Condenser fan dual rated capacitor


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Old 08-05-04, 07:02 PM
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Condenser fan dual rated capacitor

I have been looking for a replacement capacitor for my Condenser fan. It has a dual rated 7.5 / 45 MFD 370 volt. I have found a 7.5 / 50 MFD 370 volt. Will it work? I do not want to damage the compressor, so I am looking for some knowledge! Anyone got an answer? Thanks![FONT=]undefined[/FONT]
 
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Old 08-05-04, 09:36 PM
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capgunjpl,

A capacitor that is too large will pass too much current to the start winding and overheat it.

If you can't find an exact replacement you can use separate capacitors.
A 7.5@370 and a 45@370 would do it.
Just use a jumper between each of the capacitors where the power wire is connected, connect the 7.5 to the fan and the 45 to the compressor.
 
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Old 08-06-04, 01:34 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Thats just what I am going to try. I spent most of this morning trying to find the correct replacement, and finally decided to go with the seperate ones. I will proceed with a little more confidence now that I have read your post.
 
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Old 08-07-04, 06:25 PM
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In the future remember that you can "over size 10% on the capacitor with no ill effects.
 
 

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