Frequently Asked Questions
Finding the right motor capacitor is relatively easy when you know what to look for. There are four main ways to identify the right capacitor for you.
1. The “uf” or “mfd” rating: This is the power of the capacitor and should be matched as closely as possible. This information can be found on the capacitor itself. Some capacitors have a range, while others have a specific amount.
2. The “VAC” rating: This is an insulation rating and should be matched as closely as possible as well. However, you can go to a higher VAC rating and still be ok, as long as the capacitor still fits dimensionally. Going up from a 250 VAC to a 450 VAC, at the same uf or mfd rating, usually just means it has thicker insulation and can be an upgrade to the original. However, it is not recommended to go down in VAC unless customer approves. Quite often we see a 120 volt motor come in with a 450 VAC capacitor and even though a 125 to 440 VAC will work just fine, it is best to get the customers’ approval if a 450 is not available.
3. Body Style: We have capacitors that are round, oval, rectangular, with terminals, with wires, with a mounting bolt, and more. Make sure to match the body style to the sample or photo supplied.
4. Body Dimensions: It’s no good if we match a capacitor with “uf” or “mfd”, VAC rating, and Style, but it doesn’t fit dimensionally for some reason. Many applications have specific shells they must fit into, and others have no size restrictions. Our website has each capacitors body dimensions. Click “More Info” on the selected capacitor and check the table for the dimensions.
These are the 4 most common ways of identifying sample and photos of the capacitor. Fortunately we can get just about all the information we need from the capacitor itself from the information printed on the capacitor, the visual body style and physical dimensions.
These descriptions and dimensions help to identify the armature, stator, or motor so we can get a feel for what you have, and you can get a feel for what we would charge. Bars refer to the number of commutator bars on the armatures. Slots refer to the number of slots found on the lamination stack of the armatures, stators, etc. . Lam. Stack refers to the lamination stack of the armature or stator, etc. The lamination stack diameter and length in this catalog are depicted under the description column by the letters "D" and "L".
With many armature rewinds, the commutator is an extra charge if a replacement comm. is needed. When the price reads "+ comm." it means there will be an additional charge when a commutator is required.
Yes, quantity discounts are available. If you have several of one type of rewind, let us know and we’ll do our best to get you a better price. Depending on the rewind, your savings can range from a small amount to a substantial savings.
Eurton Electric offers 4 different turn around times to best serve our customers needs: Regular Service 5 to 7 days, Overtime Service 2 to 3 days, (multiplier 1.5) Super Overtime Service 24 hours, if possible (multiplier 2), Same Day Service, if possible (multiplier 2.5). For more details click here.
Every month we rewind hundreds of armatures, motors, stators, etc. for which we have no idea of their manufacturer, application, rpm, voltage, etc.
If you have an armature, field coil, motor, stator, or anything that requires winding, get it to Eurton and we’ll take care of the rest!
The more information you can supply us about your winding needs, the more accurate a quote we can provide. Use our extensive eQuote system (for Parts click here, for rewinding click here). No luck with this tool? Fill in the the quotation sheet as best you can, or e-mail us, or even give us a call.
Orders are shipped F.O.B. our plant by UPS Ground, Red, Blue, or Orange Label, Federal Express, Express Mail, or any other courier of customers" choice. If not specified, we will ship standard UPS Ground.
The prices listed are a guide only. Sure 95% of the rewinds may fall between the prices listed, but there are always exceptions. Your best bet is to send your rewind with a note that reads, "call if over ($ catalog price)". This way we can call and let you know if the price will exceed the price listed on the note.
Is sending packages to Eurton Electric an inconvenience because you’re not on a daily pick-up route? If yes, just call us and we"ll arrange for UPS to pick up your package and deliver it to us.
All windings come with a 90 day warranty. It is limited, so inquire for details if you ever have a need.
Orders can be paid by credit card, or shipped C.O.D. A credit application must be filled out and approved for all new customers wanting a net 30 day account.
All product & motor returns include a $10 re-stocking fee, or 15% of the product price, whichever is higher.
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