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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2014, 05:31:59 pm »
Just a short update for the people who will bump into this thread. I've bought the Dooya DT52S motor (http://en.dooya.com/products_3.html) via aliexpress.com and attached it to the Fibaro Roller Shutter 2 (FGRM-222). This combination works great for me. The build quality of the motor is pretty solid actually. Not something you might expect at first hand. There are some knock-off motors on aliexpress too but the Dooya stuff seems to be the best.

When you get that motor, where do you get the track? Does it come with it? If so, what is the length? I have found the motors on aliexpress, but not the tracks.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2014, 05:20:11 am »
dont get the knock off .. i spend a fortune on this junk ... its not worth the money at all ...

only dooya does the job. and it does is suprisingly well.

the tracks must fit . as the clutch system wont work if not. (killing the whole pourpose)

dont buy anything with steel wires .. they sell great because it does sounds "solid", but its noisy and manual operation leads to 80% in mixed wires and a very large drama to get them working again.
the secret are t-belts ! almost zero noise, smooth operation and can't be destroyed easy.

i can now get 3 meters for somethings close to 250 bucks including everything. downside (20 days lead time)
but for the quality and the price i can just live with this ... normally the motor alone goes for 250 USD already.
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2014, 12:03:23 am »
@nullx -

I plan on getting a Dooya motor. I want to make sure I am buying the right thing on aliexpress. Every dooya motor I see seems to be just that, the motor and no track. How do I ensure I am getting a track? Is there a specific seller you go through?

Finally - the Fibaro controller - I am in the US - I typically remember hearing that Fibaro is for Europe. Is that the case? If not, where do you source your Fibaro controllers from?

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2014, 12:26:48 am »
[whoring] http://goo.gl/UPyyfp [/whoring]
210 Bucks for 1 meter plus 20 somethings for each more meter complete set with holders, brackets, rails, motor, belt pre-assembled (very little work required) .. blah blah :P

but the shutter modules seem to be a problem. well the motor works with a standard module as well .. but its just half the features and no percentage settings
hope fully someone from the US has some solution for that

I plan on getting a Dooya motor.
make sure its a DT52S !!!
the E and C series do not work at all with HA modules .. they require a own remote-control system.



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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2014, 01:00:05 am »
@nullx -

I plan on getting a Dooya motor. I want to make sure I am buying the right thing on aliexpress. Every dooya motor I see seems to be just that, the motor and no track. How do I ensure I am getting a track? Is there a specific seller you go through?

Finally - the Fibaro controller - I am in the US - I typically remember hearing that Fibaro is for Europe. Is that the case? If not, where do you source your Fibaro controllers from?

I have the same questions :)

Also, what are the options for Non-Vera control?  One of the benefits of the Somfy system for my blinds are these in Wall (battery powered, so can go anywhere) remote control units.

http://www.somfysystems.com/en-us/home/our-products/product-solutions/decoflex-wirefree.html

 Since I plan to use these near the back patio where there is medium traffic, opening them on and off quickly would be key for the WAF.
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2014, 02:15:20 am »
Also, what are the options for Non-Vera control?

the most easy option are the Stick on Z-Wave Buttons (i'm personally really hate any form of "remote control" as it does defeat the automation propose. but for the shades i use 2 Button Battery Powered z-wave remotes .. they "apear" like Light switches, the battery lasts easy 1-2 Years on day by day use ...

they can be directly linked to the motor-module and will work even if the controller would be offline.

another option with the FGRM-222 is to simply connect standard Light switches or momentary switches for up/down .. this would require some wiring but would probably match your existing switch-style better.
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2014, 05:02:39 pm »
but the shutter modules seem to be a problem. well the motor works with a standard module as well .. but its just half the features and no percentage settings
hope fully someone from the US has some solution for that

I purchased a track and motor from zwavemotors and they have zwave built right into the motor. The motor looks just like the Dooya motor you are recommending in this thread. It works with the percentage settings just fine. I'd be happy to purchase again from them, as they got it to me quickly and it was rather nice. The cost is a little prohibitive for me to go to them again, at least my wife isn't willing to spend that much again. So now I am trying to piece it together myself.

This is why I am looking at the fibaro modules. The only concern I have with them, even from your site, is if they work on the right frequency to interact with US based Z-Wave systems.
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2014, 02:40:37 am »
thats great news .. toget some useful intel about hardware.

how much did you pay for the motor ?
does the motor fit to a dooya system rod/rail ? if yes that may be a option to get things cheaper done .. (win win for everyone)
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2014, 01:11:33 pm »
I didn't buy the motor individually, but as a whole kit. That included a center open option to be configured. The length was just over 2.3 meters. I paid ~$400 for it excluding shipping.

The motor and track look to be exactly like the dooya motor and track being sold on aliexpress. The feature set also looks like it is the DT52S.

Zwavemotors has been very helpful. If you reach out to them directly, you can probably get more information.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #99 on: May 04, 2014, 11:02:26 pm »
Message for nullx8,

I really like the low price of the curtain track and motor link you posted a few post before. I try to order 4 tracks but when I enter my shipping infos, it say that I cant get a quote for my adress and to contact them. I contact them 2 times in the last 2 two weeks but I didnt receive any answer from them... The track is in special at 160$ us Instead of 210$ so I would really like to order them for my 4 windows

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #100 on: May 05, 2014, 12:13:39 am »
I have 1 set of DT52E and 1 set of DT52S motor with 3.3m of curtain track. Only DT52S is able to pair with fibaro module. I use Fibaro Roller Shutter 2 module. Everything is working perfectly.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #101 on: May 07, 2014, 10:50:56 pm »
Hi,

I would have really like to buy my curtain at the store Nullx8 posted a few posts before.

But since I didnt get a answer from them after four email... what is the best place to buy motorized curtain working with Vera?

Dooya DT52S with a Fibaro Shutter 2 seem to work perfectly, so where to buy it at the best price?

Thanks!
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #102 on: May 08, 2014, 08:46:28 am »
If in north America, we will fabricate custom length drapery tracks using Z-Wave native motors or 4 wire motor + Z-Wave module or RF motor +dry contact Z-Wave module.
Contact us at: info@zwavemotors.com

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #103 on: May 23, 2014, 06:37:38 am »
Dooya DT52S with a Fibaro Shutter 2 seem to work perfectly, so where to buy it at the best price?

I ordered my via http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Intelligent-curtain-electric-curtain-remote-control-curtain-retractable-curtain-motor-dt52s/1391513371.html

Just don't order directly via the site but send the seller an message with what you need. He will make a custom price for you based on your specs.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #104 on: June 02, 2014, 07:01:37 am »
The manual open/close feature of the Dooya looks quite nice (pulling the curtain to set off the motor).  Does that still work after Z-wavifying the motor?
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