My children are doing great at losing or possibly damaging their ceiling fan remotes. Luckily I was able to get the remote back working (put a new battery in right-side-up, then upside-down, then properly again) last night; however, it identified an issue for me. The fan remote I have today on 3 fans does not seem to have a replacement on the market. Ultimately, I want to get this on SmartThings so I can leverage other control techniques (motion, scenes, etc) but not everyone is there. Also, I removed the physical single switches in their rooms that controlled both fan and light together as they were frequently being turned off which blocked the remote from working.
I propose a two-part solution:
- Known compatible FCCID database connected to a shopping marketplace. In app, you can select “Lost Remote” and it will give a list of suitable replacements.
- Once replacement remote is found and present near the bond, the In-app “Replace Remote” feature can be selected to allow managing the remote pairing (frequency and encoding selection) without needing to lower the ceiling fan dome or other such items.