wiring a ceiling fan with remote
addI have a Hampton bay ceiling fan with a Hampton bay remote/control.
This is operated by a 3 way switch in the kitchen and a 3 way switch in the
Fan was reinstalled recently and after it was installed you can't turn on the
light without the wall switch being on. Before you could leave the fan running all the time and turn the light on and off with the switch. I guess
they had it where the remote would control the fan and the switch would
control the light.
How can that be accomplished? I have ground and black, white, red wire
going from each switch.
The power is controlled through the wall switch.
Can the dip switches be set to do this or does it have to be wired differently? The remote is Hampton Bay Model UD7078T. Does not have the downlight or the reverse button.
What wires are located in the ceiling box.
The remote will only use 1 hot and a neutral.
The ceiling box has the ground and 3 wires coming from the 3 way switch
to the ceiling box. It is black, white, ground, and red.
the black and white (I think are connected to the inbound black and white
wires on the remote. How he has the black and white and blue coming from the out side of the remote I don't know. I do know that the blue wire
is labeled light and one is labeled motor.
Then from the ceiling box there are similar wires that are running to the
3 way switch in the sun-room.
Hope this helps you figure it out.
The only way it would have worked like that before was to bypass the remote for the light.
And how would I accomplish that?
A pic of the box would help, but if only the black and white wire are connected, I don't think you can do it.
Can't get a picture because it is installed. I know it worked that way when it was originally installed.
I know when you flip the switch that cuts off the power in a regular switch but I don't know if it does in a 3 way switch. If it did then there would have
to be some setting in the dip switch that would restore the power to the light some way.
The electrician that reinstalled it after fixing the 3 way switch did not change the dip settings in the controller or the remote, just left them as they were BUT I don't know if he rewired it the same way.
What was wrong was the traveler wire was broken and therefore when you cut the light on in the kitchen you could not cut if off in the sunroom.
In order to turn it on and off in the sunroom the light switch in the kitchen had to be left in the downward position (I think or it might have been in the upward position).
When a 3 way turns off the power, there is no way to bypass the remote.
Where was the traveler broken?
It was the traveler that came from the power switch in the kitchen. What he did was replace it with another wire that was in the box. I know this left me without a proper ground but there is no way that we could replace the red traveler since the roof on the sunroom is flat and no space to work up there. The person that installed the wiring evidently stapled it to the
rafters. I guess they must have shot a nail un nail through it or else when they installed the metal roofing they ran a wire through it.
The ground wire was a grey coated wire that they had used for the ground so I see no danger there.
I wish I had them run the wires in conduit since there is no space over the sunroom. That way I could have pulled another wire very easily.
\But I guess that is where hind site allways tells you what you should have had done. That would (if they had used steel conduit) kept a nail from piercing the wire. But I guess conduit would not have helped me either since the wire was broken I could not pull a wire unless part of the
plastic covering was still intact.
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