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hi, i have a 50600 6uf +10%-0% capacitor on a motor setup i have but want to slow the motor down to a lower rpm, can you advise which capacitor i need?

My knowledge of capacitors is zero, Sorry

Thanks, joe

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November 3, 2017 12:35

The speed of the motor is detirmined by the frequency of the mains supply. The capacitor just generates a phase shift to make it run. If you alter the capacitor value this will just make the motor weaker and less efficient. Changing the capacitor value is sometimes used to slow down very low power motors, such as ceiling fans.

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