How do you power an inline duct fan?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Hennessy1414, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Registered+

    I just got a 4" inline duct fan and was wondering what I connect the white black and green cords to to make it power on? help would be great. :Rasta:
  2. Earthy Dank

    Earthy Dank Registered+

    You need a power cord that connects into an outlet. Connect the power cord to the white and black cords. The green wire is for grounding it.
  3. Mr. Clandestine

    Mr. Clandestine Registered+

    I'm not familiar with proper electrical code, but I think the white wire is usually a neutral/negative, or "return wire". It'll need to be spliced with the other neutral wires coming from your power source. Your black wire is your active/positive, or "supply wire." Of course, this'll need to be spliced into the lead wire coming from the power source. And the green wire is your ground.

    If you're going to be splicing directly into a live source, like an attic light, outlet, etc., you should definitely test all of the lead wires first with a voltage reader. Because if someone wired it backwards when your home was being constructed, you wouldn't find out until you wired your fan backwards, powered it up, noticed it wasn't working, and went to touch it. And that's a rough way to have to find out.

    If you're not comfortable with matching wires, splicing wires, etc., then you should definitely get someone with experience to wire it for you. If done improperly you could possibly start a fire, or worse, electrocute yourself. I used to install digital audio/video systems in public buildings (conference rooms, auditoriums, schools, churches, etc.) and many times while they were under construction or being renovated. There have been several times that I accidentally grabbed a live wire while at the same time grounding myself to metal rafters. It hurts, really bad. So just be careful if you decide to do it yourself.
  4. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Registered+

    can i just wrap the wires around a 6v battery?:Rasta:
  5. Mississippi Steve

    Mississippi Steve Registered+

    120VAC fan will not work with'll let the factory smoke out of the fan.

    To wire a cord to it use this.....
    Black = Line(hot)
    White = Neutral
    Green = Ground

    DO NOT just twist the wires together and tape them....use wire nuts!!!!
    If your not sure which prong on the plug goes where if the wires are not color coded..

    The narrow flat blade is HOT
    The wide, flat blade is Neutral
    The round prong is Ground
  6. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Registered+

    what do i attach the wires to?:Rasta:

    OLDJIMMYBONES Registered+

    white it neg, black positive, green ground

    OLDJIMMYBONES Registered+

    you would connect this to an open wire ie. the wires that run to an outlet/light switch

    OLDJIMMYBONES Registered+

    or you can buy one of these and plug it in the wall, 110v 3 wire male plug

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  10. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Registered+

    thanks +1:Rasta:
  11. Mississippi Steve

    Mississippi Steve Registered+

    If you have to ask, then its time to find somebody who knows WTF they are doing so you don't hurt yourself or somebody else
  12. Hennessy1414

    Hennessy1414 Registered+


    theres your answer in the quote above you:Rasta:

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