Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How to hook up a ceiling fan remote controller.

Ceiling Fan Wiring

Here is an open ceiling fan mounting box. The wire going to the fan is 14/3. It has 1 bare ground wire,  1 white neutral wire 1 black hot wire and 1 red switched wire. In a normal fan the black would before the motor and the red would be for the light. We are going to attach a remote control for this fan. The red wire will not be needed so we are just going to cap it with a wire nut.

This is the fan's remote receiver. It has a black and white wire coming out of one side. This is the power supply for the fan. It will attach to the black and white wire coming out of the ceiling.  On the other side of the ceiling fan receiver are the fan control wire. The white goes to the white of the fan. The black goes to the black from the fan. This is the motor control. The blue goes to either the blue or red wire coming from the fan. The blue wire controls the light.  

Here is the receiver slipped in  the space between the fan's mounting bracket and the fan box. At this point you can attach all the green and bare ground wires together.
This Minka fan receiver has a matching process that is described on the back of the receiver. This is to make sure that sure that you fan is not being controlled by someone else with the same fan. Every brand of fan has a different way of avoiding this problem

This is all the parts of the fan layedout. The white box in the front is the fan's remote.

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