Help me understand capacitors…I don’t have a run capacitor

Old 06-05-24, 03:27 PM
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Help me understand capacitors…I don’t have a run capacitor

My AC unit seems to have a hard start kit which has a small capacitor and it has a 45uf capacitor for the compressor. Is it because it’s an ECM?

These are the only two in the system. Why don’t I have a dedicated fan capacitor, or a dual run capacitor wired up somehow?
Old 06-05-24, 04:08 PM
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The condenser (outside unit) typically uses either a dual capacitor or two separate capacitors, one for the compressor, the other for the fan motor. If the air handler (inside) uses a PSC motor, it will have a capacitor. If the air handler has an ECM for the blower, there will no capacitor, since ECM's don't use a capacitor.
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It's possible to have an ECM condenser fan on a higher end condenser.
Post the model number off the condenser.

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