Ok - thanks . I assume that if a 18,000 ohm 3 watt resistor doesn't trigger the switch, I should increase the ohm rating - maybe 24,000 ohms ?
Ok - thanks :-)
Hi: in conclusion, we have a high street chain store over here - 'Maplin' - like your 'Radio Shack'. They didn't have 18.000 ohms, but they did have 22.000 and 15.000, only a few cents each. I tried both, and either solves the problem :-) . Plus I managed to install the capacitor into the fan housing in such a way that the airflow dissipates the capacitors heat emission :-) . Very pleased with your advice and, hence, my results. Thank-you. Incidentally, the site asked if I would like to donate a 'tip', beyond the initial £20 fee, so I added a further £5, which I hope goes directly to you :-) . Thanks, ***** *****