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No New Posts Welcome to the RollerTrol™ Forum!

We'd like to thank all of you that have contributed to the success of our RollerTrol™ product line. We hope the addition of this community forum will be a helpful addition to our support system, adding to the information already available on our main website.

Please note that we have 'future proofed' our radio motors with the BroadLink system that can learn RF codes (and IR codes). You can read more about using it with Alexa voice control here:

RollerTrol™ Blind Motors: extend remote control with BroadLink IR/RF transmitter

We have created a few key categories below, please feel free to post messages and questions to your topic of choice, once you have become a member.

Also, please check out our new page: Why Buy From Us?

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. All suggestions will be welcomed as we develop this community resource.

Regards, Adrian (Moderator)

Adrian Biffen
Customer Service
RollerTrol Automation Systems

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General Category

No New Posts Tubular Motors: General Discussion

Window shades, blinds, motors ... if you don't find a appropriate category, please feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.

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on August 27, 2023, 02:02:01 PM

Selecting Motor Size

No New Posts Lift, torque, size and other issues

Selecting a tubular motor size for blind and shade motorization is one of the first things people ask us about. The information in this section complements the article and DC tubular motor selection guide on our main website.

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Last post by cmaglio
in Re: Lifting Weight and L...
on September 12, 2013, 04:43:07 PM

Connecting Motors & General Wiring Issues

No New Posts Voltage, polarity, wire size, etc.

If you have questions regarding tubular motor voltage, polarity, wire gauge, power supplies, distribution methods, or any other aspect of wiring your motorized shades and blinds, please use this section. More information can also be found in our tubular motor installation guide on our main website.

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on March 18, 2019, 10:27:30 AM

Selecting Roller Tubing

No New Posts Inside vs Outside diameter and other key issues

There are numerous choices available when choosing the tubing for your blinds and shades. This discussion will likely expand on the article on our main website: tube selection guide for motorized blinds and shades.

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Last post by alesko
in Re: Waterproof?
on March 22, 2013, 03:38:38 PM

Programming Motors

No New Posts Pairing remotes to motors and assigning channels

This is a discussion area for users that want to know more about programming our motors, as seen in this article about assigning channels to different motors. Find out how to use multiple remotes with one shade motor, and how to use multiple blind motors with one remote.

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on May 27, 2017, 04:40:22 PM

Choosing Material / Fabric

No New Posts Selecting the right material for your application

This discussion will focus on expanding the information covered in this article on our main website: selecting the right material or fabric for your motorized window shade or blind.

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on September 07, 2017, 11:04:28 AM

Unusual Applications

No New Posts Using our motors in new and interesting ways

We've seen our users asking about various different ways to use our motors, from controlling projector screen aspect ratios to opening greenhouse vents. Feel free to discuss any tubular motor application you can think of!

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What is the best home automation system?

No New Posts Choosing a home automation system

This category will probably have some robust discussions. Let's hear your views regarding powerline vs RF, etc etc. Anyone for Zigbee® vs Zwave®? Any Crestron® users out there?

Is anyone an Arduino® fan like me??

Yep, we still use x10® in our home. It isn't perfect but it has worked well for me since 1975.

In order to further support and extend our radio motors, we deliberated and studied the market for a number of years before we chose Vera as our premium home automation controller, and there is a long list of reasons why we think it is the very best choice for complete home automation.

Vera and VeraLite are powerful home automation controllers that run as a web server on your local lan and/or wifi network. They can be used simply as local controllers, but they can also be accessed remotely from any location via browser using a secure encrypted system. More info can be seen here:

Vera & RollerTrol Blind Motors

The Vera system is capable of learning the RollerTrol RF codes, and is also x10 compatible, so it provides a way to migrate from x10 without changing everything all at once.

Cheers, Adrian

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