1. Things you need to know about the new ‘Conversations’ PM system:

    a) DO NOT REPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL! I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there.

    b) To delete old conversations use the ‘Leave conversation’ option. This is just delete by another name.
    Dismiss Notice

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.
    Chris
     
  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.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice