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    kkaufmann Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 4, 2006, 12:12 PM
    Remote control ceiling fan transmitter/receive replacement
    Hi -- I just replaced the transmitter/receiver on my remote control light/ceiling fan, and it's working just fine. Thing is, before I installed it, I noted that the new control set said not to use on solid state ceiling fans. Because I didn't buy the fan in the first place, I wasn't sure of even so much as the brand, let alone whether it was solid state--and took the gamble that it wasn't. Sure enough, when I took a look at the bad control I removed, I noticed that it says "solid state fan speed control" on it. Again, everything's working fine... but should I be concerned? Any advice for this novice would be appreciated. Thank you!
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    tkrussell Posts: 9,659, Reputation: 725
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    Feb 4, 2006, 01:36 PM
    If it says it is not compatible, and it gets installed the UL listing of the device become void and can , if damage is caused by the failure of the unit, cause the installer to be responsible. Insurance companies investigate events such as this looking for this possible cause among others.

    Besides if it would work the manufacturer would be glad to be compatible with a wider range of controls, and state that. Otherwise you are looking at damaging at least the controller and the fan, if not more.

    Unfortunately it is off to the store to replace the unit with one that can work with solid state.Bring the solid state one with you to allow the salesman to help decide which will work for you better.
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    Feb 21, 2006, 07:15 PM
    Don't worry. Solid state speed controls are infinitely variable wall dials similar to a dimmer switch. I don't know what they mean by "solid state ceiling fans".. . But if it works and is silent then you are fine.

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