Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 50
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â by BikingManiac Not as bad as predicted
I was not sure what to expect when there were 4 opened and resealed packages at our local Home Depot, and only one still unopened. Clearly, previous purchasers had not been successful in installing these. I was surprised that installation was simple, the receiver device easily fit into the space above the hanging bracket in our Hunter fan. There were 5 electrical connections to make at the fan, and two at the switch. It could not be easier. The color of the device is odd. It has a white face plate, but the buttons are beige. Much more so that what appears on this web site. Because it is in a 3-gang box, it really looks strange by the other white switches. White spray paint may be used to remedy. The buttons have a flimsy feel to them, but so far have withstood 5 hours of pushing. To be clear: this is a remote control - just like one that would sit on a table - that happens to be mounted in the wall, intended to control fan and light separately when only one switch currently exists. If that is what you are looking for, this product is for you!
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 2 out of 5Â by sandmom Dissapointed
I have also had issues fitting the remote flush in the wall. After spending 45 min on hold with Hunter, I was told to hire an electrician. (to put in a remote that is not electrically wired!!!) An inappropriate and disappointing answer.
I have realized what the issue is. I added a ceiling fan where there was not one. It was not previously connected to a wall switch. We wired the fan but not a wall switch since we were planning on using a remote to make it easier. I was using an after construction junction box and they are expecting me to have a junction box already roughed in, slightly beneath the sheetrock. If I install in an existing outlet it should fit fine, but not with the junction boxes that have the wings to hold in place. I installed one of theirs about 10 years ago and it fit fine into an after construction box.
So I would not recommend this if you do not have an existing junction box in the wall, since that is what it is apparently designed for.
Once programmed the remote works fine, just not an easy install for an after market item.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FanMan Works Fine, Fits Flush
Fits in a standard receptacle, and, contrary to what some say, the wallplate fits perfectly flush when properly installed and in-wall wiring isn't overly crowded. Responsive speed and dimming controls worked fine with two different Hampton Bay fans. Auto-programmed without a hitch, but it's easier with two. Receiver might be too large for some fans - best for larger canopies. Even then, there may be some maneuvering necessary to ensure all wires and the receiver itself fit neatly in the enclosure. Spring-loaded battery door, just below the operating buttons, is too easy to accidentally dislodge.
September 4, 2014