Fan Control And Dimmer Ampeage Question

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Old 06-10-06, 07:44 PM
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Fan Control And Dimmer Ampeage Question

I have install 3 Hunter ceiling fans using 14/3 wire,
and am using Lutron S2-LFSQH-IV 1.5 Amp Fan/ 300 Watt Light.
The Fans work fine, I notice on the last fan I installed that the spec's say 1.85 amps? I went, back and checked the other fans I installed and they said 2.25 Amps. The Directions on the switchs say to use the switch for paddle fans, no mention or warnings about Amperage concerns? So is this an issue? Do I need to replace these switches with switches with a bigger Amperage???

Thank you for any help....
 
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Old 06-10-06, 07:58 PM
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> So is this an issue?
Yes. Are there incandescant light bulbs involved?

> Do I need to replace these switches with switches with a higher amperage???

You should use 600W dimmers if possible.

It is unclear that the 2.25A is just the fan only.
If that is fan plus lights, you are probably okay, but close to the limit.

May we assume that the dimmers are in three different rooms?
 
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Old 06-10-06, 08:09 PM
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Thank you for your response, yes incandescant light bulbs are involved, I am using just 3 60 watt bulbs , but I can replace them if need be. as for the amperage on the fans how can I tell, if its the fan only, its is written on the fan housing??? I guess I can try the Hunter Website...
 
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Old 06-10-06, 08:16 PM
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This is off the Hunter WEB Site:
8. How much electricity will a fan draw?
On average, a ceiling fan run on high speed will consume less power than a 100-watt light bulb.
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Short and simple... If the fan is noisey, Buy a more exspensive control switch, typicaly they have higher ratings and you'll be happy.

Sometimes you get what you pay for.
 
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Old 06-11-06, 07:22 AM
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Thank you, the fans have been in for 2 years now and are very quite. My concern is heat or a fire? Looking at the amp on the fan housing, I think the rating is for both the Fan Motor and the ligths, but can not confirm that from the Hunter Web Site.

Hunter states that the fan motor takes the same amount of amps as a 100 W light which is about .83 amps and a 60 watt bulb takes about .5, this fan takes 2 60 watt bulbs, that is about
1.83 amps, the fan states 1.85 amps so It sounds close?
The other 2 fans state 2.25 amps and take 3 60 watt bulbs, which would equal 2.33. so close again.

So is this a correct assumption???
 
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