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Author Topic: What is a "POINT TYPE CONDENSOR"?  (Read 763 times)
KB3CDF
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« on: May 14, 2001, 08:08:30 AM »

A possible cure was found for alternator noise, a point type condensor.

Apparently,  it is some sort of filter that is installed between the alternator and the battery grounded at the housing of the alternator.

Can anyone add to that explanation?  I have never heard of it until now.

Thanks,
John DE KB3CDF/M + Whine
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KL7IPV
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2001, 06:59:01 PM »

Actually a "point condenser " is a capacitor that is run in the points of the older non-computerized vehicles. By placing a capacitor between the alternator and ground, you are blocking the DC path to ground while allowing the AC (RF) component to go to ground and not to your receiver. Radio Shack sells the units that are good to about 20 Amps as noise suppressors. They do work.
73,
Frank
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