Is there a way to wire this fan/light on separate switches for the functions?


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Old 08-19-21, 01:50 PM
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Is there a way to wire this fan/light on separate switches for the functions?

Have this light/fan from HD. It's fine, but I don't love that it's all controlled by one switch, and then from there controlled by a remote. I'd rather have the fan on a switch and the light on a switch.


On install, there is just a hot, neutral, and ground to hook up. So I'm thinking that in order to separate the two functions I'll have to undo the bundle going to the remote receiver. Looks like then I'd have blue, black, white, and green. I know that would bypass the use of the remote, but I'm OK with that. My only question is then what do I do with the original black/white/ground from the fan if I just the black/white/blue/ground combo instead?


Any thoughts on this project?
 

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Old 08-19-21, 02:30 PM
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Can't have separate control unless you change the cable between the switch and the fan. You need a second hot wire to separately control the light and fan.
You need three wires, neutral, fan hot and light hot.
 
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Old 08-19-21, 07:48 PM
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The issue is that a lot of these newer remote controlled fans are only wired for a single hot. My wife just purchased a fan for the living room that doesn't allow for independent sources for light and fan.

If your fan has two hots (usually black and blue in color), you can connect them to independent switch legs. If it's only got a black/white/green combo, you're stuck with what you've got.
 
 

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