Capacitors are used to store electric charge. Most capacitors sold here at McCombs Supply are manufactured under the Packard and Titan PRO™ brands. Titan PRO™ is built from quality, proprietary materials such as a heavy edge Al/Zn polypropelene film, which helps prevent the degrading effects which may otherwise cause premature failure.
- When device receives to much electricity, the capacitor will burst. When a capacitor fails, you will usually notice a bubble in the housing.
- Capacitors hold an electrical charge. To avoid being electrocuted, it is important to discharge the capacitor before handling it. To discharge a capacitor, with the appliance unplugged, use a metal screw driver with an insulated handle to short across the terminals of the capacitor.
- Watch the video, at left, on Packard Capacitor Training.
You will find on this website start capacitors ranging from 2mfd through 100mfd in 370 and 440 volts. Both round and oval in shape. Run capacitors range from 21mfd through 1000mfd in 125, 250, 265 and 330 volts. All run capacitors are round in shape and have a plastic housing.