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How to Wire a Ceiling Fan with a Wall Outlet

How to Install Ceiling Fan Wiring: Installing a Ceiling fan from Wall Outlet, I am installing a ceiling fan that is connected to a switch which also controls two wall outlets.


Wiring a Ceiling Fan
Electrical Question: I am installing a ceiling fan and I have done others in the past with no trouble, but this one is connected to a switch which also controls two wall outlets.

Background: Vince, a Homeowner.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Vince.

How to Install Ceiling Fan Wiring

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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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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Wiring Electrical Outlet for the Home
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2 Responses to “How to Wire a Ceiling Fan with a Wall Outlet”
  1. Mike says:

    I’m installing a ceiling fan with lights using the Swag Kit. The fan has white, black and blue wires and the receiver for the remote has black, white and blue on one side red and white on the other side. My question is do I connect the two wires from the Swag kit to the red and white that are on the same side on the receiver for power?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Mike,
      From what you have described, the red wire and white wire of the ceiling fan remote receiver module should connect to the swag light fixture cord wires, however you should verify the wire color designations as described in the documentation which was provided with the ceiling fan remote kit.

      Also see the article: How To Wire Light Fixture Cord Wires, which will assist you with identifying the fixture cord wires.

      Thanks for sharing your ceiling fan project with us,
      Dave

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