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Dimmer switch for 2 industrial fans wired in paralell

Can you help me find a dimmer switch for 2 industrial fans wired in paralell, they dont have lights but I know that needs to have the proper amp for operation
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Posted 2016-05-10T03:20:10+0000  by Chalo Chalo
 
To select the proper speed control you would have to know the amperage of the fans you want to control, which might mean climbing a ladder to read the tag on the fan.  Most of the fan controls in Home Depot (or any other retail store) are designed to control a single household fan and are rated at less than 2 amps.  There are higher amperage controls are available but they would likely be a special order.
Posted 2016-05-10T08:46:05+0000  by Adam444
Hello Chalo.  Welcome to the Community!

I did find one variable speed motor control on homedepot.com that can handle a maximum of 5 amps at 120 volts.  You can find it here.

Please note that you do need to determine the amperage draw from each of your 2 fans and add them up.  The total must be 5 amps or less to use this switch.

Chris.

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Posted 2016-05-10T15:44:16+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
 
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