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I have an old drain cleaner which runs like new when going Ridgid Kollmann1500 but requires a capacitor replacement which is bolted on the side of the motor , I can not read the details on the old one does anyone have any idea what stats for run/start cap . Previously I replaced this 12 years ago . Even Ridgid do not have the info on the old unit.
 
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Done a google search and found this

Multiply 0.5 times the square of the voltage. Call this result "x.". Continuing the example, you have 0.5 times 11.5 volts times 11.5 volts, or 66.1 square volts for "x". Divide the start-up energy requirement, in joules, of the motor by "x" to arrive at the capacitor size needed in farads.
 
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Have you tried taking to pipe tool specialist Lincoln 01522529444 ive used them for rigid stuff for approaching 50 years!.
Staff long serving really know there stuff.
 
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Done a google search and found this

Multiply 0.5 times the square of the voltage. Call this result "x.". Continuing the example, you have 0.5 times 11.5 volts times 11.5 volts, or 66.1 square volts for "x". Divide the start-up energy requirement, in joules, of the motor by "x" to arrive at the capacitor size needed in farads.
Thanks Pete I will check this and have a crack at working it out cheers rick
Have you tried taking to pipe tool specialist Lincoln 01522529444 ive used them for rigid stuff for approaching 50 years!.
Staff long serving really know there stuff.
A little out of my way unfortunately , I’m in Australia , that’s just the type of person I was hoping to connect to , All the older trait techs who would have known this are either retired or fallen off the perch here in aus , appreciate your suggestion though . Would they have an email address by any chance ? .
 
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Thanks Pete I will check this and have a crack at working it out cheers rick

A little out of my way unfortunately , I’m in Australia , that’s just the type of person I was hoping to connect to , All the older trait techs who would have known this are either retired or fallen off the perch here in aus , appreciate your suggestion though . Would they have an email address by any chance ? . . I Just looked them up after I wrote that they do but they are closed but I will drop them a line shortly
 

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