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why do we need capacitors in parallel with dc motors.

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pkshima

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hi guys,

i was wondering y we put small (typically 0.1uF) capacitors in parallel with
dc motors. i heard they r to eliminate parasitic oscillations. dont know what exactly it means. are there any other reasons for puuting that capacitor.

and if there r reasons then why isnt there any such capacitor in tape deck motors ?

bye,
Shima
 

Dean Huster

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DC motor caps

There are a couple of reasons for the caps. For one, they tend to reduce some of the commutator arcing and wear on the motor. In tape decks especially, they're there to reduce the amount of eletrical noise that would otherwise get into the audio amplifiers.

Get in your car, tune the car radio to a dead spot on the AM band and then play with the heater blower speed switch. You'll likely hear a whine that varies with the blower speed. This is what the caps are trying to get rid of.

Dean
 

pkshima

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great !!!!!

even more great is to have u here Mr. Editor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this forum is going to b the best with pple like u.
we all will get to learn a LOT from u.

bye,
Pradeep K. Shima
 
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