Infra red fans are widely available around the world. Chowmain's Generic Fan Controller Driver allows you to easily integrate multi speed IR fan's into Control4 for increased comfort in your home. Our driver introduces a low cost multi speed fan solution since no expensive hardware is required (infra red hardware comes standard with on all Control4 systems).
Once integrated you can use your android tablet, iPad, Control4 touchscreen or system remote control to control you fan. You can also schedule your fan to turn on, control your fan remotely or even adjust the fan speed based upon temperature variables in your home.
Infra-red fan's and fan controllers can be obtained from manufacturers such as Clipsal and Lutron. Note this driver will work with any infra-red fan with discrete infra red codes.
- Multiple Modes
- Medium High
- Definable Hex IR codes in properties
- Easy to manage
- Can have multiple copies of the same driver with different IR codes
- Definable IR repeat counts.
- Optional On code can be sent before any speed change to ensure the fan is on (not required by most IR fans)
- IR Binding - You can bind it to any infra red output in your Control4 system.
- Definable Preset Level can be configured to Low, Medium, Medium High or High. This is used for when a toggle or on command is issued (usually by the Control4 SR-250).
Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?
Multi speed fans have always been hard to integrate into Control4. In the past people would try to use dimmers (a big no no) or add in multiple relays which is extremely costly and the user interface is clunky. This solution is an inexpensive and elegant solution which works with infra-red controlled fans that are available all around the world. Best thing is that you don't need any additional hardware.
Are there any other cool things we can do with this driver?
This utilises the new Control4 fan proxy which is only utilised in the Control4 Fan Speed Control (C4-4SF120). As it is a 120 volt product only alot of countries will not have access to this product. As such many of you won't be familar with this proxy. This new proxy gives you the ability to control multi speed fans on a singular user interface (under the lighting page). The speeds shown are off, low, medium, medium-high and high.
Why do you only support OS 2.6 and above?
OS 2.6 offers a superior security encryption algorithm and a new and improved driver format. We have decided to only utilise this new format to ensure that the integrity of this driver is not compromised and that we can provide the best dealer/user experience available.
Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes. See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.
I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial. Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go. No registration required.
Version #20170710 - 10-JUL-2017
Migrated to driverCentral.
Version #20170207 - 07-FEB-2017
Version #20160722 - 22-JUL-2016
Added the ability to send a code after the ON code. This is useful for colours and other functions
Version #20150818 - 18-AUG-2015
Implemented Dealer Demo Licencing
Version #20150407 - 07-APR-2015
Resolved issue where logs on 2.6 systems would fill out controller storage causing system stability issues. This only effects systems where people have set the debug logs to 'print and log' or 'log' and have forgotten about it over longer periods of time.
Version #20141118- 18-NOV-2014
Converted from C4I to C4Z filetype
Version #20140430 - 30-APR-2014
Initial Driver Release