The following are definitions of terms you will find in your fan manual and throughout the Hunter Fan Company website:
Amps - Used to measure the electric current. Hunter Fans use 2 AMPS without a light kit and 3 AMPS with a light kit.
Balancing Kit - Included with every Hunter fan and used to balance the blades; consists of a plastic clip and metal weights which attach to the hidden side of the blade or blades.
Bearings (Ball Bearings) - Lubricated round device used to support, guides and reduce friction in the motor. Sealed and not replaceable.
Blade (Paddle) - Part on the fan that moves the air.
Blade Assembly Screw - Used to attach the blade to the blade iron.
Blade Carrier - Plastic ring that all blade irons affix to; found on Designers Choice, Comfort Breeze and Liberty Fans.
Blade Iron (Blade Holder; Blade Bracket) - Connects the blade to the motor.
Blade Medallion - Decorative piece used to attach the blade to a blade iron.
Bottom Cover (Case Cover) - Decorative cover on the bottom of the motor which normally has slots or holes. The bottom housing.
Break Away Connector - Connects the fandangle and chain to the chain from the fan.
Canopy - Decorative cover that is shaped like a bowl and is used to cover the wiring between the ceiling and the fan.
Trim Ring - Decorative ring that covers the canopy screws.
Capacitor (Run Capacitor) - Electrical component used to control the speed of the fan by altering the amount of current that goes to the motor. Part of the switch housing and wiring harness. Causes the blades to spin.
Capacitor (Start Capacitor) - Electrical component used to start the fan by altering the amount of current that goes to the motor. Causes the motor to start.
Ceiling Plate - Bracket that attaches to the ceiling fan rated electrical box.
CFM - Cubic feet of air movement; overall measurement of the fan's air movement. Not the same as RPMs.
DIP Switches - Small switches found inside transmitters and receivers used to adjust the frequency operating the remote system.
Downrod - Extension pipe used to suspend the fan down from the ceiling. Some fans include a downrod. However, they can be purchased as an accessory for vaulted or angled ceiling applications.
Fandangle - Decorative piece that attaches to the end of the pull chain and usually includes an extension chain.
Finial Cover (Cap) - Decorative cover used at the bottom of a glass globe used to cover the globe retainer.
Finial Nut - Decorative nut used to hold the glassware and finial cover in place.
Flush Mount Fan (Ceiling Hugger) - Fan that mounts directly to the ceiling without a pipe (downrod).
Grille Filter - Motor mesh used to cover holes or slots in the fans bottom cover.
Grommet - Rubber cushions that are inserted into the holes in the blades to reduce the fan noise. Comes in black and white.
Hands-Free Ceiling Plate - Rectangular ceiling plate used with import fans.
Hanger Bracket - Mounting hardware which threads onto a pipe (downrod); commonly found in the Hunter Original Fan.
Installers Choice - Hunter Fan Company's exclusive 3-position mounting system.
Isolation Ring - Meta flywheel that all blade irons affix to; commonly found on 42'' Hunter Originals and older 52'' Hunter Originals.
Isolators - Rubber spacers used to provide a cushion for the ceiling plate against the ceiling in order to to dampen the noise caused by the ceiling plate vibrating off the ceiling.
Jumper Switches (Jumper Blocks) - Small pegs (caps) found inside transmitters and receivers and used to adjust the frequency that the remote system operates on. 2 series fans.
Knurled Nut - Decorative nut used to hold the pull chain switch and wire harness in place. It also attaches the speed switch to the wall of the switch housing.
LCD - Liquid crystal display; a screen commonly found on remote transmitters.
LED - Light emitting diode. Most new Hunter fans use LED light bulbs because they are more durable and energy efficient than other light bulb technologies.
Lead Wires - 18 gauge wires that come from the fan's motor and attach to the wires in the ceiling. Hunter Fans come with enough for a 72'' downrod. We suggest to leave up to 12'' of wire.
Light Fixture (Light Kit) - The assembly used for a fan's light. Can either come integrated into the fan's design or added as an accessory component.
Light Kit Adapter - Used to attach the light kit and helps with the overall appearance of the light kit.
Low Profile Fan - Includes a standard 3'' downrod.
Low Profile Washer - Metal ring inserted into the canopy so the fan can be mounted flush. Must order entire hanging system. 2 series fans.
Motor - The heart of the fan consisting of the armature, bearings, windings, rotor, stator and shaft.
Motor Adapter - Used to attach the downrod to the motor housing at the top of the motor.
Motor Housing (Fan Housing) - Decorative outer casing for the motor that cannot be opened or it will void the warranty.
Motor Size - Measured as the diameter and stack of the motors stator (i.e. 172 x 12 motor = 172mm diameter x 12mm height).
Neoprene Ceiling Plate Cover - Rubber cover for the ceiling plate used on outdoor fans.
Outlet Box (Junction Box) - Ceiling fan rated electrical box used to make wiring connections and hold the ceiling fan mounting plate. Older homes may not have ceiling fan approved outlet boxes so an electrician is required to install them.
Pipe and Ball Assembly - 3''pipe with a plastic swivel ball. Original hanging assembly that comes with the fan.
Plug Button - Part used to cover the switch housing when the light kit is removed.
Quick Connect Plug Connectors (Upper or Lower Plug Connector) -8 or 9 pin male or female plug (molex) used to attach all of the wiring from the fans motor to the wires inside the fan's switch housing (wire harness).
Receiver - Portion of the remote system within the fan that receives the signal from the remote.
Reversing Switch - Located mainly on the light kit and switch housing. Used to control the fan's direction.
RPM - Rotations per minute, the measurement of the number of times the fan rotates around in a minute.
Rubber Bushing and Pin - Large rubber cushion with a metal pin through the center of it used inside the hanger bracket along with the U bracket. Commonly used in the Hunter Original.
Set Screw - Important screw used for locking the fan to the mounting hardware or pipe ensuring the fan does not fall.
Shipping Pads (Shipping Blocks; Shipping Ring) - Plastic part or parts screwed to the motor to prevent motor damage during shipping. These parts must be removed before installation and kept for future use.
Silencer Bands - Neoprene rubber bands on the rim or neck of the glassware used to reduce vibration noise.
Socket - The part that the light bulb screws into. Cannot be sold separately.
Speed Switch - Pull chain used to control the fan speed.
Switch Housing - Cup attached to the bottom of the motor that contains the key electrical systems and controls.
Switch Housing Cover - Decorative bottom cap used on the fan to cover the wiring inside the switch housing when a light kit is not being used.
Transmitter (Remote) - Used to control the fan, light and sometimes reverse operations.
U Bracket - U-shaped bracket that the rubber bushing and pin rest in. Commonly used in the Hunter Original.
Watts - Units of power commonly describing light bulbs.
Wire Nut (Wire Connector) - Connector used to twist the wires together.