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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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Choosing a home automation system / Re: Controlling multiple motors independently
« Last post by admin on December 08, 2017, 12:23:39 PM »
Hello, there's no question that z-wave is an expensive solution if you want individual control of the blind motors. Most z-wave users use it to control a group of shades, and use the remote for individual control.

Our BroadLink smart hub system is a very inexpensive solution if you need individual control; please see the application link here:

http://rollertrol.com/blind-motor-phone-app-introduction

I realize you are already using SmartThings, so I will check and see if anyone has made a bridging app between the two platforms.

Regards, Adrian
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Choosing a home automation system / Controlling multiple motors independently
« Last post by homeblinds on December 07, 2017, 09:49:51 PM »
Hi,

I have 4 (and planning for 3 more) G series motors+blinds. All of them working well with the provided remote.

I also bought the RF transmitter and z-wave trigger module shown here:
http://rollertrol.com/store/en/all/253-zwave-group-control-starter-kit-for-blinds-and-shades.html

Got this working with SmartThings w/ z-wave device type being "Aeon Motor Controller":
https://github.com/bravenel/SmartThings/blob/master/Aeon%20Motor%20Controller

While doing the Z-Wave/SmartThings integration, I realized that the Z-Wave device can only represent ONE channel, and hence one motor (in my setup, as I do want all the motors on different channels, and do not want to group these). This is *severely* limiting my home automation setup :( Sigh. It seems I need to buy 1 pair of (RF transmitter+Z-Wave trigger module) for EACH of my motors, for independent control. That will be a pretty expensive setup!

I was hoping to tap into the collective wisdom of this list, to come up with a cheaper way to multiplex and control N motors independently.

Any suggestions/ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Abi

ps: fwiw I am fairly hands-on with soft/hardware, so open to any DIY solutions (it just needs to be order of magnitude cheaper than the present alternative of buying N transmitter+z-wave triggers :-)

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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Re: Tubular dc motor with battery and panel
« Last post by admin on November 27, 2017, 12:31:03 PM »
Hello, is this a unit you purchased from us? If so please contact us directly so we can look up your order history in our database system to see exactly what you have:

http://rollertrol.com/contact-us

Regards, Adrian

Adrian Biffen
Systems Administrator
RollerTrol Automation Systems
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Tubular dc motor with battery and panel
« Last post by Wankel on November 27, 2017, 10:55:52 AM »
Hi. I have a problem with a tubular dc motor with battery inside. It walk a few cms and stop, other comand to walk and other ten cms and stop. When run a few times it run perfectly and with a lot of speed. It ocurrs when motor is stopped much time. It chargued by a solar power panel. Thanks
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Re: Existing mounting bracket compatibility
« Last post by GlennR on November 21, 2017, 11:51:09 AM »
I had to trim the tab that slides into the center of the motor to make it narrower and I used a rotary tool with a cutting wheel for that. The modified bracket worked well.
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Tubular Motors: General Discussion / Re: Existing mounting bracket compatibility
« Last post by Boman on November 20, 2017, 09:44:36 AM »
I'd be so interested to hear how it went.
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