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Old 02-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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How many of you have pulled these pieces of junk out of ceiling fans?



This one was a dimmer module also. I have had to pull a few of these out before. I had to pull one out of another fan in my house that was the non dimming fuse looking one. I am so glad the government mandated we have these things that blow everything a bulb burns out.
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:33 PM   #2
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That's not a wattage limiter. 300W is the maximum you're allowed to load it. Not that it limits whatever you put onto it at 300W.
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I removed them from the last fans I put up.
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That's not a wattage limiter. 300W is the maximum you're allowed to load it. Not that it limits whatever you put onto it at 300W.
They used to be built into them. I was confused by the 300 watts because the limit is 190 watts.

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I only have removed them when they go bad. With led and cfl I am surpised themwatt limiters are even be used
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I only have removed them when they go bad. With led and cfl I am surpised themwatt limiters are even be used
I had debated leaving them in. This one had started buning out bulbs left and right then quit.
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How can a wattage limiter burn out bulbs?
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What's inside a paddle fan that would make the bulbs turn off and on again repeatedly in a blinking fashion


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How can a wattage limiter burn out bulbs?
I have no idea but every one of the dimmer kind that burns up starts burnning out bulbs left and right before it pops a bulb bad enough to short out. I can't explain it but it isn't the first time it has happened. I had to take one out of a fan because they said the bulbs wouldn't last a week.
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A remote thats not rated for cfls?
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A remote thats not rated for cfls?

No remote. Incandescent in the sockets and its a semi new fan. I've never seen it happen before. It just blinks and blinks and blinks. It's not my fan or I would've torn it apart by now


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No remote. Incandescent in the sockets and its a semi new fan. I've never seen it happen before. It just blinks and blinks and blinks. It's not my fan or I would've torn it apart by now


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The part pictured in post one would be the only thing I can think of. Did they put too large of bulb in?
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The part pictured in post one would be the only thing I can think of. Did they put too large of bulb in?

It's possible. They looked liked 40s to me though which I thought would still be appropriate


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Limiting switch. Put some lower wattage bulbs in it and it should go away
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Limiting switch. Put some lower wattage bulbs in it and it should go away

If it is a limiting switch it must have failed bc I was told these bulbs have been in it for some time


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Make sure that bulbs put in fans are ratted for Fan Duty ...




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I wouldn't remove something that's part of the products' testing certification.
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I wouldn't remove something that's part of the products' testing certification.

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I wouldn't remove something that's part of the products' testing certification.
It failed and you cannot get a new one. Hunter wants you to buy a new fan if the wattage limiter fails.
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