ask the electrician
Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable


» Home Electrical Wiring Projects
» Need Electrical Help? Ask the Electrician

Multi Speed Fan Electrical Wiring

I need to know how to connect the wires to the positive wire and negative wire of the…

Electrical Video #1

Electrical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Helping You to Wire It Right!

See more Home Electrical Wiring Videos

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!

See the Electrical Wiring Video #2 Below:

Electrical Question from Mike about Multi-Speed Fan Wiring
Background: Mike, a Homeowner from Oak Park,Michigan
[ad#block]Question: I have a old 4 bladed steel Fan. It has 5 wires coming from the motor- 1 black,2 white,1 red,1 green.
I need to know how to connect the wires to the positive wire and negative wire of the wall plug cord so I can use this monster to cool off my house. I am using a electrical strip as a on/off switch. And I will use caps to cover the spliced wires. I had to bypass the switches-Hi,Med,Low.and clockwise/counterclockwise directional switches.

Additional Comments: Nice website

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Mike.
I would have to know the exact make and model number of the fan to verify the wiring configuration for this fan.

The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:

For more information about Bath Exhaust Fan
Bath Exhaust Fan

This link is helpful as a Homeowner
Do-It-Yourself Electrical

Make sure not to miss these Resources for: Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Diagrams

Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!

For Best Results Consult a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Locate An Electrical Contractor in Your Area



The following may also be helpful for you:

Electrical Wiring Video #2



Home Electrical Wiring Videos about this Topic and More

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!




Dave's Companion Guide to Home Electrical Wiring:

» You Can Avoid Costly Mistakes! «

Here's How to Do It:
Wire It Right with the help of my Illustrated Wiring Book

Great for any Home Wiring Project.
  electrical wiring  

Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring

Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handy Women, and Electricians
Includes:
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electric Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring Light Switches
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.



Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

More articles about Wiring Electrical and Home Electrical Wiring:
« Previous Next »
Electrical Panel or Circuit Breaker Problem Identifying Causes of GFI Outlet Problems


FAQs Frequently Asked Questions and Comments

One Response to “Multi Speed Fan Electrical Wiring”
  1. SIMON says:

    IN REMOVING LIGHT SWITCH I GOT WIRE MIXED TO RUN THE FAN, NOW I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO RECONNECT THEM BACK UP. COLOR CODE NEEDED. I PLAN TO LEAVE OUT THE DIRECTION SWITCH OUT.
    SIMON