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Old 03-16-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Capacitor improvements

Last year my compressor run compacitor went out. I've been wondering if it can be replaced with something better. Do they make higher quality capacitors other than the typical aluminum type or maybe a higher heat rating.

I think mine capacitor failed because of the hot summers and extreme heats which makes the capacitor expand. Is there some way to keep the electrical components cooler? maybe a heat shield or dissipation device like a computer?

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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Nope. They are made thin and cheap these days and there is nothing we can do about it. Years ago they were oil filled and lasted 4ever but that costs $$ and cheap is the way to go now.

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Old 03-16-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
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Caps fail over time and that's life. The higher quality caps although built with tighter electrical tolerances, fail over time also. They're not extremely expensive so I wouldn't.... sweat it.
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