I am trying to pass air through a room in my basement, to try and help
circulate the air better down there. There is no wireing in the walls
and I have very basic electrical skills, but am good at following
Here is a fan I am looking out. It says it comes to be wired into a
switch, What would be involved in wireing this fan to plug into an AC
outlet. I just want it to fit into a standard US 110V outlet, so I can
plug in as needed. I searched the internet for about a month now and
can not find any information, so I am thinking either this is not
possible, very very easy (answer I am hoping for) or can not be done
(although I would think it would be very possible).
Any input would be great ... Thanks
The wiring is trivial. Two wires from the motor go to two conductors in the cord.
Ground in the cord goes to the ground connector on the metal of the fan.
Unless you need the duct connections, a 'thru-wall' kitchen exhaust fan might
make a neater installation. Check the noise levels of whatever you buy.
Great thanks alot guys for the input, I figured a plug would work, but
I was nervous about starting a fire from my lack of electrical
I was hoping to adviod a switched outlet, what would be the max amp
rating you would concider "safe" when doing this?
There is no "safe" limit, provided the panel, breaker, wiring, and
outlet are all rated for more than the fan.
That fan is pretty small. It's just a 6" fan. It's much smaller than
one of those 20" box fans.
On 13 Jan 2006 06:46:51 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
If you are having this much trouble putting a plug on it, either hire
an electrician, or take the fan to a reputable hardware store and see
if they will do it for a few bucks. You can also take the fan to an
electrician and I'm sure it wont cost much if they dont have to travel
to your place. I always tey to help people DIY, but you seem far too
uncomfortable and lacking in expreience. Get some help. Maybe you
have a handy friend or relative that can help too. Spend a few bucks
and prevent a major fire or electricution.
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