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Old 05-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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Capacitor question

I have not been able to find a capacitor that is like the one on my unit. I asked an air conditioner guy and he said that the new capacitors have 3 prongs instead of 2. Has anyone replaced a 2 prong with a 3 prong?
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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What is the value/voltage of your capacitor?
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #3
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On the replacement parts list it is 370volt 30mfd, the new one with 3 'prongs' is 370volt 35+5mfd. I'm trying to help my husband decide if he use the new one!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:51 PM   #5
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I replaced capacitors in the 12 volt converter/charger in my 78 silver streak recently. A I found an exact replacement capacitor at tedss.com. They have about every capacitor made and they ship quickly.
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Those caps w/ three prongs are just two caps in one w/ a common ground. If one is close to the right size (in microfarads), it will work. Just use the right prongs - they will be labeled.

Typical tolerances on capacitors are quite loose; 35 vs 30 isn't a lot of difference here.

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If you have the old one, you probably can match it up here. Capacitors

They do have 2 pronged ones.
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