Question for the electricians:
I have a single speed pump with a run capacitor rated at 30 uF, 370 vac.
The capacitor burned out last week and the only local replacement I could find on short notice was 35 uF, 370 vac. Since I was leaving out of town for a week, I installed it. Pump runs fine but got me to wondering what the long term effects are; different current draw, different power output?
In my case, I'm guessing a 5 uF difference is within tolerence but I am wondering what motor properties affect the capacitance the mfg chooses to use. In other words, what would be the effect of changing to a significantly higher or lower capacitance? I am not considering doing this, just curious.