I see both of these controllers have been hacked into the Smartthings ecospace and just curious if anyone has used both and which seems to work the most reliably. I currently have a bunch of ceiling fans, 3 currently using a Bond, which works but the Bond seems to have WiFi drop out issues, and really doesn’t have any concept of state info, it just sends an RF code and keeps track of what it’s sent, but there just isn’t anyway for it to have any idea what the current real state is, just what it thinks it is based on what it last sent.
A few of my fans are factory remote fans, obviously since they work with Bond, but I have a bunch (like a dozen) that are just pull chain fans, all loaded with LIFX bulbs so the lighting aspect isn’t really a concern, although I do need the fans to be “hot” on the lighting circuit and do not have separate lighting/fan wires going to them. Also most of the dumb chain fans have substantial room in the lighting fixture portions of the fans, more so than in the canopy, and that is where all the wiring is anyway, that I would probably put the controller there where the antennae would be behind glass instead of in basically the shielded box that is the canopy. Even the GE/Sylvania wall controllers would probably fit there, and again I don’t need lighting control, but at almost double the price of the Sonoff, and even significantly more than what I see as the cost of the Home Decorators replacement part, I would really need a compelling reason to go that route.
Given the quantity, the Sonoff ifan02 seems the more desirable solution since it’s cheap, and frankly I don’t really care about the remote either way, so the Home Decorators replacement part would be fine too. I’m just looking for cost effective and reliable it’s really about integrating this with temperature sensors. I do wish reversing was an option but I don’t think it is with any of the solutions or any of the fans I’m trying to control, even though the Home Decorators part seems to have that function I seriously doubt it translates from one manufacture to another, even a little concerned that any universal type solution will work with the fans I already have controlled with the Bond which are Lamps Plus Casa Vieja house brand fans.
Anyway just looking for opinions here. Oh and BTW I’m new to the community, first post, and new to Smartthings, a couple weeks. So far, very impressed, almost bought a Wink hub and so glad I bought a Gen 2 Smartthings hub in the end. Lots of IFTTT and Stringify possibilities now that I didn’t have before, installed MyQ and Sylvania Lightify device handlers over the last 2 weekends, and love the Smartthings sensors. Looking forward to doing some Raspberry Pi integrations, I’ve got a long list there.