By Dave Rongey Summary:
Remote control ceiling fans can be extremely useful, especially when it comes to controlling the lighting separately from the fan speed, even when your electrical wiring did not provide separate wall switches.
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How to Install Ceiling Fans with a Remote Control Unit
An Easy Mistake to Make.
When using a remote control, operate the ceiling fan using the pull
chains and make sure the fan speed is on the high-speed setting and
the lights are full on. The pull chains will over ride the remote
You could get confused if you turn the ceiling fan or light "off" using the pull chain and wonder why the wall switch does not operate the ceiling fan or light. My suggestion is to remove the longer extensions of the pull chains when using remote control units.
Remote Control Units for Ceiling Fans
Typical Remote Unit The standard remote package comes with a module which is installed
into the fan cradle assembly and the hand remote. Some units come
with a saddle that can be attached to the wall making it easy for
you to find and operate.
A remote control for your ceiling fan can take the place of the
wall switch and most of the remote controls will allow you to select
three speeds for the fan operation and three levels of light.
More features available Extended features are available with some of the newer remote units
including programmable temperature control and time controls. As far
as I know they still won't get the coffee pot brewing, but I'll show
you how to automate that process on another page.
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Why CFL Light Bulbs Flicker Remote Control Units May Cause CFL Bulb Flicker: CFL lamps must be compatible with the light fixture and controlling device or switch where the CFL light bulb will be installed - Double check your wiring connections just to make sure, however I have a light fixture that is controlled by a motion sensor and the lamps are CFL too, and the light flickers when it is supposed to be off as well.
Casablanca Ceiling Fan Wiring How to Wire a Casablanca Ceiling Fan and Remote Control - The wiring connections for a Casablanca Ceiling Fan are very straight forward because these ceiling fans use their own proprietary remote control system and all of the switching is done at the remote control module which is internal at the ceiling fan, there is no need to install a separate module.
Wiring a Ceiling Fan Remote Module How to Install and Wire a Remote Controlled Ceiling Fan. Describing a typical remote control module and the wiring connections. I'm installing a remote control module with a ceiling fan.
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Wiring Ceiling Fans
Electrical Project Skill Level:
Beginner to Intermediate. Electrical 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 ceiling fan. Electrical Safety:
Identify the ceiling fan circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring. Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials for ceiling fan wiring projects should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Installing additional home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
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Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
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A wire stripping tool used to safely strip electrical wires.
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The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets.
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