start and run it on a 1000 watt Honda. You buy them from refrigeration supply companies.
Here is an explanation of how to use them: http://www.supco.com/images/pdfs/AC%...%20Booklet.pdf
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Re: Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

I am looking to run my pancake air compressor.

The compressor want to start but doesn't quite make it.
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Re: Start-up Capacitor for Honda Genset ?

Air compressors that start under load are notoriously hard for generating sets to cope with. If all else fails and the design can be adapted, it might be worthwhile to add a clutch that allows the motor to spin up to speed before engaging the compressor. Depending on the design and rating of the alternator you may still need a suitable hard start or power factor correction capacitor.
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