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Redundant capacitor

PostPost by: Donels » Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:14 am

My voltage regulator has a capacitor attached which I assume is to smooth out the pulses as the bimetallic strip opens and closes. I have just had the regulator converted to solid state so I’m assuming I no longer need the capacitor. Am I correct?


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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:40 pm

You don't need it on the Voltage Stabiliser.
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:52 pm

Hi Dave,
It was there to suppress radio interference from the stabiliser contacts opening and closing.
No contacts in a modern electronic unit so as Alan says, not needed now.
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