Smart Home Fan Guide

action.devices.types.FAN - Fans can typically be turned on and off and have speed settings. Some fans may also have additional supported modes, such as fan direction/orientation (for example, a wall unit may have settings to adjust whether it blows up or down).

This type indicates that the device gets the Fan icon and some related synonyms and aliases.

Device capabilities

Refer to the corresponding trait documentation for implementation details, such as attributes and states that your service should support, and how to build EXECUTE and QUERY responses.

These traits are recommended, if applicable to your device. However, you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Example device: Simple fan

This section contains example intent payloads representing a common "Fan" based on the device type and traits above. If you add or remove traits in your implementation, modify your responses accordingly to reflect those changes.

Sample SYNC response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "user123",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.FAN",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.FanSpeed",
          "action.devices.traits.OnOff"
        ],
        "name": {
          "name": "Simple fan"
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "availableFanSpeeds": {
            "speeds": [
              {
                "speed_name": "low_key",
                "speed_values": [
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "low",
                      "slow"
                    ],
                    "lang": "en"
                  },
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "niedrig",
                      "schleppend"
                    ],
                    "lang": "de"
                  }
                ]
              },
              {
                "speed_name": "high_key",
                "speed_values": [
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "high"
                    ],
                    "lang": "en"
                  },
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "hoch"
                    ],
                    "lang": "de"
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "ordered": true
          },
          "reversible": true
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "smart-home-inc",
          "model": "hs1234",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample QUERY response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.QUERY",
      "payload": {
        "devices": [
          {
            "id": "123"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "payload": {
    "devices": {
      "123": {
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "online": true,
        "on": true,
        "currentFanSpeedSetting": "low_key"
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample EXECUTE commands

SetFanSpeed

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.FanSpeed reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.SetFanSpeed",
                "params": {
                  "fanSpeed": "high_key"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentFanSpeedSetting": "high_key"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

OnOff

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.OnOff reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.OnOff",
                "params": {
                  "on": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "on": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.