Why Ceiling fans can rotate in anti-clockwise and table fans clockwise?
According to the search results, the difference in the rotation direction of the ceiling fan and table fan is due to the difference in the construction of the motors in them. Both fans are generally using a *Single Phase AC Induction motor.
But the difference is the *construction of the rotor and stator.
In Ceiling fans, the *stationary coil winding, the stator is at the center of the hub fixed with the ceiling supports and it is stationary.
Whereas the **rotor is circumferential outside. It is like a ring attached with the cup that holds the fan blades. And this rotates the blades.
It is this difference in the motor construction that makes the Ceiling fan to rotate in *anti-clockwise direction.