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Somfy Automation Interface

July 28, 2008, by Ed Keough in Motors And Controls

Somfy Home and Building Automation Interfacing:
Interfacing with automation systems is easy and can be accomplished with all Somfy motors.
All RTS motors require a go between control in order to make this happen. Standard motors can usually be wired direct to the automation system dry contact board but it's always recommended to have a Somfy control in between for protection. Listed below are the Somfy control options for the type of motor being used.



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Motor Troubleshooting

July 1, 2008, by Ed Keough in Motors And Controls

Motors and controls can seem overwhelming to try and fix when there is a problem.   The key like any problem is to isolate the issue and then carefully test each component independently.  A very common cause of a motor suddenly not working is a tripped GFCI ground fault outlet or circuit breaker. VIP Note:(Motors have thermal overload protectors in them which will cause the motor to shutdown if it is cycled more than a few times.  If this occurs, let it sit for 20-30 minutes to cool and then try again.)