Capacitor issue

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Capacitor issue

Postby dejackson » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:21 pm

I have a question. I have a unit that require 40uf for the compressor can I use 50uf instead?
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- Capacitor issue

Postby Freon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:40 pm

NO!

Every PSC motor is designed with a certain phase shift and that shift is set by the value of the capacitor. To change the capacitor is to change the motor's specifications. The compressor motor will run but you may be over powering or under powering your condenser and that can have performance as well as mechanical consequences.
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