Question: Which wire do you connect first on a ceiling fan?

You should always connect your hot wires last. If you only have 1 switch, connect the bound blue and black wires to the black wire coming out of your ceiling. If you have a 2 switch setup, connect the blue and black wires to the blue and black wires coming out of your ceiling.

Which wires connect to ceiling fan?

Black wire is for the fan. Blue wire is for the light, if light is included with the fan. White wire is neutral. Green wire is for the ground .Connect black fan wire to the black ceiling wire.Connect the blue wire to the red wire.Connect white wires together.Connect green/bare copper wires.

What happens if you connect the wrong wires on a ceiling fan?

Wiring the fixture incorrectly could lead to circuit breakers tripping, lights burning out quickly, or a ceiling fan turning in the wrong direction. Fortunately, this is something any homeowner can do with an inexpensive voltage tester.

When installing a ceiling fan what is the red wire?

What does the red wire do when a ceiling fan is installed? The red wire is the ungrounded (hot wire) conductor of one switch, while the black wire is the ungrounded (hot wire) conductor of the other switch. One switch would energize the red wire in the original installation, causing the fan to turn on.

What color wires connect together?

US, AC:The US National Electrical Code only mandates white (or grey) for the neutral power conductor and bare copper, green, or green with yellow stripe for the protective ground. In principle any other colors except these may be used for the power conductors.

Can you put a ceiling fan on a 3 way switch?

If you want combined control, connect the ceiling fan boxs black wire to the three-way switchs common lug. For separate control, connect the ceiling boxs red wire to the common lug of your other switch and connect the ceiling boxs black wire to the three-way switchs common lug.

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