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Zing Ear ZE-268s2 Brass Finish

Zing Ear ZE-268s2 Wiring Instructions

  • Turn off electrical current at source by turning off circuit breakers
  • Do not cut wires, multi-strand wires are solid and soldered together so they can be attached to the switch


  1. Note the color of each wire and the terminal number to which they are connected
  2. Remove wires from the old switch
  3. Make sure that the wire lead length is the same length as the line beside word “STRIP”
  4. Insert wires into the new switch as in the previous switch (see step 1)
    Wires should be inserted into the slots on side of the switch not the holes on surface.

Color Codes For Ceiling Fans (Your Fan Wires Color & Position May Vary)

  • Aloha Breeze ceiling fan: L=Orange, 1=Yellow, 2=Purple, 3=Black (power)
  • Hampton Bay ceiling fan: L=Yellow, 1=Gray, 2=Brown, 3=Black (power)
  • L=Red, 1=Black (connected to capacitor), 2=Blue, 3=Black (power)
  • L=Purple, 3=Black (power), 2=Brown, 1=Gray
  • L=Purple, 3=Black (power), 2=White, 1=Gray

Switch Wiring Based on Capacitor Connection (Your Capacitor configuration May Vary)

The capacitor has three wires with two μF readings. The two wires on one end of the capacitor are attached to terminal 1, and 2 on the switch.

  • L= Attach to reverse switch
  • 3= Black wire (Power)
  • 2= Larger/higher reading from the capacitor
  • 1= Smaller/lower reading from the capacitor

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  1. Tibor Tancs

    This is my old switch wiring and the new switch will not work if you wire it like this.

    1. Customer Support

      Is ZE-268s2 compatible with the old switch? If it is not compatible then it will not work even if it is wired the same way.

  2. Tibor Tancs

    The new switch will not work as per wiring

    1. Customer Support

      What is the model number of the new switch you are using?

  3. Mary J dobbs

    How do you get the wires to stay in the holes? too touchy and they keep coming out while trying to reattach light fixture!!

    1. Customer Support

      Did you cut the wires off the old fan switch or did you remove them as recommended? Did you insert the wires into the holes on the side of switch?

      Thank you

  4. Is the ZE-268s2 compatible with the 3 speed 4 wired ceiling fan from westinghouse part # E87438 3089?

    1. Customer Support

      Please check our compatibility guide:

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