How to Wire an Extractor Fan

When it comes to trying to wire your extractor fan up then it can be that many people don’t really like to try to wire things up if they are not comfortable to deal with electrical wires.  It is something that you can do yourself without a lot of problems.

When it comes to wiring your extractor fan then it can be difficult if you don’t know what you are doing but it can be easy once you understand how you can do this process simply and without any problems.  You are going to have to think about taking your time while wiring your extractor fan.

Wire Extractor Fan How to Wire an Extractor Fan

What you are going to need;

  • Some plaster
  • Electrical screwdriver
  • Circuit breaker
  • Chisel
  • Circuit tester
  • Electrical wire

You have to first think of the safety measures so you need to find where all the power comes from in your home and switch it off from there and then you can start to work with electricity.  You don’t want any nasty shocks so be careful with your electricity supply when working with your wiring procedures.

You are going to have to being routing your cable; you are going to have to locate an AC power supply unit so you might already have one of these power supplies there.  You might not have one of these however so you are going to have to make one so get yourself a chisel and find your socket in your wall.

Now that you have got yourself a channel for your cable to now be able to be put through; you could get a shielding protector so that your cable is properly secured and undamaged.

Now you have to fill the channel in; so get some plaster to fill in the channel but you need this level with your wall so there are no lumps or bumps in your wall.  You should be careful when you do this however so that you can paint your wall and will have no problems.

What you now have to do will be connecting the fan up; you need to take the ends of your wires and strip the end of them so that you can put them into the fan terminal ports and keep them in place.  You are going to have to put each color wire to the right terminal so that you can put the neutral wire to the neutral port and the live with the live.

You should always make sure that you have the right wires in the right terminals however.

You now need to connect your switch; you are going to have to wire you fan to your switch; this is because you want to control your unit so if you do this through a switch it will be easier to work with.  It may also be that the wiring could be different as to how you can wire your unit.

You are going to have to connect all of the power to your fan to the fuse board in your home; most of the time it will be that the unit has a circuit breaker which comes with them so that shouldn’t be a problem but sometimes it might not so you will need to go to your fuse board and connect to there..

You are going to have to make sure all of the wires have been connect correctly however.

Now all of the hard part is over, you are going to have to test you unit out; so make sure that everything has been connected properly before you can restore the power and test out the fan.


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