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Old 01-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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I took down an old ceiling fan in the living room.
There are two wires, Black, and Blue.
Does this mean that if i put a ceiling light up, it will always be on?
Is the blue wire the neutral wire?

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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there is no switch for these wires by the way...

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Old 01-17-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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I assume your not in the usa or canada?

This site is mostly usa and canada...there are some experts that know about other countries.

I hope marc gets here.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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im in Illinois
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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In the UK the usual voltage is 220v. I'm unsure if one wire is grounded. Maybe not! If the removed fan had a switch on it somewhere, odds are that the 220 volts is present on the wires and if you connect a lamp to these, it will remain lighted! In this case, the new lamp fixture will have to have a switch of some sort installed on it! Addendum: Wikepedia states that one conductor is a neutral, but did not say if it was earthed (grounded).

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Blue wire? Kind of odd.

You need a multi meter to check for hot and neutral. I am not sure which wire is neutral as it is not a normal color.

How was the fan grounded, or was it?
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the blue wire is a Line 3 Phase.
the other wire is the hot wire.
does this mean i should only put up another fan?
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there was no ground wire...it's an older house
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In European cord sets, the blue is neutral, brown is hot, and green with yellow stripe is EGC (ground).

Where are the blue and black wires, on the fan, or in the house wiring?
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the blue wire is a Line 3 Phase.
the other wire is the hot wire.
does this mean i should only put up another fan?
Line 3 phase? What country do you reside in?
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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i Am In Illinois,usa

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i Am In Illinois,usa

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Oh, I'm very sorry. I saw the post that you are in Illinois, but I didn't realize that it was you, the OP who posted that.
I am having a problem here. Dual monitors, sometimes get screwed up. I've switched off the 2nd monitor, so I think I will be ok now.

So, the blue wire you are referring to is from the fan?
What color is the wire it was connected to in the outlet box?
I would think white, neutral, but then I don't want to assume anything.

BTW, I am in New Jersey... U.S.A!!
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When did you get back?
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My greatest apologies to everyone.
I just took my lil' led flashlight and took another look up into the small hole that the blue and black wire come out of. Low and Behold, there is a third wire stuck up in the whole, i can tell because it's capped like the others. I assume it's the neutral white wire.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:29 PM   #15
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Its like you said, 120/208 three phase is identified with black, red, blue. Have you tested to see if the blue is hot? someone probably used a 4 wire cable instead of a three wire.

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