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Offline victorb17

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product suggestions for curtain motor
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:24:42 pm »
Hi, This might be a case of wanting wine on a beer budget...but:  Other that lutron, is there a curtain track that exists that has the following cababilities:

Percentage feedback to the control system (example:  the curtains are currently 29% open)
clutch system to allow local manual open/close.
can be controlled by vera

I know that lutron makes motorized tracks that fit the bill, but I have been quoted at over $2k per window.  I don't mind spending money to get good stuff, but there is a limit to how much I value window coverings that close themselves.  :P

Is there anything out there that may work?

Thanks!

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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 11:15:53 am »
Dooya curtain motor can show the percentage! They also have RF remote control to control it directly or you can connect it with shutter switch.
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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 11:46:20 am »
I'm using several Forest Shuttle-L and like them a lot. Native Z-wave+ with position reporting, normal manual open/close (a tiny pull is enough to make it open/close fully) etc. Not cheap either, but a bit less costly than Somfy to give an idea (and Somfy goes not talk Z-wave).

http://www.forestgroup.com/products/Shuttle.html Dutch company but they say they distribute al over the globe.

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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 04:02:55 am »
Dooya curtain motor can show the percentage! They also have RF remote control to control it directly or you can connect it with shutter switch.

Second this - I have 4 sets of roller blinds and 4 sets of curtains (the curtains I actually ended up not using) that all use Dooya motors. But for the blinds - extremely happy with them, specially the cost

They're custom length, about 12 feet each, and got them for roughly $140 shipped domestically in China (I used my own shipper). They quoted me $200 each, shipped, but that's to an Asia address.

Got them thru Aliexpress (Friend Industry is the seller), but just messaged there directly and settled offsite, as it was a custom length. I'm not affiliated, just a happy customer (I was also a bit of a pain, changing the length at the last minute)

I control the blinds through a manual wall switch, and also hooked up a TKB Z-wave roller shutter (equivalent of the Fibaro one, but cheaper), all controlled by Vera and Imperihome as the GUI. Relatively quiet motor, I can automate them (up/down along with my HT controls, and as part of the alarm in the morning). % open/close shows, and I can adjust to the specific % I want

My advice, specially if you're getting multiple units, try one first. Even if you end up not using them, the $200 cost vs $2k/window might be worth the experiment

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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 11:30:41 pm »
I think I got you all beat.

 I buy from this company.....SCVE Machine & Motor Co.,Ltd,Changxing Economic Zone, Huzhou, Zhejiang 313100,sales@scvemotor.com,+86-572-6588803

Large curtain rollers cost $14,  yes I said $14. Complete assembly with mounting brackets.

http://www.scvemotor.com/en/products.asp

Then I use Fibaro roller controllers and I'm good to go . I have them running now for 3 years and no problems.

Tell them Jack from Kunming sent you- they know me.

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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 02:43:02 pm »
I think I got you all beat.

 I buy from this company.....SCVE Machine & Motor Co.,Ltd,Changxing Economic Zone, Huzhou, Zhejiang 313100,sales@scvemotor.com,+86-572-6588803

Large curtain rollers cost $14,  yes I said $14. Complete assembly with mounting brackets.

http://www.scvemotor.com/en/products.asp

Then I use Fibaro roller controllers and I'm good to go . I have them running now for 3 years and no problems.

Tell them Jack from Kunming sent you- they know me.

Is this for Curtains?  Do they report percentage?

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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 03:06:39 pm »
Dooya curtain motor can show the percentage! They also have RF remote control to control it directly or you can connect it with shutter switch.

Are you using the DT52E?  With built-in radio?  If not then how is percentage reported?

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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 05:57:35 pm »
Curtains/Drapes typically refer to fabric hanging from a motorized rail that traverses side to side, use a rail with a motor at a far end that hangs vertically.

Blinds/Venetians typically refer to slatted blinds that raise/lower and tilt, uses a small motor for tilt, or for raise, or for larger systems a tubular motor that can raise and tilt.

Shades/Roller Shades refer to fabric with hembar at bottom, rolling up onto a tube with a tubular motor inserted inside.

The picture above is a tubular motor for Roller shades, or very large/heavy Venetian blinds.

FYI for terminology differences in different parts of the world.
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Re: product suggestions for curtain motor
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 08:13:26 pm »

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Jack, you're a great bloke, I hope you get a % for this referral for this, I post up my results once I have played with some samples!
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