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Use a fan control (dimmer designed specifically for fans) on the power supply to the fan. Common AC electric motors have a high low impedance on starting because velocity is 0, This draws a large initial current to get the motion started and as velocity increases impedance drops increases and the current draw decreases. A dimmer will reduce the ...


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I know this is an old forum posting but thought I'd add to this topic with my experiences. I'm no expert on this but I tried putting a 3-way fan switch on an older fan kit only to hear a non comforting noise coming from the fan motor after speaking to an expert I was told that the older fan's and motors weren't designed for those type of switches and would ...


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I wished the pdf offered more details, but you can get the motor running based on the NEC color code for electrical wiring (USA). Certain colors are reserved for specific functions: 1) Green or Yellow/Green is always Earth ground. 2) White is always Neutral and carries the return current from the motor or any load. It may have a few volts on it when the ...



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