"Brown-out" Component

Old 06-14-03, 10:41 AM
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"Brown-out" Component

Recently in the "Electrical" Section we tried to assist a home-owner who had damaged the cable to the O.D. compressor section. He replaced the cable and was baffled when the compressor wouldn't start. The problem was a "Brown-out" component with a 15 minute Start-delay. Anyone with any experience and helpful info on this type on arrangement?---Any "On-Line catalogs with useful info.?
Old 06-14-03, 02:13 PM
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Brown out

Love them, cant live with out them. Thats down here in FL bad electric. Grainger has them. You can get them in any time you want. With the power here it goes on and off very fast. Just think that poor AC has to try and start back against a head. I have them also on the fridge and the deep freezer. Also have a small batt. back up on the PC for that ED
Old 06-15-03, 09:33 AM
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definately a DIY project

most are @ 15 bucks, merely break the low voltage going to the contactor for an adjustable or preset time to allow as ed says pressures to equalize, and not cause the compressor to attempt to start against the high discharge pressure. is this the guy with the 30 year old unit? i answered some of his posts over there, i think he needs a new unit

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