DecoFlex WireFree RTS Switch

DecoFlex WireFree RTS Switch
TM
Programming/Operating/Assembly Installation Instructions
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DESCRIPTION
1 CHANNEL
White: 1810897
Ivory: 1810898
Black: 1810899
- Commands are transmitted by radio waves at 433.42 MHz.
- Power: 3V lithium battery, CR 2450 type
- Operating temperature: +5oC/41oF to +40oC/104oF
- Range: Up to 65 Ft.
- Fits into standard Decora Wall Plates
5 CHANNEL
White: 1810813
Ivory: 1810814
Black: 1810830
STOP
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The DecoFlex RTS Switch is a wireless radio transmitter compatible with all Somfy RTS Motors and
externally mounted RTS receivers.
The Somfy DecoFlex WireFreeTM RTS switch is a low voltage device which in many cases does not require
an electrical box. It can be mounted adjacent to an existing Decora style light switch or as a stand-alone
device using the (included) SOMFY low voltage mounting bracket (See installation section for details).
PROGRAMMING
A. ADDING A DECOFLEX WIREFREETM RTS WALL SWITCH - INITIAL INSTALLATION
NOTE: During initial programming it is recommended to provide power only to the motor or RTS receiver being programmed.
1. Set the RTS Receiver or Motor into Programming Mode (Refer to the installation instructions of the relevant RTS receiver or motor for this procedure).
2. Select a Channel to be memorized by pressing the appropriate CHANNEL BUTTON. The adjacent LED will light to indicate the channel has been selected. (See figure 1)
3. Using a paperclip or similar device, briefly press the programming button (1 second max) located on the DecoFlex WireFreeTM switch (See figure 1). The RTS receiver or motor will
confirm the addition of the new DecoFlex switch in their respective manners.
B. ADDING ADDITIONAL CHANNELS OR DECOFLEX WIREFREETM WALL SWITCHES
1. Using a paperclip or similar device, press and hold the program button (for 3 seconds) on the previously addressed DecoFlex
switch or channel in memory. The RTS receiver or motor will confirm programming mode in their respective manners.
2. Select a NEW channel or DecoFlex switch to be memorized by pressing the appropriate CHANNEL BUTTON.
The adjacent LED will illuminate to indicate the channel has been selected (See figure 1).
3. Using a paperclip or similar device, briefly press the programming button (1 second max) located on the DecoFlex
switch (See figure 1). The RTS receiver or motor will confirm the addition of the new channel or DecoFlex switch
in their respective manners.
C. DELETING SPECIFIC CHANNELS OR DECOFLEX WIREFREE
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FIGURE 1
Select the
Channel
Button(s)
LED
Indicator
STOP
Program
Button
WALL SWITCH FROM MEMORY
1. Using a paperclip or similar device, press and hold the program button (for 3 seconds) on a previously addressed DecoFlex
switch or channel in memory (See figure 1). NOTE: This SHOULD NOT be performed with the device or channel intended for deletion.
The RTS receiver or motor will confirm programming mode in their respective manners.
2. Select a Channel to be deleted by pressing the appropriate CHANNEL BUTTON. The adjacent LED will illuminate to indicate the channel has been selected (See figure 1).
NOTE: Only one channel can be deleted per procedure. To remove/delete additional channels, proceed to Step 3 then start at Step 1 for each channel to be deleted.
3. Using a paperclip or similar device, briefly press the programming button (1 second max) located on the DecoFlex switch (See figure 1). The RTS receiver or motor will
confirm the deletion of the selected channel or DecoFlex switch in their respective manners.
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FIGURE 2
OPERATING THE DECOFLEX WIREFREETM WALL SWITCH
1. Select the CHANNEL BUTTON(s) programmed to a specific window covering(s). The adjacent LEDs will illuminate
to indicate the channel(s) selected (press CHANNEL BUTTON(s) in successive order to DESELECT,the adjacent LEDs
will extinguish to indicate the deselected channels).
2. To raise the window covering(s), press the UP button. To lower the window covering(s), press the DOWN button.
3. To stop the window covering(s) at any time, simply press the STOP button (see figure 2).
4. If a “Preferred Position” has been programmed, the window covering(s) can be commanded to travel to a preprogrammed
intermediate position.(Refer to the installation instructions of the relevant RTS receiver or motor for this procedure).
Select the
Channel
Button(s)
LED
Indicator
STOP
DOWN
Button
NOTE: If a command button (UP, DOWN, STOP,) is pressed without a channel button(s) selected, the DecoFlexTM will default to the channel button(s) previously selected.
Selecting multiple CHANNEL BUTTONS for “group” activation will result in a sequential-output whereby each channel will activate in sequence from channel 1-5.
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INSTALLATION
Included is a special SOMFY low voltage device mounting bracket which attaches to drywall and eliminates the need for an electrical box.
The bracket can be used in two mounting type configurations, they are as follows:
1. The bracket is specifically designed for mounting the DecoFlex WireFreeTM RTS wall switch to an adjacent (pre-existing) Decora style light switch (see below).This
unique mounting bracket allows the necessary spacing for 2 adjacent switches and a new "Double Gang" (2 Gang) wall plate to be installed (See photo 8) resulting
in an aesthetically pleasing professional installation.
NOTE: When following configuration 1. The mounting bracket is not designed to be used inconjunction with "old-work” or retrofit electrical boxes.
(Please check local codes to determine if an electrical box is required for your installation.)
For increased radio performance, Somfy recommends the use of non-metallic electrical enclosures.
2. The bracket can also be used for individual or "stand-alone" (1 switch) mounting configurations.
Tools required for installation:
Screw drivers (Phillips and Bladed), Dry-wall saw, Wall stud sensor, Non-marring tape and pencil
1. Locate an existing light switch
and remove wall plate exposing
electrical box.
Somfy recommends shutting off
power to the exposed electrical box
prior to installation.
3. Place the flat side of mounting
bracket (included) against the wall
and align the thin side over the
outside edge of the existing
electrical box (opposite the stud
side). Center the bracket to align
the mounting screw height with
existing switch, then trace the
inside shape of the bracket on wall
using a pencil or thin marker.
2. Using a stud sensor, locate
the stud nearest to exposed
electrical box. Then mark (for
reference) with removable
tape or pencil.
Thin side over outer edge of box
Align
screw holes
4. Using a dry-wall saw (or
similar) begin to cut the drywall along the traced outline.
Do not cut hole larger than
outline as this may result in
a loose fitting bracket. *For
greater accuracy please
refer to the recommended
hole dimensions on reverse
page.
STOP
Button
UP
Button
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INSTALLATION CONT’D
5. Insert bracket (as shown) into
hole, keeping the thin side
closest to the edge of the existing
switch box.
6. Carefully bend bracket tabs 90
degrees behind the dry-wall to
ensure a tight secure fit.
7. Position the DecoFlex RTS
switch into mounting bracket
aligning the screw holes. Ensure
that the wire antenna remains as
straight as possible behind the
wall. Secure switch to mounting
bracket with screws (provided).
8. Attach a new (2 gang) or
double gang Decora style wall
plate over both switches to
complete installation.
* Hole dimensions for (Step 4) mounting bracket (1 5/8” W x 3 7/16” L)
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REPLACING THE BATTERY
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ASSEMBLE 2, 3, & 4 CHANNEL SWITCHES
The DecoFlex WireFreeTM RTS switch is designed to provide years of maintenance free performance. Should the battery become
discharged, the LED indicator lights will no longer function when the channel button is selected or an Up/Stop/Down command
is activated. As a result, the radio signal will be reduced or not communicated to the RTS receiver or motor.
The battery can be easily replaced by exposing the SWITCH BASE ASSEMBLY board of the DecoFlex WireFreeTM switch. Simply
slide the battery out of its holder and replace with a new 3V Lithium battery (type 2450) maintaining the correct polarity.
NOTE: Batteries should be disposed of properly according to local regulations.
1. Begin with a standard (assembled) 1 or 5 channel button DecoFlex switch - Using a
small flat blade screw driver, carefully separate the SWITCH BASE ASSEMBLY from
the FACEPLATE (as shown in figure 1).
2. Add or remove CHANNEL BUTTONS (as required) from the SWITCH BASE ASSEMBLY
(as shown in figure 2). Be certain the SWITCH BASE ASSEMBLY remains intact.
3. Attach new 2, 3, or 4 channel button face plate (as shown in figure 3 & 4).
5 Channel DecoFlex
Wall Switch
(Exploded view)
Removable
Channel Buttons
Figure 2.
Switch Base
Assembly
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Figure 1.
5 Channel
Faceplate
Wall Plate
Figure 3.
REPLACE STANDARD (BLANK) CHANNEL BUTTONS
WITH PRINTED CHANNEL BUTTONS
1. Using a small flat blade screw driver, carefully separate the SWITCH BASE ASSEMBLY from the
FACEPLATE (as shown in figure 1).
2. Replace standard (blank) or temporary labeled CHANNEL BUTTON(s) with new printed CHANNEL BUTTON(s).
3. Attach new CHANNEL BUTTON FACE PLATE (as shown in figure 3 & 4).
Figure 4.
2 Channel
Switch Assembly
FCC INFORMATION
3 Channel
Switch Assembly
4 Channel
Switch Assembly
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Results. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including that which may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for CLASS B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and , if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which receiver is connected 4. Consult the dealer or experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
SOMFY SYSTEMS, INC.
North America Headquarters
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SOMFY SYSTEMS, INC. reserves the right to change,
update or improve this document without prior notice.
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