Wire 6 fans with 1 breaker.

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Old 07-03-11, 07:43 PM
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Wire 6 fans with 1 breaker.

I have installed 6 ceiling fans
I would like to wire on all 6 fans with one breaker and one wire, is that possible?
Can i wire all 6 fans in one circuit? How i can wired 6 fans with what's size of wire.
how many amp breaker i need?
 
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Old 07-03-11, 07:54 PM
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It would help to know the amp draw of the fans. Are these ceiling paddle fans, fans with light kits?
 
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Yes it is with the light kit. I dont know the amp but its 60 watts if that helps
 
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Old 07-04-11, 06:36 AM
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To help Jim out, is this new construction? We need to know the amperage rating on each "fan". We know 60 watts is for the light bulb. How many light bulbs each? Next question. Why do they all have to be wired to the same circuit? Will you be working yourself to death for no good reason?
 
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I would like to wire on all 6 fans with one breaker and one wire, is that possible?
No. You will need to use two or three wire cable, NM-b (AKA Romex) but that is what you meant is cable not wire.

I know a knit pick but correct terminology is always best and in this case if all are going to be in the same room it is important to know if they will all be on one switch or multiple switches and if power will go to the switch (or switches) or if power will go to the first fan only or each individual fan so we can advise if you need 2-wire or 3-wire cable.

One final knit-pick.
I have installed 6 ceiling fans
You didn't mean that literally did you? The fans are the last thing to be installed except maybe the switches.
 
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wire 6 fans with 1 breaker

all 6 fans can be hook up with only one long cable it has 3 wires cable?
parellal. with no switch direct to Breaker with 20 amps.
can you please give me diogram?
 

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Old 07-04-11, 08:47 AM
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Why don't you want a switch?
 
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Old 07-04-11, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Maknojia View Post
all 6 fans can be hook up with only one long cable it has 3 wires cable?
parellal. with no switch direct to Breaker with 20 amps.
can you please give me diogram?
It would be a 2-wire cable (you don't count ground). With out knowing the wattage of each fan we can't say for sure if a single 20 amp circuit is enough. Just connect all blacks and blues together at each fan. Connect all whites together. Connect all grounds together and if the box is metal pigtail to the box.
 
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Old 07-06-11, 08:52 AM
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"Normally" most common 56" fans pull 1.5 amps +/_ and "IF" you are using 60 watts each fan for lights then you would be pulling around 11-12 amps...but too much is missing here....If you have light kits you most likely have 4 lights per kit, so maybe 240 watts each times 6 equals 1440 watts, or 12 amps for the LIGHTS ONLY. To be SAFE...you need to see what amps or watts each fan motor is pulling per the instructions, and please advise more information on the light kits. How many sockets per kit, what size lamps will you be using....leaving way too much information out here for any kind of accurate answer.......
 
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Old 07-06-11, 06:09 PM
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Hunter used to sell a solid state speed control for their fans that was rated for a wattage equivalent to about 3 to 4 fans with light kits, that's all. This was no where close to exceeding a 20 amp circuit, but the limiting factor was the wattage rating of the speed control. How do you plan on controlling these fans?
 
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Old 07-06-11, 07:02 PM
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CasualJoe he has written no switches,
 
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Old 07-06-11, 07:28 PM
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CasualJoe he has written no switches,
I see that now..........
 
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