Wiring Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan
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Making Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan
[ad#block] Electrical Question: I had an electrician install pre-wire for a ceiling fan. However, I am confused as to how to exactly wire a ceiling fan to it.
- There is the wiring that is coming out. But, there is the ground wire, inside the white Molex sheathing.
- Then the black and the white wires. And, that is it.
- The white and the black are controlled with the switch on the wall and the ground being used as the return.
- So, like when I flip one switch, the black and the ground wire will be hot.
- Then, when switch the other switch, the white and the ground wire will be hot.
But, on the ceiling fan, I have the black wire for the motor, the blue wire for the lights, the white wire for the white wire that would connect to the house wiring and of course the green wire for ground. I am not sure how to exactly hook this up since this ceiling fan pre-wire is different than the rest of the house. I don’t want to hook it up wrong and fry the ceiling fan,and or cause a short.
This is how I have it wired now.
- I have the black wire connected to the black wire that controls the van via the switch, and the ground (green) connected to ground, and the white connected to white AND the blue wire ALSO connected to white.
Would this or will this work?
Thank you so much!
Background: Jeff, a Homeowner from Longmont, CO
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jeff.
How to Make Wiring Connections for a Pre-Wired Ceiling Fan
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