Wiring Configuration for Ceiling Fans
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I am trying to wire a ceiling fan that has a white, black and black/white wire and also a green groun). My junction box has…
Electrical Question from Barbara about Wiring a Ceiling Fan
Background: Barbara, a Homeowner from Houston, Texas
Thanks for your electrical question Barbara.
* Here is the wiring configuration:
(Ceiling Fan WiresÂ – Ceiling Electrical Junction Box Wires, respectively)
Black to Black
Black/White to Red
White to White
Green to Ground
The Dimmer Switch can only be used for the Light, not the fan motor.
A Wall Mounted Fan Speed Control can be used for the Fan Motor by itself.
The Ceiling Fan Electrical Box must be Approved for Ceiling Fans and supported according to code.
* Positive identification of the existing wiring can be revealed using a voltage or continuity tester.
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