I will attempt to explain more fully.
acitors are large round metallic cylinders or sometimes shaped like a racetrack (almost oval shaped) about the size around of a Red Bull can or a little smaller and not as tall. There are usually 2 or 3 of these CAPs and they all have wires installed via electrical metal tabs on the tops that allow a mating connector to slide on and off to make a solid electrical connection. The top part of the first pic shows a round silvery object which is a CAP.
Please make sure your RV is NOT plugged into any AC power when doing this connection.
In the bottom part of the first pic you see the diagram found on the AC cover to help IDENTIFY the START CAP
... in this case I can see that only Yellow wires run to the START CAP, while another CAPacitor has Yellow, White and Red wires running to it, which is the RUN CAP, which is NOT the correct CAP for this install, or the FAN CAP which has brown/white and brown wires running to it.
The second pic shows the SPP6 you will get and the wires coming off it that need to be connected to the START CAP. These mating connectors will slide onto metal tabs already present on the START CAP. It does not matter which wire goes to which metal tab on the START CAP.
I got my SPP6 from amazon
Use a pliers tool that allows a firm grip on the metal connector of the SPP6 wire and slide both of the wires into place on 2 different top sections
of the RUN CAP. Those two sections will be very apparent when you look at the top of the CAP.
After you open your rooftop AC unit, look at your diagram on the cover and ID the color of the wires going to YOUR
START CAP. Chances are they will be the same Yellow wires as mine, but double check, then look at these instructions again to verify you have ID'd the correct CAP (START CAP
). At first I did not have my SPP6 installed on the correct CAP, and my AC fan did not run correctly, until I took off the SPP6, then all was fine again.
I hope this helps explain the install process a little better...