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I have a Hunter ceiling fan with no light and a remote. At the ceiling box I have green, white, black and red wires. The fan has green, white and black wires. Which of the wires in the ceiling box should I cap - the red or black?

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    Was red or black hooked up to the old fan/light? Is red always hot or controlled by the switch? – JPhi1618 Mar 1 '18 at 19:31
  • I am not sure old fan had light.I had to turn on switch and then use remote for speed – Jim Irons Mar 1 '18 at 19:36
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In many homes, boxes wired for ceiling fans will have one wire that is always hot, and another that is connected to a switch. In my experience, the black wire is switched and the red is always hot, but that may not be standard and you would need to test your wires.

If you want the fan to be "always on" and only controlled with the remote, then you want to use the always hot wire and cap the other. If you'd rather have the fan turned on and off with the switch, and use the remote when the switch is on, you can use the switched wire and cap the other.

The wire color will have to be tested by you, and the choice of which to use is yours.

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