Motors for blinds
The motors used in internal blinds are most commonly 38mm in diameter to enable the smallest diameter tube possible. This enables the blind mechanism to be mounted in a highly discreet manner.
The motors offered also vary in speed from the fastest (30 rpm) to the slowest (16 rpm). The correct motors speed will be chosen to suit your installation.
There are three types of motors offered:
Mechanical Blinds Motors(P5–20–M04a– P9–16–M04)
The Mechanical motors are the most basic motors within our range. They offer control of the motor via a hard wired wall switch. These are commonly used on new homes where it is possible to run wires from the motor down to where the switch is to be located. You cannot run more than one motor from a single switch without the use of electronic relays when using a mechanical motor.
Becker offers a number of different motors that offer various speeds and lifting capacities for internal blinds (see your specialist retailer for details). Becker also offers various forms of automatic controls for these hard wired motors including timers and sun sensors. These motors are most commonly used when connecting to a BMS (Building Management System).
Electronic Blind Motors(P5–20–E12a – P5–30–E12a)
The electronic motors are a more advanced hard wired product. These motors, due to an inbuilt switching relay, can have multiple motors wired to a single switch. The end limits are simpler to program through either simple switch movement on the motor head or they can be programmed via an installation set. This ensures your installer the quickest product to install and to adjust if required.
Timers and Sun sensors can be used with these motors. They are most commonly used when connecting to a BMS (Building Management System).
Radio Motors(P5–20–c12a – P9–16–C12a)
The radio controlled motors are the motors are the most advanced motors in the range. Perfect for the renovation market were wiring to a switch can leave unsightly conduit or damage to walls and ceilings. Only 240v power is required to the point where the blind is mounted, there is no wiring required to the control point. The blind can then be operated by hand held or wall mounted remote controls!
Easily programmable intermediate positions are available to the consumer. This allows you, the consumer, to set your own favourite sun position which is remembered each time you would like the blind operated.
Timers and Sun Sensors can be used with these motors. The sensors all communicate wirelessly with the motor, further reducing wiring requirements. They can also be connected to a BMS (Building Management System), through Becker radio control relays.