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  1. ggl

    ggl New EF Member


    The speed controller on my pedestal fan is broken and I thought of bypassing it by connecting the power supply directly to the fan motor. When I opened casing, I found two wires (Blue and Brown) coming in from the plugs end and four wires (Red, Black, Blue and White) coming from the motor.

    The Blue wire from the socket side and Red wire from the motor side have been connected and put into a plastic cap/case. This leaves just the Brown wire coming from the plug and three wires (Black, Blue and White) coming from the motor. How do I connect the wires so as to connect them directly without the need of a speed control knob.

  2. westward10

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

    Theoretically yes you can connect it direct. The three wires dictate the motor speed via the speed select switch, slow, medium and fast. Personally I would not advise this as a new fan will be a small outlay, having said that they are probably difficult to come by at the moment.
  3. Spoon

    Spoon Forum Mentor

    Any chance of pics of the speed controller and it's wiring?
    How about replacing the speed controller? Then you can still have the different speeds.
  4. Pete999

    Pete999 Forum Mentor

    Business Name:
    Buy a new fan , and don't be such a tight wad.
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  5. westward10

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

    Try and buy a desk or pedestal fan at the moment nigh on impossible.
  6. littlespark

    littlespark Electrician's Arms

    Scottish Borders
    I looked online for the dyson fans. No blade, big gaping hole.

    Then I looked at the price.

    Tell you what, I’ll just sit and overheat a little more.
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