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Ceiling Fan Remote Control
Ceiling fan remote controls can be extremely useful, especially when it comes to controlling the lighting separately from the fan speed.
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How to Install and Wire a Remote Control for a Ceiling Fan
When using a remote control, operate the ceiling fan using the pull chains and make sure the fan speed is on the high-speed setting and the lights are full on. The pull chains will over ride the remote control operations.
You could get confused if you turn the ceiling fan or light "off" using the pull chain and wonder why the wall switch does not operate the ceiling fan or light. My suggestion is to remove the longer extensions of the pull chains when using remote control units.
Electric Remote Control Units for Ceiling Fans
Typical Remote Control Switch Unit
|More Remote Control Features as an Electric Switch
Extended features are available with some of the newer remote units including programmable temperature control and time controls. As far as I know they still won't get the coffee pot brewing, but I'll show you how to automate that process on another page.
Ceiling Fan Remote Control Electric Wiring and Settings
|A typical ceiling fan remote control is wired as shown in this wiring diagram. The power coming in is connected to the Black and White AC Supply wires.
The Ceiling Fan Control Wires are - Black for the Fan Motor, Blue for the Light Fixture and the White Neutral wire is shared for both the Fan Motor and the Light. The Green or Bare Copper wire is connected to the Green wire(s) of the Ceiling Fan.
|The ceiling fan remote control Code Settings at the hand held transmitter remote control and the ceiling fan receiver module must be the same for operation. Multiple fans can be controlled by one remote control.
Ceiling Fans in separate rooms must have different codes. Labeling the hand held remotes will avoid confusion.
Don't forget to install a 9 volt battery as required for most units.
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Remote Control Units for Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fan remote controls allow you to control the lighting separately from the fan speed, even when your electrical wiring did not provide separate wall switches. Identifying and wiring ceiling fan remote control units.
Part 1 - Introduction to Remote Control Modules
Part 2 - Locating the Frequency Switches and Settings
Part 3 - Replacing a Wall Switch with a Remote Control Switch
Part 4 - Installing a Remote Control Hugger Ceiling Fan
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