Hi, I have a Bond Bridge mounted about 6 feet up the back wall of my room. The idea was that It would have a clear line of sight to most of my IR devices, including my TV, AVR, and tower fan. It also has control of my ceiling fan through RF. For the most part it’s worked fine; I’ve been able to create pretty detailed remotes through the API for my TV and AVR, and my ceiling fan was one of the supported devices by default. The only problem is my tower fan.
My tower fan is about 10 feet away from the Bond Bridge, about the same distance that my TV and AVR are. The Bond Bridge can control my TV and AVR just fine, but it fails to get any response from the tower fan. Even if I point it directly at the bond bridge, or prop it up so it’s at an equal level to the bond bridge, I get nothing. I almost thought it was something to do with the signal (and sent a support ticket in for it), but recently I tried moving the fan closer and realized that once it gets to about 3 feet away from the Bond Bridge, it suddenly starts working like normal. Any farther and it can’t control it at all.
I have no clue what could be causing this. The AVR is positioned level with the bond bridge and is actually a foot farther than the tower fan and is controlled just fine. If I take the physical remote that came with the tower fan, hold it in front of the bond bridge, and press a button then the tower fan responds normally. I actually have a Broadlink RM4 Pro mounted about a foot underneath my Bond Bridge (I bought it first but found it couldn’t control my ceiling fan), and that can control the tower fan just fine also.