Figuring out vent fan wiring.

Old 12-17-16, 03:09 PM
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hello i purchased a Hampton Bay 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Fan with LED Light and Nightlight item number is 1000020862, well i wired this up the way the diagram shows. but i can not figure out how to provide power to the Fan, when i attempted to provide power to the fan directly it blew and sparked so i had to purchase a replacement. i figure it blew up but I'm not sure. so i wired this new one again like the diagram except the power source is now at the switch i ran power to the switch. the CATCH is i want to use the light, fan, and night light independently. which is possible. so i have a regular pole switch on and off. for the main light and next to that a 2 rocker wall switch. one for the night light and the other for the fan. the brain teaser for me is where do i provide power? how can i wire this? can anyone give me a diagram of the rocker switch wiring with this exact model i have attached the manufacture diagram. does the labeled fan, light, and nightlight need power on the switch? and then connect the neutral? or does the L go on one side and below that the N and on the other side the FAN and night light? Name:  Screen Shot 2016-12-17 at 5.05.54 PM.jpg
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Old 12-17-16, 03:21 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Do you actually have a red, black, blue, white and ground wire between the switch and the fan ?

The power needs to be at the switch.
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Keep the power at the switch.
Between the switches and the Fan/Light/Night Light, you need four insulated wires and a ground. Insulated wires for:
1. fan
2. light
3. night light
4. neutral
and of course the bare ground.

To achieve this, I carry 14/4 or 14/2-2. These cables have four insulated conductors and the ground.

You can run two sets of 14/2 and use colored tape to identify the the second 14/2
you can run 14/3 and a 14/2.
However you figure it, you need four insulated wires and a ground.
Old 12-18-16, 09:54 AM
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Or you can use ENT (Smurf) and individual wires (H, H, H, N, G).

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