6 Channel RF handset
The remote has a total of 6 channels. The Channel LEDs indicate the current channel that is selected. Press the Ch. button to cycle through channels. After Channel 6, pressing the Ch. button once more will activate the all channel mode, which will light up all 6 LEDs. Pressing Ch. once more will revert the selection back to Channel 1.
The most recently used channel is saved so you do not need to select a channel each time you use the remote.
The large main control buttons provide the basic functionality of the remote. Press the OPEN or CLOSE buttons to make the blind go all the way up or down. Pressing STOP at any time the blind is moving will immediately stop the blind.
The remote works off radio frequency (RF), so you don't need to point it at the motor for it to work. That being said, to ensure that the signal gets to the motor, please hold the button for half a second when pressing. This is especially useful for when multiple motors are being controlled at the same time.
The smaller secondary control buttons enable what we call intermediate positions. That is, by default the A button will move the blind to 25% closed, centre will be 50% and B will go to 75%.
Pairing to a motor
To pair a motor to the remote, follow these steps:
- Put the motor into pairing mode according to instructions for the specific motor type.
- Use the Ch. button to cycle to the desired channel. Then press and hold the OPEN and CLOSE buttons simultaneously.
- Within 3-5 seconds, the motor will jiggle the blind up and down to indicate that the channel has been successfully paired.
Whenever a signal is being sent from the remote, the affected channel LED will blink. When a button combination is pressed, such as for pairing, the blink rate will be slower. Sometimes when you try to press two buttons at the same time, one of them might not be fully activated, resulting in the regular fast blink rate. When this happens, simply release the buttons and try again.
Setting travel limits
To set the travel limits of the motor, follow these steps:
- Use the Ch. button to cycle to the desired channel. Then press and hold the A and B buttons simultaneously, ensuring that the channel LED is blinking slowly.
- Within 3-5 seconds, the motor will jiggle up and down, indicating that it has entered CONFIG mode. In this mode, the motor will only move when either OPEN or CLOSE is held down.
- Using the OPEN or CLOSE button, check if the motor is running in the right direction. If the direction needs to be reversed, press and hold the OPEN and CLOSE buttons simultaneously until motor jiggles up and down.
- Using the OPEN and CLOSE buttons, position the blind to the bottom stop point. We call this the Lower Limit. Then press and hold the B and centre buttons simultaneously until motor jiggles up and down.
- Using the OPEN and CLOSE buttons, position the blind to the top stop point. We call this the Upper Limit. Then press and hold the A and centre buttons simultaneously until motor jiggles up and down.
- To exit CONFIG mode, press and hold the STOP button until motors jiggles up and down. Limit setting is now complete.
The bottom limit must be set first
Due to the way the firmware is designed, the bottom limit must first be set before you can set the top limit. Limit setting must be completed in one go - that is: Enter CONFIG mode, set bottom limit, set top limit, exit CONFIG mode. If you exit CONFIG mode before both limits have been set, you will have to start over.
Different behaviour in CONFIG mode
The motor works differently when it is in CONFIG mode. Here, the motor will start moving when you press the OPEN or CLOSE buttons, but will stop immediately when released unless the button has been held for longer than 2 seconds. This is to allow you to have finer control to better position the blind at the top and bottom limits.