capacitor legs

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capacitor legs

I noticed one thing about the new dual run capacitors I bought:
fan has two legs, compressor has three legs and common has four legs.
can I assume the same for old dual run caps?
sometimes, it's hard to see the label when rusted.
 
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Old 07-01-13, 05:47 PM
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yes, but not all are like that, some have 4 posts per designation
 
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Old 07-01-13, 06:14 PM
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If you are having difficulty determining which terminal is which on the old cap, trace the wires.
 
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