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Thread: Caseta fan control for multiple fans?

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    Caseta fan control for multiple fans?

    I have a new patio cover and I want to automate fans and lighting with Lutron equipment. The cover has two outdoor fans with pull-string controls on one circuit. I'd like to use Caseta controls but apparently they are limited to only a single fan and 1.25a max load. Except for running a new circuit for the 2nd fan are there any Caseta solutions for managing multiple ceiling fans on one circuit?

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    Maybe this is better placed in the design assistance forum? Admin please remove

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    Of course you could use a switch. If you have an attic you could install a fan controller for each fan up there, and install Picos at the switch locations. That would be the best solution but is reliant on an attic space.
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    Didnt Lutron use to have a conventional solution that used controllers in the canopy? I dont see them marketed now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miketyler View Post
    Didnt Lutron use to have a conventional solution that used controllers in the canopy? I dont see them marketed now
    Yes. The Maestro fan controls used canopy modules. A single device could control up to 4 canopy modules.

    They still offer Rotary fan controls that will control multiple fans (up to 5 amps). They also offer Nova T fan controls that are rated for 6 and 12 amps.
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    No about all you can do is get a Pico and tie multiple fan speed controllers together in software.

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    Thanks for all the responses so far. I'm limited on space as this is a covered patio with no attic. I really wanted the Caseta functions that allow operation from my phone even if it meant separate controls. With the other reports of speed issues with some fans maybe I should buy a dimmer and confirm compatibility first?

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    Dimmers and Fans generally frowned upon

    I recommend trying an on/off switch. In my case, once the new wore off the fan speed controllers, nobody adjusts the speed -- and when they do, they standup and pull the chain.

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    Agreed - I would like to activate them by Caseta. Does the simple on/off switch have the amp rating to run both fans?

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    Definitely don't dim anything that is not dimmable light- it often appears to work until the dimmer, the fan or both die. Bad deal.
    Evan Kirkhart- Home Electronics Solutions
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