Posted: January 23, 2023Categories: Technical info
Here it is - the new Somfy code keyboard in the RTS version.
The first thing that stands out is the new design. It looks a lot nicer than its predecessor and finished in stylish black.
The new one is a bit longer than the old keypad, but still about the same width.
So it is now 70 mm wide and 120 mm high.
Mounting and screw holes
Funnily enough, the screw holes on the back are just the opposite, so 2 below and one above for the new one and 2 above and 1 below for the old one.
Posted: June 08, 2022Categories: Technical info
An Orea RTS motor that comes straight out of the box, needs to be programmed.
This means that:
- A remote control will be linked
- The roll out direction will be set
- End limits will be programmed
This ensures that the motor rolls in the right direction and stops at the right position.
As an Orea motor can not have the upper limit set in manual mode, the motor is only suitable for cassette awnings.
It also means that the standard way of programming an RTS motor does not apply.
Here are the
Posted: April 14, 2022Categories: Remotes and receivers
With a built-in receiver you can control your roller shutters and screens from a distance.
We have sold many thousands of the Somfy version and now have an alternative that is cheaper and has surprising advantages.
You can read all about it below. If you don't have time to read all the details, here's the summary.
- Much cheaper - 44.95 each incl. VAT, lowest price - 39.95 if you buy 10 at once
- Can also be connected to a solar and solar-wind sensor, which makes it perfect to use in combination with screens and blinds
- Automatic ventilation setting of 20%, easy to call up via remote control
- Within 10 seconds you have linked the transmitter and you can operate your roll-down shutter or screen
- Can be connected to any brand of motor, as long as it is operated with a switch
If you want to operate a roller shutter remotely, but your motor is operated with a switch, you can use the Izymo IO shutter receiver.
You can also remove the switch and only operate it via a remote control or app (via the Tahoma Switch).
This is what we assume in this installation step-by-step plan: You want to use your shutter via an app or a remote control and you no longer need the switch.
Here are the installation instructions to connect your wired roller shutter motor to the Somfy Izymo IO shutter module.
But, If you prefer, you can watch the video as well:
How do I reset the Tahoma Switch?
You can read the intructions below, or just watch this video:
What do you need?
All you need is a paper clip
What is a reset?
A reset is performed if the box has locked up, for example.
The box will revert to the mode where you can connect it to your router again.
It will then install the updates again.
All the settings you have defined in the application will be preserved.
All the products, motors and sensors, that you have connected also remain
Posted: October 21, 2021
Today I am going to show you two ways you can use to remove a remote control from your Centralis RTS receiver unit.
So let's have a look. You can read the instructions below, or watch this video:
What you need is a thin screwdriver or you can use a paper clip to press the program button on the remote controls.
Option 1: Via the receiver module
The first way of removing remote control is by using the program button on the receiver unit.
You have to be able to access this unit, of course. If that's not an option, wait for the second method. But let's start with this one.
Posted: July 13, 2021Categories: Blinds & shades
It's always possible that a reset of your Somfy motor is required.
The regular 3-8-3 procedure is not going to work with 12V / battery operated motors.
So how do you reset one of these motors?
Let's look at how you can reset the Tilt & lift 25 RTS
If you prefer to see the step-by-step video, you can watch it below.
Alternatively, you can read the full instructions below the video
So, the steps are as follows:
- Make sure the motor has power
- Press the prog button on the motor and hold it for about 10 seconds
- In these 10 seconds, the motor will jog 3 times
- The reset is complete after the third jog.
Once the reset is done, the motor is back in
Posted: June 30, 2021Categories: Tahoma
Somfy have announced compatibility with Apple Homekit, which allows you to control Somfy products directly through Apple.
You can watch the video below to see the whole story or continue to read below the video.
So, how does the integration work?
Well, you need a couple of things:
- the product you want to add needs to be programmed and working
- the product you want to control through the app, needs to be linked to Tahoma
So a Tahoma (Switch) is needed as a bridge between Apple Homekit and the Somfy products you want to control.
You'd think that you'd then be able to control any Somfy product, but that's not the case.
RTS products can not be controlled