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slyfox74 07-27-2010 10:49 PM

AC Capacitor Drain
 
I have a Lennox H529-311-3P which needs a new Capacitor and Contactor. I have no problem doing this, but I know that capacitors can hold a lot of juice. What is the best way to drain it so it won't shock anyone after it is removed (or me during removal)?

beenthere 07-27-2010 11:25 PM

If your going to replace it.

After shutting off power. Short a screw driver across the terminals.

slyfox74 07-28-2010 06:47 AM

AC Capacitor Drain
 
Thank you! I didn't even think of that. I was thinking about creating a 14-2 wire attached to a light bulb and connecting that until it died, but was unsure of the output and was thinking I might blow the bulb, then was thinking of other things that I might be able to connect. Just didn't think of a screwdriver short! THANKS!!


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