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BV014533

10:30AM | 08/19/17
I have a ceiling fan/light with a remote that I want to wire to a single wall switch.

The fan itself has a blue wire, a black wire, a white wire and a grounding wire coming out of it.

The remote receiver has a blue wire, a black wire and a white wire coming out of one side and a white wire and a black wire coming out of the other side.

I have two sets of wires coming out of the ceiling. One appears to be from the power supply and the other appears to be from the wall switch I want to use. Each set has a black wire, a white wire and a grounding wire.

How can I wire this up so that I can turn power off and on to the fan using both the wall switch and the remote control?

Thanks!

LarryG

10:48AM | 08/19/17
Member Since: 07/22/04
649 lifetime posts
The switch loop will disconnect the power to the remote. Otherwise just match the colors of the outgoing from the remote to the fan. The white from the switch should have been recoded black because it's actually a hot wire. Usually on a fan the black wire is the fan motor and the blue is the light set but in electrical I've learned to never assume anything.

BV014533

12:02PM | 08/19/17
Thanks for the quick reply! So if the white wire from the switch is actually the hot wire, which ceiling wires should connect to the two white and black wires coming from the remote receiver?

I've connected the black, white and blue wires from the remote receiver to the corresponding black, white and blue wires from the fan. I'm just confused about where to connect the other white and black wires from the remote receiver.

Thanks!

LarryG

05:30PM | 08/20/17
Member Since: 07/22/04
649 lifetime posts
"I have two sets of wires coming out of the ceiling. One appears to be from the power supply and the other appears to be from the wall switch I want to use."
Well the white from the power supply would go to the white wire on the receiver. The black from the power supply goes to any one of the switch wires and the other switch wire goes to the black on the receiver.


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