Sorry, I can’t move individual posts. I’d suggest just starting a new thread:
Thanks for the tip. I will try to use the interface from there.
I can currently control the light, dimmer, fan on, off, breeze modes. Working on the rest
Here is a teaser:
This is looking so promising! That GE device handler has some great animations in it for when things are changing speeds etc. Make sure to post in the developers forum to get helped out. I have been watching for you to move it over there as @Sticks18 Scott is watching if you need some help.
I dropped a note on the Home Depot page saying that there is a high demand for this product because no one else is making it. Perhaps if more people do that they’ll get the message.
Love the progress. I need at least two of these once this is complete.
Just released the first version of the code. Please test and let me know if everything works as it should. Any suggestions to make it better would be appreciated.
@ranga, which model ceiling fan w/wink was your unit or did you get the retail Universal Ceiling Fan Premier Remote Control (Internet #206591100 Model #99432) from home depot? I have to replace an older ceiling fan before summer and will be following this thread from folks using the newly created DTH. Thanks for your efforts so far.
I went with just buying the replacement part for the fan. I believe it would be quiet similar to the one that comes as Model # 99432. The only physical difference seems to be able to set the direction of the fan.I am waiting for it to be available so I can grab couple more. If anyone has one, they can help test it with the Device Handler. I am unable to see the reversible attribute in the fan anyways.
Are your replacement parts you ordered consist of the black colored remote model TR227A and ceiling fan receiver controller model MR101Z from Home Decorator? If I can use this on my existing fan with reverse working, I’ll replace my existing home decorator Winward IV receiver with this. The retail model remote in white #99432 is Hampton bay brand so hope it’s identical controller as the home decorator replacement part.
Yes, that is correct. I believe they are both the same controller. I am using it on a HomeDecorator Renwick fan. But it does not support the reverse working even with the remote. My fan has a physical switch that needs to be flipped which I believe is the case with most older fans. If I can get my hands on the Hampton Bay controller, I can confirm it works with the DTH.
Does anyone know if this control would work with the Zigbee receiver?
the above controller is 3 speed and the Zigbee one is 4 speeds… Also not sure what standard /radio is being used between the remote and the puck. All we know the puck uses zigbee between the hub and itself
Given the progress of the Smart App, ordered 4 kits for my fans…
Nice!! Whats the ETA for the delivery? I m thinking of getting one more, but I am not sure if I should wait for the retail version or not, as the reversible function does not work with older fans anyways. If I can get that to work, I’d be all over it. Planning to integrate it with the thermostat to set the direction based on the heat/cool mode of the thermostat.
Ranga, they said the items would ship on Monday, i hope i get them by end of the week
All my fans have existing hampton bay or Minka Aire remotes / canopy modules that are reversible, so it will be an easy retrofit…
I think there is a possibility that it might work on a certain type of motor style. I’ll be testing for that when I get mine in next week. Older fans without a reverse switch you can try this: Turn the fan on, wait for it slow down but before it stops spinning; turn the fan back on High.
My gut feeling is YES! The method for syncing up the remote used for both your universal wall controller and this new zigbee controller is the same. So my guess is all you need to do is match up the 4 dip switches on the zigbee receiver with those same 4 dip switches on your universal wall controller. It will be a very easy test to see if it works. The zigbee antenna is separate from the remote antenna that the dip switches setup.
This is one of the tests that need to be done on the new device handler is when the hand held remote (or wall unit in your case is manually changing the speeds or lights is the device handler able to see and report that back to the hub.
OK, I will wait and see waht you have to say. Meanwhile the Zigbee is out of stock.
BatraD, can you post photos of the new controller and remote when you receive your kits later this week? Thanks as I plan to order the kit if it works well for you with the DTH from ranga.
Well it’s not photos but at least it gives you an idea of what they look like before the photos. The installation manual pg 5 and 8 has images for them - Part J “Receiver” and Part K “Remote control”
This is exciting. I had already installed a wireless remote module into my harbor breeze fan, but it was some sort of proprietary RF. I will be sooo happy to install these modules. Thanks for all the work everyone does in this great community. Fan control was the one thing lots of people wanted.