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Offline mysticjay

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Re: Planning for future motorized shades
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 10:57:55 pm »
@shady: Thanks a lot for your thoughts...Now you made me start wondering the following:

Is there a motor that is already compatible with the DBMZ? Any thoughts on this. Thank you for your input shady. I really appreciate it.
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Re: Planning for future motorized shades
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2011, 11:04:04 pm »
@shady: What about this?
http://www.automatedoutlet.com/Home/Drapery-Controllers/1100-1

I think it is also possible to get an Insteon (I think) module that can translate z-wave to X10..Any thoughts?
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Re: Planning for future motorized shades
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2011, 01:05:44 pm »
Still trying to figure out what I need for Z-waving Drapery

@Shady - It appears you have done this before - Is this what I'm looking for? Please let me know.

1. Somfy Sonesse 30 RS485
2. Somfy Z-wave to ILT interface I assume
http://service.somfy.com/nam_pro/file.cfm/Z-Wave_4-09_low.pdf?contentID=77069


Besides these what else do I need? Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Planning for future motorized shades
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2011, 12:39:45 am »
If you are a bit limited on your budget now, I think that what you initially do is to get manual shades and just use a conversion kit later should you ultimately decide to go automatic with it.  Though you have to take note that the size could vary across windows as there would be some changes with brackets and how they are spaced out.  You will be using some mounts and tubes so that you could convert it.