Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Ceiling Fan Capacitor

Posted by bobby_t (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 17:14

I have a Litex/Harbor Breeze ceiling fan that has developed a heat sensitive cap -- Litex has sent me a replacement, but it is a slightly different one than the cap that is failing. The cap in the fan is a five wire 4.5/6/5; the one they sent me is a five wire 4.5/6/6. Can they be safely interchanged or am I asking for trouble?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Ceiling Fan Capacitor

Capacitance in microfarads or fractional or farads is a fairly inexact "more is better" within reason sort of thing when dealing with starter caps for most electric motors. It is more critical that the voltage ratings be fairly close but a bit on the higher side in a replacement if that is only what is available.
Anyway, sounds normal, should work ok as it is a factory sourced replacement.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here