Wiring new ceiling fan with remote

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Old 11-16-15, 09:09 AM
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Wiring new ceiling fan with remote

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I am installing a new ceiling fan and cannot wire it to save my life. I am new to electrical systems. I have a wall switch to turn light on, and a knob to control fan speed.

Coming out of the ceiling is a red wire, a ground, a white wire, and a black wire.

The remote has a white wire and a black wire on one side, and on the other has a white, a black, and a blue.

The fan has a white, a black, a blue, and a ground.

How do i wire this so my light switch works to turn it on, but so does my remote?

Any help would be fantastic!

here is a link to the fan

Cocoweb 52" AC Motor Ceiling Fan - Bainbridge - Reversable motor, pre-installed light kit, pull cord controlled fan speed and lamp, multiple speeds, energy efficient - CF-A-BA - - Amazon.com
 
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Welcome to the forums.

You want the two wall switches as well as the wireless remote to work ? Can't do it.

You can have one switch control all the power to the fan and then use the remote for the fan and the light.

You can wire the light to be operated by the second wall switch but then the remote won't control it.
 
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So i could have the switch turn on the light, and then have the remote be able to do the fan? As well as turn off the light?

Or is it just that the switch would give the fan power, and the remote would turn the light on/off as well as control the fan?
 
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The remote system for the fan is two wire power in and three wire switched out.
The black wire out is the fan and the blue wire out is the light.

One wall switch will be used to send power to the fans remote control.

If you connect the blue light wire to the remote control...... then ONLY the remote control will turn it on and off.

If you don't connect the blue wire to the remote.... but connect it to the second wall switch.... then ONLY the wall switch will control the light.
 
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So theoretically, could i connect the blue light wire to the remote control, and have the light on with the remote, then shut off the power to the remote with the light switch?
 
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Yes.... that is the most common setup. The wall switch would need to be on for the fan and light to work remotely.

At the fan location... you will need to measure to determine which wire.... red or black is coming from the switch that will power the remote. The unused wire will be capped off.
 
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How do i determine that? Sorry, never worked with electrical before ha
 
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You would need a non contact tester, or 120v test light, or basic test meter...... to check from the white/neutral wire to the red wire and the white/neutral wire to the black wire.

A small analog test meter from a home improvement store would run between $10-$15.
A good investment for future troubleshooting.
 
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Okay, so once i get this meter, i connect these and see if there is power with the switch on?
 
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That is correct. One switch controls the black wire and the other controls the red wire.
 
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Thank you! So just to make sure, coming from the ceiling, I will take whichever (black or red) has power coming from the switch, and connect it to the white wire going INTO the remote?

What do i do with the black wire from the remote?

And then on the three wire side of the remote, i just match up the colors with the fan, correct?
 
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Old 11-16-15, 12:46 PM
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No, whites are not connected to blacks or blues. White of power in to white of line side of remote. Fan white to the white of the load side of remote. See below.

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What was PJ talking about below then?
 
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When you check for power.....you check from white/neutral to the color. I didn't say connect the two together.
 
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Haha told you i didnt know much about electrical!
 
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Old 11-16-15, 03:32 PM
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i didnt know much about electrical!
And that is the scary thing when you suggest a dead short that might have resulted in a small explosion. You need to read a book such as Wiring Simplified cover to cover before doing any electrical. You can find it at Amazon, book stores and in the electrical aisle of some home improvement stores.

Please post back if you need any help understanding the diagram.
 
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