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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Electrical Question: I’m installing a remote control module with a ceiling fan.
- The remote box has black and white wire to connect to black and white to ceiling wires (of course green from fan to bare copper ground wire.
- The other side of remote box has black, white and blue (marked for light).
- The ceiling fan has black, white and black with white striped wires.
- How do I wire the remote box to the fan?
This electrical wiring question came from: Otis, a Homeowner from Palm Bay, Florida.
Thanks for your electrical question Otis.
How to Install and Wire a Remote Controlled Ceiling Fan
Great question Otis. What you are describing is a typical remote control module, so lets review the wiring connections:
- The first set of wires is for the primary power which is the black and the white wires from the home circuit.
- The other side of the remote box are the wires that are connected with the black for the ceiling fan motor, blue for the light and the white neutral.
- The ground wires are all connected together.
- For additional help just follow the links below for the wiring diagrams and instructions.
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