11:53AM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 09/04/05
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Recently purchased a Hampton Bay fan / light. Other fans that I have seen are set up so that the fan will continue to run even when you turn the wall switch off. In other words, the fan and the light can be on, and when you leave the room, you can turn off the light switch and all that will go off is the light - the fan keeps running. Question - are Hampton Bay fans wired to work that way or does the hook up on the fan from the current electrical wiring have to be changed?


01:55PM | 09/06/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
The unit will have 4 wires. A white neutral, a green or bare ground, and a black wire and a red or blue wire.

You will need to check the instructions, but I think that the black powers the fan and the blue is for the lights.

So you can have them controlled separately.

If power combe directly to the ceiling box and then you have a switch leg going to the switch then you can wire it so that the fan is always powered and controlled with the switch on the fan.

And the switch leg connected to the light wire so that only the light is controlled by the wall switch.

However, if the power go so the switch and the switched power goes to the unit you can't do that.

However, in either case you can get a fan control switch that has a unit that mounts in the fan canopy and a wall switch. H.D. and L.owes has them. With those systems you not only control the fan and light separately, but you hve a light dimmer and fan speed control.


04:56AM | 09/07/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
What Bill said with two additions:

If you buy a remote as Bill suggests, make sure it is one that will work with only two (hot and neutral) from the switch to the fan. Some require a separate hot for fan and light.

If you are lucky, the circuit may be wired hot at the switch, but with 3 conductor wire (red/black/white) from the switch to the fan. Check your wiring at the switch.


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