I recently added a box to install a ceiling fan in our bedroom. We want to convert the single switch in the bedroom to a dual switch. The single switch thats currently in, turns on power to the top outlet on an outlet panel of two. Anything plugged into that outlet (we keep a lamp plugged in) will turn on when we turn the switch on. So, we want to convert the single switch into a dual switch so that will turn the outlet (lamp) on and the other the ceiling fan. How should this be wired? Its current set up is a single switch on the wall, we ran an independent/2, black, white, ground, from the ceiling fan junction box to the swingle switch that we want to convert to a double. Thank you in advance to everyone!
I would suggest a universal ceiling fan remote control that uses a battery for power. It comes with a sender and a controller you connect to the fan. The sender works just like a hand held remote except you mount it in the wall. So all you really have to do is to leave the wiring the way it is, use a cut-in box to mount the sender and connect the receiver to the fan. I don't have a link to a site but they are in all of your big box hardware stores.