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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.

Required traits

These traits and commands are required, if applicable to your device.

Quality requirements

  • Latency: must be less than or equal to 700ms.
  • Reliability: must be more than or equal to 97%.

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
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample utterances

en-US

  • Raise the fan speed

  • Lower the fan speed

  • Turn on the fan

  • Turn off the fan

de-DE

  • erhöhe die Geschwindigkeit vom Ventilator

  • verringer die Geschwindigkeit vom Ventilator

  • schalte den Ventilator an

  • schalte den Ventilator aus

fr-FR

  • Augmente la vitesse du ventilateur

  • Baisse la vitesse du ventilateur

  • Allume le ventilateur

  • Éteins le ventilateur

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.