Can't make a fan look like a fan

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:34 pm
MattDinOC offline
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Can't make a fan look like a fan

So I've got HBB working quite nicely, with just a couple of annoyances that I'd love to get resolved. Making a separate post for each of them.

I have 3 fans in my Indigo setup that I would like to look like fans in the Home app. But they only show up with the light/lamp icon in Home. I have tried flagging them as "treat as a fan" in the HBB setup, but after reloading the plugin, they still only can take a lamp icon in Home. How can I get them to use a fan icon instead?

Thanks,
Matt

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:36 pm
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Re: Can't make a fan look like a fan

Yes, that's one of the limitations of HBB, the Homebridge it uses is limited to just a few device types and fan isn't one of them. The new HomeKit Bridge supports all HomeKit device types including fans - it's actually one of the first options I built for the beta because I wanted the same as you and I was blown away by the animated fan running at actual speed. Very cool. You'll have to wait though, can't do it in HBB and HKB is at least several weeks from open beta.

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:41 pm
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Re: Can't make a fan look like a fan

My workaround is I set the fans as ‘Treat as Switch ‘ in HBB and then exit them in the Home app to be a fan. Works fine for small desk fans that only have one speed.


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Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:47 pm
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Re: Can't make a fan look like a fan

Cool, thanks! I thought I must be missing something. :) I'll do the switch option for now since they are single-speed, and will look forward to having "real" fans down the road!

Matt

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