Electrical Wiring in the Home/Ceiling fan control knobs


I would like to install two ceiling fans in the living room. It's a big room, so it needs two. However, I would like to control them together using one Hampton Bay fan control knob. It says that it's rated for a 1.5-amp fan. How much power does one fan draw? Will two fans overload it and burn it out? Or would I need to wire each fan to be controlled with a separate knob?


There is no set amperage for a fan, so you would need to see what it is rated at.  There is also no set standard for controls, so you may be able to find one that will control more than 1.5.  You don't want to overload it, because it could overheat and catch fire.  
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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