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Electrical Question Where do I connect the red wire for the Ceiling Fan?
- I”m installing a ceiling fan and I have a red-white-black and a ground wires coming out of the ceiling.
- The fan has a black-white-blue(Light fixture)and ground.
- I know black goes to black and white and ground go to white and ground, but what gets connected to the red wire.
Thanks in advance,
This electrical question came from: Arne, a Homeowner from St Louis Missouri
Thanks for your electrical question Arne.
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.
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Arne, the blue wire of the ceiling fan is for the light fixture and is typically connected to the red wire from the ceiling junction box.
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