Author Topic: Can I use a motor device for blinds or should I change the whole shades?  (Read 610 times)

torontob

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Hi everyone,

Trying to put this together for a window that is split into 9 sections. Of course it would be easier and cheaper to stick to regular blinds and I am hoping to find some motor to connect to blinds to control them. However, I am not sure if I can simply find a module for them. Do I have to buy curtains that are specifically built to be controlled and come with a kit? If so, please link me to a few available in USA/Canada.

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Re: Can I use a motor device for blinds or should I change the whole shades?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 01:20:51 am »
There is hardware out there for roller shades, blinds and drapes. Your choice. Adding a motor to an existing shade I'm not sure but sounds like something home built.

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Re: Can I use a motor device for blinds or should I change the whole shades?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 10:37:57 am »
I did add motors to my existing roller shades recently. Nothing homebuilt, I did just put a somfy motor (Ilmo 40 WT) into the existing shaft. I also had to swap the shaft adapters from flexible ones to fixed. That allows the Somfy Ilmo to detect the end position without any switches.
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Re: Can I use a motor device for blinds or should I change the whole shades?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 02:49:18 am »
I stand mistaken.

So there is an option as well.