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  1. #1
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    Round or Oval Capacitors for stock

    If you only had room for one shape dual run capacitor would you stock round or oval?

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezrizer View Post
    If you only had room for one shape dual run capacitor would you stock round or oval?
    Both!

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    Round

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    Thread Starter
    Thank you ackid

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    Glad to help. I like the round ones because they're an easier fit in tight spots.

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    To keep my stock simple I do dual rounds in every size /5mfd. Then ovals of every size up to 20mfd. If I get say a 30/3 or 45/7.5 I just slap the compressor on half the dual and the fan on a separate oval. More often than not it seems like condenser fan motors are 5 mfd, so it works out pretty good. Since most blowers seem to have stock ovals having the smaller size in ovals keeps me from having to make brackets, same with a/cs most of them are round.

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    Almost all round. Have oval up to I think 15.

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    I prefer round but for me it comes down to whatever the supply house has in stock. If I need to get creative and mount the capacitor somewhere else I really don't have a problem with that.

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    My supplier doesn't stock any dual ovals but I would only stock rounds anyways.
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    Thanks for the replies, just what I was looking for.

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