cubfan1 ceiling fan wiring


Old 01-01-12, 12:39 PM
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Question cubfan1 ceiling fan wiring

I have extra wires at the ceiling.
Black, Red, White and Copper Ground.

I have 2 switches, one in the main room and one in the entrance
hallway. The main switch is only a 2-way with Red and Black / w Ground.
The hall switch is a 3 way with Red/Black/Black w/ Ground.

The fan itself is radio controlled, that unit only allows for black/ white/ Ground.

Please help!


Originally Posted by John Nelson View Post
Red wires are used for a variety of purposes. If you tell us the year your house was built, we can make a better guess.

When you say that the electrical box has black, white, red and bare wires, do you mean exactly one of each and no more?

I suspect that you didn't cap off the red wire when you connected black to black and white to white.

The most likely solution is to connect black on your chandelier to red from your ceiling, white to white, bare to bare, and securely cap off the black from the ceiling. But if you are cautious, hold off on that until we learn more.
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Old 01-01-12, 02:05 PM
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The black might be a constant hot and the red is switch controlled. Do you have anything to test for voltage or continuity?
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