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  • Fan switch - how do you handle your clicks

    Guys
    Do you change how the single click up and down work on your fan controller switches? I find the single click to raise the level by one is a bit tedious so I change to a double click on top to turn on and a double click on bottom to turn off.
    -Rupp
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    For the FC-200s I found the standard control annoying also

    I created 2 events

    On Top Pressed, Set Fan to Last Level (I think I had to modify the control to add this)

    On Bottom Pressed, Set Fan to Off

    Holding up and down by default will raise and lower the speed so this makes it operate like the light switches


    I also used RPrade's Light automation logic and modified it for the fans so instead of different lighting levels called based on light level (time of day) I make these more auto by calling the different speeds based on temperature setpoints to automatically set the fan to a speed based on the room temperature. Triple tap Up and Down enable and disable this "auto temperature" mode to maintain consistency between the Lights and Fans.

    Lastly the wife likes to have the LED on when the lights are off to more easily find the switches in the dark (even though now they are rarely needed). So as not to confuse when it is on at the lowest level and it is off, I change the LED color to Red when it is Off an Green When On.

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    • #3
      I only have a single hot wire run to my fans, so I hid a dimmer and fan controller in the fan canopy with the single incoming lead wired to be always hot.

      On the wall mounted dimmers, wired as 3-ways paired to fan mounted light dimmer, with no load on the wall switches.

      Single taps turn on and off the fan light, hold to dim, as always.

      2,3,4 and 5 taps up on the dimmer run the four speeds on the fan

      2 taps down turns off the fan.

      Works well, and only requires a single switch on the wall.

      Thread here: https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...on-to-homeseer

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      • #4
        I was just thinking about this last night after having my FC200s installed for about a week. I ended up adding double tap up - max speed and double tap down - off. For now they feel a lot better. The single click with a wait time between each was getting old. I may make some adjustments but for now I'm happy.

        The real time sink was figuring out how to voice control them with Alexa in a way that didn't sound like I was dimming a light or having to remember which percentages would trigger each fan speed. Now I have "Alexa, turn on the office fan" which turns the fan on max speed (3) and "Alexa, set the office fan to X (1-3)" Now that I have that working I'm thinking about changing the FC200s to 4 speed mode.

        I went into a little more detail about my method for Alexa control here if anyone is interested:

        https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ho...48#post1333748

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