The GE 14287 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Fan Control replaces the existing in-wall switch to control your ceiling fan. By installing this device and pairing it with your Z-Wave network you can operate your fan from nearly anywhere. This is done using a service like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com.
Getting started with this in-wall fan controller is very easy. You should start by cutting power to the current ceiling fan switch at the breaker. Remove the old device, and install the GE 14287 in its place. For a multi-switch installation you will also need the GE Add-On Switch Module, which is purchased separately. You will also need to connect the traveler wire. The GE Add-On Switch and the traveler wire are not required for single-switch setups. The GE 14287 fits nicely into a single-gang bracket. You should use the included wall plate to ensure a clean installation.
After installing the in-wall switch, you will need to pair it with your Z-Wave controller. Many Alarm Grid customers use their security panels as Z-Wave hubs. But if you have another hub, like Samsung SmartThings, that will also work just fine. You should always clear the device before attempting to add it to your Z-Wave network. This will help ensure that it pairs successfully. For best results, use a Z-Wave Plus controller. You can use a standard Z-Wave controller, but this will decrease the maximum range for the device. Remember, a Z-Wave signal can hop through up to four (4) Z-Wave devices.
There are load considerations that must be taken into account when using the GE 14287. The switch can support a maximum of 1.5A. It is designed for fan motors only. No more than two (2) ceiling fans should be used with a single GE 14287 device. Do not use the GE 14287 in an outdoor environment. The GE 14287 will allow you to turn the fan on and off and control its speed.