Basic fan remote with some wiring limitations
This is a remote control to use with your ceiling fan. It works well for what it does. It has two buttons on the remote - one for the fan, one for the light. The receiver is designed to fit inside the second shelf of a Hampton Bay canopy. It's shape is such that it will slide into the shelf and fit within the bell shape of the fan canopy. I do not have a Hampton Bay fan, so I wired it up and just layed it inside the canopy. I was not a huge fan of just letting it rest on the wires inside the
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canopy, but I did not have much other choice.
The package contains everything necessary to make it work - including the battery for the transmitter. The code can be set on the transmitter and receiver using dipswitches, reducing potential interference with other devices. Wiring it up was relatively easy and the transmitter works well. It probably took me 30 to 45 minutes to install.
It's a "universal" device, so it's designed to work with as many fans as possible. To that end, it is designed for a ceiling fan wired from a single wire / switch that controls power to both the fan and light. The receiver has a hot and return wire on one side, and two hots and two returns on the remote side. It's designed to control / power both the light and fan from one wire / switch. I have two wall switches for my fan - one for the light, one for the fan. I only really cared about the fan, not the light, so I did not use the lighting wires.
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