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Offline Alex Waverley

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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 10:24:40 pm »

The engineer in me (my wife calls it the geek in me) loves it when you talk like that.

So, you like it when I talk nerdy.   ;D
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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 10:41:12 am »
Any way to get the GE fan switch not to show up as a dimmer?
I just added one to my Vera and its shows as a dimmer, not fan switch that has 3 speed levels so I kinda have to guess at what speed (Low, Med, High) the switch will get set to by what value (0-100%) Vera is showing in its UI.


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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 10:45:33 am »
Any way to get the GE fan switch not to show up as a dimmer?
I just added one to my Vera and its shows as a dimmer, not fan switch that has 3 speed levels so I kinda have to guess at what speed (Low, Med, High) the switch will get set to by what value (0-100%) Vera is showing in its UI.

This is normal, all of them are that way.


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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 12:57:25 pm »
Any way to get the GE fan switch not to show up as a dimmer?
I just added one to my Vera and its shows as a dimmer, not fan switch that has 3 speed levels so I kinda have to guess at what speed (Low, Med, High) the switch will get set to by what value (0-100%) Vera is showing in its UI.

This is normal, all of them are that way.
Crap. OK, thanks for verifying.

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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2017, 03:37:45 pm »
Any way to get the GE fan switch not to show up as a dimmer?
I just added one to my Vera and its shows as a dimmer, not fan switch that has 3 speed levels so I kinda have to guess at what speed (Low, Med, High) the switch will get set to by what value (0-100%) Vera is showing in its UI.

This is normal, all of them are that way.
Crap. OK, thanks for verifying.

Yeah, all like that.  I have set up a lua code for a push button that looks at load level and will cycle through low-med-high-off for me. i set so that if level is 0 it jumps to 30, if level is 1-33 it jumps to 60, if 34-66 it jumps to 100, if 67-100 it drops to 0....but it will work anywhere in 33.33333 % increments.  I've written the code but have not implamented it yet as I just installed the switch the other day. For the lua code I took the code I already had for stepping a dimmer light up in increments and adjusted it to fit the fan instead.

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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2017, 05:29:01 pm »

The engineer in me (my wife calls it the geek in me) loves it when you talk like that.

So, you like it when I talk nerdy.   ;D

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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2017, 02:46:28 am »
Yeah, all like that.  I have set up a lua code for a push button that looks at load level and will cycle through low-med-high-off for me. i set so that if level is 0 it jumps to 30, if level is 1-33 it jumps to 60, if 34-66 it jumps to 100, if 67-100 it drops to 0....but it will work anywhere in 33.33333 % increments.  I've written the code but have not implamented it yet as I just installed the switch the other day. For the lua code I took the code I already had for stepping a dimmer light up in increments and adjusted it to fit the fan instead.
@priest, could you share your Lua code? I'm about to set something up with a scene controller with a fan and this would be perfect.
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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2017, 02:59:59 am »

Probley not enough demand. Aeotec don't even make a fan controller period, let alone one that would have a wall switch on the wall and a remote micro controller up in the fan. Then you need to make sure its not a DC fan motor. Probley would fit a few people perfectly but not sale nearly as much as just a normal switch yet be a total new design product for them.

The Aeon nano dimmers allegedly support fan speed control (look at the bottom of the page where it lists this:
https://aeotec.com/z-wave-light-dimmer-switch

I just bought one and am going to try it next week in a new fan, and use a leviton four button scene controller to control it.
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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2017, 03:25:52 pm »
Yeah, all like that.  I have set up a lua code for a push button that looks at load level and will cycle through low-med-high-off for me. i set so that if level is 0 it jumps to 30, if level is 1-33 it jumps to 60, if 34-66 it jumps to 100, if 67-100 it drops to 0....but it will work anywhere in 33.33333 % increments.  I've written the code but have not implamented it yet as I just installed the switch the other day. For the lua code I took the code I already had for stepping a dimmer light up in increments and adjusted it to fit the fan instead.
@priest, could you share your Lua code? I'm about to set something up with a scene controller with a fan and this would be perfect.

I did modify it slightly, but it does the same function I described before.  Change dID to whatever your device ID number is and thats it

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local dID =95
local level = tonumber(luup.variable_get("urn:upnp-org:serviceId:Dimming1","LoadLevelStatus",dID),10)
if level < 1 then level = 32
elseif level >= 67 then level =0
else level = level + 32 end
     local args = {}
     args["newLoadlevelTarget"] = level
     luup.call_action("urn:upnp-org:serviceId:Dimming1", "SetLoadLevelTarget", args, dID)
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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2017, 03:39:31 pm »
As I said, that is a modification of the one I use to step up a dimmer.  I have two scenes for the dimmer, one stepping up and one stepping down. they both make some large jumps, but for my light and our use this works. It would be easy to make any of the jumps smaller, or different.  you could also do like I do in the fan one and make it cycle back off, but I like the two separate scenes for up and down myself.

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local dID =23
local level = tonumber(luup.variable_get("urn:upnp-org:serviceId:Dimming1","LoadLevelStatus",dID),10)
if level < 5 then level = 5
elseif level >= 80 then level =100
else level = level + 20 end
     local args = {}
     args["newLoadlevelTarget"] = level
     luup.call_action("urn:upnp-org:serviceId:Dimming1", "SetLoadLevelTarget", args, dID)

So it jumps from off to 5%, which is nightlight level. Then it jumps 25%, 45%, 65%, 85%, 100%.  anything above 80% is prett close to 100% so thats hy the jump there, but I could have made it jump if above 60 instead if I wanted.  With any scene like this I've set up a "low case" a "high case" and something do do if it's anywhere in the middle.

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Re: New home, new switches - need advice on fan/lighting control.
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2017, 09:22:41 pm »
Thanks @Priest
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