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Ceiling fan popped a bulb

Posted by Bob on February 5th, 2003 06:25 PM
In reply to ceiling fan dilemma by Susanlucci on June 8th, 2000 11:32 PM [Go to top of thread]

Simple reason. The fan motor is a LARGE inductor. Upon applying power, an instantaneous break in the motor circuit resulted in inductive "kick-back", many times the supply voltage, blew the lamp element. Therefore, the wiring fault was to the motor, easy to check, re-do connectors. Piece a cake!

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