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Author Topic: HFC Curtained Panels - Controlling Curtains  (Read 1864 times)
bmike
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« on: August 05, 2019, 10:30:35 PM »

I need to replace my existing panel and was going to use two HFC Curtained panels. My existing panels are now controlled via a Raspberry PI (own design and software) and have no reason to use any other controller after all my hard work.

Can anyone tell me how the curtain is controlled. I.e. mains, low voltage etc. I assume (hoping) its quite simple to control the opening and closing the curtains. Whilst I'm tempted to just buy one and work it out it would be a bit risky.

I did phone Navitron but they were unable to give any details. They just said people to connect them up to the control panel.

However it must come with instructions so if anyone can post them here that would be great or just explain how they are controlled would also be so useful. Any other tips most welcome.



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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 10:59:28 PM »

Today I received the instructions for the controller and some pictures from the very nice people at Navitron.

It seems the curtain is powered by a 12 volt supply. I assume the polarity is simply reversed and a contact-switch turns the motor off once it is fully open/closed. Anyway hopefully enough for me to take a chance but if anyone can add any information that would be great.

I was thinking of 3 panels facing SW and 2 panels SE so that means I might have to drive 3 curtains in one go. The picture they sent my also indicates a battery which means you could wire it up to close if there is a power failure which is one of my current concerns. Also you can close them when your on holiday which gives me peace of mind.



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