Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 58
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by asudevl worst purchase ever at home depot
This switch is horrible. It doesn't use wall power. It uses a coin cell battery. If you're putting it in the wall...why use a battery! The module that goes in the fan canopy has wires coming out the middle side, so it requires you to smash the wiring to get it to fit in the fan cradle! The switch does not fit in a remodel electric box as it has a bulky body with arms that are too tall. On top of all three of these issues, the light on the fan flickered when the fan was on! I replaced this disgusting device with a different brand and had no problems at all. I feel like part of my life was taken away fighting issues with this horrible design. It looked nice at the store but don't be fooled.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Same problem as everyone else / wall plate doesn't fit flush against the wall
I had six of these installed with six Hunter fans on 6.26.14. Two days of installation from a professional electrician. I spent close to $3000 for the fans, remotes, and for the electrician. Syncing the fans wasn't to much of an issue, but the last fan it took us over an hour to get it to finally work. Disconnecting the power and re-programing the remote within 3 mins takes two people. The biggest complaint so far is the wall plate and the remote doesn't fit into a standard wall box. It is definitely a design flaw. The ground sticks out and causes the wall plate to bend once you secure it to the wall. Just like everyone else, this is an issue and looks terrible. I would definitely not buy these remotes!!!
June 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TMac What the instructions don't tell you
The good news is it does what it says it will do. I now have three of them. Have had 2 for over a year with no problems. Most of the dislikes have been listed before but I'll try to recap them here.
1. The transmitter is huge in comparison to standard receptacle box size. If you have splices or additional wire in the box you really have to compact it to get this thing in.
2. It runs on battery power rather than line current. Strange seeing their is line current in the receptacle box you place it in. Also means that at some point it will not work as you will have a dead battery.
3. Can't imagine why grey is the only color this comes in. One would think that it would come in basic ivory as all other switches do.
4. Instructions are ok if just installing on of these in your house. However when installing more, the pairing of the light to the transmitter gets complicated. More so if the fans are on the same circuit. I found it easiest to do before mounting the transmitter into the receptacle box if the fans are on the same circuit.. Also if your circuit breaker box is a couple rooms away, you will need two people to do this. First, turn off all breakers going to the fans. Disconnect the power splice in all but one of the fan switch boxes that are on the same circuit. Turn on that breaker. You have just 3 minutes to pair the transmitter and receiver by pressing the fan off button and the high speed button and holding them down for at least four seconds. Turn off breaker and disconnect the power splice at that fans wall box. Go to the wall box of the nest fan and connect the power splice. Turn power back on. and again pair the fan within three minutes. This time hold the off button and high speed button for at least four seconds. release for four seconds and then hold them do0wn again for another four seconds. You will need to do this for each fan/switch increasing the number of times you hold the buttons down for each additional fan. When all done, make sure power is off and go back and rejoin all the power splices in the wall boxes and install the transmitters. Turn power back on and test to make sure all is working ok.
5. The controller may not dim your CFL or LED lamps as set. Or your bulbs may flicker. You may need to reprogram this as well. Turn the lights off at the switch and wait 30 seconds. Turn lights back on at the switch and immediately hold the fan off button while pressing the light button twice. You may need to do this several times to get to the right lamp type. It ook me 3 times to get the led lamps to dim.
Hope this helps.
April 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CharlesM1950 Dimmer doesn't work
This was a disappointment. I had expected to be able to control the fan speed and dim the lights from the wall switch location. The description on the box indicates this control can do that. So, I changed out the wall switch box to a double box to accommodate this control and I got up on the ladder and put the receiver device in the fan's copula. A couple of hours later I switched on the power and synced it up according to the instructions.
The fan speed control works fine but the light doesn't dim. The instructions aren't clear but I assumed if you held the light button down the light would dim. After a few seconds it will go off. Hold it a while longer and in a few seconds it comes on. I guess the unit is defective but I don't want to waste time or be up on the ladder any more than I have to be. So, rather than risk another unit working the same way I'll swap it for the Lutron control that looks like it works similarly. Since the Lutron is about $17 more I sure hope it properly dims and controls the fan speed. I think I rest up and do it tomorrow.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by erb13 Another failure
This fan control unit was installed by an electrical contractor in September 2014and it was working properly at that time. The only design feature we did not like was the unit had to be reprogrammed when ever there is a power failure. This is a hassle for us as we have to turn off the circuit breaker in the basement and then run up 2 flights of stairs to reset the unit. It failed several months ago and the fan is always at a low speed, can not be turned off except at the breaker and the fan light does not come on or off. Trying the reset procedure several times did not change anything.
Several calls to the Hunter support line were useless as I was cut off or the call was abandoned by Hunter when they kept forwarding me to a different person. Hunter has my phone number and if they were serious about supporting their products they would have called me back when they cut me off.
May 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Easy to install multiple units
I don't know what all the fuss is about. Yeah, there are some issues with the faceplate not fitting flush, especially with custom covers, but that's fixable. Certainly no reason to rate the product 1 star.
Tommy's review is spot on if you're installing multiple units. It worked like a charm. I installed one unit in my living room, paired to two remote wall units on opposite sides of the room. This was really easy to do - I installed, and performed the sync on both of the wall units when power was restored. Very, VERY simple. (I did initially put the battery in upside down...oops.)
Then, I installed another unit in my bedroom, with a third remote wall unit. I turned power off to the LR fan at the breaker box, paired my bedroom unit, and then restored power to the LR fan. Absolutely, positively easy.
Look at the installation instructions for your fan, though - we also have cathedral ceiling mounts for both of those fans, which meant that the receiver unit fit very easily inside. But, I had to put the unit in BEFORE tightening the fan brace all the way. If your fan's outlet box is a tight fit, you may have some issues. But...like I said...check this first.
For our 1980's house with only a 3-wire conduit installed to the fan (hot / neutral / ground), this was an easy way to get separate control for the lights and fan. Like I said, it couldn't have been easier.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by astonman Works Great for Me
I bought this fan control unit to replace the handheld remote of a Hunter Windspan ceiling fan I installed almost three years ago. The old remote was huge and a bit of an eyesore hanging on the wall so after stumbling upon this during one of my many trips to HD, I decided to give it a try.
While the control unit is very light, it is without a doubt the largest "box" I've ever come across. I have installed various timers, dimmers, and USB outlets but none are as large as this unit. With that said, I had no problems getting it to fit (home built in 2010).
As another review mentioned, this controller runs on a battery. It's about the size of a nickel. The exact battery number is CR 2032. The bottom button on the switch is actually a spring loaded holder for the battery. I have two other ceiling fans with remotes. Both were installed over three years ago and both are still running on the same batteries, so batteries are fine with me.
Installing the controller is rather simple. Once you removed the existing switch, you connect and cap the two wires that were attached to it. This in essence is like leaving the switch in the ON position. If there is a ground wire on the switch, connect it to the green ground wire of the controller. Installing the receiver in the fan is a little more involved so I'll leave that to the instructions.
Since I've installed this fan control, I have not had a single issue. I'm not sure what to make of all the bad reviews. The control and receiver synced on the first attempt. The buttons do not make any noise or click when you push them but whatever button I hit it works like a charm.
June 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Unreliable waste of time
Installation was like others wrote, tough to get to fit in the fan. After grtting it sycn'd up it worked good for abupout for months and then quit. Relaced the battery tried to sync again (four times) and it wont go. Back to the wired version for me.
March 30, 2015