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The 4th Ceiling Fan Wire


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How To Be Sure about Your Ceiling Fan Wire Connections – Step-by-step pictures with Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide for Light and Ceiling Fan switch variations.

Installing and Wiring Ceiling Fans

I am trying to install a ceiling fan and there is a 4th wire in the housing for some reason that always has 12v.

Thanks,
William

This electrical wiring question came from: William, a Handyman from AZ

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question William.

How To Be Sure about Your Ceiling Fan Wire Connections

William, Is this wire coming from the ceiling fan housing? I would not cut it off, but I would rather cap it with a wire nut. One possibility is that what ever your using to test the wire is actually reading 120 volts because 12 volts is not enough to shock a person from any house wiring. To be sure about your ceiling fan wires just follow the links below to the wiring diagrams.

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