We are finally getting around to installing ceiling fans on our front porch. We just realized the electrician that built our house wired the two ceiling fan boxes off a single switch (one ceiling fan box is wired to the other). We don't mind both ceiling fans being controlled off the same switch (where both fans will always be on or off), but we would like to know if this is an acceptable configuration? Is it safe? Ok with code?
The second question is that we would like to install a fan motor control switch rather than using a traditional on/off wall switch. Most of these fan control switches are rated at 1.3 to 1.6 amps. Will this be ok to use with two ceiling fans being wired to the same switch? We are concerned the two fans will draw to much current for a single fan motor switch.
Note that we will not be installing lights on these fans. So we are only looking to control the fan speed. Thanks in advance.
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