Generator Capacitor 40UF +/-5% Dry-Cell Series

Generator Capacitor 40UF +/-5% Dry-Cell Series

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Description

High specification Capacitor with Polypropylene (self-extinguishing) fire protection. Can be used as a 2 or 4 tab connection.

Generator Guru says: 

The Capacitor is essential to your Generator producing electricity. It is required to excite the Alternator windings and reduce voltage surges. Capacitors should last the lifetime of the generator, but can burn out if any of the following occur: 

  • Generator user has tried to draw more power than the Generator can produce.
  • A surge has happened on equipment and the capacitor has blown to protect the Alternator.
  • The Capacitor is made of Paper cells and the paper has degraded. (Usually pre 1998 generators.)
  • The Alternator has got damp and electricity has surged across the windings. (Dry out before running.) 

 NOTE: Do not use this type of Generator with sensitive equipment (Computers, LCD TV, Caravan Charging systems and anything with a computer chip) unless you have an in-line "Surge Protector." These generators are designed to run power tools and the electricity output is not controlled. This can result in damaging your equipment.

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8 Reviews

  • 5
    Generator works again.

    Posted by Will Taylor on 1st Sep 2018

    I worked out how to fix the generator by watching a utube demo. Took a picture of the mangled capacitor before I took it out and then put the new one in, connecting the wires following the picture.
    Started it up and Bingo! it worked !

  • 5
    My wrong diagnoses.

    Posted by Richard on 16th Aug 2018

    I'm unable to rate the capacitor I got from you because it did not fix my problem but I'll have to assume it its self is OK.
    I initially misdiagnosed my problem and thought that the capacitor would fix it but it didn't.
    Following more tests I realized that I need a rewind job to fix my 8000 W North Star generator because it burned out one of it's phases due to an overload.
    Expensive proposition, almost as much as a new machine all together if you find someone to do it to begin with.
    Now I'm looking for another new or good used one , just the generator part because my Honda engine which I've converted to burn natural gas instead of gasoline works great.Can you help with that?

  • 5
    Gurus are Great

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2017

    After Hurricane Irma brought her wrath , my husband purchased a 14 year old generator from a neighbor. With the help of these "gurus" he was able to determine the issue (the capacitor), replace it, & get the generator running!

  • 5
    Gurus are Great

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2017

    After Hurricane Irma brought her wrath a, my husband purchased a 14 year old generator from a neighbor. With the help of these "gurus" he was able to determine the issue (the capacitor), replace it, & get the generator running!

  • 5
    Good deal and works like a charm

    Posted by Bob on 20th Oct 2017

    generator guru was able to sell me a quality capacitor at a good price simple to fix

  • 5
    Correct part, generator working again.

    Posted by Richard on 19th Nov 2016

    I really like the troubleshooting video and the chat feature. With that I was able to order the correct part and it fit as the original. Replaced capacitor and generator working fine.

  • 5
    Great service

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Apr 2016

    I tried to get this capciter from a repair shop locally I had watched your video and Iam a retired electrician so I checked the capaciter and thought it was that and I said let me e mail your company and Joe thought it was that so I gave you my order and bingo I have power your help and your videos were great Iam a happy camper thanks to the Generater guru I should have used your company right away instead of wasting 3 months for this repair shop that could not get it. Thanks for yor help

  • 5
    it's a pretty good cap

    Posted by Pat on 28th Feb 2015

    works, and is making power. regulates it better than what I had.