A CBB61 capacitor Lowes is a special type of capacitor that is sold at Lowes, a home improvement retailer. A capacitor is a device that stores electric charge and releases it when needed.
Capacitor Lowes is made of two metal plates separated by a thin layer of insulating material, such as polypropylene film. The plates are connected to wires that lead to the fan motor or other electronic device.
The CBB61 capacitor Lowes has a specific shape and size, which makes it suitable for mounting on the fan motor or other electronic device.
It also has a specific capacitance value, which is measured in microfarads (µF). The capacitance value determines how much charge the capacitor can store and how fast it can release it. The CBB61 capacitor Lowes usually has a capacitance value ranging from 1 µF to 20 µF, depending on the type and size of the fan or other electronic device.
The CBB61 capacitor Lowes also has a specific voltage rating, which is 250 volts alternating current (VAC). This means that the capacitor can withstand a maximum voltage of 250 VAC across its plates.
The CBB61 capacitor Lowes also has a specific frequency rating, which is 50/60 hertz (Hz). This means that the capacitor can operate at a frequency of 50 or 60 cycles per second, which is the standard frequency of the electric current in most countries.
How Does a CBB61 Capacitor Lowes Work?
A CBB61 capacitor Lowes works by creating a phase shift in the alternating current (AC) that powers the fan motor or other electronic device.
AC is a type of electric current that changes direction periodically, such as the current that comes from a wall outlet. A phase shift is a difference in the timing of the current between two points, such as the input and output of the capacitor.
The phase shift created by the CBB61 capacitor Lowes helps the fan motor or other electronic device to start and run smoothly.
When the fan or other electronic device is switched on, the capacitor charges up and creates a phase shift that makes the current in one of the motor coils lag behind the current in the other coil.
This creates a magnetic field that pushes the fan blades or other electronic device to start spinning or working. As the fan or other electronic device speeds up, the capacitor discharges and reduces the phase shift, allowing the motor to run at a constant speed or power.
The CBB61 capacitor Lowes also helps the fan motor or other electronic device to run more efficiently and quietly. By creating a phase shift, the capacitor reduces the power consumption and heat generation of the motor. It also reduces the noise and vibration of the motor by smoothing out the current fluctuations.
Where to Buy a CBB61 Capacitor Lowes?
If you need to replace or upgrade your CBB61 capacitor, you can buy it at Lowes, a home improvement retailer that sells various types of capacitors and other electrical products.
You can find the CBB61 capacitor Lowes in the lighting and ceiling fans section, under the ceiling fan parts category.
The CBB61 capacitor Lowes is sold under the brand name Harbor Breeze, which is a Lowes exclusive brand of ceiling fans and accessories. The CBB61 capacitor Lowes is also known as the Harbor Breeze 0.875-in Black Ceiling Fan Capacitor. The product description and specifications are as follows:
- Triple capacitor
- Easy installation
- For use with fans requiring a triple capacitor
- Intended for indoor use
- CA Residents: Prop 65 Warning(s)
- Prop65 Warning Label PDF
- Type: Capacitor
- Color/Finish Family: Black
- Manufacturer Color/Finish: Black
- Material: Plastic
- Height (Inches): 0.875
- Width (Inches): 1.75
- Length (Inches): 2.5
- Weight (lbs.): 0.1
- Warranty: None
- UL Safety Listing: No
- CSA Safety Listing: No
- ETL Safety Listing: No
- Package Quantity: 1
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
- Remote Control Included: No
- Light Kit Included: No
- Glass Type: N/A
- Shade Material: N/A
- Blade Finish: N/A
- Reversible Blades: No
- Number of Blades: N/A
- Blade Pitch (Degrees): N/A
- Motor Speeds: N/A
- Reverse Air Flow: No
- Mounting Options: N/A
- Downrod Length (Inches): N/A
- Angle Mount Capable: No
- Maximum Height (Inches): N/A
- Minimum Height (Inches): N/A
- Suggested Room Size: N/A
- Fan Diameter (Inches): N/A
- High Speed Electricity Use (Watts): N/A
- Airflow (CFM): N/A
- Airflow Efficiency (CFM/Watt): N/A
- Collection Name: N/A
- Style: N/A
- ENERGY STAR Certified: No
- Usage Rating: N/A
- Lowe’s Exclusive: Yes
- UNSPSC: 39121500
- CA Residents: Prop 65 Warning(s): Yes
Prop 65 Warning Information: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
The CBB61 capacitor Lowes costs $9.98 as of September 2023. You can check the availability and delivery options of the product on the Lowes website or by calling the customer service number at 1-800-445-6937.