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Converting to variable speed

I would like to convert this fan to operate at variable speeds. Installing a 3 wire variable speed ceiling fan switch didn't work. Once the current drops the doors start to close and the motors cut out. Is this possible?

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Just do a wall control

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

  • Scott Pederson Jun 25, 2012

    If the motor cuts out and the doors start to close, then the unit is not designed to run on variable current. A "Dimmer Switch" variably changes is amount of resistance, thus supplying a variable amount of current. If the dimmer got warm or hot, then it's rating was the problem. I would call the manufacturer. It is possible that the wrong current can permanently damage the unit, especially if the unit converts AC power to DC, which runs the fans. That would be an expensive mistake.

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