I have three ceiling fans that I want to be able to use ST / Alexa to control lights (on/off /dim) and fan (set low/med/high/turn off ). I am looking for the most economical way to do so. Unfortunately, all three fans are wired differently. 1) a separate wall switch for light and fan 2) single switch controls both light and fan 3) switch controls light and only the pull chain controls fan. I’m hoping the wires in the switch box are there so I can rewire so each is like the first.
If I can’t make changes, what would you recommend I do to get the control I am looking for?
you can use a smart switch to control the light and fan like you do now. I have a few like that but only 2 out of about 7. But if have just a chain and no switch at all I am not sure what you can do with that.
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Also I found installing the enerwaves at the light or fan does not work.
[/quote] It should have worked. If you ever want to try again just post your problem. Remember a neutral is required for Enerwave ZWN-RSM1 and it will not do speed control like @TN_Oldman says it is only On-Off.
Sure, but all of them will need constant power. You did have constant power where you were mounting your Enerwave correct and it was just wired wrong, yes? You were mounting it at the ceiling fan so there must have been?
You can control the Enerwave with a switch. You put line on one side of the switch, wire on other side of switch goes to auxiliary wire on Enerwave.
You basically just made your switch into a 3 way circuit. Enerwave can control light on / off. When you toggle the wall switch it tells the Enerwave to turn the light on / off. Wall switch no longer has the top paddle on ,bottom paddle off. It now toggles like a 3 way switch does.