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  1. markmc00

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    Greetings,

    Having trouble finding the exact 4 wire ceiling fan capacitor that I need 4.8+6+6
    I can get a 4 wire 4.5+6+6
    Can I use this one without causing a problem with the fan?

    Thank you for any advice you can give.

    Mark
     
  2. Minder

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    Use two separate ones, preferably Not Chinese origin.
    M.
     
  3. markmc00

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    Thanks for the idea Minder. However, I'm not sure that is an option. There is limited space in these fan housings and these are relatively large "black boxes". Here is what I am looking for. Was wondering if I could use one with a 4.5uF in place of the 4.8uF shown.
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  4. duke37

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    What is 5% less then 4.8μF ?
     
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  5. markmc00

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    Hi Duke. 5% less than 4.8μF is 4.56μF. I'm guessing what you are saying is the tolerance of +-5% brings it close to the 4.5μF I was asking about. So if I use the 4.5μF, then we could ask what is 5% less than 4.5μF...but we won't. Your point is well taken. I don't think I'll worry about the 0.3μF difference. Thanks for your response.
     
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  6. Martaine2005

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  7. Martaine2005

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    Actually, I think the Amazon one is 110v.
     
  8. markmc00

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  9. Martaine2005

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    Yes it will work just fine and much cheaper!.

    Martin
     
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  10. markmc00

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    Thanks Martin. That's what I was hoping I would hear.

    Mark
     
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