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Old 10-01-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Ceiling fan - using a ceiling fan switch


I bought a ceiling fan switch that has a separate light and fan speed lever on it, the fan speed lever has 3 set clicks in it for high/med/low

While unpacking the fan, and looking at the directions, it says not to use a rheostat switch, that is the kind that slide right and are for lights?

Is the preset one considered a rheostat switch? Do all fans recommend to not use them?

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NO. A rheostat is much like a roatry dimmer.
If the switch states it is for a fan, it will have distinct stops for the speed control

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OK.. that is what I figured.. a rheostat is infinitely adjustable while the ceiling fan ones have predetermined clicks.

Good.. I do have the right ones
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OK.. that is what I figured.. a rheostat is infinitely adjustable while the ceiling fan ones have predetermined clicks.

Good.. I do have the right ones
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