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Kohler 6.5 KW L600 radio suppression condenser


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Old 12-05-2018, 03:36:38 PM
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Default Kohler 6.5 KW L600 radio suppression condenser

I need the top condenser for my generator. I am pretty sure it is a 220-240 volt radio suppression condenser. The parts list calls for a 232414, 332415, or a 232416. I am being told that they are all no longer serviced, but the 232415 has been replaced with a GM60357. What can I do to replace this? Pictures are below.
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Default Re: Kohler 6.5 KW L600 radio suppression condenser

Try a Panasonic part number ECQ-U2A104ML you can get them at digikey. They are a 0.1uF, 275VAC RFI suppression capacitor. I’ve used these before in various applications and they are very durable. They are regular parts with leads though, so you’ll have to make some kind of mount. The part is light enough the leads can usually support it ok though.

If you only need one PM me your address and I’ll mail you one freebie. I have several hundred. My only condition for my offer is I have to be able to find them in my parts stash :-)

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Default Re: Kohler 6.5 KW L600 radio suppression condenser

Bill, thanks for the response. I hate to hit you up for freebies. How can I find an equivalant condenser? Is there a certain size/capacity I should look for?
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Default Re: Kohler 6.5 KW L600 radio suppression condenser

No idea, unless you get lucky. Many of these things are made of unobtanium these days.

The physical size and mounting arrangement is the tricky part. Electrically, all you need to do is match the voltage or use a new part with a higher voltage rating. 0.1uF is pretty common for RFI suppression in this application.

If you need one like I have it’s just an envelope and a stamp, no big deal. Just let me know.

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Default Re: Kohler 6.5 KW L600 radio suppression condenser

Kenny- there's nothing particularly special about that condenser... other than the fact that it's packaging (shape, bracket, and screw) are not a common form factor anymore... but if it looks familiar, that's the same form-factor as was used on distributor and magneto ignition systems for decades.

The value used isn't particularly critical... equal to or greater than 0.1uf and 275v, and it'll be fine... I tend to gravitate towards 1000v for stuff like this, because RF voltages swing pretty high in highly inductive applications... we want these capacitors to last a long time, so headroom is welcome.

If you're wanting it to work and 'look' correct (like, a restoration) A condenser from a Model A Ford would come pretty close... but if it's not a visual necessity, go with Bill's suggestion of a modern type capacitor, and get that voltage up as high as you can.
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