Ceiling Fan Remote Control Wiring
How To Wire a Remote Control Unit for a Ceiling Fan: I wired in a new remote ceiling fan replacing an existing ceiling fan not remote. After hooking up I turned the power back on and the fan motor started.
How To Wire a Ceiling Fan Remote Control
Electrical Question: I wired in a new remote ceiling fan replacing an existing ceiling fan not remote. After hooking up I turned the power back on and the fan motor started.
- I tried to turn the motor off from the remote and the lights came on.
- The light switch on the remote does nothing.
- The low/med/high buttons change the light brightness.
- What did I do wrong. I double checked the wiring with the diagram and it looks good to me.
Background: Rick, a Homeowner from Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Thanks for your electrical question Rick.
Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control
- It is very possible that you have reversed the wiring of one or two pairs of wires.
- The fan motor should have three speeds.
- The light typically has three levels or it will have full dimming capability.
I have attached links to all the detailed information about how to wire ceiling fan remote controls.
How To Wire a Remote Control Unit for a Ceiling Fan
Application: Ceiling Fan Remote Control.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. This electrical wiring project is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Materials: Make sure the remote control unit is fully compatible with the ceiling fan you have and the size of the lamps that will be installed in the fixture.
Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control
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I NEED HELP WITH A CEILING FAN WITH REMOTE CONTROL UNIT. FROM THE CEILING I HAVE A BLACK, WHITE, RED AND GROUND WIRES. THE CEILING FAN AND REMOTE HAS BLUE, RED, WHITE AND BLACK AND THE SAME EXCEPT ON THE REMOTE IT STATES THE WHITE WIRE IS AC AND THE RED WIRE IS AC. SO THE WAY I HAVE IT WIRE NOW IS BLUE TO BLUE, WHITE TO WHITE, BLACK TO BLACK, GREEN TO GREEN AND THE RED OUT OF THE CEILING TO THE BLUE ALSO. PLEASE ADVISE IF THIS IS CORRECT, THANK YOU!
You will need to identify which wire from the ceiling will be used from the wall switch or hot all the time. When wiring a ceiling fan remote control it becomes a problem when the remote unit is connected to a wire that is controlled by a wall switch, or when someone pulls a pull chain switch on the ceiling fan. Both of these scenarios will mess up the control process and the remote control will not be able to do it’s job and function correctly.
I currently have a ceiling fan installed in my bedroom and it is controlled by a remote. I am wondering if it is possible to add down-lights to my room and wire them off the fan wiring so that all of the lights in the room are activated by the remote?
I would think that adding additional lights to the remote module would be OK, however you need to consider the following:
The remote control module has a maximum watt limitation, therefore this total should never be exceeded, and an 80% load is best.
The type of bulbs must be compatible with the control module.
The dimming level effect for different light fixtures will be different, depending on the light fixture and light bulbs.
It may be interesting to note that more than one remote receiver module may be controlled by the same remote control transmitter when the dip switch address is the same. This is very handy for large rooms where two or more receiver modules may be controlled at the same time. The same is true where more than one remote control transmitter may be used in the same area for one or more ceiling fans or light fixtures.
Disclaimer: If the remote control module specifically states that it is to be installed for Ceiling Fans ONLY, then it means what it says. All remote control modules must be installed according to the instructions and all applicable codes.
How can I fix my remote control to an outdoor ceiling fan? The remote has 2 wires: red and black. The black wire became disconnected. Would I have to have the black wire soldered again or is there another fix? Thank you in advance.
If the black wire has broken off of the ceiling fan remote module then it may be best to get a replacement module. Reattaching the wire would be very tricky and there may be other internal damage on the control module as well, therefore I would replace the module.
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