Choosing the Right Somfy Motor and Control: A Comprehensive Guide
This entry was posted 17/01/2024
If you've ever wondered about Somfy Motors and the optimal control options for your curtains, you're not alone. We frequently receive questions from our customers on this topic, so let's delve into the key considerations to help you make an informed decision.
Versatility in Motor Options: Interchangeability is Key
One remarkable feature of Somfy curtain tracks is the interchangeability of motors. If, for any reason, the motor you receive doesn't meet your requirements, fret not. You can effortlessly replace it with the correct one without dismantling your curtain track or encountering any other hassles.
Somfy Motors: Understanding the Power Variants
Somfy motors come in four distinct power variants, each designed for specific curtain weights:
Movelite 35: A hard-wired motor ideal for light to medium-weight curtains.
Movelite 35 Wirefree: A battery-powered motor suitable for light to medium-weight curtains, with a maximum length of 6 meters.
Irismo 45 Wirefree:A battery-powered motor crafted for medium to heavy-weight curtains.
Glydea 60: A hard-wired motor designed for medium to heavy-weight curtains.
TopTip the 35, 45 & 65 also refers to the weight whichthe track can hold.
Carefully consider your curtain weight and type to select the motor that best suits your needs.
Control Options: Tailoring to Your Preferences
Once you've chosen the ideal motor, it's time to explore the control options. Here's a breakdown:
For Both Battery and Hard-Wired Motors:
- RTS (Radio Transmitter Signal): The most commonly used option, accounting for approximately 90% of our orders. Compatible with Somfy controls, Tahoma Smart hub, and integrates seamlessly with systems like Alexa and Apple Home.
Exclusive to Hard-Wired Motors:
- WT (Wired Transmission): Requires a qualified electrician for installation. Ideal for integration into more complex Smart Home systems such as Control4 or Rako.
- DC (Dry Contact): The most basic form of control, requiring a qualified electrician. It operates similarly to a wall-mounted light switch, offering a straightforward open and close functionality. Also smart switch compatible (e.g. Samsung Smart Switches)
Connectivity and Support
Somfy provides an array of connectivity options to enhance your user experience. Additionally, their comprehensive support videos on YouTube and a dedicated Customer Services team ensure you can access guidance whenever needed.
The world of Somfy Motors and controls offers flexibility and customisation. Armed with this guide, you can confidently choose the perfect combination for your curtains, ensuring a seamless and tailored home automation experience. If you have further queries, don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Services team or explore Somfy's insightful YouTube videos for additional support.