This wiring instuctions page is for switch Zing Ear ZE-268S2 with four terminals as follows:

  • Terminal number sequence is 1-2-3-L in counterclockwise direction
  • The black wire (AC line/power) is attached to terminal "3"
  • Internal positions: Off, L-1-2-3, L-2-3, L-1-3
Zing Ear ZE-268s2 3 way fan switch wiring instructions

If the old/existing switch does not have the same information as above, then these wiring instructions will not work.


  1. Turn off electrical current at source. Failure to disconnect power may cause electrical shock, fire hazard, serious injury, or death
  2. Do not cut the wires off the old switch. multi-strand wires are soldered together so they can be re-attached to the new switch
  3. Take a note of the color of each wire and the terminal number they are attached to
  4. Remove the wires from the old switch
  5. Make sure that the wire lead length is the same length as the line beside word STRIP. If the the lead length is shorter, stripe the wire to make it the same length
  6. Attach the wires to the new switch as noted in step 3. Wires should be inserted into the terminals on side of the switch not the holes on surface

Color Codes Guide (Your Fan Wires Color & Position May Vary)

    • Wiring diagram for Hampton Bay ceiling fan:
      • 1=Gray, 2=Brown, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Yellow
    • Wiring diagram for Aloha Breeze ceiling fan:
      • 1=Yellow, 2=Purple, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Orange
    • Wiring diagram for Emerson ceiling fan:
      • 1=Purple, 2=Brown, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Gray
    • Wiring diagram for Westinghouse ceiling fan:
      • 1=Yellow, 2=Purple, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Orange
    • Wiring diagram for other fans:
      • 1= Black (connected to capacitor), 2=Blue, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Red
      • 1=Gray, 2=Brown, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Purple
      • 1=Gray, 2=White, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=Purple
      • 1=Yellow, 2=Blue, 3=Black (AC line/power), L=White

Additional Wiring Guide (Your Fan Wires Position May Vary)

      • 1: Attached to smaller/lower reading from the capacitor
      • 2: Attached to larger/higher reading from the capacitor
      • 3: Attached to Black wire (AC line/power)
      • L: Attached to the reverse switch

Capacitor Information (Your Capacitor May Vary)

The capacitor usually has three wires with two microfarad (μF) readings. The two wires on one end of the capacitor are attached to terminal number "1" and "2" on the switch

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