Author Topic: GE 14287 In-Wall Smart Fan Control  (Read 359 times)

Offline kartcon

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GE 14287 In-Wall Smart Fan Control
« on: February 03, 2018, 05:24:02 pm »
Has anyone got this switch to successfully operate as described? The description states that 1 press up is Low, 2 presses up is Med and 3 presses up is High. Sort of a 33%, 66%, 100% kind of thing.
So far I have only been able to pair it as a standard dimmer, and each press up acts just like a standard dimmer. Am I missing something? It is currently configured like so:

device_type: urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:DimmableLight:1
manufacturer: GE/Jasco
device_file: D_DimmableLight1.xml
device_json: D_DimmableLight1.json
impl_file: EMPTY
category_num: 2
subcategory_num: EMPTY
capabilities: 211,156,1,4,17,8,L,R,B,RS,|38:1,39,43,44,86,89,90,94,112,114,115,122,133,134,
ManufacturerInfo: 99,18756,12593
NodeInfo: 26,27,2b,2c,56,59,5a,5e,70,72,73,7a,85,86,
No additional Device Settings


I don't believe any other settings may be relevant, so they are not included. It currently 'works' they way it is but it does not perform as advertised so I thought I'd ask the group.

Offline Z-Waver

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Re: GE 14287 In-Wall Smart Fan Control
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 05:38:38 pm »
I don't know what "description" you read. However, the manual clearly states that you press and hold the paddle(like a dimmer) in order to adjust the fan speed.
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1. To decrease fan speed: Press and hold lower rocker.
2. To increase fan speed: Press and hold upper rocker.

It works like a dimmer but, only has three "dim" levels. The behavior you are experiencing is the normal behavior.

Offline cc4005

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Re: GE 14287 In-Wall Smart Fan Control
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 06:17:48 pm »
I installed 4 of these a few days ago. I can confirm that 1) they operate similarly to dimmers (press/hold to increase or decrease speed), and 2) the speeds are not limited to three; i.e, again just like a dimmer, the speed will increase or decrease to any number from 0% to 100% depending on how long the button is held.

According to the documentation, the LED indicates low (blinks every 2 seconds for 10 seconds), medium (every 1 second for 10 seconds) or high (every 1/2 second for 10 seconds). This seems to work. Sort of. For me, it takes more than a quick glance to distinguish between every 1/2 second and every 1 second. Also, I've not seen documentation what speed (%) ranges are defined as low, medium and high, and I'm not interested in spending the time to figure it out.

All in all, it works, but I don't see the extra "features" as much benefit over those in a standard dimmer. I suspect there may be other differences from a light dimmer so that it works properly with a motor load, but I don't know that for sure.