Somfy RS485 RTS Transmitter

£465.00

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Somfy RS485 RTS Transmitter

The Somfy RS485 RTS Transmitter is used to control blinds and tracks from any home or building control system that is capable of outputting RS485 control signals (or RS232 if an adaptor is used).

The Somfy RS485 RTS Transmitter is a 16 channel device which translates RS485 output 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.

You will also need an RS485 demo kit to configure the transmitter – the ‘RS485 demo kit’ is a programming tool and can be re-used on future projects.

For single blind / track installation it is worth considering the Somfy Dry Contact RTS Transmitter.

Product details

Control Input:
Dry Contact – 5 x Phoenix Contact connector 3.5mm 3-pins
RS485 – 1 x Phoenix Contact connector 3.5mm 4-pins (Home automation control system connection)
Output: Somfy RTS (Radio)
Channels: 16 Channels
Power: 230vAC mains powered
Mounting: Mounts to wall or DIN rail
Range: 200m in free space / 20m through 2 concrete walls.
Dimensions: 175mm x 100mm x 46mm
Power supply: IEC C8
Warranty: 5 years.

 

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Technology

Radio Frequency
433,42 MHz

Standard

Insulation class
II
Protection Index
IP20

Dimension

Length (L3)
175 mm
Width
100 mm
Depth
46 mm

Other

Working temperature
0 to + 60 °C
Color / Finish
Black

Compatibility

  • Compatible with the Somfy RTS range of motors
  • Any home or building control system that is capable of outputting RS485 control signals (or RS232 if an adaptor is used)
  • For indoor use

Integrating Somfy RTS motors with home control systems.

Most home automation systems like Control4, Lutron, Loxon etc. have two possible switching capabilities that can be used to control Somfy RTS motors. These are RS485 or Volt-Free  (some have RS232 however you can get RS232 to RS485 Converters). We have two solutions for these switching methods – the first one is for smaller installations of no more than say 4 motors. This is the Dry Contact Transmitter. This is a single channel unit that converts a Volt-Free switching method into an RTS signal that is understandable by the RTS motor. If more than 4 motors are being installed then I would recommend the use of the RS485 RTS Transmitter.  This unit has 16 Channels allowing either 16 motors for individual operation or using the channels for group commands (up to 8 motors for one channel). This Takes the RS485 data line as a form of control and converts it to RTS to control the motors.

Before ordering we would recommend finding out the capabilities of the home automation system in question. Can it provide Volt-Free switching and/or RS232/RS485?

Revolutionising Home Comfort Control

Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) is Somfy’s exclusive control platform which enables users to adjust motorised interior window coverings and motorised exterior products such as awnings, rolling shutters, pergolas and screens from virtually anywhere.

Convenience

  • RTS is omnidirectional and travels through walls making controlling motorized products easy. You don’t necessarily have to be in the same room as your motorised product(s), or aim at them in order to operate.
  • No extra wires are needed.
  • Features Somfy’s exclusive “my” function, which allows you to program a preferred product position.
  • You can mix and match controls as you wish.  Use a fixed wall switch or a remote or use both.
  • Provides the ability to change user preferences anytime with simplified programming.
  • RTS allows you to build your home automation system gradually. For example, you can start with a motorised curtain, then add blinds and other accessories later.
  • What’s more, RTS adapts easily to changes in your interior layout, as you can add control points or move them at will.

Control Options

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Wall Switches

The Smoove® 1 RTS
makes a stylish statement, while offering all the benefits of a single channel remote. This battery-operated solution is easy to install and doesn’t require an electrician.

  • New timeless look, with interchangeable frames to match any room.
  • Surface-mount avoids cutting into drywall.
  • Completely wireless.
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Includes open, close and stop functions, and programmable ‘my’ button
  • being stationary on a wall provides an ideal way to operate motorised products when entering or exiting a room.
  • Available in seven decorative colour frames.

Remotes

TELIS 1 RTS HAND-HELD REMOTES

Telis hand-held remotes offer convenient and simple operation of every type of motorised application. Single channel remotes can operate one individual product or one group of motorised products.

Examples:

  • Use the single channel to operate the motorised blinds above your sink.
  • Use the single channel to operate the group of motorised roman blinds in your dining room, to raise and lower them at the same time.

TELIS 4 RTS MULTI-CHANNEL HAND-HELD REMOTES

Five channel remotes offer more functionality because they offer an additional
4 channels of control. Each channel can still operate one individual product, such as a single motorised curtain, or one group of motorised products, such as all the motorised blinds on the first floor. With a total of five channels, you can set the preferences that suit your life.

Examples:

  • Use channel one for your motorised curtain.
  • Use channel two for the motorised roman blind in your living room.
  • Use channel three for the motorised Curtains in your dining room.
  • Use channel four for the motorised roller blinds in the kitchen.
  • Use the fifth channel as a master to activate all of your motorised products.

TELIS 1 CHRONIS RTS & TELIS 6 CHRONIS RTS

Telis Chronis RTS combines the functionality of a hand-held control with the convenience of a programmable timer.

  • Quick Set Feature allows you to easily program or change the automatic operation of motorized applications with a brief button press.
  • Schedule one open and one close function per day with the automatic mode.
  • Different scheduled operation available for weekends and weekdays.
  • Offers a manual mode which disables the timed functions and allows you to use it as a remote anytime.
  • Comes factory pre-programmed with default time 7:30am OPEN, 8:00pm CLOSE,so if this schedule suits you, you can start using your timer right away.
  • Can be hand-held or stationary on a wall using the included wall mount clip.

Timer features allow you to really make your motorized products work for you!

EXAMPLES:

  • Schedule your bedroom window coverings to open at 7am during the week and at 8:30am on weekends to enjoy a leisurely morning
    in bed.
  • Or if your have a flexible schedule, use the two different schedules on days that work best for you.
  • Utilise the manual mode at any time to simply open or close your curtains, regardless of set schedules, without losing them.

TaHoma Home Hub

TaHoma® makes running your home more comfortable, more secure and more economical

You can operate the TaHoma® interface via the internet on a computer, smartphone or tablet, allowing you to have touch control of curtains, blinds, lights, electrical equipment, heating, garage doors and gates, etc regardless of where you are – in the house, on holiday or at work.

Control multiple devices at once with scenario settings and personalise your TaHoma home automation system with smart programming features that ensure your home always works to your schedule. It’s also compatible with expert partner systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Philips Hue, Sonos and Velux and over 100 Somfy RTS & io homecontrol products.

Product benefits

Simple
The TaHoma® Box radically simplifies control in the house
– Easily control your home whether you’re home or away with the TaHoma® interface.
– You customize your smart home, at any time, so you stay in control.

Accessible
Somfy wireless smart home system, TaHoma compatible with any configuration: newbuild or renovation.
– It is easy to install without major structural work, whatever your project.

Upgradable
Somfy smart home system, TaHoma, adapts as your needs and your budget change.
– You can add new devices to your installation whenever you want.

 

 

 

How does it work?

A simple press of a button on a remote control or wireless wall switch sends out a radio wave signal to move any motorised interior or exterior window coverings with ease. There is no need to point or aim the transmitter because RTS is omnidirectional and operates within a range of up to 65 feet. And just like a garage door opener, the radio waves travel through walls, making control of motorised products easier than ever.

 

What are channels and groups?

Did you know?

Window coverings powered by Somfy can be integrated with total home control systems. Somfy motors are compatible with third-party home automation systems, allowing the user to access and control their motorized window treatments from their home automation remote, touch-screen, wall panel or smartphone, which also controls lighting, security, HVAC and audio-video equipment.

 

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