Somfy Roller Shade Training Videos

SOMFY ROLLER SHADE VIDEOS - Training, How To, and Information

 

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VIDEO 1 - SOMFY RTS MOTOR - ADD A REMOTE OR CHANNEL

This video covers the simple process of adding a new RTS remote control or new channel of an existing remote control into the memory of a RTS motor. This training video assumes the motor has already been completely programmed. While watching this video keep in mind that the smart device is the motor and the remote control is the dummy device. We always recommend removing power from all RTS shade motors while performing adjustments or programming a motor. This eliminates the possibility of accidentally changing the programming of other motors. Technically, if all the motors are programmed already you only need to remove power from the motors that are being controlled by the remote control channel that you are working with.

Note: Not shown in this video is the procedure to remove a remote or channel from the motor memory without resetting the motor. The procedure is almost the same as adding a remote. If you want to remove a motor from memory all you need to do is reverse the procedure.

Add a Remote or Channel to Control the Same Shade
1) To ADD another remote control or another RTS channel to the motor memory, press the programming button on the previously recorded remote control until the motor jogs.

2) Select the new remote or RTS channel to add to the motor memory and press its programming button until it jogs, then release.

Delete a Remote or Channel from the Motor Memory
1) To DELETE a remote control or channel, press the programming button of a previously recorded channel or remote until the motor jogs. (This remote or Channel is the one to keep)

2) Select the remote or channel to delete and press its programming button until the shade jogs, then release.

 

VIDEO 2 - SOMFY RTS MOTOR - CREATING A GROUP

This video covers the simple process of creating groups of control on a single mutli-channel RTS remote control. This procedure is exactly the same as the previous video but this video shows the process with a single remote rather than 2 remotes. This training video assumes the motor has already been completely programmed. While watching this video keep in mind that the smart device is the motor and the remote control is the dummy device. We always recommend removing power from all RTS shade motors while performing adjustments or programming a motor. This eliminates the possibility of accidentally changing the programming of other motors. Technically, if all the motors are programmed already you only need to remove power from the motors that are being controlled by the remote control channel that you are working with.

Note: Not shown in this video is the procedure to remove a remote or channel from the motor memory without resetting the motor. The procedure is almost the same as adding a remote. If you want to remove a motor from memory all you need to do is reverse the procedure.

Add a Remote or Channel to Control the Same Shade
1) To ADD another remote control or another RTS channel to the motor memory, press the programming button on the previously recorded remote control until the motor jogs.

2) Select the new remote or RTS channel to add to the motor memory and press its programming button until it jogs, then release.

Delete a Remote or Channel from the Motor Memory
1) To DELETE a remote control or channel, press the programming button of a previously recorded channel or remote until the motor jogs. (This remote or Channel is the one to keep)

2) Select the remote or channel to delete and press its programming button until the shade jogs, then release.

 

VIDEO 3 - SOMFY RTS MOTOR - SETTING "MY" POSITION

This video covers the simple process of setting a shade motor's "MY" position. The "My" position is simply the customer preferred position which is a third programmable stopping point for the shade. The "My" position can be recorded as stopping point anywhere between the upper and lower stopping positions of the shade motor. This step is performed AFTER a motor has its upper and lower limits programmed AND after you exit the programming mode of the motor. While watching this video keep in mind that the smart device is the motor and the remote control is the dummy device. We always recommend removing power from all RTS shade motors while performing adjustments or programming a motor. This eliminates the possibility of accidentally changing the programming of other motors. Technically, if all the motors are programmed already you only need to remove power from the motors that are being controlled by the remote control channel that you are working with.

Set the Customer Preferred MY Intermediate Position
1) Using the remote position the shade to the location you would like as your intermediate customer preferred position

2) Press the STOP button for app. 3 seconds until the motor jogs, then release.

 

VIDEO 4 - SOMFY RTS MOTOR - ADJUSTING PROGRAMMED POSITIONS

This video covers the simple process of setting adjusting previously programmed motor stopping points and positions including Upper, Lower and My. This training video assumes the motor has already been completely programmed. While watching this video keep in mind that the smart device is the motor and the remote control is the dummy device. We always recommend removing power from all RTS shade motors while performing adjustments or programming a motor. This eliminates the possibility of accidentally changing the programming of other motors. Technically, if all the motors are programmed already you only need to remove power from the motors that are being controlled by the remote control channel that you are working with.

Adjusting the Lower Limit
1) Move the shade to its current lower limit position and let it stop on its own.

2) Press the UP and DOWN buttons simultaneously until the motor jogs, then release.

3) Adjust to a new lower limit position. Press and hold STOP button until the motor jogs, then release.

Adjusting the Upper Limit
1) Move the shade to its current upper limit position and let it stop on its own.

2) Press the UP and DOWN buttons simultaneously until the motor jogs, then release.

3) Adjust to a new upper limit position. Press and hold STOP button until the motor jogs, then release.

Adjusting the "MY" Position
1) Move the shade to its current MY position and let it stop on its own.

2) Press the UP and DOWN buttons simultaneously until the motor jogs, then release.

3) Adjust to a new upper limit position. Press and hold STOP button until the motor jogs, then release.

 

VIDEO 5 - SOMFY RTS MOTOR - USING RELOADABLE BATTERY WANDS

This video covers the simple process using a Reloadable Battery Wand.

 

VIDEO 6 - SOMFY RTS MOTOR - COMPARISON LT30 vs ST30 NOISE LEVELS

Noisy is one of those relative terms that not everyone hears the same way. The LT30 motor at 75dBa is noisier than the 44dBa noise level of the Sonesse 30 and Sonesse 50 motors. Do we consider the LT30 motor noisy? No, but some will. The best way to answer this question is with a simple demonstration.

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS REGARDING RTS MOTOR PROGRAMMING

Please read installation instructions and programming instructions completely prior to proceeding with installation and programming. Failure to do so can result in damage to the motor and or the shade.

Be prepared to stop the shade during programming. The programming step where upper and or lower stop limits are set will activate the motor to move without stopping on its own. You will need to stop the motor using the remote as indicated or the shade and motor can get damaged.

The motors MUST be installed in the tube and the assembly must be mounted into brackets to be able to program the motor.

Only apply power to the motor being programmed regardless if the other motors have been programmed or not. This will prevent inadvertent interaction with other motors.

We recommend mapping out the installation before proceeding. This will reduce set-up time and make life easier. Decide the channels and or additional remotes to be assigned to each shade in the installation. Each shade should be completely programmed before moving to the next. Have the necessary remotes and controls ready prior to proceeding.

All motors assigned to the SAME Channel of a multi-channel RTS remote will operate at the same time. All motor assigned to a Single Channel RTS remote will always operate at the same time. If you want individual control you must use separate channels on multi-channel remotes or separate remotes if using a single channel remote.

The remote controls are generally considered to be dummy devices as they do not store any motor information or programming information. The motors are the intelligent devices. The motors store the shade operation limits in their memory and the motors also memorize the specific remotes or channels assigned to control them. Each motor can have many remotes or channels controlling them so installation and control is quite flexible.

Note: The Telis 4 Remote Control is a 5 Channel Remote control. The 5th channel is all lights on. The 5th channel by default is not a group channel. This channel is not automatically assigned and must be programmed.

 


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