I am installing a ceiling fan that has its own remote control (IR).
I want to be able to control the LIGHT from a Z-Wave switch.
I’m willing to control the fan on/off and speed control from the OEM WALL remote.
I have a 12/2 romex from the switch-box to the ceiling-box.
I’m thinking about using a Z-Wave PLUS ZWN-RSM2 Smart Dual Relay Switch in the ceiling-box.
[ https://www.amazon.com/Enerwave-ZWN-RSM2-Converting-Switches-REQUIRED/dp/B01G7OD3ME ]
This would allow me to “split” the power [LOAD 1] & [LOAD 2] for the Light and the Fan.
I can pigtail the POWER-IN in the switch-box to power the Z-WAVE switch & FAN OEM WALL remote separately; which would solve all problems on the switch-box side – since the FAN OEM WALL remote transmitter uses IR, it does not require a LOAD side wire to the ceiling-box. The LIGHT, however, does require a SWITCHLEG from the switch-box to the ceiling-box.
Out of the Z-Wave PLUS ZWN-RSM2, [LOAD 1] will be the light & [LOAD 2] will be the fan OEM RECEIVER. Out of the Fan OEM RECEIVER, I will bypass the BLACK light wire directly into the light.
Here is the problem: Since I only have 1 usable (HOT) wire from the switch-box to the ceiling-box; the LOAD from the Z-WAVE switch to the ceiling-box will cease when I turn off the light. Thus, The BLUE Fan wire will derive power from the switch box LOAD.
In the end, does anyone know of any devices for either or both sides of the load wire to create two independent constant hot loads? =)
Sorry for the rambling…