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Old 09-14-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Just purchased a Hunter 5 - Minute fan from Lowe's. The fan comes on right away with the switch but the light is delayed 1-2 seconds. Any ideas? It is a brand new fan.

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is it one of those with the round green button on the wall switch? I think this is actually a remote control, which is why you can operate both fan and light on a two wire switch. I think there is just a slight lag in the switch, or signal, if it's the one i am describing, everyone i have ever seen all seem to have this delay

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Round green button on what switch? It is a standard light switch.
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Round green button on what switch? It is a standard light switch.
Some fans come with a switch that has several buttons for fan and light. You didn't say what you were using to control the fan and light, so i was simply asking if you were using the switch with the round button (sometime gray, sometimes green), that comes with many of the big box hunter and hampton bay fans.

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I apologize. I have run 12-2 down from the ceiling to a switch on the wall that was previously used to control wall receptacles. I tied it in there.
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Here is what I have in the gang box. It is a single pole switch. One wire comes from the fan, one wire from the source or box, and one wire from the receptacle.

Fan wire (12 Gauge) = Black, White, and Ground

Source Wire (14 Gauge) = Black , White , and Ground

Receptacle Wire (14 Gauge) = Black, White, Red, and Ground
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so are you saying you have a single light switch that simply provides power, and all the other functions ( light and fan speed) are controlled by pull chains?

what type of bulb is in the light? if it's a standard incadecent and you are operating with pull chain, i would expect it to come right on, if you have a flourecent, CF or halogen, I think a slight delay is normal
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Single light switch - incandescent candalabra bulbs -2 - 60 watts
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See if lightly whacking on the fan housing with the switch on changes the symptom.
Also try way-less wattage or way-more wattage bulbs, as a test.

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No, it did nothing, just the same.
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No, it did nothing, just the same.
Maybe the manuf. has a reason to do this time delay. . .?
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Has anyone heard of limiters on fans. They prevent you from exceeding the limit for the amount of current rated on the fan. They sometimes say that this can cause a delay.
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Has anyone heard of limiters on fans. They prevent you from exceeding the limit for the amount of current rated on the fan. They sometimes say that this can cause a delay.

Yep I did see it couple of new fans that have indentscent bulbs limiter to limit the amout of current by max wattage it can allow if go over it will not lit up at all.

That part of the reason and the other reason is that many fan manufacter are now useing canberila base so it will limited to 60 watts max rating.

Merci,Marc

{ P.S. I did see both USA and French ceiling fans work the same way so I know it pretty much international set up now }
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But why the time delay?
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But why the time delay?
maybe it takes a second for the limiter to absorb the incoming current and regulate the outgoing?

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