I have a CraftMade FT-7077-9 controller for my fan. Currently it allows lights on/off, adjustable speed, and reverse functionality of the fan. It only has two wires going to it. My question is there something smart I can replace it with or am I going to have to replace the fan? I assume since there is only two wires, there has to be a module on the other side. The challenge is the ceiling is about 20’ up.
I’m assuming your craftmade fan is IR remote controlled?
The two wires going to the fan will just be live and neutral.
For safety reasons I would imagine the fan and light defult to off after a power failure, rather than memorising the last setting?.. Might me worth a test though.
If you are happy to use just one setting (i.e. Fan on full speed and light on) and the unit happens to remember it’s last settings; then consider using a simple z-wave relay / switch on the power supply.
If you want full functionality you could consider getting a ST comparable IR transmitter to replicate your existing remote control.
Something like iTach or Logitech Harmony would do the trick, just make sure you choose one with a learning capacity (IR receiver as well as the transmitter).
There are plenty of threads on here with guidance and advise on both iTach and Harmony.
There was a Kickstarter campaign that failed to reach its funding target (yesterday) called Remotsy… Would have been a great option for you, but never mind!
At some point I’m sure @JDRoberts will post some handy links for other alternatives.
There is no remote. It’s a switch built into the wall. I assume there is something up in the fan, but it’s mounted on a 20ft ceiling and not easily accessible.
What type of switch in the wall?
Normal toggle switch or specialist switch for the fan?
The model is FT-7077-9. It’s no longer on craftmade’s website. They appear to have newer models. Here is one that looks similar.
Have a look behind the switch, you’ll need to hot wire into the on/off switch at the bottom.
Yes, there are only two wires going into the device which leads me to believe there must be a remote unit somewhere in the fan? The only problem is the fan is 20ft up so it’s not easily accessible.
Did you come up with any ideas? I have the same remotes and hate them.