Electrical Wiring in the Home/ceiling fan remote/switch combo


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I'd like to retrofit a ceiling fan to turn the light on from the switch and use the remote to turn the fan on/off.  I have a single switch at the end of the cable run with two conductor wiring.  I can successfully install the remote receiver if I want to use the remote to turn on/off the light and the fan.  Or I can wire it to turn on/off the light from the switch but not to control the fan.  But what I'd like to do is use the switch to control the light and leave the remote functionality to control the fan only.  Is this possible with my existing wiring?   Attached a photo of the set up for the remote receiver.


Yes you can do it. In the ceiling box connect the black wire that was going to the previous fixture to the black of the new fixture. Connect the white wire from the new fixture to the group of white wires the previous fixture was connected to. Connect the "AC in" white to the same group of white wires in the ceiling box. Connect the black "AC in" in to all the blacks grouped together in the ceiling box. Lastly connect "Motor N" to the white wire coming from the fan. Connect "Motor L" to the black wire coming from the fan. Make sure the "dip" switches in the fan and remote match each other and you should be set.

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