Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Remote Control Module: Common Mistakes with Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Switches and Remote Controls, Remote Control Module Unit Applications.


Guide to Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control Unit

Electrical Question: I have a remote ceiling fan wall control just like the one you used in your posting about: Removing a standard wall switch and installing the remote control wall switch.

This electrical wiring question came from: Phil, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

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

How to Wire a Ceiling Fan Remote Control Module

Application: Ceiling Fan Remote Control.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired 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.

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