I ordered a 2.2uF, 250VAC metallized film capacitor from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-CAPACITOR-225K-250V-2-PIECES-/270914925705 to replace a capacitor in my APC UPS of the same rating.
In the picture of the two below (larger one is from APC UPS; the one I intend to replace), there is a disparity in the size, and that worries me.
Although both are of the same thickness, the difference in the
length * breadth between them concerns me, as given the same dielectric, the amount of the film determines the capacitance and ESR, among other things.
I don't have an ESR meter with me, but I measured both capacitors and they were around 2.2uF, so their values agree.
Hence, I would like to ask what the difference in size might imply as far as their characteristics are concerend, given that both measure the same value?
More importantly, would it be safe to replace the original cap with the smaller one I bought on eBay?