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I have electrical spikes when a motor starter is used to

Customer Question

I have electrical spikes when a motor starter is used to start a motor. Can I use a MOV to eliminate these spikes
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: The system is five years old I have not consulting an electricion
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: suggestings on installing the MOV
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steve G. replied 11 months ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

I need to gather some more information from you in order to help.

What exactly do you mean by "electrical spikes"? How do these spikes appear and how are you measuring them?

Give me a little more info and I'll try and help.


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the electrical appear as a false digital input on the circuit board
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Expert:  Steve G. replied 11 months ago.

What circuit board? When you say "Motor Starter" do you mean a variable frequency drive?

If so, I am very familiar with these. What is the make and model?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The motors are not Variable frequency drives. I will get the make and models tom
orrow and get the info to you
Expert:  Steve G. replied 11 months ago.

Not the motors. You said you have a circuit board. Where is that board and what is it part of?