Generator Capacitor 12uf +/5% CBB61 CBB60 Rectangular

Generator Capacitor 12uf +/-5% CBB61 CBB60 Rectangular

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High specification Capacitor.

Generator Guru says: 

It is common for the capacitor on a generator to test as working correctly, but then fail when the higher voltages are applied to it by the alternator. It is advisable to always change your Generator Capacitor if the voltage changes (and the engine is normal speed.) This causes 99% of the problems with the electricity output on brushless generators and can damage your alternator if it completely fails, sending a high voltage through the alternator. This could burn out the windings and result in a very expensive replacement being required.

The Capacitor is essential to your Generator producing electricity. It is required to excite the Alternator windings and reduce voltage surges. Capacitors should last the lifetime of the generator, but can burn out or be damaged if any of the following occur: 

  • Generator user has tried to draw more power than the Generator can produce.
  • A surge has happened on equipment and the capacitor has blown to protect the Alternator.
  • The Capacitor is made of Paper cells and has degraded. (Usually found on Chinese built generators.)

See our video below on testing procedure.

 *Compatible Part


7 Reviews

  • 5
    Up and running again.

    Posted by Rich on 14th Sep 2018

    Resurrected a generator that was on its way to the landfill. Quick carb clean and capacitor replacement and we are all good to go. Thanks Guru's for the quick turnaround on the capacitor! Excellent resources online to troubleshoot the issue.

  • 4
    Working Good

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2018

    got a generator working again, that would have been landfill. thanks

  • 4
    Return/Replacement Service

    Posted by Patrick on 23rd Apr 2018

    Originally sent wrong capacitor, did not fit. One email and picture and a new unit was in the mail, no hassle. Generator is now working again.

  • 5
    works good

    Posted by Will on 6th Apr 2018

    I replaced the capacitor it was a good fit and the generator worked fine

  • 5
    Generator repaired

    Posted by Will on 26th Mar 2018

    The capacitor was a good fit and the generator worked fine thanks.

  • 4
    Great service

    Posted by Chuck, Eagle Bay B.C. Canada on 20th Jul 2017

    The part was exactly the same as the original. great service

  • 5
    Happy Again

    Posted by Dennis Weagant on 29th Dec 2016

    Thank you for your prompt service, my generator was up and running within no time at all. Excellent place to order parts from, 2 thumbs up.