Are there any plans for a combined fan/light control like the current Red Series product? None of my fans have a place for two switches in the current j-box, and I really am not looking forward to replacing 6 j-boxes in the house (currently they are controlled with an Insteon FanLinc and a Insteon KeypadLinc). In addition, at least two of the fans are only wired with a single pair of wires, so I don’t have separate control wires for the light and fan. Most of them were just ceiling lights at one point, so whoever wired them initially only ran hot, neutral, and ground.
I’m thinking I should have purchased 6 of the Red fan controls while they still existed…
I have 3 rooms with something like scenario #2. There is 1 switch with 5 wires:
(the fans connections to the wires also plays a role into the behavior of the switches. Adding complexity.)
To keep it simple, I was planning on getting a blue-series FAN switch and a Zigbee light bulb in the fan. The Inovelli blue FAN switch would control the fan motor, and then I would program a couple virtual switches in the Blue Series to control (on/off/dim) the lights. (I am hoping that smartBulb or scenes can allow this to work?)
If you notice any issues or have suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!
Is white already a given? That would be my vote for color.
I just wanted to say I’m super excited about this product! We have three fairly basic Hunter fans installed in our place. But I’m short (and have disability/health issues) so turning off/on and controlling speed is always a pain. I’ve been considering the Lutron series but haven’t been able to convince myself it’s the best option. Having your product as an alternative that will not only turn off/on but control speed would be a dream! And with Hubitat able to expose to HomeKit…awesome. And also super happy to see that these will support Matter!
I’ll have to check our actual wiring but I know our main living area just has a single fan switch with no lights, which should work fine and the two bedroom fans have separate light and fan power switches. I currently have smart bulbs in one of the fans already so might not need to do more there.
Just out of curiosity, whereas the pull chair has three set speeds, I noticed you mentioned two wires that should be available to control speed. Does this mean that speed controlled by the switch would be more variable (like a dimmer for speeds) or will it also have three set speeds like the pull chain? I don’t honestly mind that much either way (certainly not a dealbreaker) but I’m curious how it will work.
If I can help test these at all, please let me know as I’d be most happy to!
Initially you’ll have to pull the chain to set the fan on the highest speed, but once you do that and install the switch, you’ll be able to set the fan to low-med-hi from either the switch, remotely or via voice control if applicable.
Thanks for volunteering! We’re at the end stages of testing these, but if there’s any other projects you’re interested in testing in the future, let me know!
Hi, I’m looking for a smart switch to control a 120V AC, 2A, 196W duct booster fan.
I would like to be able to turn the fan on and off, as well as adjust the speed.
Is this something that could be done with this planned switch?
I could not find a max watt, amp or HP rating.
All the other switches I could find were to adjust a 3- or 4-speed fan.
Yeah, their power specs are a little wonky. Looking at the data sheet you posted, 2.24A @ 120VAC is NOT 190W, it’s 269W.
In any event, the Blue Fan switch is rated at 120VAC @ 2.5A (300W). So your specs are under the published max. I don’t think the fan switch has been tested with a duct fan, but that shouldn’t be any different than a bathroom or ceiling fan.
Quick update – conservatively speaking, this is looking more like a May / June release now as we are not expected to get the MG24 samples until the first week of April as the firmware engineer has been working on fixing the Blue 2-1 switch firmware while also finalizing the Z-Wave 2-1 (which is done now).
This is, unfortunately, the downside of having only one firmware engineer