2 wall switches operate fan and separate light


Old 07-22-12, 04:52 PM
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2 wall switches operate fan and separate light

2 dimmer switches

Red:Always Hot
Black: Switchable Hot from one dimmer
Copper Ground

I can get wall switch number 1 to dim and switch light on and off by connecting black to black and white to white .

I can get wall switch number 2 to vary fan speed and turn off fan by connecting fan black to ceiling red and joining white to white(all 3 whites are joined together , fan, light and ceiling white)

So it works but I wanted to be sure this seems correct. The always hot red concerns me.


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Old 07-22-12, 05:37 PM
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Dimmers are not intended to be used to control the speed of a fan. You need a fan speed control.

You should have a blue (or black with white stripe) and black from the fan. You say the red is always hot but then you seem to say it is controlled by one of the dimmers please explain? Red should go to the fan blue and be controlled by a switch or dimmer..
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