There are 2 primary ways to operate motors
- Radio frequency RTS control. Motors are wired and controlled by remote (radio frequency).
- Via a home automation system, such as C-Bus. These motors must be individually wired back to the Home Automation System, which can prove quite expensive.
This part, the RS485, is an interface that plugs into the home automation system then talks via radio frequency to the RTS motors used in option 1. This way, the motors don’t need to be hard wired back to the home automation system. Quite a saving if multiple motors are used.
- The RS485 RTS Transmitter is a motor controller for all Somfy RTS motors and receivers.
- It converts RS485 Somfy command coming from home control systems into RTS orders.
- Up to 16 RTS addresses: the interface can manage up to 16 groups of RTS products from the RS485 network and from dry contact inputs (x5).
- Each group can control several motors and receivers.
- Function with RTS motors & receivers: open, close, stop, record a favorite light level, open the programming mode, dim up and down.
- Function with RTS lighting receiver: record a favorite light level, open the programming mode, dim up and down.
- The RS485 Transmitter cannot set motors end limits.
- Mounting on DIN Rail with both plastic clips and wall mountings using 2 screws (diameter 4mm). You also will need a RS485 Setting Tool – $160 + GST.
This is the Home Interface that allows the use of RTS Motors using the Home Automation system.
Blind Concepts does not advise on the compatibility of the RS485 interface with any Automation System.
Clients must seek advise and confirmation via their own system experts, in con junction with Somfy Tech – Sydney Ph: 02 8845 7200 Option 3 then ask for Somfy Tech.