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Hello, thanks for your interest.

The shade delpoyment speed is determined by several factors, such as motor design, tube diameter, and weight of shade. It is unlikely that your arrangement would result in the same speed of delployment, but you will be able to program the travel limits so that they always end up in the same place.

You can compare the speed of motor types in our cart, but please keep in mind the tube diameter also plays a signifigant role:

http://rollertrol.com/store/en/5-tubular-motors

Regards, Adrian
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I have some Rollease 1.5" tubes adjacent to 1" tubes.  If I mix and match motors, will they roll/unroll the shades at the same rate?

TMDG-12-25-16-40-RB
TMDG-12-16-03-50-RB

Thanks!
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Hello, we couldn't say for sure if you could use our motors, but anything that has strings running through it to the hem bar can usually be motorized by using what we call a "bare tube winder" approach (at the top of the shade).

Probably the best example of this would be our article series on how to motorize Roman shades:

http://rollertrol.com/how-to-motorize-roman-shades

You might also be interested to see our article series on how our motors can be automated with Alexa:

http://rollertrol.com/blind-and-shade-control-with-alexa-part1

Regards, Adrian
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I have some cellular shades and am looking to automate. It has a continuous string-style cord which I think is called Easyrise.  Do the Rollertrol motors come with the right adapters to be compatible with this system?
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Re: Motor won't exit out of program mode
« Last post by admin on July 16, 2018, 05:01:52 PM »
Hi, are you certain it isn't stuck part way through the travel limit settings? You do need to complete upper and lower limits.

Also, you can clear the travel limit memory by holding the limit button down for 10 seconds on the remote. Please see if that will clear the problem.

Otherwise please use our contact form to contact us directly:

http://rollertrol.com/contact-us

Regards, Adrian
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Hi Adrian, how do you make sure if the motor is indeed kaput and needs replacing? Sounds like I've been having the same issue as Dcuste.
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Re: Motor won't exit out of program mode
« Last post by admin on April 25, 2018, 10:21:13 AM »
Hello, the most important aspect of setting that motor is to complete the travel limit settings for both top and bottom travel limits. If you only do one setting, it will just stay in that setting mode, even with power disconnected (it uses non-volatile flash memory, which retains settings even when power is disconnected). Here are the instructions:

http://rollertrol.com/instructions-DC-no-radio-remote

However, it also sounds like the motor may have failed and needs to be replaced. We still have the 12 lb lift capacity units in stock.

Regards, Adrian
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Motor won't exit out of program mode
« Last post by dcuste on April 24, 2018, 09:18:23 PM »
I have a six year old R style motor without radio control. It appears to be stuck in program mode. It will only move one jog at a time up or down. I tried a reset by powering it up and then pressing the pushbutton switch in the hole until it beeped six times and then six more times. Even with the reset. It will only move one jog at a time up or down.

Is there another way to get this back to normal operation?
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Replacement Drive Adapter
« Last post by AlanRW on February 04, 2018, 03:51:28 AM »
I am trying to get hold of three 25mm (1inch) drive adapters. Does anyone know where I can get them from?
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Choosing a home automation system / Re: Controlling multiple motors independently
« Last post by homeblinds on December 11, 2017, 08:22:05 PM »
Thanks!

Meanwhile I plan to build a WIFI-RF bridge (similar to opennethome/jeelink combination) and a SmartThings app. This bridge will live on local home LAN, and the SmartThings app will talk to this bridge and control the blinds. Will keep you posted on the progress.

Part of the puzzle is to decode/understand the RF protocol between the remote and motor (will start a separate thread for that).

Thanks again for your response!
Abi
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