How do I wire a light and fan to one switch?

How do I wire a light and fan to one switch?

Wiring Ceiling Fan and Light Operated With One Switch

  1. Connect the green/bare copper wires together.
  2. Connect white wires together.
  3. Connect black wires together.
  4. Connect the lighting wire, typically blue, to the black fan wire and the black ceiling wire.
  5. Tuck the wires back into the box.

Can you separate light and fan switch?

4 Answers. Assuming that you currently have 2 wires (plus ground) going from switch to fan, you will need to do the following: Add a 3rd wire. If you have individual wires then you just run another wire (make it a different color from the existing wires) through the conduit from the switch to the fan.

Do bathroom lights have to be on a separate circuit?

Although a bathroom may seem like a small space that might effectively be served by a circuit extension off an adjoining room, the NEC now requires at least two dedicated circuits for each bathroom: A 20-amp receptacle circuit for plug-in appliances. Light fixtures and wall switches must be on a separate circuit.

Does bathroom fan need isolator?

You only need an isolator for the fan, if you want to be able to isolate the fan. There’s no law or Regulation stating you must have an isolator. In fact, unless you are wired directly to the incoming supply you have an isolator, the main switch or an MCB/fuse in you Consumer Unit.

Can bathroom lights and outlets be on the same circuit?

No lighting outlets or other equipment can be fed from the same circuit feeding the bathroom receptacles. For example, a one-family dwelling has two bathrooms and a duplex receptacle has been installed in each. One 20-ampere branch circuit can supply power to both bathroom receptacles but cannot feed anything else.

Do bathroom lights need to be GFCI protected?

As mentioned above, GFCI protection is required for any electrical outlets or switches that are in the area where you could get wet while using your bathroom.


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