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Clutchcargo 12-13-2007 09:59 AM

Wiring a ceiling fan?
 
I have a Hampton Bay ceiling fan that has two separately controlled lamps and the fan. I wired it as specified and it works fine but I hate having to rely on the remote to operate it. I'd like to ditch the remote/receiver configuration and wire this to standard dimmer switches.
Would it work?

jbfan 12-13-2007 10:08 AM

I don't think you can make it work.How many wires are connected to the remote. It should be 1 for the fan, 1 for the light, and a netural.
You would need another wire for the lights, and another wire from the switch location to make this work.

Clutchcargo 12-13-2007 10:19 AM

Getting the wires through the wall and to the switches is no problem, the walls and ceiling are all open. I'm wondering if there is anything about the output of the receiver that is different than a wired dimmer could do.
The reciever in the fan has hot/neutral/grd input and 6 or 7 wires for the operation of the various components of the fan (2 separately controlled lights and the fan).

HouseHelper 12-13-2007 10:44 AM

If this fan came with an integral remote, then the remote is required to operate the fan and lights. There is no other option.

Clutchcargo 12-13-2007 10:50 AM

Thanks, that's what I expected but was hoping that I could wire it directly to switches.
I knew as soon as the battery wore out, I didn't have a replacement, that the remote was a bad idea. The fan is useless without the remote.

perpetual98 12-13-2007 01:05 PM

People turn their fans off? Then you see all the dirt on them! :)

GREGNC 12-13-2007 04:20 PM

clutchcargo most hampton bay fans i have seen do not have integral receivers you can leave them out and run it directly to a switch.did you do the install? if you had to connect ac in to the receiver then wire 3 receiver outputs to lites and fan then you can remove it .

220/221 12-13-2007 06:40 PM

Most of the time I can make it work. Not always. It requires understanding of the circuitry. If you look at the components you may be able to find the wires that lead directly to the fan and light and bypass the "brain". If the brain is a seperarte unit, it should be simple.

Black=fan, blue=light, white neutral.

Andy in ATL 12-13-2007 09:36 PM

Y'all reckon that the fan listing is violated when you eliminate the remote?


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