Wiring up a bathroom exhaust fan-how to? Answered
so I cut a nice round hole in the ceiling of my bathroom. physically installed the fan.
was going to wire into the light so that the light switch would turn on the light and fan in one.
the exhaust fan has a plug- 2 prongs (i'm in australia).
the wiring to the light switch is only 2 wires.
the light wire was exposed /available half way between the light socket and the switch.
so thought that would be a good place to cut the wires (mains power off and fuses removed)
thought at first I would wire the fan in serial and that didn't work. tried parallel and htat didn't work.
I was going to wire a "power socket" on to the cable. the fan has a cable coming out of it with a plug .
inside the power socketty thing there places to out the wires. and then turn a screw to keep them in place (ooooohhhh , the technology talk is a flowing). so black has one socket thing to place wires in and red has 2 socket things to put wires in.
so how (and please use a diagram if it makes it easier for me) do I wire the bastard in to work???
I've tried every combination - except using red wires in to both red wires places with turn screws in the socket thing.