[Vwdiesel] OT-Ceiling fan controls

Scott Kair scott3491 at insightbb.com
Sat Jan 15 19:28:31 EST 2005

    Just tripped over an info sheet from one of our ceiling fans re
the question about ganging multiple fans.  The speed/ dimmer rheostat
units are Leviton cat. # 6617, so it may not apply to other units.
Also, it's at least 20 years old, so the info may not hold for modern
units.  The wiring diagram shows only the diagram for one
installation, wired for fan and light, each having a separate
    On the back of the sheet is a derating chart for multi-fan
controls, noting "Any number of fans may be used rovided the amperage
rating of each motor speed control is not exceeded."
    Ganging and derating instructions note that "when ganging this
combination motor speed and dimmer device with other dimmers or other
motor speed controls, derating is required as indicated below:
    Single device motor control rating is 2.5 amps, dimmer rating is
    2-ganged, motor control rating is 1.7 amps, dimmer rating is 200
    3 or more ganged, motor control rating is 1.5 amps, dimmer rating
is 180W."
    Sorry if my dazed and confused self sent this to the wrong group.
    Scott Kair

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