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I want to re-purpose a ceiling fan motor and would like to have each of the three speeds available on their own switch (or position on a toggle). Is this possible? and if so how should I go about this?

Thanks All!!

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    \$\begingroup\$ Have you looked at the fan motor yet? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 18 '15 at 21:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have not yet disassembled the fan, no. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 19 '15 at 6:01
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There is, in general, two types of ceiling fan motors: those that have multiple taps from the stator windings or those that have a single stator winding with several capacitor values that can be switched in series with that winding.

This is most easily done with a rotary switch.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmm, here is where I show how little I know, the fan motor has a single capacitor (a separate square unit) and is controlled by a pull chain so I would think that is a rotary switch. Does any of that sound right or help at all? \$\endgroup\$ Feb 19 '15 at 6:08

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