What Is a Ceiling Fan Rated Electrical Box?
A ceiling fan rated electrical box is used to house electrical wire connections and properly support heavy fixtures such as your Hunter Fan. Typically marked “Approved for Ceiling Fans” or “Rated for 75lbs”, this round or octagonal shaped container should be mounted to a ceiling joist, woodblock, or an adjustable brace.
If you find your Hunter Fan ceiling bracket is too wide for your electrical box, it’s most likely not a ceiling fan rated electrical box.
NOTE: We recommend you hire a certified electrician if you don’t have a ceiling fan rated electrical box and need one installed.
The power to the ceiling fan rated electrical box must be turned off at the breaker prior to installing your Hunter Fan. Use a voltage meter to confirm the correct breaker was switched off and electricity is not flowing to any wires you’ll be touching.