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BroadLink® RF-IR Blaster Automation Hub: Need an easy phone app system? Take a look at our affordable blind and shade hub, operated by Android and IOS apps. This RF-IR blaster hub can "learn" RF radio signals for our blind motors and skylight/window openers! It is also has IFTTT event triggering (if-this-then-that) and IR learning; see how we use this for rain sensing to close windows and skylights.

Turn all your old phones and tablets into powerful WiFi home automation controllers!

If you want to take it even further and add support for many other system hubs like Alexa®, Wink®, SmartThings®, Vera® and Wemo®, take a look at the Home Assistant home automation system. Written in Python 3, it is an excellent system that runs on any platform (Raspberry Pi included) and supports literally hundreds of devices, including our blind motors and skylight/window openers via the BroadLink® plug-in.

12v skylight openers You've seen how handy our skylight blind and shade systems are, now you can use the same safe, low voltage technology to open and close your skylights. It is simple to adapt this unit to most types of skylights and windows because it does not need to rotate in any way like hinged units do.

electric skylight opener installation exampleHere's an unobtrusive 12 volt electric skylight opener for controlling vents, skylights, windows and any other item you would like to move with a motorized actuator. It can be controlled by a simple switch, or with our optional remote controls. It also has an adjustable stroke.

We have also "Future Proofed" our RollerTrol Blind and Shade Products! If you later decide to expand your system, we have created an easy pathway that uses your existing hand held remotes, preserving your investment. Please read this to find out how to control our blind and shade motors with a pc, tablet, or phone.

The linear chain actuator pushes straight out from the fixed housing which lines up unobtrusively with your skylight frame, fastened in place with mounting screws. Attach the end of the chain actuator to the skylight with two screws and you're done!

Use it to control the motion of anything you want, including skylights, greenhouse vents, windows, etc. The flex link direct push drive has a 300mm stroke (~12"), the opening/closing force is approximately 20 lbs (9 kg), current consumption is ~1.5 A.

Here's a set of pictures kindly provided by one of our customers, showing some details of his installation:

motorized awning window opener installation detail pictures

Here's an example of these actuators used to replace worn out Velux™ skylight motors:

Velux™ skylight motor replacement

Here's an example of horizontal and vertical sliders (single hung) using Pella® fiberglass windows:

motors for winow openers: horizontal and vertical sliders (single hung)

motorized skylight openerIt can be adapted to work with most types of skylights or windows: single hung, double hung, hinged casement, etc. The internal electronics provide motor overload cutoff and travel limit stops.

If you need to make a large skylight or bottom-up shade, you could also consider using our ShadeSlider™ chain drive skylight shade motor kit. It does not require any spring loaded roller for operation, so it can handle large shades with ease.

You can buy these electric skylight openers in our online store.

Please keep in mind you can also use them with our web enabled Z-wave interface, which further extends control to your phone, tablet, laptop or any other web enabled device (whether at home or away).

Care should be exercised when these units are installed where adults or children could get fingers caught in a closing window - serious injury could result. Use of insect screens can help eliminate this possibility.

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We sincerely hope you enjoy using these advanced motors; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time!