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HVAC/R Evacuation Quiz March 19, 2022, 3:05 am
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Start Capacitor and Inrush Facts & Myths - Part #2
Thought Experiment #3 – The Start Winding Has No “Inrush” with a run capacitor only The name “start winding” is an antiquated term for the single-phase residential industry. It came from the days when CSIR (capacitor start, induction run) motors were still used commonly. In a CSIR motor, the start relay removes the start winding […]Read more
Why is 240V called "Single-Phase"?
Why is it called single-phase 240 when there are two opposing phases (or legs)? I wondered why we called two 120v opposing legs “single-phase 240” for years. Then someone pointed out to me that a typical “single-phase” pole transformer only has one power leg entering and two coming out. That freaked me out. How can […]Read more