Zephyr’s DCBL Suppression System™ (pronounced Decibel) uses a direct current brushless motor, or DCBL, that increases the range hood’s efficiency and reduces noise and energy consumption.
DCBL Suppression System™ is the industry’s first DC energy motor. Using a DC motor gives us the ability to increase torque at lower speeds settings, or working speed. This provides increased CFM levels and lower noise levels simultaneously. Using a DC motor also allows us to reduce energy consumption at dramatic levels.
DCBL Suppression™ technology uses a permanent magnet design that allows energy to be conducted without brushes or metal contacts that cause heat and friction – the main perpetrators of parts failure, noise and wasted energy.
The result is a range hood experience that is more powerful at working speed levels and nearly inaudible.
See the adjacent chart to discover how DCBL Suppression System™ makes a difference in performance where you need it most*.
* Next Generation Europa with DCBL Suppression™ technology test against typical chimney style range hoods using AC motor and halogen light bulbs.