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Old 07-25-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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so I have this ceiling fan ready and dismantled but am very perplexed about which is the actual ground, if its the one that is attached to the frame (green) or the black coming from center. there is also a strange power chord coming out of it too, looks more like something that would go into a motherboard on a computer to be honest. the potentiometer I have is the one that was hooked up to it prior it being taking down, I'm assuming the potentiometer is more for the lights than the motor, but is it possible to get it hooked up to the motor?

what I want to do is: fan>potentiometer> standard wall plug. the potentiometer only has 2 places to put the wires so I'm assuming the ground is being avoided there? is it possible to do it with what I have or do I need additional supplies?

obviously I'll need to buy the wall chord. that or modify one I already have. do I need a special one for it? I'm afraid of frying something hah! any help is much appreciated.

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The bearings for a ceiling fan motor and a wall fan motor are very likely not the same.

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oh, no I dont plan on turning it into a fan, just more of a motor of sorts and will be mounted. It's the wiring that has me in a bundle. I know it can be done, just not sure how.
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ahh. awesome. thanks! labels and everything so now only two questions:

1. can I just tape up the blue since I wont be using it?
2. is it possible to connect the motor portion to the potentiometer?
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1. can I just tape up the blue since I wont be using it?
Yes you can cap off blue with wirenut.2. is it possible to connect the motor portion to the potentiometer .Do you have the (Cap )and plug that go on the bottom-You will prob need that for fan direction and speed controls
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1. can I just tape up the blue since I wont be using it?
Yes you can cap off blue with wirenut.2. is it possible to connect the motor portion to the potentiometer .Do you have the (Cap )and plug that go on the bottom-You will prob need that for fan direction and speed controls

unfortunately I do not have the cap that go on the bottom. I imagine you could just wire them directly instead of cap, no?

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