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    cwatters1970 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    May 6, 2017, 10:29 AM
    What is the difference between 2 prong or 3 prong for hayward pool motor
    I have removed my 2 pronged capacitor , and have a 3 prong to try and replace the 2 pronged one. The 2 came from a hayward pool motor and I salved an old motor for pools and its capacitor has 3 prongs, can I somehow use it. Its Saturday and nothing is open to get a new 2 pronged cap. Any ideas on who sells them on a Saturday ?
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    May 17, 2017, 08:48 AM
    A 2 prong(terminal)capacitor is one value(370uF, for example), a 3 Terminal Capacitor is 2 capacitors with 2 ends connecting to common. You would need to use the 2 of the 3 terminals that has the same value that you need. I have used a transistor for a diode, used 2 of the 3 leads?

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