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thorens motor phase capacitor

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by kriss777, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. kriss777

    kriss777 Active Member

    I am thinking of making a geddon style power supply for my thorens 160 which uses a 110v motor, the Thorens service manual suggests 0.33uf, I have 0.15uf, linn/naim suggests 0.2/0.22uf, any suggestions as to which value is correct.
  2. cobbers

    cobbers pfm Member

    The Thorens value,the Linn motor has a different pole count.
  3. martinab2

    martinab2 Well-Known Member

    There's a thread on diyaudio here
  4. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    The Thorens motor has a different winding inductance.
    Be careful that the voltage across the phase shift capacitor is usually higher than the supply voltage. This is not a place for boutique oil capacitors.
  5. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    If you have 0.15 uF then 2 of these in parallel will give 0.3uF which is close enough to the Thorens value of 0.33. These are 10% tolerance components after all.

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