Traymount® Installation Instructions
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Installation Instructions for Traymount® Brand Capacitors


All Myron Zucker, Inc. Traymount® brand capacitors are made with state-of-the-art metallized cells designed for low electrical loss and long life. All wiring, connectors and other components are top quality. To ensure that you obtain satisfactory service from your Traymount® brand capacitor, please follow these installation instructions.

Where to connect capacitors:
Traymount® brand capacitors can be connected either at the load (Circuit 1), or on the line of a motor controller (Circuit 2). In either case, the capacitor must be connected through the motor disconnect device and must have overcurrent protection. Avoid locations with harmonic voltages or currents.

CAUTION: Power factor correction capacitors alone are not for use in systems where harmonic currents can overload a capacitor with excess current and/or heat. Any warranty claims will not be covered if capacitors are exposed to harmonic currents. Contact Myron Zucker, Inc. for products that can be used in the presence of harmonics.

Traymount Circuit 1 Traymount Circuit 2
  1. Mount warning lights in door or other appropriate place using diagram:
  2. Fuse Light and Mounting Hole

  3. Suggested warning light configuration:
  4. Fuse Lights

  5. Blown fuse lights should be wired as shown:
  6. Blown Fuse Light Diagram

  7. Select proper wire size: CAUTION: Use copper conductors only. Unit terminals are not designed to accept other type wiring. The use of aluminum wiring may cause galvanic corrosion and/or overheating at the connection points with resultant equipment failure.
  8. Recommended Wire Sizes, Switches and Fuses for 3-Phase, 60 Hz Capacitors

  9. Some Traymount sizes consist of multiple trays due to large kVAr requirements.  These trays must be interconnected within the MCC.  The trays are numbered 1 of 2, 2 of 2, 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.  The number one tray is always the final distrubution point and all other trays parallel from the number one tray.  The distribution block on the number one tray will have openings on the secondary side to allow for this connection.

  1. Attach wires to capacitors. Electrical connections to Traymount® brand capacitors are made either to fuse blocks, terminal blocks, or distribution blocks. Use compression lugs on wires to fuse blocks. Connect a single-phase wire to each terminal, and be sure to attach a grounding wire to ground lug. On trays with multiple units, each capacitor is wired to a separate fuse block.
  2. Fuse Block Diagram

MYRON ZUCKER INC. products are designed to:

  • Improve power factor
  • Eliminate utility penalties or surcharges
  • Increase available distribution capacity
  • Mitigate harmonic distortion
  • Protect sensitive equipment
  • Decrease downtime
  • Reduce line losses and associated cost
  • Comply with industry standards


Myron Zucker, Inc.
36825 Metro Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Phone: 586.979.9955
Fax: 586.979.9484
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