I am trying to install a ceiling fan and from the ceiling I have a copper white and black wire. Now from the fan itself there is a black blue and white wire. Not sure where to connect the copper wire.
Good question, proper wiring is a crucial virtue that needs to be one hundred percent accurate.
Three wires showing from the ceiling lamp fixture harness, positive, negative, and ground.
The negative wire is the white wire,
The Hot wire (positive) is the wire of brighter color than known negative,
220V AC (alternating current) home wiring to(" duplex outlet switch, GFI switch, single/dual pole light switch, lamp fixtures,") the Hot wire or lead, is normally Black, the lighter color, or White is neutral or neggative,
Neutral wire (completes circuit) allows current flow to continue through to other parts of house, Alternating current.
The Ground wire is usually wrapped in green color, or unmarked copper.
The copper wire from the ceiling will need to be grounded to the metal bracket on the new light fixture, a gold or silver screw, sometimes tagged with green, is the proper grounding location, Any place on Metal not attached to ceiling bracket, Ground should be attached to metal on fan,
White wire from Fan is neutral, Negative.
Black wire from Fan is Hot Wire, Positive,
If Blue wire from Fan is Not Manufacture spliced, Meaning no Copper is exposed, Wire is not used, Blue wire is NOT ground,
If Fan has a light, Voltage from Hot Black wire will supply both light and fan functions,
flip off breaker switch to the room fan is being installed.
Black^Black wire connection is secure.
White^White neutral wire connection is secure.
Ground is fastened securely to metal or wrapped under a screw.
Using splice caps is recomended, The plastic shell encloses the wire connection ensuring No stray copper is exposed, limits possibility of cross wiring.
Google the brand of fan being installed, and Check wire color code, and wiring diagram, Info good to have, and checking twice will only guarantee Lamp Fixture Install Well Done.
(Blue wire may be there for installing multiple ceiling fixtures in a loop circuit, so all controlled by same light switch.)
Enjoy Your New Fan,
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Mar 26, 2017 |