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Two wired extractor fan connecting to three wired old fan

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Will Angell-James, 13 Jul 2021.

  1. Will Angell-James

    Will Angell-James

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    Hi!

    I am removing the old extractor fan in my bathroom - the old has three wires - live, switched live, and permanent live. It is hooked up to the fan isolator.

    my new fan only has two wire inputs. Permanent live and neutral.

    can I use my new fan with two of the three wires which went into the old fan? And then wrap up on unused wire in electrical tape?

    I purchased the two wire fan by accident.

    thank you!
     
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    You mean - Neutral, Switched Live and Permanent Live.

    No, it has Switched Live and Neutral.

    Yes, wrap the Permanent Live - but it would be better put in a separate connector block.
     
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    You can nick a connector block from the old fan to put the spare permanent live wire in.
     
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    Your room, from its construction, may require a fan with an over run timer. Does it have any form if ventilation, an opening window perhaps?

    Better to return the wrong fan and use a timer fan.
     
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