Ceiling fan with new remote controller

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Old 03-12-15, 10:54 AM
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Ceiling fan with new remote controller

Hey guys and gals,
I have a ceiling fan in my daughters room and it operates via remote and the remote has died. I bought a replacement remote that included a wall switch that has both a light button and 4 buttons for the fan-high, medium, low, and off. So Now the fan and light will have both wall and remote controls. My only problem is that when I pulled the switch out of the wall I found the usual wiring (black, white , and ground), the new wall controller however has 2 blacks and 1 green wire. Is it still possible to make this work or would it require different wiring to the fan? I have changed plenty of outlets and switches and installed lots of timers in my various bathrooms over the years but this is the first time I have found a controller with this particular wiring setup. I am unsure if this switch can be used or not. Any help would be really appreciated. One other thing about this wiring setup is that in the wall box I have one incoming wire and two outgoing wires. The installer ran the black incoming wire to the top of the existing switch and the bottom black goes out as a jumper to a wire nut with a total of three black wires and they head back up the wall to the ceiling fixture and who knows else where. All three white wires are wire nutted together, and the three grounds are wire nutted together with a jumper going to the switch. Sorry if this is confusing, I can get a couple of pics if needed.
 
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Old 03-12-15, 11:00 AM
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On your existing wall switch there should be a connection to the multiple black wire splice. That is your hot wire to the switch. Then there should be a second, single black wire that runs the fan.

Your new controller may require the line and load to be wired a certain way. The above description should help .
 
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