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Figure 1: A standard 230v mains (AC) motor system for blinds or awnings.
This standard system has a wall switch that controls the motor direction by supplying 230V mains (AC) power to either side of the motors windings.
The Fibaro Roller Shutter module is designed to control 230V powered motors, it has two switched contacts that can control the motor's direction (Up/Down). It can be controlled by the local switch or via the Z-Wave network. The module also has a 'learn' feature that you can use to automatically position the blind in your favourite position.
Figure 2: Installing the Fibaro Roller Shutter module to control a 230V mains (AC) motor.
An additional feature of the Fibaro Roller Shutter is that the two outputs cannot both be active at the same time. In other words, it will not provide power to both Up and Down sides of the motor. This is important as if this happened it would damage the motor and could cause a risk of fire.
For low voltage (24V DC) motor systems such as curtain tracks or cinema screens, we suggest using the Fibaro Relay Insert 2 * 1.5 Kw module. This relay has two channels enabling it to control the motor's direction.
Note: You must ensure that you do not activate both the relay's channels at the same time as this will cause power to be applied to both sides of the motor and will cause damage to the motor.
Figure 3: Installing the Fibaro Relay Insert 2 * 1.5 Kw module into a 24V motor system.