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This is a pretty common problem with high-powered electric motors, such as the one in your fan. Inside the fan's motor, there are coils of wire which will create a magnetic field when you push a current through them, which is what turns the fan. Once the fan is spinning, this arrangement will also produce a voltage across the coil, which resists further ...


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It would be useful if you could explain how you concluded that "when I turn on/off my fan" then "there will be a power surge within my house" - do you mean that changing the fan speed and/or on/off state causes lights to flicker? That would be very odd, as "light flickering" is usually associated with high-current changes (like a microwave oven or air ...


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