As I’ve been doing various research about z-wave switches I noticed that some of the dimmers out there talked about being able to use them as fan controllers. It got me to thinking, could this be a viable option?
Theoretically it should work: Turn the fan on full and then just use the rheostat in the dimmer to control the amount of energy going to the fan which should control the speed of the fan.
But what I have no clue on is what this will do to the fan motor. Is a ceiling fan motor able to handle variable energy pushed to it or would this cause a burn out of the motor?