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Old 11-01-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Ceiling Fan Motor Hookup


I have (or had) a perfectly good running ceiling fan. It was free, and my curiosity and creativity kicked it. I want to strip it down and play with just the motor. Well some wires came unhooked during the process. I said to hell with it and stripped it down all the way. Now I have no idea what goes where.

I dont like experimenting when it comes to 120v feed from my main electricity box, so I want to find out what exactly I need to do to get this running.

OK, so here is what I am doing:
I want to run the fan motor only on high, and only in 1 direction. I dont care about the directional switch or the other speed settings.

My expertise comes in DC, so when dealing with capacitance in AC circuits, I fall flat on my face.

I have all the original electrical components, just sitting here waiting to be hooked up.

I have the fan motor itself (PHOTO 1). It has 4 wires. Brown, Black, Red, and Orange.
Brown to black carries a resistence of about 100 ohms, and Red to Orange carries a resistance of about 65 ohms.

I have the stock directional switch, the speed switch, and the capacitor. (PHOTO 2).

Photo 3 and 4 are close ups of the A. Capacitor, and B. the fan speed switch.

Can anyone help me determine what I need to hook up where to run the motor on high speed only?

Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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Yeah, I know :-(

No one can help me?
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:42 AM   #4
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Not off the top of my head, I can't help you (sorry).

I'd have to look at another fan which was still intact.
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I figured it out! Both coils are wired in parallel, one has the cap wired in series with it to provide a phase difference. Both ends of the cap together in parallel is the high setting.

Thanks anyways!
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