Extra wires in original light fitting - installing remote control ceiling fan


Old 10-02-17, 11:40 PM
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Extra wires in original light fitting - installing remote control ceiling fan

Hi folks, have old wiring to batten light fixture. Want to install remote control fan. Seems to be too many wires. 3 red together, 3 black together, 1 black on own and green ground. Why are the blacks separated and which is neutral? What do I connect extra black to? Other areas of the house did not have such complicated wiring, so was able to install fans with ease.
Hopefully my question is clear and someone can help me out. Cheers.
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Old 10-03-17, 12:14 AM
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Is there no junction box? What kind of fan.
Old 10-03-17, 11:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums from down under.

You do things differently then we do here. Your wiring methods appear to be much more laid back than here in the States.

It looks like you have three cables all connected together at the light socket.
That would mean 3 reds, 3 blacks and 3 grounds.

I'm not sure where the extra single black wire is coming from

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