Connection for the Blue Ceiling Fan Wire
Where to Connect the Blue Wire of a Ceiling Fan – The blue wire is for the ceiling fan light fixture, Here is the Wiring connections for this scenario
Wiring Connections for the Ceiling Fan Blue Wire
[ad#block]Electrical Question: My ceiling fan has a black, blue, green, and white wires but only a white and a black wire coming from the ceiling.
- What wires get connected to what wires?
This electrical wiring question came from: Greg , a Homeowner from Sarasota, Florida.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Greg.
Where to Connect the Blue Wire of a Ceiling Fan
- The blue wire is for the ceiling fan light fixture.
- Wiring connections for this scenario
- Ceiling Electrical Box Wires – Ceiling Fan Wire
- Black to Black (ceiling fan motor)
- Black also to Blue (ceiling fan light)
- White to White (shared neutral)
- Ground to Green (ground wire)
- With these wiring connections, the ceiling light can be operated from the ceiling fan pull chain or the wall switch.
- MORE ABOUT THE BLUE CEILING FAN WIRE
- If your ceiling fan does not have a light fixture, then you can either cap off the blue wire up at the ceiling fixture electrical box or connect is as described above.
- Most ceiling fans come pre-wired for a light fixture, whether it has a fixture or not.
- If the ceiling fan does not have a light fixture then you have the option to add one.
The Following will assist you with wiring Ceiling Fans
- How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring
Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.
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- Ceiling Fan Wiring diagram #1
- Ceiling Fan Wiring diagram #2
- Ceiling Fan Installation #1
- Ceiling Fan Installation #2
- Electrical Wire for the Home
- Wiring ceiling fans
- How to Install Ceiling Fans
- Take the mystery out of ceiling fan wiring.
- Ceiling Fans are a great way to lower your energy bill and brighten up one of your favorite rooms.
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I’m replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan on a two-way switch. I taped the wires with different colors to keep the same connection. I have now disconnected and capped the blue wire as I don not have a light on my celing fan. However when I turned the power back on it tripped the breaker. I have black (direct) to the brown ceiling wire and white from fan to white in the box. However, there is one more wire in the box, which was wired together with two black and one white and so I reconnected and the breaker still trips. Maybe my retro brace bracket pinched the wires? Just not sure why they have three wires coming into the box.
How do I wire this fan to work?
Because the circuit is tripping, the wiring in the ceiling box including the wiring to the wall switches will need to be tested and identified to clearly understand the wiring connections to the ceiling fan. Keep in mind that the wires used for the switching process may make use of the available wires of the cable set between the fixture and the wall switch.
I hope this helps,