Wiring Configuration for Ceiling Fans
I am trying to wire a ceiling fan that has a white, black and black/white wire and also a green groun). My junction box has…
Electrical Question from Barbara about Wiring a Ceiling Fan
Background: Barbara, a Homeowner from Houston, Texas
Question: I am trying to wire a ceiling fan that has a white, black and black/white wire (and also a green ground). My junction box has a white, black, red and green ground wire. The wall switch for this fan is a dimmer switch. The fan instructions do not address the red wire. Which wire do I hook the red wire to in the ceiling fan harness. I assume the black and black/white hook to the black on the fan and the white hook to the white.Thanks
Thanks for your electrical question Barbara.
* Here is the wiring configuration:
(Ceiling Fan WiresÂ – Ceiling Electrical Junction Box Wires, respectively)
Black to Black
Black/White to Red
White to White
Green to Ground
The Dimmer Switch can only be used for the Light, not the fan motor.
A Wall Mounted Fan Speed Control can be used for the Fan Motor by itself.
The Ceiling Fan Electrical Box must be Approved for Ceiling Fans and supported according to code.
* Positive identification of the existing wiring can be revealed using a voltage or continuity tester.
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