VarioTel 2 867/868/915 MHz
28245.0001, 28246.0001,
28247.0001, 28245.0901,
28246.0901, 28247.0901
Operating instructions (translation)
181220201_EN_0314
Contents
Safety instructions
Safety instructions
Contents
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety instructions for radio operation. . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Intended use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Exclusion of liability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Scope of supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Mounting of wall bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Device explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Explanation of functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Bidirectional radio system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Unidirectional radio system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Initial operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Programming the transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Programming additional transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Synchronous programming mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Stopping programming mode (bidirectional)
in the transmitter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Approaching end positions of roller shutter /
awning / Venetian blind. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operation of the transmitter with Combio JA Pulse. 16
Deleting positions/deleting transmitters . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Disposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
EC Declaration of conformity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
The instructions shall be observed to ensure that
the product can be operated smoothly and safely
and that its features can be correctly used.
• The operator/user must have read and understood the
instructions fully.
• The operator must ensure that the instructions are available to
the user in a legible form.
• The operator must ensure that all safety measures are observed
and complied with.
• The following safety and assembly instructions apply to the unit
and not to the accessories or drive.
CAUTION!
Failure to observe these instructions can lead to
injury.
ÆÆ Observe all safety instructions.
• Never install or operate damaged units.
• Only use unmodified and compatible original parts.
• There is a risk of personal injury or damage if the unit is opened
without permission or used in an improper manner, or if it is
incorrectly installed or operated.
• The unit contains small parts which can be swallowed.
Transport
• You must not use a unit that you have received in a damaged
condition despite proper packaging. Complain about any damage
to the transport company immediately.
Installation
• Observe all regulations during installation.
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Safety instructions for radio operation
Operation
• Use only in dry rooms.
• The operating range of the system must remain visible during
operation if one or more transmitters are used for controlling the
system.
• Keep control systems out of the reach of children and the
disabled.
• Dispose of used batteries properly.
Safety instructions for radio operation
Observe all safety instructions for radio operation.
Exclusion of liability
beyond this is not considered to be use for the intended purpose.
The hand-held transmitter is referred to in these instructions as the
"unit".
Exclusion of liability
Elero GmbH assumes no liability for personal injuries, property
damage and financial losses which arise from use other than
mentioned above, modifications to the unit, improper use and failure
to observe the operating instructions. Liability for material defects is
excluded in such cases.
Scope of supply
VarioTel 2 hand-held radio transmitter (batteries included in the
unit), wall bracket, 2 wall plugs, 2 screws.
Only use radio systems which are approved and can be operated
without interference.
• Radio systems must not be operated in areas where there is an
increased risk of interference (e.g. hospitals, airports).
• The remote control is only approved for units and systems for
which any malfunction of the transmitter or receiver would not
result in a risk for persons, animals or property, or if such a risk is
covered by other safety equipment.
• The operator has no protection whatsoever against interference
by other telecommunication installations and local terminals (e.g.
also from radio installations which are operated properly in the
same frequency range).
• The range of the radio signal is limited by legislation and the
structural conditions.
Intended use
The VarioTel 2 is a multi-channel transmitter. It can be used
unidirectionally (compatible with the existing ProLine-program) or
bidirectionally. The hand-held transmitter should only be used for
controlling roller shutter, Venetian blinds and sun protection systems
which are fitted with elero-radio receivers. Other use, or use going
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Technical data
Name of unit
VarioTel 2
Operating voltage
3 V DC
Battery type
2 x LR06 (AA mignon)
IP Code
IP 20
Temperature range
0 to +50 °C
Radio frequency
867/868 MHz frequency band
Dimensions in mm (hand-held
transmitter)
L 120 x W 51 x H 26
Weight in grams (including batteries).
120
There are regulations names for the USA, Canada, Australia and
some countries in South America.
Radio frequency
915 MHz frequency band
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Mounting of wall bracket
Device explanation
Mounting of wall bracket
• The wall bracket must be fixed so
that the holes drilled avoid any
electrical cables.
• Before installing the unit in the
required position, check that
the transmitter and receiver are
functioning perfectly.
• Attach the bracket to the wall
with the wall plugs and screws
provided.
The top part of the wall bracket can be
moved.
Device explanation
Front of unit
1 Channel indicator
2 Operating mode indicator
3 UP button
4 STOP button
5 Status indicator
6 DOWN button
7 Select button
Rear of unit
8 Learn button P
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Only for experts:
9 DIP switch 1
10 DIP switch 2
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Explanation of functions
Explanation of functions
Explanation of functions
Bidirectional radio system
A bidirectional radio system transmits radio signals to a radio
receiver and enables feedback from the radio receiver to the
transmitter. The radio signal can be sent directly to the target
receiver. If this is not possible then the radio signal is forwarded via
other bidirectional participants until the signal reaches the target
receiver. The target receiver carries out the command and sends a
confirmation back to the transmitter.
Bidirectional radio operation is only possible if all participants are
bidirectional. Otherwise, the system is only unidirectional.
Unidirectional radio system
A unidirectional radio system transmits radio signals to radio
receivers. However, unlike the bidirectional radio system, the
radio receivers cannot send back a reply to the transmitter. The
transmission of radio signals from radio receiver to radio receiver is
also not possible.
Status display
A radio signal is displayed by the status display (LED ring around
the STOP button) lighting up. The various colours of the status
display mean:
Status display
Meaning
Flashing orange
Channel (transmitter) not programmed in any
receiver
Rapidly flashing
orange
Channel (transmitter) in bidirectional programming mode. Operation of receivers already
programmed not possible.
Every 3 seconds in group programming mode
(also without a button being pressed)
Orange then green
Channel (transmitter) is operating bidirectionally and receiver has received the signal
Orange then flashing
red
Channel (transmitter) is operating bidirectionally and one of the receivers has not received
the signal
Red then green
Channel (transmitter) is operating bidirectionally and receiver has received the signal,
batteries weak
Red then flashing red
Channel (transmitter) is operating bidirectionally and one of the receivers has not received
the signal, batteries weak
Green with repetition,
then red (unidirectional)
Channel (transmitter) has been deleted
Green
Channel (transmitter) is operating unidirectionally: Transmit signal is being sent
Orange and green
(or red) alternating,
then red (bidirectional)
Channel (transmitter) has been deleted
Flashing red
Batteries weak
Initial operation
Press a button to switch on the hand-held transmitter and illuminate
the status display and operating mode display. The hand-held
transmitter is in automatic mode during initial operation.
Note
Do not press the P button until the receivers are in
programming mode. The active channel for a radio system
is decided during programming. If the receiver is not in
teach-in mode, the channel from the transmitter changes to
unidirectional mode. Press and hold the STOP and P buttons
simultaneously for 6 seconds until the status display lights up.
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Explanation of functions
Explanation of functions
The transmitting power or the radio range will be reduced by
the reduction in the performance of the battery. If the voltage
drops below 2 V, functions are no longer executed and nothing is
displayed.
Group control unit
A group is understood to mean the control of several receivers
at the same time. The selected group is controlled by a travel
command. All 5 channels (transmitter) can be used for the group
control.
Any number of receivers can be programmed and controlled in each
channel.
Selection button
Pressing the selection button briefly allows you to select from 5
channels. The various channels are indicated by the LEDs in the
channel indicator lighting up.
An additional channel is reserved for the central channel to which
all the individual channels are assigned automatically. When
the central channel is selected, this controls all radio channels
simultaneously. This is indicated by all five LEDs lighting up.
Pressing the selection button briefly allows you to query the
current status (automatic/manual) of the programmed receivers
(bidirectional receivers only) and the hand-held transmitter.
Pressing the selection button for longer (approximately 1 second)
switches off automatic mode of the current bidirectional channel or
all unidirectional channels. The operating mode indicator lights up
red. → The receiver now only carries out manual travel commands
and does not respond to automatic travel commands.
Note
Upward travel of the receiver is initiated when the automatic
system is activated.
Pressing the selection button for longer (approximately 1 second)
switches on automatic mode of the bidirectional channel or all
unidirectional channels. The operating mode indicator lights up
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green. → The receiver now executes automatic and manual travel
commands.
Pressing the selection button in the central channel for longer
(approximately 1 second) changes the Auto or Manual operating
mode for all the individual channels. A different operating mode
for individual channels (auto and manual) is set on switching for all
channels to Auto operating mode.
Programming the transmitter
Requirement
The receiver is installed. Check whether the channel has been
deleted or in the correct mode according to the status display.
Stand in front of the blind to be programmed while programming.
1. With receivers which have already been installed, switch the
circuit breaker off and on again after a few seconds.
The receiver is now in programming mode for about 5 minutes.
2. Press the programming button P on the back of the unit briefly
(approximately 1 second) until the status display lights for a
short time. The blind moves up and down for approximately two
minutes, showing that the receiver is in programming mode.
3. Press the UP button as soon as the blind starts moving in Open
direction (within 1 second at the most). The status display lights
briefly.
The blind stops briefly, starts moving again, stops and then
moves in the Down direction.
4. Immediately (within no more than 1 second) after down travel
has started, press the DOWN button. The status display lights
briefly. The blind stops. The transmitter channel is programmed.
Note
The blind must be programmed again if it does not stop.
A bidirectional programming process in the hand-held
transmitter can be cancelled by pressing the STOP button for
6 seconds.
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Explanation of functions
Explanation of functions
Programming additional transmitters
Note
If several receivers are connected to the same supply
line, then all are simultaneously in programming mode for
approximately 5 minutes after the mains power is switched on.
If the P button on the transmitter is now pressed, all the
receivers start programming mode at the same time (up/down
movements). Randomly different intervals between up/down
movements cause the receivers to become offset against one
another. The longer programming is delayed, the greater the
offset will be.
The short up/down movements can be stopped by pressing
the STOP button briefly on a transmitter which has already
been programmed. The programming mode in the receiver is
interrupted.
The transmitter can now be assigned without having to
disconnect individual receivers. If the blind moves in the wrong
direction, delete the transmitter and program it again.
(→ see Deletion of transmitter)
For programming additional transmitters to one receiver:
1. Press the UP, DOWN buttons and the programming button P
(rear of unit) simultaneously (for 3 seconds) on a transmitter
which has already been programmed to the receiver. The status
display lights briefly. The receiver is now in programming mode.
2. Press the programming button P on the transmitter to be
programmed until the status display lights briefly. The receiver is
now in programming mode (up/down movements).
3. Press the UP button as soon as the blind starts moving in Open
direction (within 1 second at the most). The status display lights
briefly. The blind stops briefly, starts moving again and then
moves downwards.
If more than 10 bidirectional receivers are being programmed at the
same time, the transmitter channel in programming mode switches
to group mode. The group mode is indicated by fast flashing with
pauses.
Programming in group mode is completed after a 2-minute pause or
pressing the STOP button for 6 seconds.
Note
A jogging mode for Venetian blinds for quickly reaching
receivers which are further away is not possible in a transmitter
channel with more than 10 programmed receivers.
Synchronous programming mode
For programming additional receivers to one transmitter at the same
time:
1. Press the DOWN button and the P programming button (rear of
unit) simultaneously (for 3 seconds) on a transmitter which has
already been programmed to the receivers. The status display
flashes. The receivers are now in programming mode.
2. For bidirectional operation only: press the programming button
P on the transmitter to be programmed until the status display
lights briefly. The receivers are now in programming mode (up/
down movements).
3. Press the UP button as soon as the blind starts moving in Open
direction (within no more than 1 second). The status display
lights briefly. The blinds stop briefly, start moving again, stop and
then move downwards.
4. Immediately (within no more than 1 second) after down travel
has started, press the DOWN button. The status display lights
briefly. The blinds stop moving. The transmitter channel is
programmed.
4. Immediately (within no more than 1 second) after down travel
has started, press the DOWN button. The status display lights
briefly. The blind stops. The transmitter channel is programmed.
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Explanation of functions
Explanation of functions
Stopping programming mode (bidirectional) in the
transmitter
Intermediate positions of the blinds
Roller shutter
Awning
Venetian
blind
Interior
shading
Pos▼
Intermediate
position
Intermediate
position
Intermediate
position
Intermediate
position 1
Pos▲
Ventilation
position
-- /fabric tensioning
Tilting position
Intermediate
position 2
Press the STOP button for at least 6 seconds until the status display
lights orange.
Approaching end positions of roller shutter /
awning / Venetian blind
Requirement
The transmitter/transmitter channel is programmed. The end
positions of the drive have been set.
Approaching bottom end position (roller shutter/awning)
Press the DOWN button briefly. The blind moves to the bottom end
position/the awning extends completely.
Approaching the lower end position (Venetian blind)
Press the DOWN button until the status display lights briefly. The
blind approaches the lower end position.
Press the DOWN button only briefly (Inching for JA, pulsed
operation for Combio Pulse) and the blind moves a short distance
and stops again.
Approaching top end position (roller shutter/awning)
Press the UP button briefly. The blind approaches the upper end
position/the awning retracts.
Approaching the upper end position (Venetian blind)
Press the UP button until the status display lights briefly. The blind
approaches the upper end position.
Press the UP button only briefly (Inching for JA, pulsed operation
for Combio Pulse) and the blind moves a short distance and stops
again.
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Programming the intermediate position in the receiver
Requirement
The transmitter/transmitter channel is programmed. The end
positions of the drive have been set. The blind is in thetop end
position.
1. Move the blind to the required position using the DOWN button.
In doing so, keep the DOWN button pressed.
2. Also press the STOP button. The blind stops. The status display
lights briefly.
The intermediate position is programmed.
Programming the ventilation/tilting position in the receiver
Requirement
The transmitter/transmitter channel is programmed. The end
positions of the drive have been set. The blind is at its lower end
position.
1. Use the UP button to move the blind in the UP direction until
the ventilation gaps open or the slats turn. Keep the UP button
pressed during the movement.
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Explanation of functions
Explanation of functions
2. Also press the STOP button. The blind stops. The status display
lights briefly.
The ventilation position/tilting position is programmed.
Approaching intermediate position
Requirement
The transmitter/transmitter channel is programmed. The blind is at
its upper end position.
button, then release the STOP button. The new pulse duration is
stored. The new pulse duration corresponds to the total of all pulse
durations during programming of the pulse duration. The Combio JA
Pulse ends programming of the pulse duration after 30 pulses.
Deleting positions/deleting transmitters
Deleting the intermediate position in the receiver
1. Press both the STOP and DOWN buttons.
1. Press the DOWN button twice briefly. The status display lights
briefly.
2. Hold down this button combination for approximately 3 seconds.
The status display lights briefly.
2. The blind travels to the stored intermediate position. In the case
of Venetian blinds, after reaching the intermediate position,
the slats turn automatically. If no intermediate position is
programmed, the blind drives to the bottom end position (not
when Combio Pulse is used).
Deleting the ventilation position in the receiver
Approaching ventilation/tilting position
Deleting the transmitter channel in the receiver
Requirement
The transmitter/transmitter channel is programmed. The blind is at
its lower end position.
1. Press the UP button twice briefly. The status display lights briefly.
2. The blind travels to the stored ventilation/tilting position. If no
ventilation/tilting position has been programmed, the blind
moves to the top end position (not when Combio Pulse is used).
Operation of the transmitter with Combio JA Pulse
A Combio-868/-915 JA Pulse can be used for blind drives for precise
adjustment of the slats. The system is operated for the pulse time set
in the Combio Pulse when the UP or DOWN button is pressed.
The pulse duration can be modified by the user. To do this, press
and hold the STOP and UP button on a taught-in transmitter for
6 seconds. The drive begins to move in short pulses. As soon
as the curtain has covered the desired distance, release the UP
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1. Press both the STOP button and the UP button.
2. Hold down this button combination for approximately 3 seconds.
The status display lights briefly.
1. Press both the STOP button and the programming button P (on
the rear of the unit).
2. Keep this button combination pressed for approximately 6
seconds until the status display lights orange briefly and then
lights red. In unidirectional radio operation, the status display
lights for 6 seconds: first green briefly twice and then red.
The channel in the transmitter is also deleted.
Deleting all the transmitters in the receiver
1. Press the STOP button and also the programming button P (on
the rear of the unit) + UP button + DOWN button.
2. Hold down this button combination for approximately 6 seconds.
The status display lights up orange-green briefly twice, followed
by red (bidirectional).
The channel in the transmitter is also deleted.
In unidirectional radio operation, the status display lights for
6 seconds: first green briefly twice and then red.
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Battery replacement
Troubleshooting
Expert Settings
Troubleshooting
DIP switch 2 on the rear of the device, beneath the cover:
Switch up: Off (bidirectional and unidirectional operation possible;
default setting), switch down: On (bidirectional operation only
possible). DIP switch 1: OEM settings.
Battery replacement
Note
Replace batteries only with batteries of the
identical type.
1. Unscrew the underside of the unit and open
the housing.
2. Remove the batteries.
3. Insert the new batteries in the correct
position.
4. Put the unit back together again.
Fault
Cause
Remedy
Drive does not run,
status display does
not light
1. Batteries are low
2. Batteries are incorrectly installed
1. Insert new batteries
2. Insert batteries
correctly
Drive does not run,
status display lights
red or flashes orange
Unidirectional: Status
display lights green
1. The receiver is outside the transmitting range
2. Receiver out of
order or faulty
3. Receiver not yet
programmed
1. Reduce distance to
the receiver
Drive operates in the
wrong direction
Directions are incorrectly allocated
Delete transmitter and
reprogram
Required drive does
not run
Incorrect channel
selected
Select correct channel
2. Switch on or replace receiver
3. Program receiver
Dispose of used batteries properly.
Repair
Batteries can be removed easily from end user in accordance with
battery directive 2013/56/EU.
Please always provide the following information:
Cleaning
Clean the unit with a damp cloth. Do not use a detergent. This may
attack the plastic.
Disposal
Please contact your dealer if you have any questions.
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Item number and name on the type plate
Type of fault
Unusual events occurring prior to fault
Accompanying conditions
Own suspicion
After the end of its service life, dispose of the unit in accordance
with the relevant regulations.
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EC Declaration of conformity
The product complies with the basic requirements and the other
relevant provisions of the EC directives 2014/53/EU. The complete
declaration of conformity can be found in the download area of our
website: www.elero.com/downloads-service/
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Tel: +49 (0) 7021 9539-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7021 9539-212
info@elero.de
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