Running a bigger capacitor ok?


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Old 08-28-09, 01:25 PM
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Running a bigger capacitor ok?

Hi everyone. I had my local a/c guy come out and check my outside fan condensor, which was not running. Turns out I needed a new capacitor. Originally, there was a 40/5 capacitor in there...Unfortunately he only had a 30/5 and a 50/5 on his truck, so he put the bigger one in, and everything is working ok now. Is it ok to run the 50/5 cap? Should I expect any problems? He said everything should be ok, but I wanted to get a couple more opinions. He said it would not be a problem if I wanted to change it out and to just give him a call and he will get a 40 cap. Will it be ok running on a 50/5 cap for a couple days before I can get the 40 cap out here? Thanks for everything guys!
 
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Old 08-29-09, 08:23 AM
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50 cap is fine. If I were you, I keep the 50 cap, since when the fan gets old, it may need a little bigger cap anyway.
 
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Old 08-30-09, 09:41 AM
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ok, i have one more question for everyone. what is the "370" or "440" number after the 40/5 on the cap? what does it do and is it ok to run a 440 instead of a 370?
 
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Old 08-30-09, 10:09 AM
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That number is the voltage rating..and yes higher is allowed..but never lower than what is called for.
 
 

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