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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Paul Mars, Oct 25, 2006.

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  1. Paul Mars

    Paul Mars Guest

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Paul Mars" <>
    Newsgroups: sci.electronics.basics
    Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:00 AM
    Subject: Re: ceiling fan 3 way switch

    Additionally, in several positions of the switch, the red and black wire
    terminals are connected together inside the switch. I know that makes no
    sense and it would trip a circuit breaker, but the breaker does not trip.
     
  2. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest


    Disconnect the switch from the fan and the caps completely and then use
    an ohm meter to probe its connections. I think you're being fooled by the
    motor windings.
     
  3. Paul Mars

    Paul Mars Guest

    Did that.
     
  4. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

  5. Paul Mars

    Paul Mars Guest

    mine is not spst. mine has both power wires connecting to it. Then the two
    remaining switch connections join and feed the motor. I still do not
    understand this.
     
  6. Paul Mars

    Paul Mars Guest

    What I am saying is two wires in and one out.
     
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