1. diskfans mount using standard third-party manufactured wiring and devices
DISKFANS are mounted according to four stiuations as shown above.
"Hanging situations A and D need the DISKFAN to attach directly to a standard ceiling electrical box. Situation A attaches to both the 3.5-inch electrical box and to the Ceiling Protection Plate. This is shown in the schematic illustration below. Although a standard DISKFAN has no torque forces, you may choose to use an electrical box that is 3.5 inches square with reinforced scew mounts and a side plate for attaching to a joinst.
In mounting situations A and D all wiring passes through the electrical box and the Ceiling Protectrion Plate to the DISKFAN.
Wallboard and Suspended Ceiling Considerations
As shown in the first illustrations, figures B and C (HVAC Duct System and Suspended Ceiling mounting situations), the DISKFAN is mounted to a support frame device attached to the ceiling structure such as plaster or wall board ceiling (applies to item B) or to a fiberboard panel (applies to figure C) used for suspended ceilings. In these two cases, the electrical box is not supporting the fan. The drawing illustration below depicts how our special support frame is used in these situations. The Ceiling Protection Plate has a notch identified as "cut-out template." This provides a way to cut out the fiber panel to make a hole for passing the wiring through in the ceiling or fiber panel material so it can pass through a hole in the Protection Plate. In these cases, the wiring can come directly from an electrical source rather than from an electrical box to the DISKFAN's wiring in the uppermost, lamp-holding section of the DISKFAN housing. This is shown below.
The diagram above shows arrangement of the components needed to support a DISKFAN on suspended ceiling. The photo below shows how the wiring between the Ceiling Protection Plate and the DISKFAN should be connected.
A fully wired DISKFAN is shown above.
2. Standard Wiring information
Electrical energy flow within a DISKFAN goes to (1) the motor and to (2) the lighting system. The two hanging pull-chain switches mounted in the DISKFAN housing provide a three-step motor speed control (on-off/1300RPM/1800RPM). The two wiring diagrams shown should be studied carefull before undertaking any wiring other than the standard procedures mentioned above.
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3. Variable load switches for lighting system
The DISKFAN’s lighting system can be connected to a dimmer or to a variable load switching device as part of the room’s structure and its electrical system but
For wireless installation, a switch such as the WeMo model #FC030FC single button, on-off switch with wireless on-off signal control can be mounted in a wall circuit box by a handyman or electrician. This type of unit allows users to fully energize or to fully cut off energy to the DISKFAN unit using their cell phone or other wireless control unit.