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Ceiling Fan Wiring (Dual Switches)

This ceiling fan wiring diagram can be used if the power source is supplied to the fan fixture.  This wiring configuration is not preferred in new construction, instead it is recommended that power be routed to the switch box if possible.  In fact, NEC 2011 requires most switch boxes to have a neutral conductor which in the configuration below cannot be supplied without running a separate 2-wire Romex from the fixture to the switch box. 

This setup allows you to switch the light in the fixture and also turn the fan off and on from a separate switch.  Fan speed would need to be controlled by a pull chain or in some newer fans a wireless remote.


Ceiling Fan Wiring Diagram (Power into Fixture #2) - (pdf, 519kb)


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