COMMUNITY FORUM

mtc2009

12:00PM | 08/31/09
Member Since: 08/30/09
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I was installing a ceiling fan with a handheld remote controll.

I installed a wall switch and hooked it up to other wires in the switch already there that ran a set of hallway lights.

I had hooked up the wires to the switch and turned the switch on. I tested the wires hanging out off the ceiling and I was getting 110 v.

I installed the ceiling fan and hooked up the white to white and black to black and the ground.

When I flipped the new wal switch, I heared a little popping sound and nothing happened to the fan. I could not get it to do anything with or without the remote.

I took the fan down and opened up the fan motor casing.

I found that the controller circuit board was fried.

Does anyone know what I did wrong??

LarryG

01:38PM | 08/31/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
you didn't say if it was new.and if you connected everything properly then just take it back.

mtc2009

05:26AM | 09/01/09
Member Since: 08/30/09
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. I purchased the fan in the States and I live in Canada. I would really like to try gettng some info on the proper way to wire this ceiling fan in.

I need to know if I need a switch or can I just hook it up direct to to a 110 volt supply.

When I hooked up the ceiling fan to a switch and turned it on, it blew the control module circuit board in the fan motor housing.

I have another control module on order but I don't want to blow the new one.

If I bring wires from the exsisting switch, how would I wire it. Should I just tie the new wires from the new cable to the exsisting switch that controlls my hallway lights?

Please explain "in series" or "in parallel". Which way should I hook up the new white and black?

LarryG

10:58AM | 09/01/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
i can't see any reason why a wall switch would be needed other than for convenience.

the first one may have fried because you wired it for a load to pass through it.

possible.i don't know how it was connected.

if you connect it to direct power it should be good.

TimBonham

11:28PM | 09/01/09
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
"I would really like to try gettng some info on the proper way to wire this ceiling fan in."

So when you order the new module, ask them to also send you a copy of the wiring instructions that come with the fan.

Or give the specific manufacturer & model number -- for most of them, you can look up the wiring instructions online.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2