Hope this is a proper group for this question. I just installed a
ceiling fan/light that had a remote control receiver that is placed
into the canopy of the fan. Installed fan and tested with remote
transmitter for the 3 fan speeds on the control and all worked fine.
Forgot to install a trim ring so turned fan "off" with the remote and
unwired fan, added trim piece and proceded to hook wires back up when
I received a shock on the load wire for the fan coming out of
receiver. Checked voltage with dvm and sure enough it read 120volts.
Apparently the receiver uses a triac which is always on in the "off"
position but just not long enough to run the fan motor (dvm reads 120v
in off,low,med and high settings). Is this permissible within the
NEC? I can just see some poor dude installing a fan on a high ladder
and ... Thanks in advance.
17 years ago