Question about Solar 2-wire Pull Chain Light Switch For Ceiling Fan Lights

1 Answer

Trying 2 wire a ceiling light

I have got 2 black wires and 1 wellow and green wire coming out off the ceiling dont know why ive got 2 black wires

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

ONE IS NOT REALLY BLACK, YOU NEED TO TEST THE VOLTAGE WITH A VOLTAGE TESTER. tHE TESTER HAS TWO SHICKS PUT ONE ON THE GROUND(GREEN AND YELLOW) AND THE OTHER TO ONE OF THE BLACKS THE ACTUAL HOT WILL SET OFF TESTER. THAT IS YOUR BLACK THE OTHER IS THE WHITE

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a harbor breeze ceiling fan on a dimmer


You have 3 options. You can connect the fan blue and the fan black to the red ceiling wire. Then you will need to control the fan and light with the strings. The wall switch will turn off everything. Option 2 is make sure that there is a switch wired to the black ceiling wire. If there is a switch I would check to make sure the switch is working. Option 3 is to purchase a remote control unit for both and leave the wall switch to shutoff the whole unit. Hope this helps.

Oct 11, 2013 | Speed Ceiling Fan 3-speed Switch By...

1 Answer

I have a westinghuse fan with light it has four wires on it green, blue, black, and red what are they ie live neutral etc


Question posted under 3-speed switch

1) Are you replacing the 3-speed switch?
This is a field with much discussion because Westinghouse 4-wire fan switches vary.
Process of elimination is needed to find hot line. From there you test each wire to the hot line wire to determine which wire or combination of wires makes up low, medium, and high speed.
Open following links for some resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Cooper-277-pilot-light-switch.html#3-speed
http://www.ceiling-fans-n-more.com/ceiling-fan-pullchain-replacement-and-repair.php
http://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/ecart/catalog/westinghouse-6.html

2) Or are you looking at fan connection wiring at ceiling?
Green wire goes to bare ground.
Fan should have hot and neutral.

Hot line should be black.
Neutral should be white.

Red usually goes to light
Blue is normally not there.

Where is the white neutral wire?

Take multimeter set to read ohms and test black wire to each other wire.
Process of elimination should reveal correct wiring.

Aug 21, 2011 | Speed Ceiling Fan 3-speed Switch By...

1 Answer

Wiring heater, vent, light with 12/2 and 12/3 from switch to unit. email: lfranklin5@charter.net


I wish we had more information to go on here.

1) You have 2 cables to to the Heat-Vent-Light
One cable is 12-3 and 1 cable is 12-3

2) That's where it's gets fuzzy.
What color wires are on HentVentLight?
Is power at the ceiling box or at the wall box?
What other wires are inside the wall box?
What kind of switch are you installing?

3) With that number of wires, it sounds like power is at ceiling box.
Power would arrive at ceiling box on one cable that has a Hot-black and Neutral-white wire.

4) Start at wall box:
Let's suppose you are installing a wall device that has 3 individual switches, with one switch for each HentVentLight.
The Hot wire from ceiling box would drop down into wall box on a black wire, and this wire connects to brass screw on switch.
Wire going to heater connects to one of the silver screws.
Wire to fan to another silver screw
Wire to light to another silver screw.

5) Work at ceiling box:
Let's suppose your HentVentLight has 4 wires: Black for light, Red for fan, Blue for heater, and White Neutral.
The white neutral connects to Neutral wire as described in #3.
Black, Red and Blue connect to each of the wires that come up from switch.

Add a comment for more free help, and fill in the missing information.

Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on timer or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Feb 01, 2011 | Broan-NuTone FAN CONTROL SWITCH

1 Answer

My girlfriend has a leviton illumatech IP106 that keeps "not working". after a number of months. It is operarting a standard dining room 6 light chandelier. A couple of her friends have replaced this in...


As a general rule for timers and dimmers:

The Black dimmer wire connects to black hot wire coming from breaker (122V line)
The red dimmer wire connects to Load (wire going to chandelier)

The wall red wire that is capped could be a couple different things. a) It could go to a second switch that was used to control the chandelier. b) it could be another wire that goes to same ceiling box as chandelier to be used to control a fan, except you don't have a fan. In the second case, if you install a fan with a light, you could control fan and light separately.

The green is a ground wire that connects to bare copper wire in box. The bare copper connect back to main breaker box on the Neutral busbar.
White wires that are twisted together inside your light switch box also connect back to to main breaker box on the Neutral busbar.
The ground wire and neutral are a redundant safety system to protect you from electrical devices and appliances that have 'shorted'
The black hot wire connects back to the circuit breaker.

For example, each circuit breaker controls one area of household lighting. The black white and copper wires leave breaker box in a single romex cable. The romex travels to a junction box in the area where the lights are located. The junction box is usually a switch box or a ceiling box. From the junction box, the romex travels to each other switch, light and receptacle box in the area. So each box has 1 hot and 1 neutral and 1 ground that is connected in a line that leads back to breaker box.

Here's a couple pages that make home wiring easier to understand:
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/240-v-water-heater-circuit.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Install-owb.html

Oct 15, 2010 | Leviton Decora Light Dimmer Switch

1 Answer

I am replacing an old intermatic model EJ341 spring wound timer with a GE15086 digital in wall timer. The old intermatic timer has two black wires from each side (I dont know which one is hot). Each of the...


GE 15086 is a 7-day programmable timer. It has more wires than spring-wound timer because clock motor runs on 120V circuit, just like ordinary electric clock. The clock on spring wound timer operated by a spring.
f7d4104.jpg


If I understand correctly, the old timer has 2 wires. One of these wires is the Hot wire ... and that wire will connect to GE timer black wire.
The other wire from old timer goes to Load ... and that wire will go to GE timer red wire.

Instructions on a lot of these timers say, it timer doesn't work, then reverse the two wires described above ... this is because timer only works when Timer black connects to Hot.

You can also turn on power and test each wire that came off old switch to bare ground wire. When tester lights up, that is Hot wire.

GE timer Green wire connects to bare ground wire.

Moving on to GE timer white wire. This wire is necessary for the clock to run. This wire connects to Neutral wire which is usually white. You can test for Neutral by testing Hot wire to each white wire in box ... when tester comes on, that is Neutral.

If you do not have a white Neutral wire, then connect GE timer white wire to bare ground wire. This is not code, but it will work fine until you hire electrician to run Neutral into box.

Oct 03, 2010 | GE Light Switches & Dimmers

1 Answer

The replacement switch has 4 wire ports marked L,1,2,3. The fan has a black wire (power) and 3 other wires from a plastic capacitor box, 1 green and 2 brown. How do the wired connect to the switch?


dear sir
try to find out first all wire wich type of you shold use ampere meter for testing thise wire .
ampere meter turn into continuty mode and conecect its one lead (wire cable) to your motors black wire and watch the display what is rating there .and write it next wire check and date write like this way check your all 4 wire and now who is high number data its conect to number 1 after that some low conecet number to switch number 2 after that who is lowest conect to number 3 and that black colour wire conect to the L mark then try to start your motor
hope answer the question
thank you

Jul 09, 2010 | Westinghouse Electric Westinghouse...

1 Answer

Replacing a pull chain 3-way ceiling fan light switch


OK .. the thick black and white are the power for the fan , are there also white wires on the lamp sockets ..??
The thick black wire should connect to the black wire on the switch.
The small black wires connect to the red and blue wire on the switch .. two small black wires each .. that should give you a position for 2 lights , and 4 lights, on the step switch .. but there should be white wires from the lamp sockets connected to the thick white from the fan .

please respond .

Please Vote !!

May 24, 2010 | Westinghouse Electric Westinghouse...

1 Answer

I have a 3 speed fan switch that i am replacing, b...


Hello. I really hope the 2nd grey is simply a faded purple or green. The most common configurations would be: L - Black, 1 - Grey, 2 - Brown, 3 - Purple or green. Here's a link to some troubleshooting advice: http://www.ceiling-fans-n-more.com/ceiling-fan-pullchain-replacement-and-repair.php and a link to diagrams: http://www.hurontel.on.ca/~taitg/pages/cfan.html


Hope these help clear up that nasty faded color for you, and don

May 21, 2010 | Speed Ceiling Fan 3-speed Switch By...

2 Answers

I AM TRYING TO REPLACE A SIDE BY SIDE LIGHT SWITCH FOR CEILING FAN.. I HAVE A RED WIRE A GREEN WIRE TWO BLACK AND TWO WHITE .. AND TWO BARE GROUND WIRES...


Andrea,
There are two issues here. The red and green wires are not standard, so rather than assume, you'll have to confirm where they go on the ceiling fixture by dropping that fixture enough to examine it. The other issue is that you have apparently bought two four-way switches - they will work, but you may have to make a change after you initially wire it up.
.
i'll describe how to wire this, but before you wire it this way you MUST confirm my assumption that at the ceiling fixture the red wire is connected to a black flexible wire (either for the fan or for the light) and the green wire is connected to a white flexible wire (either for the fan or for the light).
.
Now back to the switch box. .
.
You need to determine which of the black/white/ground wire sets is coming from the breaker. If this isn't obvious visually, you can check this by temporarily wiring a light to one set, have somebody turn the breaker on then off. If it lights, you got it. If it doesn't light, its the other one, but repeat the test on the other one to be sure.
.
Now the switches. You will only use two terminals on each switch. On each switch you will use one of the top terminals and one of the bottom terminals. Use the two terminals on the same side of the switches. (Later, if you find that your switch operates upside-down, where up is off and down is on - then you can swap a wire so that you are using two terminals that are on opposite corners of the switch.)
.
Connect the black wire coming from the breaker to switch 1. You also need to add a jumper wire from that terminal to the corresponding terminal on switch 2.
.
Connect the other black wire to the other terminal on switch 1. Connect the red wire to the other terminal on switch 2. Connect the two bare ground wires to the grounding lugs on the two switches.
.
The other three wires are white, white, and green. These are the neutrals and should all be connected together.

Mar 29, 2010 | Leviton 5225WSP Switch and Outlet

1 Answer

Fix new pull switch to turn on light on ceiling fan


either one all it does is complete the circuit. only one wire is broken to open the circuit when you cut it on and off you just open and close the circuit with one wire.

Jul 29, 2009 | Solar 2-wire Pull Chain Light Switch For...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Solar 2-wire Pull Chain Light Switch For Ceiling Fan Lights Logo

Related Topics:

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Solar Light Switches & Dimmers Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

Are you a Solar Light Switch and Dimmer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...