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New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« on: December 10, 2014, 05:44:45 pm »
It looks like there's finally a new option for Z-wave control of ceiling fans, the GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller.

Homeseer  $49.95

Amazon $44.95

ebay $43.95

I haven't found a manual online or any earlier postings about it in this forum.  Z-Wave Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 08:50:15 pm »
I still don't understand why there is no zwave form of the fanlinc. That is the best design yet for this problem and the main reason I now run a zwave/insteon hybrid system
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New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 09:00:09 pm »
YAY!  ;D ;D No more super expensive z-wave fan control!!
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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 09:07:13 pm »
If only my 2 ceiling fan locations had a neutral wire in the switchbox :( 
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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 10:16:51 pm »
I'm holding off until I see an actual manual and wiring diagram. Strange that I can't find any info at all on Jasco's website.

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 12:07:55 am »
I am hoping there are not any wiring surprises waiting for me. Oh... I wonder how this plans to work with ceiling fans with lights as well.

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 10:29:18 am »
I am hoping there are not any wiring surprises waiting for me. Oh... I wonder how this plans to work with ceiling fans with lights as well.

My guess (and one I believe will be right) is that this is only for controlling the fan just like the Leviton one. If you only have 2 wire going to your fan, then you won't be able to control the fan and lights separately without either replacing the romex with 3 wire (or running another 2 wire run) and adding a separate switch for the lights, or ditching the light kit.

That is why I prefer the Fanlinc design. It goes in the fan's canopy (like many of those "remote control" ones) and then you can either not have a local control (All automated) or you can use a KPL to control both the fan and light. This works if you only have 2-wire going to the fan because the fanlinc has a fan controller AND a dimmer in it. I understand that Z-wave doesn't have the "concept" of KPLs (ability to dim a remote device in real time), but the manufacturers could just do what they do with Z-wave 3-way switches and have a proprietary controller switch that could control the device in the canopy.
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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 11:22:20 am »
I'm holding off until I see an actual manual and wiring diagram. Strange that I can't find any info at all on Jasco's website.

They don't have ANY of their new lineup 457xxs listed on their website.  I think I read they weren't planning to offer them direct to consumers.
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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 12:12:47 pm »
I'm holding off until I see an actual manual and wiring diagram. Strange that I can't find any info at all on Jasco's website.

They don't have ANY of their new lineup 457xxs listed on their website.  I think I read they weren't planning to offer them direct to consumers.

Still, one would expect PDFs in the support section in case people lose the documentation in the box.

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 12:14:11 pm »
Any guess on UI5 support ?
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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 12:44:54 pm »
Any guess on UI5 support ?

Based on the fact they can barely support UI7.... draw your own conclusions  ;)

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 01:08:54 pm »
The specs look like is uses the multilevel switch class. Is that something UI5 supports?

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2014, 02:01:21 pm »
The specs look like is uses the multilevel switch class. Is that something UI5 supports?
Yes. I would expect this switch to work just fine in UI5. I'd expect it to show up as a dimmer, just like the Leviton fan controller.

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2014, 02:23:20 pm »
Ok. Thanks!

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Re: New Product - GE 12730 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Controller
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2015, 07:24:47 pm »
Just bought and installed one of these.  I can confirm that Vera 3 UI5 sees it as a standard dimmer.  Looks like it is broken down as follows: 10% to about 30% is low, 40% - 60% is medium, and 70% - 100% is high.  Might be possible to assign a custom device type/file to it, not sure.  I'll look into it.
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