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Old October 26th 03, 01:36 AM
MakitaSalesRep
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Ok......Please don't laugh at me but I have a simple question in regard to
wiring the fans that go in my canopy.

The cord that cam with the fan has (3) leads coming out of it. (2) of them have
slide on tabs that I know go onto the corresponding tabs on the fan. (1) of the
tabs is a black wire and (1) of the tabs is a white wire.

The 3rd lead is green and has an "O" ring that obviously gets attached
somewhere with a screw. Do I attach this lead to the fan with one of the screws
that hold the fan frame together?

Does it matter which tabs go on which receptacles on the fan?

Hopefully this isn't a totally stupid question but I have NO electrical
experience and want to be safe. Thanks for you help :-)
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Old October 26th 03, 02:11 AM
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There are no stupid questions especially when it comes to electricity.
Here's a quick breakdown of what the colors mean:

Black - Hot (Power in)
White - Neutral (Power out)
Green - Ground (In case either of the above shorts out to the frame)

The green wire should be attached to the same screw that your power cord
ground is hooked to or to a screw that goes into the metal. As for the
other two, the black goes to the positive (+) post and the white goes to the
negative (-) post. If you hook it up backwards it will make the fan run
backwards. If this turns out to be the case switch the wires around (black
and white only) and you're all set.

HTH

Ed


"MakitaSalesRep" wrote in message
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Ok......Please don't laugh at me but I have a simple question in regard to
wiring the fans that go in my canopy.

The cord that cam with the fan has (3) leads coming out of it. (2) of them

have
slide on tabs that I know go onto the corresponding tabs on the fan. (1)

of the
tabs is a black wire and (1) of the tabs is a white wire.

The 3rd lead is green and has an "O" ring that obviously gets attached
somewhere with a screw. Do I attach this lead to the fan with one of the

screws
that hold the fan frame together?

Does it matter which tabs go on which receptacles on the fan?

Hopefully this isn't a totally stupid question but I have NO electrical
experience and want to be safe. Thanks for you help :-)



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Old October 26th 03, 04:54 AM
Marc Levenson
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The green wire with the 'eyelet' is used to screw it (the ground wire) to something
grounded. That can be your reflector, or the center screw on the coverplate of
your electrical outlet. Or the metal casing of the lighting ballast.

Marc

MakitaSalesRep wrote:

Ok......Please don't laugh at me but I have a simple question in regard to
wiring the fans that go in my canopy.

The cord that cam with the fan has (3) leads coming out of it. (2) of them have
slide on tabs that I know go onto the corresponding tabs on the fan. (1) of the
tabs is a black wire and (1) of the tabs is a white wire.

The 3rd lead is green and has an "O" ring that obviously gets attached
somewhere with a screw. Do I attach this lead to the fan with one of the screws
that hold the fan frame together?

Does it matter which tabs go on which receptacles on the fan?

Hopefully this isn't a totally stupid question but I have NO electrical
experience and want to be safe. Thanks for you help :-)


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Old October 26th 03, 05:41 AM
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Black - Hot (Power in)
White - Neutral (Power out)
Green - Ground (In case either of the above shorts out to the frame)



if your home is wired correctly the white and green should be common to one
another and earth ground. they tie to the same bus in the breaker box which
in turn is tied to a minimum 12' ground rod outside your home.

kc


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Old October 27th 03, 12:36 AM
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"Dragon Slayer" wrote in message
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"Adam" wrote in message
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Black - Hot (Power in)
White - Neutral (Power out)
Green - Ground (In case either of the above shorts out to the frame)



if your home is wired correctly the white and green should be common to

one
another and earth ground. they tie to the same bus in the breaker box

which
in turn is tied to a minimum 12' ground rod outside your home.

kc


Very true. You should be able to touch the ground and white wire on a live
circuit without getting shocked (if your house is wired correctly). If you
touch the black you become the ground and complete the circuit (not a good
thing)... :-) I do not recommend testing your home circuits this way
however.


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Old December 28th 03, 04:09 AM
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I want to wire my fan so that it comes on anytime th MH comes on. Can I wire
it to the same wires that go to the MH mogal base?
"MakitaSalesRep" wrote in message
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Ok......Please don't laugh at me but I have a simple question in regard to
wiring the fans that go in my canopy.

The cord that cam with the fan has (3) leads coming out of it. (2) of them

have
slide on tabs that I know go onto the corresponding tabs on the fan. (1)

of the
tabs is a black wire and (1) of the tabs is a white wire.

The 3rd lead is green and has an "O" ring that obviously gets attached
somewhere with a screw. Do I attach this lead to the fan with one of the

screws
that hold the fan frame together?

Does it matter which tabs go on which receptacles on the fan?

Hopefully this isn't a totally stupid question but I have NO electrical
experience and want to be safe. Thanks for you help :-)



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Old December 28th 03, 04:39 AM
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I want to wire my fan so that it comes on anytime th MH comes on. Can I wire
it to the same wires that go to the MH mogal base?


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

and if it didnt sink in
NO!!!!

but you can wire it to the same wires that go into the ballast from the plug for your
house wiring.

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Richard Reynolds



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Old December 28th 03, 04:46 AM
Bob
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That's kind of what I thought. Thats why I posed the question. NO NO NO
I want to keep from starting a fire with a 400W in a wooden canopy. Thanks
for the reply.
"Richard Reynolds" wrote in message
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I want to wire my fan so that it comes on anytime th MH comes on. Can I

wire
it to the same wires that go to the MH mogal base?


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

and if it didnt sink in
NO!!!!

but you can wire it to the same wires that go into the ballast from the

plug for your
house wiring.

--
Richard Reynolds





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Old December 28th 03, 05:00 AM
Lee
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If you have your lights on a timer you can either plug a power strip (with
multiple outlets) into the timer and have plug the lights and fans into the
power strip. You also may be able to plug a 2-way or 3-way splitter
directly into the timer.

Lee

"Bob" wrote in message
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That's kind of what I thought. Thats why I posed the question. NO NO NO
I want to keep from starting a fire with a 400W in a wooden canopy. Thanks
for the reply.
"Richard Reynolds" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I want to wire my fan so that it comes on anytime th MH comes on. Can

I
wire
it to the same wires that go to the MH mogal base?


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO
NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

NO
NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

and if it didnt sink in
NO!!!!

but you can wire it to the same wires that go into the ballast from the

plug for your
house wiring.

--
Richard Reynolds







 




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