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
How to Install Ceiling Fans
- Take the mystery out of ceiling fan wiring
- Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Control Unit
- Ceiling Fans are a great way to lower your energy bill and brighten up one of your favorite rooms.
Ceiling Fan Wiring
- Step-by-step pictures
- Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide
- Light and fan switch variations
Electrical Wire for the Home
Complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects including ceiling fan installations, with electrical code information which serves as a selection guideline.
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