ZE-208S5-1T & ZE-268S5 Installation Instructions

These instruction will demonstrate how to use a ZE-268S6 pull chain switch as a substitute for the ZE-208S5-1T or ZE-268S5.  Since the ZE-208S5-1T/ZE-268S5 is not sold anywhere, the only option is to use a similar switch which will give the fan three speed setting instead of four (low, med, high).

Important!!

Make sure circuit breaker and/or power supply is turned off before attempting to work with wiring.  

The wires need to be stripped 1\4" before connecting to the switch.  The embossed strip line on the switch can be used as a reference.

There are four slots on the switch labeled "1, 2, 3 & L." The wires will be fed into the slots using a paper clip.  Gently pry back the retainer and insert the wire into the slot.  After removing the paper clip, the retainer will bite the wire and hold it securely into place.

The manufacturer identified each wire with a color code.  Find your original wiring sequence in the first colum of the table below.  Attach the wires using the modified wiring sequence in the second column.  

ZE-208S5-1T or ZE-268S5 (Old wiring sequence)ZE-268S6 (New wiring sequence)
L = BlackL = Black
1 = Gray (White)1 = Gray (White)
2 = BrownCover with wiring nut
3 = Purple2 = Purple
4= Green3 = Green

OR

ZE-208S5-1T or ZE-268S5 (old wiring sequence)ZE-268S6 (New wiring sequence)
L = BlackL = Black
1 = Gray1 = Gray
2 = GreenCover with wiring nut
3 = Brown2 = Brown
4 = Purple3 = Purple

Insert the threaded part of the switch into the hole and secure with the knurled nut.  Close the ceiling fan assembly, turn the circuit breaker back on and test the operation by pulling the chain.


The ceiling fan should now operate at three speeds instead of four.