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Author Topic: inline dimming module for ceiling fan  (Read 4033 times)


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inline dimming module for ceiling fan
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:34:36 PM »

I was looking at some of the inline modules for my setup, but I cannot seem to find one that will work with a ceiling fan.  Do they make a dimming  module that will work for inductive loads?  I am looking at them for my current ceiling fan/lighting fixtures to dim the lights and control the fan speed.

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Re: inline dimming module for ceiling fan
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 08:32:45 PM »

No, there is no inline dimmers for inductive load control.

You could hack one by putting an inductive dimming wall switch (XPDI3) in a box above the fan. But be advised the fan will buzz or hum with an "inductive" dimmer. It isn't real bad but probably too loud for a bedroom.

There is only one PLC - X10 wall switch will not cause the fan to hum. It uses capacitors to change the fan speed rather than triac control (three speeds).

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