Connecting the Red Wire of a Ceiling Fan
How to Connect the Red Wire to a Ceiling Fan: Easy wiring diagrams and Ceiling Fan installation guide.
How to Connect the Red Wire to a Ceiling Fan
Electrical Question: Where do I connect the red wire of the ceiling fan?
- Last year I had my house prewired for a fan in my bedroom, all the wall switches are installed.
- Where do I connect the red wire from the ceiling (red,white,green,black) with the black, blue and white wires from the fan?
This electrical question came from: Samuel, a Handyman from Sacramento, California.
Thanks for your electrical question Samuel.
Connecting the Red Wire to the Ceiling Fan
Application: Ceiling Fan Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, a non-aluminum ladder and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and access to the switched outlet wiring and the proposed location for the ceiling fan.
Precaution: Identify the switched outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring for a ceiling fan should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Ceiling Fan Red Wire Connection
- Samuel, the red wire from the ceiling fan fixture box is typically connected to the blue wire of the ceiling fan which is for the light fixture of the ceiling fan.
- Typically the red wire is controlled by a separate wall switch.
- Wiring diagrams for ceiling fans may be found using the links below.
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