Do hook up that blue, black and ground wire tovether

I am hooking up a ceiling fan and I only have hot wire and ground wire coming from my house and the ceiling fan has four a hot wire ,ground wire and a blue and black wire, so do I connect the hot wires together and the other 3 together
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Did the fan manufacturer fail to provide an instruction sheet with the fan?  That should call out the wires by color.

In the USA, white is neutral, black is line and green is ground.  Elsewhere, blue is hot, brown is neutral and green is ground.

It would be imprudent to connect anything without knowing exactly what each wire does.  The extra wires might be for speed control, a remote control module, a light, or possibly something else.  Further, Chinese manufacturers have been known to use "non-standard" color coding depending on what wire color is cheapest that week.
post the fan model plse for more info
Hello Jw Fuller, and welcome to Experts-Exchange.

The more details you provide at the outset the better experts will be able to assist without having to first ask clarification questions.

  1. What country do you live in?
  2. From your previous experience in wiring up things in your house does the wiring comply with the colour codes for your country? -
  3. Are the wires you refer to already sticking down from a hole in the ceiling from a light fitting that was previously there, or have you pulled them through from some other circuit?
  4. What colours are the existing wires poking down from your ceiling?

If you cannot answer point 2 on the basis that you have never inspected existing wiring, then I would urge you to hire a certified electrician.  Some electrical jobs like this can be performed by uncertified people, and a building warrant is rarely required for this type of work, but you are nevertheless still responsible for the work and if you wired it up wrongly and burned the house down investigators appointed by the insurance company would find this very quickly and your insurance would be invalid.

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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
No further input from requester.  Points split among the contributors whose comments bore on the topic.
Thank you Dr. Klahn
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