I recorded a video… in this video it shows 3 fans. These are Hunter Gallegos AC fans, and have no pull chains. The speeds are operated completely by Inovelli VZM35-SN wall switches. The switches are set at “low” (33%) speed.


The fan in the front is by itself on a switch. You’ll notice the speed. All single fans in my house that are tied to a switch, are running at this speed.

The two fans in the back are tied together, being controlled by a single switch. You’ll notice that the double fans are running slower than the single fan. In two places in my house, I have this two-fan on one-switch setup, and in both places, the fans run slower. To test, I disconnected one of the fans, and the other fan ran at normal speed. It’s only running slower when two fans are connected to the single switch.

Is this normal?

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    Are these fans wired in series instead of parallel?
    – JimmyJames
    Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 19:43
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    Maximum Load (Watts): 2.5 Amps (No more than 2 fans on the switch)
    – Traveler
    Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 19:44
  • @asinine there are two fans on the switch. Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 19:47
  • @asinine I saw the same specs. And then checked the fan specs - 44W, which is < 0.5A per fan. So in theory 2 of the same fan type should work. Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 19:47
  • @JimmyJames I have no idea... Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 19:48


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