I have one 12/2 romex, as many do, going from circuit breaker panel, to a single wall switch (where the hot is switched) to a ceiling fan/light. You turn on the switch, and then you control the fan with the pull chain, and light with the pull chain.
Yes, I know there are several options, mostly zigbee, for separately controlling a ceiling fan/light. I’d like to know if MY thought-of option has merit. I am using the Go-Control/Linear/Nortek paddle switches everywhere in my house - I really don’t want to use something different in a couple of rooms where there are ceiling fans. Adding a second 12/2 romex is not possible.
I would like to install an Enerwave ZWN-RSM2 Plus relay at the fan, with load 1 connected to the light, and load 2 connected to the fan.
I would like to install TWO WT00Z-1 switches in the wall (replacing the single switch, installing a two-gang box).
The hot lead and neutral lead (and ground, of course) would be split three ways: One WT00Z-1 switch (for the light), one WT00Z-1 switch (for the fan), and one that continues on the single romex 12/2 to the ZWN-RSM2 Plus relay at the fan.
I would use the pull chain to turn the fan light on (and probably remove/tuck up that chain), and use the pull chain to set the fan speed where I want it.
I would then set Smartthings (through an automation, or association/or Tweaker, or Webcore) so if the Light switch (WT00Z-1) is turned on, the ZWN-RSM2 Load ONE would activate to power the light. If the Fan switch (the other WT-00Z-1) is turned on, the ZWN-RSM2 Load TWO would activate to power the FAN. (I can also control Load ONE and TWO through the SmartThings App).
The only manual thing I would ever have to do is if I want to change the fan speed, I would have to use the pull chain (or use the switch to reverse fan direction).
Please let me know if this is feasible.
As a part 2 to this: Is there a different relay, or TWO relays, I could use at the fan/light that would control the fan speed and dim the light?
Edit 1: Looks like the Aeotec Dual Nano would serve the same purpose as the Enerwave.