Ceiling Fan Wiring with Switches
I have a ceiling fan and light on ceiling box outlet 1 and another light on another ceiling box outlet 2. Ceiling box outlet 1 has 2 bundles of cables…
Installing Switches for Ceiling Fan Wiring
Question: I have a ceiling fan and light on ceiling box outlet 1 and another light on another ceiling box outlet 2. Ceiling box outlet 1 has 2 bundles of cables (Red, White, Copper and Black, White, Copper). I hook up the Ceiling fan and it’s light to bundle 1 that has the red wire. I leave bundle 2 floating since it’s bundle is colored the same as ceiling box outlet #2. Basically, I want to control the ceiling fan and it’s light on ceiling outlet 1 and the other light on ceiling outlet 2. I can start the ceiling fan and it’s light with it’s switch on the wall, but when I flip the switch for the additional light on ceiling outlet box 2 the breaker trips. It does this even if I disconnect the wires to the light on ceiling box outlet 2. I’m wondering if the circuit is overloaded when I do this. What do you think?
This electrical question came from: Brian, a Homeowner from Cary, NC
Thanks for your electrical question Brian.
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