7.4v DC Battery Powered Motor
This rechargeable battery-powered motor is designed to sit within the barrel of the blind thanks to its tubular shape, with only the in-built receiver and the connector for the charger are visible at the end of the blind. This motor doesn’t come with barrel adaptors and cannot be retrofitted to standard chain operated roller blinds.
The battery is charged with either a plug-in charger (sold separately) or a solar panel (sold separately), with one single charge typically lasting six months with standard usage. This motor is suitable for 40mm and 45mm diameter barrels but cannot be retrofitted to chain operated roller blinds.
Thinking of purchasing the solar panel to keep your battery-operated electric blind topped up? You’re in the right place – here’s what you need to know!
First things first, every battery-operated blind order comes with a charger (one per order regardless of the number of electric blinds), and this is standard regardless of whether you have a solar panel or not. This means you always have a back up and you can give your blind a full charge at any point, should you feel it needs it.
The solar panel provides a tickle charge for the battery. This is particularly useful for tall installations where it might not be easy to reach the top of the blind with the charging cable to charge up every four-or-so months.
The solar panel doesn’t need to be ordered at the same time as the blind, it can be purchased afterwards and will simply plug into the motor – it doesn’t come pre-fitted to the blind.
So, what are the other benefits of a solar panel charger for your battery-operated blind? To start with, this is the greenest way to enjoy an electric blind, with the power for the blind coming from the sun.
This also means that your electric blind plays no part in your electricity bill, which helps save you money in the long run. It helps to keep your blind charged when plugging it into a charging cable is too difficult, and it’s one less thing for you to remember to charge up.
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