I’m looking for anyone with experience in dealing with connecting ceiling fans to Z-wave wall switches (such as the GE 12730 Z-Wave Smart Fan Control). I understand the concept of having the fan wired to this switch for 3-speed control, but, in researching new fans for our home remodel, I’m coming across a lot of them who specify a ‘remote’ or ‘wall mount’ proprietary control.
In calling one of these companies (Monte Carlo Fans), their tech support claims that their fans can’t be setup with just a normal 3 wire setup to a ‘regular wall switch’ (I didn’t even mention Z-wave switches, as that usually makes their heads explode).
Does anyone have any experience with these more modern fans and this scenario? I can’t believe that these fans are expecting to be all wired ‘hot’ from the wall with no ability to be controlled by standard wiring?
Thanks for any advice…