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Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram Black White Red and Green Wires
©Copyright Dave Rongey - Summary:
How to Connect the Black White Red and Green Wires of a Ceiling Fan: Because your junction box wiring has a separate Black and Red wire, this normally indicates that there are two separate wall switches, one for the Fan Motor (Black) and one switch for the Ceiling Fan Light Fixture.
Wiring Connections for a Ceiling Fan
I am trying to install a ceiling fan.
- The fan itself has a white, black, blue and green wires.
- The supply circuit has a black, red, white, and copper wires.
- I color coded them, but I am left with the blue wire from the fan and the copper and red wire from the supply circuit.
- According to the instruction stated to connect the ground conductor of the 120V supply (this may be a bare or a wire with green colored insulation to the green ground lead(s) of the fan.
- I only have the red and the copper wires left on the supply circuit.
- Am I correct to connect the blue wire to the copper wire.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Background: Carline, a Homeowner from Foxboro, MA.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Carline.
Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram
How to Connect the Black White Red and Green Wires of a Ceiling Fan
- The Red wire from the junction box connects to the Blue wire on the Ceiling Fan.
- The Bare Copper wire from the junction box connects to the Green wires on the Ceiling Fan.
- Because your junction box wiring has a separate Black and Red wire, this normally indicates that there are two separate wall switches, one for the Fan Motor (Black) and one switch for the Ceiling Fan Light Fixture (Red).
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