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A Guide to Fitting & Installation of Electric Roller Blinds

Perfect for most rooms in the home, electric roller blinds are available in multiple designs, with varying styles and finishes. 


Please see here for configuration of the Solar Charger or here for the Louvolite Wireless Hub instructions.
 

What you need


•    Your blind, carefully unpacked
•    Screwdriver
•    Pencil
•    Appropriate screws and fittings
•    A drill, though not needed in all cases
•    A metal tape measure
•    A sturdy step-ladder
 

Top or face fix?

With an electric roller blind, you can decide whether you’d like the blind brackets fitting to the ceiling, or top of the window recess (top fix), or onto a wall or window frame (face fix). Though wood screws are provided with your blind, if you're looking to install your brackets onto any other kind of surface, you'll need to make sure you have the appropriate fittings. These are readily available at any good DIY store.
 

What to do

Wand Switch - Electric Roller Blinds

  1. Step 1 : Position and secure your battery pole clips adjacent to the motor control end of your blind. The connecting wire is 25cm long. The tube can be fitted horizontally or vertically and should be located out of view wherever possible. Clip the tube with batteries, into place.
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  3. Step 2: Mark the position of your fixing brackets allowing for the size of blind ordered and the position of the battery tube. The fixing method will depend upon the surface you are fixing to. We provide standard wood screws only. Ensure your blind fabric will be clear of any obstruction such as a window handle.
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  5. Step 3: Fit your blind into the brackets by inserting and compressing the spring plunger end first followed by the motor end. Ensure both ends are fully engaged and secure.
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  7. Step 4: Join the motor and battery pack wire connectors.
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  9. Step 5: Now set your top and bottom stop limits using the instructions below.

 

 Setting your Stop Limits

The exact drop of your blinds depends upon your bracket position and the limits will need setting once fitted to allow for this. Carefully follow the instructions below:
 

 

   N.B. To clear and start again - go back to step 1 and start the process again.

Operating Instructions

Once the top and bottom limits have been set follow the simple operating instructions below to operate your wand controlled electric roller blind.
 

Remote Control - electric roller blinds

IMPORTANT: Your motor requires fully charging before fitting. This requires up to 6 hours and is complete when the green light illuminates on the charger unit. DO NOT overcharge and remove from charge once green light is lit. DO NOT leave on charge overnight or unattended. DO not leave charger on permanently. Overcharging will affect the efficiency of the rechargeable battery.
 
  1. Step 1: Mark the position of your fixing brackets allowing for the size of blind ordered, just like a standard roller blind. The fixing method will depend upon the surface you are fixing to. We provide standard wood screws only. Ensure your blind fabric will be clear of any obstruction such as a window handle.
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  3. Step 2: Fit your blind into the brackets by inserting and compressing the spring plunger end first followed by the motor end. Ensure both ends are fully engaged and secure.
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  5. Step 3: Now set your top and bottom stop limits using the instructions below.
 
 
 
 
Setting your Stop Limits
The exact drop of your blinds depends upon your bracket position and the limits will need setting once fitted to allow for this. Carefully follow the instructions below:
 

Set Up and Operation

                                                                          Remote Tramsmitter

Setting up the motor

1. The side of the motor mount with the SETTING button should face you.
2.The motor antenna should be as straight as possible; otherwise the receiving distance will be reduced.
3. Charging - The motor works with Li-ion battery, please charge when the motor stops working or falters.  Please charge the motor with with the charger provided.  charging time with the charger will be 5 to 6 hours. Please do not leave the motor on permanent charge as this will reduce battery performance.

 

NOTE: On receiving the motor we recommend fully charging.
 

 

Pairing the remote with the motor


1. Select the channel for the blind using the CHANNEL +/- button.
2. Hold down the SETTING button until it jogs 2 times then release the button.
3. Press the CONFIRM button within 10 secods. The motor will jog 2 times and the remote is now paired with the motor.

If required -  an additional remote can be paired using the following instructions.
1.  Hold down the
SETTING button on the motor until it jogs 2 times and then release the  button
2. Press the
CONFIRM button within 10 seconds.  The motor will jog 2 times and the additional remot will be paired with the motor.
 

motor direction


1.Press the UP button on the remote, if the blind goes up then the motor direction is OK.

If required -  To change the motor direction 
2.  Hold down the
LIMIT button and then press the STOP button on the remote transmitter, the motor will jog to indicate the direction has been changed.
 

 

Set-up lower limit 



1.Pess and hold the LIMIT button on the remote until the motor jogs 4 times and then release the button.
2. Press DOWN button on the remote to move the blind down and press STOP when desired lower limit is reached.
​3. To set the lower limit more accurately press DOWN button(and up if required) and the motor will run down in steps.
4. Press CONFIRM button on the remote and the motor will jog 2 times, the lower limit is set.
 

Set-up upper limit

5. Press UP button on the remote to move the blind and press STOP when desired upper limit is reached
6. Press UP button (and down if required)and the motor will run steps to set the upper limit correctly.
7. Press CONFIRM button on the remote and the motor will jog 2 times, the upper limit is set.


IF Required - Set-up Mid-point limit

 
8. Press UP or DOWN button to move the blind and press STOP when the desired mid-point limit is reached.
9. Press and hold the LIMIT button first then whilst holding LIMIT press the UP button on the remote until the motor jogs.  Mid-point is now set.
10. With the blind in the set upper or lower position, press STOP once, to move the blind to the Mid-point position.

Please note:  The group channel will be recorded on the motor automatically when the single channel has been programmed on the motor.  Cycle through the channels until all ten lights are lit to access the group channel on the remote.
 

IF Required - delete Mid-point limit

11. Press UP or DOWN button on the remote to send blind to upper or lower limit.
12. Press and hold the LIMIT button first then whilst holding LIMIT press the UP button on the remote until the motor jogs.  Mid-point is now deleted.
 

Delete original handset on motor

1. press and hold SETTING button on the motor mount and the motor will jog(2-3 times in one motion) and then reslease the button.

FAQ: If the motor does not work:
  • Please charge the motor battery first.
  • if the motor does not stop at the required point then the stops must be reset.
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The instructions can also be downloaded to your mobile phone using the QR code on the reverse of the remote control handset.


Operating Instructions

Once the top and bottom limits have been set use your hand remote control handset to operate your blind.
 
 For more information about the benefits of  Electric Remopte Control Roller blinds click here.
 

Optional -  solar Panel Trickle Charger (When Ordered).

 
The solar panel is installed independently to the blind using the brackets provided.  It is suitable for south, west and east facing windows, in full daylight.
 
  1. 1. Fit the brackets adjacent to the blind using appropriate fixings. Allow for the panel to be in full daylight and within 1.4 metres of the motor end.Ideally position behind the blind and out of general view
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  3. 2. Attach the panel to its fixing bracket.The black mini solar panels should face outward.
 
 
  1. 3. Ensure the blind has been fully charged using the plug-in charge unit supplied.See blind fitting instructions for full details.
 
  1. 4. Once fully charged, remove the mains charger plug lead from the motor end part and replace with the solar panel lead plug.Leave the solar panel plugged into the part continuously.
 
 
  1. 5. The solar panel will trickle charge the blind and the mains should no longer be required.If the daylight hours or light intensity is insufficient at any time to keep the blind charged then simply use the mains unit once more to fully charge.
 

Louvolite Smart Home Hub Instructions


Smart Hub Instructions

Smart hub Troubleshooting Instructions

Configuring the Smart Hub for use with Amazon Alexa  and Google Home

Hub FAQ’s

Can you wall mount the Hub?   (Yes)

What colour is the hub? - white

What motors does the hub work with?  (All our electric remote control motors, not  wand operated)
 
How many motors does the hub operate?    (As many as you want)
 
What is the first thing you need to do before using the Hub?  (download the App)
 
What does a flashing green light mean on the Hub?   (It’s connecting to the Wi-Fi)


Questions?

If you have questions about your fitting , why not give us a call and speak to one of our friendly Customer Services Advisors on  03702187042

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