I have some experience with discrete electronics, but electrics was never in my interest. Currently I started making our home smarter and I hit the wall - there are no HomeKit compatible fan speed controllers.
For lighting I use very good Leviton DH6HD-1BZ dimmers, which according to the manufacturer work with following types of loads:
- Incandescent fixtures
- Mark 10
Nothing mentions fans. I started researching and people are warning that using classical dimmers is a bad idea, however nobody seems to have a technical explanation why? Is it really that bad of any idea to use smart dimmer to control fan? What is the difference between the modes selectable on the dimmer?
Now the fans are controlled by 5 speed switches, which somehow has to control the speed of the motor...