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How To Install Electric Operated Roller Shutters

Tools required:

Step 1.

Mark the top horizontal position of the Roller Shutter on the wall above the window. On this line mark the width of the shutter. From these 2 marks, vertically level down each side of the window. You will now have the out line of the Roller Shutter marked on the wall. At this stage you can check the Roller Shutter is central to the window and is exactly horizontal and vertical -- This Is Most Important!

With the out line of your shutter now marked on the wall, you can now decide the best point of entry for the mains power and pre drill the hole before installing (if required).

In-Reveal is the same principle, but your window is your horizontal and vertical position. Still check that they are exactly horizontal and vertical -- This Is Most Important!

Step 2.

Measure the depth of the head box. Then from the top horizontal position of the Roller Shutter which you have marked on the wall, measure this distance down each side. This will then give you the position for the top of the guide on each side of the window. For In-Reveal Roller Shutters you can now cut the guide to the exact length, and angle of the sill.

HDF Restrained Guide must be modified
(this procedure is not on the video see link below)

HDF Restrained Guide must be modified

Step 3. On-Wall Rollershutter Guide

Hold the guide in the 2 positions marked. Top of guide position (as in step 2) and the vertical guide position (as in step 1). You can now mark the best position to fix the guide to the wall and these marks can be transferred to the other side guide. You can now drill through the front and back of the guide; the drill size is determined by the size of screw you use. The front of the guide will need a 10mm hole in which the 10mm coloured guide plugs are inserted - this then covers up the fixing points.

 

Please note:To comply with the Cyclone Rating the shutter must be fitted with a Bottom Guide
The bottom guide and the side guides, can be cut at 45 degrees for the best aesthetic result. Each end of the bottom guide will need to be fixed to the wall, where the side guides are fixed, and through the bottom of the bottom guide to the sill, or to the wall if you have no sill. Fixing the bottom guide to the sill, can also be achieved by making an angle bracket, this bracket will need to be bent to the angle of the sill (most sill are at different angles), then fixing this bracket to the back of the bottom guide and then to the sill. This process is not on the video.

In-Reveal Rollershutter Guide

For In-Reveal: The fixing holes are drilled from the curtain side 10mm to the outside 5mm. No 10mm coloured plug is required.

Step 4.

The head box comes with pre drilled holes to attach the head box cover after installation. The guide legs can now be slid into position, then slide the Roller Shutter guides on each side leg. Carefully place the Roller Shutter on the out-line of the Roller Shutter marked on the wall and mark your fixing points.
Then drill and plug the wall if masonry; if it is a timber wall, just a pilot hole to suit the fixing screws.

Step 5.

Carefully place the Roller shutter next to the window, then feed the cable from the motor (if required) through the hole you have pre drilled in Step 1, this will help the electrician. Raise the Roller shutter to the outline of the Roller shutter marked on the wall and then screw the Roller Shutter to the wall.
For On-Wall Installation then insert the 10mm coloured guide plugs.

Step 6.

Unwrap the curtain and place the bottom bar of the curtain into the guides on each side.

Please note: The curtain of the roller shutter will not move, until the motor has power to turn the axle.

Step 7.

Contact a qualified electrician!

Step 8.

At the motor end of the Roller Shutter you will see a Yellow and a White button. These are to set the stop position of the Roller Shutter at the fully open and fully closed position.

SOMFY motor on left side of rollershutter
SOMFY electric motor on
left side of roller shutter
Somfy motor on right side of rollershutter
SOMFY electric motor on
right side of roller shutter.
White button is to set the down limit, the yellow button is to set the upper limit. Yellow button is to set the down limit, the white button is to set the upper limit.

With both buttons depressed, you can now commence to set your 'up' and 'down' limits. It would be advisable to begin the limit setting with the curtain in the middle position and practice setting the limits until you are confident and comfortable with this procedure.

Setting the lower limit position:

Power the motor down and stop the curtain at the Down limit position. Press the corresponding limit button on the HiPro motor until the button springs up.
The lower limit positions has been set. SOMFY motor - left and right - setting the Lower Limit position

Setting the up limit position:

Power the motor up and stop the curtain at the Up limit position. Press the corresponding limit button on the HiPro motor until the button springs up.
The upper limit positions has been set. SOMFY electric motor - setting the UP position

Please note:If the shutter height limit is not set correctly, the bottom bar of the curtain has a bottom bar V stopper each side, which stops the curtain from going completely into the head box, but this causes the motor to jam and stop, this should be avoided and the up limit set to stop the curtain before this happens.

Step 9.

Now that you have set the upper and lower limits you can now install the roller-kit.

Modification Link: Box End Entry Roller – Kit

Step 10.

When the curtain is in the down position you will then be able to fix the headbox to the wall, through the boxend endplates, on each side.

Please note: The Box Locking System must be set at the correct position. Please read
The Box Locking System and the Slat locking System

Step 11.

Rivet the electric motor cover plate on.

Rivet the head box cover on and you are done!

Please note: To comply with the Cyclone Rating the shutter must be fitted with a Bottom Guide to the full width of the exposed curtain, allowing the curtain bottom bar section to close down into the bottom guide section. This information and other fixing requirements can be found at this link, a must read item. Australian Standard AS / NZS 1170.2 - 2002


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