I salvaged an squirrel cage blower from an old freestanding air conditioner that I'd like to repurpose as a vent fan. The issue is, I'm not familiar with how to wire up an AC motor. I'm more use to DC where there's red and black and Bob's your uncle.
Okay, I went back to the side of the road and managed to score the control board with the caps on it. My theory is that the big silver trash can looking one is for the honking compressor motor, and the smaller black one is for the blower motor. On the board, there's a big 30A relay that looks like it could handle a compressor sized motor, and the two smaller 10A relays that are labeled "FAN".
... Okay I was just about to ask if people agreed with me that the smaller black cap goes to the fan motor when I noticed that the motor plate has written on it 15uF/250V which exactly matches the rating of the small black cap. Mystery solved.
Now the question is what to do with the 60uF trash can cap? You know I have been troubled by squirrels on the bird feeder...