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ALTEA DARK GREY 2.3m

SKU: R-BATT-EN.ALT.230.010
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We have a range of motors from SOMFY and LOUVOLITE to select from, each can be operated by wireless switch or handset.  App control, voice activation via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and integration with smart home systems is also available. Read below for information on which motor to select.
LOUVOLITE MOTORS:
LOUVOLITE One Touch Motor with Integrated Battery: 
The Louvolite One Touch motor is for small-to-medium sized blinds. It has a rechargeable battery built into the motor itself which can be charged with a wall charger, or trickle charged by a solar panel. The motor has an thin external antena wire. Control can be by radio wall switch, or using the One Touch Home Hub, it can be controlled via a mobile/tablet app and voice activated by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Using the One Touch Home Hub, the blinds can also be operated by Control4.
SOMFY MOTORS:
We also have 3 fantastic battery powered motors from SOMFY, using their radio protocol, SOMFY RTS. All SOMFY RTS motors can be controlled using a range of handsets and wireless wall switches. They can also be controlled by mobile/tablet app using SOMFY Connexoon or TaHoMa. Using TaHoMa, they can also be voice activated using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. There are also a number of solutions for integration with Smart Home systems such as Control4, RAKO, Crestron, Lutron.
SOMFY Junior RTS Motor with Battery Tube (FREE Handset): The SOMFY Junior motor is an excellent low-cost option for smaller blinds. Because it is powered with separate battery tube, the motor itself is very small, and therefore suitable for narrow blinds (Minimum 375mm wide). The battery tube is mounted separately with clips and can be removed to plug into a wall charger. There is also an option to trickle charge with a solar panel. If you select this motor, you will receive a FREE Situo RTS single-channel switch/handset.
SOMFY Standard RTS Motor with Integrated Battery: The SOMFY Roll Up 28 motor is for small to medium sized blinds. The motor has a thin external antena, and an external power cable to which a charger can connected to charge the in-built rechargeable battery.
SOMFY Sonesse 30 RTS Motor with Integrated Battery: The SOMFY Sonesse 30 RTS Li-ion motor is intended for medium to large blinds, with a maximum width of 3.5m. The Sonesse range of motors are designed to operate very quietly. The motor has an external antena. It has a built-in rechargeable battery which can be charged with a wall charger via a port in the motor head.

Fixing Type
Roller blinds can either be installed with standard fixing brackets, positioned at each end of the roller tube, meaning that the roller tube and fabric is exposed. Or you can select an open cassette - this partially covers the roller tube.
Bracket Fixing: Roller blinds are often installed using brackets as illustrated below. Brackets can be top fixed, face fixed or side fixed. Roller blind brackets are available with bracket covers
Roller Blind Brackets with Covers.
Open Cassette: Open cassettes are often selected where blinds are being installed within a recess. They provide a stylish finishing touch to the head of the blind. Open cassettes are available in a range of colours, with optional fabric insert. It is shown below in a satin finish.
Open Cassette in Satin Finish
Cassette
Open cassettes by Louvolite are a stylish finishing touch to any roller blind, partly concealing the brackets, mechanism and roller tube. Open Cassettes are available in a range of colours shown below.
Louvolite White Open Cassette
White Open Cassette
Louvolite Open Cassette in Beige
Beige Open Cassette
Black Louvolite Open Cassette for Roller Blinds
Black Open Cassette
Satin Open Cassette for Roller Blinds
Satin Open Cassette
Chrome Open Cassette for Roller Blinds by Louvolite
Chrome Open Cassette
Bronze Open Cassette
Bronze Open Cassette

 
Cassette Fixing
Bracket Covers
You may wish to customise the colour of the roller blind fixing brackets to suit your chosen fabric or to co-ordinate with your room decor. 

Bracket covers are available in white, beige, grey, black or brown.
Fabric Rolls From
You can choose to have your blind fabric rolling from either:
Window Side of the Roller Tube: This is standard and where the blind is face fixed around a recess minimises the gap between the fabric and the fixing surface.
Room Side of the Roller Tube: This is also known as "reverse roll". This is a good option for where blinds are being installed within a recess which is not very deep and there is window furniture (such as window handles) protruding into the space allowed.
Bottom Bar

The bottom bar provides a finishing touch to the bottom of the fabric of a roller blind. We have a number of fantastic options.
Fabric Covered Hem Bar: An oval bottom bar is provided and this is concealed by wrapping it in the roller blind fabric that you have selected. For thicker fabrics, we may only be able to cover the room-facing side of the bottom bar with fabric. Dimensions of the fabric covered hem bar are 15mm deep x30mm height

Fabric Covered and Tubular Bottom Bar

White Round Aluminium  Hem Bar (above): A 23mm diameter aluminium bottom bar powder-coated in white is provided. The fabric is securely attached to the hem bar, which is left exposed.
Black Round Aluminium Hem Bar: A 23mm diameter aluminium bottom bar powder-coated in black is provided. The fabric is securely attached to the hem bar, which is left exposed.
Silver Round Aluminium Hem Bar: A 23mm diameter aluminium bottom bar in silver-grey is provided. The fabric is securely attached to the hem bar, which is left exposed.
Image Below - Black Round Aluminium Hem bar
Black Round Aluminium Hem Bar

 

Motor Position
Your motor can be positioned at either the left hand or the right hand of the blind. You may wish to consider the accessibility of your motor when making this decision as when replacing or re-charging batteries, you will need easy access to the motor end of the blind to remove and replace the battery tube.
Power

You have a few options for powering SOMFY battery operated motors - these include battery tubes, which can be mounted discretely behind the blind, or a plug in power supply:
Single Use Battery Holder inc. Batteries: Holder Including 8 AA single use batteries. Batteries are Alkaline. NiMH batteries can also be used. The holder is a white tube which is 432mm in length. 21mm diameter. It comes comes with 254mm cable, plus mounting clips.

Battery Wand including 8AA disposable batteries.

Rechargable Battery Holder inc. Batteries: Holder including 10 AA Lithium Rechargeable batteries. The holder is a tube which is 532mm in length. 21mm diameter. It comes with a 254mm cable, plus mounting clips. Batteries can be charged directly from the Somfy charger without unloading the batteries from the tube.

Battery Wand including 8AA disposable batteries.
Somfy Charger
Somfy Solar Pack
Free Handset

When you select a SOMFY Junior Radio operated motor, you will receive the following controller free of charge.

1 Channel 'Situo' Wall Switch / Handset: A single channel transmitter with a detatchable flat rear casing. Remove the rear casing to mount this to your wall, and the  unit simple snaps into place as a permanent wall switch. If you prefer not to wall mount the unit, it can just as effectively be used as a handset. 

Somfy Control

When a SOMFY motor is selected, you have a selection of handsets and wireless wall switches to choose from:
1 Channel 'Situo' Wall Switch / Handset: A single channel transmitter with a detatchable flat rear casing. Remove the rear casing to mount this to your wall, and the  unit simple snaps into place as a permanent wall switch. If you prefer not to wall mount the unit, it can just as effectively be used as a handset. 
1 Channel 'Telis 1' Handset: A handset with a single channel.
Smoove Wireless Wall Switch: A square wireless wall switch with integrated frame, single channel.
4 Channel 'Telis 4' Handset: A handset with 4 channels.
6 Channel 'Telis 6 Chronis' Handset / Timer: A handset with 6 channels and an integrated programmable timer with digital interface.
16 Channel 'Telis 16' Handset: A handset with 16 channels and a digital interface. 
Each channel can control a single blind or more than one blind. So you may not need to purchase a controller with each blind. Where this is the case, then select 'No Remote Control'.
All handset sold via our website are from the PURE range meaning they are off white with grey trim.
Each handset / wall switch has an UP, DOWN and MY button. As part of the programming process, you will set upper and lower limits and an optional favourite 'MY' position. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to take the blind straight to its limit. The MY button can be used to take the blind to the favourite position, or to stop the blind mid-travel.

Somfy Smart Home

When a SOMFY motor is selected, you have a range of options for 'smart home' control. 
Connexoon App Control: Low cost app control of blinds and curtain rails. Control blinds from your mobile phone, tablet or PC with Somfy's Connexoon Blind Control System. Plugs into your home router to allow home control by Mobile/Tablet App and Web Interface. Controls any Somfy Radio (RTS) device (blinds, curtain rails, gates, plugs, garage doors and more). Controls Phillips Hue Lighting. Schedule Timed Events.
TaHoMa Smart Home with Alexa Link: Plugs into your home router to allow home control by Mobile/Tablet App and Web Interface. Controls any Somfy Radio (RTS) device (blinds, curtain rails, gates, plugs, garage doors and more). Controls Phillips Hue Lighting, I/O devices. Schedule Events and set up "What If" scenarios. Voice activation using Amazon Alexa devices. Configure events in TaHoMa based on triggers from the "Internet of Things" using IFTTT.
Dry Contact Transmitter (1 Channel): The Somfy Dry Contact RTS Transmitter is used to control blinds (and other Somfy RTS enabled devices) from any home or building control system or switch that is capable of outputting dry contact signals (a.k.a. volt free contacts). It is a single channel device which translates dry contact out put into Somfy RTS (Radio) signal in order to control a single blind or a single group of blinds. It's a great low cost way of controlling RTS enabled blinds from a control system when multi-channel (independent) control of multiple blinds is not required.
RS485 RTS Transmitter (16 Channel): The Somfy RS485 RTS Transmitter is used to control blinds (and other Somfy RTS enabled devices) from any home or building control system or switch that is capable of outputting RS485 control signals (or RS232 if an adaptor is used). It is a 16 channel device which translates RS485 out put into Somfy RTS (Radio) signal in order to control a 16 individual blinds or 16 groups of blinds. It's a great way of controlling RTS enabled products (blinds, curtain rails, gates, plugs, garage doors and more) from a Smart-home system. As it controls wirelessly, it is particularly useful where wired control cabling has not been implemented. In situations where no power has been implemented for blinds, it can also be used because Somfy have a great range of battery operated motors.
RS485 RTS Transmitter + Setting Tool: This option includes the 'RS485 RTS Transmitter' plus a RS485 demo kit, which is used to configure the transmitter. The 'RS485 demo kit' is a programming tool and can be re-used on future projects, if you are a smart homes custom installer.
Of course, under normal circumstances you will only require one of the above units per property. So if you have already added one to your order, or already have one installed at home, then simply select 'No Smart Home'.

One Touch Charger

Roller Blinds with one touch motors include a rechargeable battery which is built into the motor and hidden away in the roller tube. This battery can be recharged by simply plugging a charger into the head of the blind. You can select a standard UK plug, or an EU plug, if you are taking your blinds into Europe.

Charger
One Touch Solar Pack

One Touch Solar Pack
The solar pack includes a solar panel 460mm in length, with a 1.4m cable. The
cell harvests energy from daylight and turns it into electricity, which it uses to trickle
charge the motor.

One Touch Controls

Roller Blinds using LOUVOLITE One Touch Motors can be controlled using a choice of three handsets. You can select:
- 5 channel handset
- 6 Channel Handset / Timer
- 14 channel handset.
Each channel on a handset can control multiple blinds.
Select "No Handset" if you do not require a handset.

Handset

One Touch Smart Home

No Smart Home: Select this if you ONLY want to control your blinds from a handset. Or if you already have a Louvolite Home Hub.

Louvolite One Touch Home Hub: You should select "Louvolite One Touch Home Hub" if you wish to control your blinds from one of the following:
- A mobile phone or tablet app.
- By voice from an Amazon Alexa device, such as the Echo or Dot.
- By voice using Google Home.
- Control4 home automation system.
System requirements for the Home Hub are as follows:
- A strong WIFI signal (3 bars or more) in the location where you wish to locate your hub.
- 2.4 GHz WIFI (IEEE 802 11b/g/n) not 5 GHz. 
- WIFI security should be set to WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK.
- Smart phone or tablet running iOS 8 or higher, or Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
Please note: You will normally only require one home hub per order, so if you are ordering multiple blinds, please ensure you only add the home hub to one blind.
Louvolite One Touch Home Hub can be ordered separately by following the link

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Notes

Affordable Automation from only £60 per Blind 

  • SOMFY Junior MOTOR + HANDSET + BATTERIES only £60! -  Includes Motor, 10AA Single Use Batteries, Battery Holder AND Situo Handset.
  • Standard MOTOR + HANDSET + BATTERIES only £120!
  • Somfy Junior Motor is a NEW quiet battery operated motor especially designed for windows up to (1450x1450mm Maximum).
  • Upgrade to Rechargeable Batteries Available.

Finishing Touches:
Our battery operated roller blinds are radio operated and use SOMFY RTS motors, which are backed by a 5 year warranty. They are available with a wide range of finishing touches including:

  • Open Cassette - in a variety of colours.
  • Choice of Bottom Bar - including fabric covered, exposed circular aluminium, or exposed wood.
  • Handsets, switches, timers - You can select from simple 1 and 4 channel handsets, a 1-channel wall switch with integrated timer, or a 6-channel handset with integrated timer. Having more than one channel allows you to control blinds or sets of blinds independently of each other. Each channel can control between 1 and 8 blinds simultaneously. Handsets and switches are cream in colour.  
  • Choice of motor position - The motor sits inside the roller blind tube and can go on either side of the blind. For battery operated, we recommend that the motor is positioned on the side of the blind that is most accessible.    
  • Power: They can be powered by disposable and rechargeable batteries, plug in power supplies of Solar Panel.

Don't forget that you can order free samples of fabric, which will be sent by first class post

Smart Home Integration

Blinds using SOMFY RTS motors can be integrated with many brands of smart home automation system, using a SOMFY RS485-RTS Interface which has 16 channels and is programmable using a RS485 setting tool

Measuring:

See our guide to measuring roller blinds (clicking this link opens a new window).

Installation and Programming:

Remote roller blinds are simple to install. You can watch our video play list below or read our step by step instructions  (clicking this link opens a new window)


The video instructions above show installation of a roller blind incorporating a Louvolite open cassette, which is an optional finishing touch for our battery operated remote control blinds.

Specification

  • Colour: Grey / Silver
  • Fabric Brand: Newblinds.co.uk
  • Rollwidth: 2300
  • Light Control: Light Filtering
  • Design: Plains
  • View Out: Opaque
  • Material Composition: 100% Polyester

Documents

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Child Safety

Battery Powered Roller Blinds and Child Safety

Child Safe By Design - Motorised Operation: Battery Powered Roller Blinds can be operated using an integrated motor. We call this ‘Child Safe by design’ as there are no looped cords or chains required to operate the blind.


About Child Safety

At newblinds.co.uk, child safety is of paramount importance. If left hanging freely, chains and cords from blinds can pose a direct threat to children. For this reason, we are working towards all of our products being cord-less or chain-free and therefore “safe by design”.

Where it is not yet feasible to supply a product that is “safe by design”, we ensure that the product is fully compliant with Child Safety legislation. Not only do we ensure that, where necessary, our products are supplied/fitted with child safety cleats/devices, but we also
supply, free of charge, these items to our previous customers.

Click the link above to inform us of your requirements. To learn more about the BBSA ‘Make it Safe’ campaign and blind cord safety, you can watch the video below.