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How To Test a Capacitor


In this episode, I demonstrate how to test the capacitance of two different run capacitors. I use the FieldPiece SS66 multimeter to check the micro farad reading on two capacitors. Be careful, capacitors can hold high voltage even after the power has been disconnected. Follow safe handling procedures to discharge the capacitor before touching the terminals.

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About Author

Frank Alexander is an experienced engineering professional who holds a Master of Engineering degree from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. Frank holds licenses in both residential and commercial HVAC, and holds a limited electrical license. Frank is also NATE certified.

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