# Working of ceiling fan

I know that the working principle of ceiling fan is electromagnetic induction. I would like to know the internal parts and working(not just principle) of ceiling fans.

 ballengerb1 Posts: 25,792, Reputation: 11331 Home Repair & Remodeling Expert #2 Feb 25, 2007, 09:02 AM
Try this site. I got this from ceilingrepairman. General ceiling fan troubleshooting and help FAQ- Ceiling Fans N More
 ceilingfanrepair Posts: 5,738, Reputation: 616 Uber Member #3 Feb 25, 2007, 04:48 PM
Ceiling fans are very basic. They have only two electrical componants: The motor, and whatever is used to control the motor. All other parts are mechanical or aesthetic. Motor turns blades, blades are pitched so they move air. What specifically are you interested in finding out?

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 e_ben9 Posts: 3, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #4 Feb 15, 2011, 06:48 AM
Ceiling fan is a Single phase Induction motor. Generally we use a capacitor start &Run AC Motor for ceiling Fans.
Motor principle: whenever current carrying conductor is placed in a magnetic field-it experiences force.
Stator: supplied by 1-phase voltage, current will produce in the stator winding-so magnetic field. But AC motor needs a rotating magnetic field in order turn the motor shaft (fan blades). This is done by applying voltage with different phases to different windings. In a single phase system (like at your house where you would use a ceiling fan) there is only one voltage phase. The capacitor is used to provide a phase shift (i.e. a time offset between currents) in the windings of the motor, making it appear that the motor is operating in a multiphase system.In Simple Terms, A single Phase is Split Into Two. There are also other methods to split Phase But using a capacitor is less expensive.
Now we have magnetic field.
We need current carrying conductor:
Because of Induction, voltage will develop in rotor as It is a closed circuit current will produce-so current carrying conductor placed in magnetic field.
Rotor will rotate.
 e_ben9 Posts: 3, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #5 Feb 15, 2011, 06:57 AM
Ceiling fan is a Single phase Induction motor.Generally we use a capacitor start &Run AC Motor for ceiling Fans.
Motor principle: whenever current carrying conductor is placed in a magnetic field-it experiences force.
Stator: supplied by 1-phase voltage, current will produce in the stator winding-so magnetic field. But AC motor needs a rotating magnetic field in order turn the motor shaft (fan blades). This is done by applying voltage with different phases to different windings. In a single phase system (like at your house where you would use a ceiling fan) there is only one voltage phase. The capacitor is used to provide a phase shift (i.e. a time offset between currents) in the windings of the motor, making it appear that the motor is operating in a multiphase system.In Simple Terms, A single Phase is Split Into Two. There are also other methods to split Phase But using a capacitor is less expensive.
Now we have magnetic field.
We need current carrying conductor:
Because of Induction, voltage will develop in rotor as It is a closed circuit current will produce-so current carrying conductorp laced in magnetic field.
Rotor will rotate.
 donf Posts: 5,070, Reputation: 2798 Printers & Electronics Expert #6 Feb 15, 2011, 08:19 PM

Huh, this question is four years old I would think it is resolved by now.

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 r.o.h.i.t Posts: 1, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #7 Aug 24, 2011, 06:24 AM
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 ashi.... Posts: 1, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #8 Dec 20, 2011, 04:48 AM
A ceiling fan works on the principle of electromagnetic induction which states that when a current carrying conductor is placed in a external magnetic field, it experiences a force.

A fan consists of stator and motor.

The motor rotates the blades of the fan by its rotation. For rotation it uses the force experienced due to magnetic field.

Therefore we need rotating magnetic field which is produced at stator by applying voltage at different phases.
But in ceiling fans at house hold purposes, we use single phase. So here the capacitor does the work of splitting(or shifting) the phase so that rotating magnetic field is produced.
 AmitKumar25 Posts: 1, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #9 Feb 1, 2012, 07:22 AM
Ceiling fan is a very common and useful equipment for our daily life.
The basic principle of working of ceiling fan is electromagnetic induction.When we switch on the fan firstly current goes to stator and then it passes the current to runner coil.And after that it experiences magnetic field from flux generator.And fan starts rotating.As we know thatwhen current carring loop is placed in magnetic field it experiences force.In ceiling fan magnetic field is created by flux generator.And flux generator is fitted in rotor.
 shiv007go Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #10 Apr 18, 2012, 06:14 AM
Hey guys I have a simple problem..

U said tat the capacitor just do the process of spliting the phases into two phases but my doubt is

A ceiling fan of ma home rotates at slow rate the electrician advised me to change the capacitor.. and then I too did accordingly and then my fan rotates faster,,

May I know why it is so...

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