Why choose electric blinds?

Upgrading from manual to electric blinds

Dometic can provide a powered upgrade for any of our blind styles, whether it is pleated, roller, roman, curtain or hatch screen. Electric blinds are the perfect choice for hard to reach, difficult to access areas. They also provide luxurious effortless comfort. Now, with the introduction of the Dometic motor range, powered blinds are an affordable luxury for anyone. All Dometic blinds adhere to current child safety regulations, but cording and manual controls are not necessary on electric blinds, making them the safest blinds to use in spaces with children.

Which electric blinds are available?


Skysol pleated blinds range

The classic pleated blind from Dometic comes in a powered version for application on both windows and sunroofs, meaning you can create a perfectly co-ordinated interior. Whether you prefer subtle single pleat privacy fabric, or stylish double pleat honeycomb blackout, we have an option for you.

SKYSOL CLASSIC
Perfect for angled or shaped windows.

SKYSOL HONEYCOMB
Ideal if you like a crisp look, with no visible cording.

SKYSOL DAY/NIGHT
For windows in well used rooms, giving you flexibility on light and privacy control.

SKYSOL TRACK
Suited for larger sunroofs, concealed smartly within the headlining.

SKYSOL FRAME
Perfect for small to medium sized sunroofs.

Soft furnishings

CURTAINS
Electric curtains are the perfect solution for particularly long windows, or heavy fabrics, making operation effortless.

ROMANBLINDS
Where reaching cords behind recesses can be tricky, electric roman blinds offer an easy to use luxury.

ROMAN PANEL
Roman Panel is perfect for a soft look on angled, shaped and hard to reach windows.

Skyscreen range

roller concealed collection

Perfect for hatches that are hard to reach, Roller Concealed Powered provides a stylish and easy to control system for you. The blind is hidden discretely within the headlining, ideal for the smartest of finishes.

SKYVIEW
Ideal for living spaces, where soft light diffusion can create atmosphere in the morning and evening. The ability to tilt the fabric slats like a venetian gives you flexibility on privacy control.

WINDOWSHADE
Perfect for hard to reach sunroofs, where the fabric is held taught between side track zips, allowing for a smooth covering that blends into the interior. The perfect roller alternative to our pleated roof blinds.

ROLLERBLIND
Ideal for small or large windows.

Are electric blinds noisy?

At Dometic Blinds, we work with 3 types of motor, offering a menu to suit all budgets and functional requirements.

REGULAR
Available on all blinds (width dependant) but not available on curtains. Our regular motors are our most cost effective.

WHISPER
Available on all blinds (width dependant) except for the Skyscreen range, and not available on curtains. Our whisper motors benefit from being quiter than our regular motors.

NEAR SILENT
Available on all blinds (width dependant) and curtains, with the exception of the Skyscreen range. Our near silent motors are the most pleasing to the ear, with minimal sound output.

Powered systems we work with

Each of our motor options have their own benefits. Work with your Dometic Blinds contact to find the best fit for your project requirements. Dometic work with trusted suppliers Somfy and Lutron, amongst others.

Dometic products can connect with a variety of central control systems, including KNX, AMX, Lutron Homeworks, Crestron and more. Just contact us to talk about your own specific needs.

Why choose Dometic motors

  • Child Safe
  • Effortless control
  • Localiser provides precision control, stopping the blind rather than stalling to reduce wear
  • Radio remote for simple, easy to use control
  • Simple programming of blinds via radio remote
  • Dometic Blinds range uses FSK technology, eliminating interference and allowing 100+ of blinds on one channel
  • The full Dometic range of motors are FCC & CE compliant

Measuring for your electric blind

Use the same techniques for measuring as you would for a manual blind and leave the rest to us! We account for headbox size, motors and accessories in our design process, ensuring you get the perfect fit every time.

If you are ever unsure, or for large projects or complex blinds, Dometic would always recommend using our specialist team of highly qualified surveyors.

Top tips for measuring your blind

  • Define where your blind will be positioned and mark any corners with a pencil on masking tape, before commencing measurements.

  • If you are measuring a rectangle, ensure the window is not tapered, by taking 2 or 3 measurements along the x and y dimensions.

  • Always measure to the nearest mm - Do not round up to nearest cm.

  • Be clear on whether your measurements are for your blind or recess. Define if your blind will be top or face fixed.

  • Note which side of the headrail you would like your wire exit point to be located

Installing dometic electric blinds

Dometic would always recommend using a qualified installer to fit non-retrofit items such as electric blinds; we provide our own, highly qualified installation team for this purpose. Our installers are highly experience with working with integrators and installing blinds, taking the worry out of the process.

Installation & Operating Manuals for each product are available at the bottom of every product page on the Dometic website.

Power

  • Always ensure that the correct power supply is available and check before this is connected.

  • This can either be 12 or 24v DC, 110 or 230v AC.

  • For Sonesse 30 ensure the +24vdc connection is connected to the +24vDC supply.

  • The DC12 or 24v DC supply must be a stabilised supply, so that it remains constant.

  • For mains supply motors (110 & 230v AC), these must be connected to the supply by a qualified electrician.

Radio controlled blinds

  • When in user mode only press one of the three control buttons on the Transmitter at a time. If you press UP & DOWN at the same time the blind can go into programming mode (dependant on motor type)

  • Only programme one blind at a time and ensure only this one blind has power.

  • If the blind does not respond to an instruction from the transmitter, check power is going to the blind, and that the red light on the transmitter lights. Hold the transmitter close to the blind in caser the batteries are nearly run down in the transmitter.

  • If a receiver is moved from one blind to another then if a run time for a Skysol blind has been set on it, it will need to be re-set for the new blind.

  • When pairing a receiver to a transmitter only hold the prog button down on the receiver long enough for just one jog. If you repeat the pairing process, then the receiver and transmitter will become un-paired.

  • The top and bottom stops on blinds with the LW25 (24vDC) type motor cannot be changed by re-programming. These are controlled with the adjustment of the AMS stop. The only exception are Skysol blinds which are NOT AO type.

  • The top and bottom stop of Sonesse 30 & 40 RTS can be adjusted when in programme mode with the transmitter.

Wire controlled blinds

  • Do not connect more than ONE main powered motor (typically Sonesse 40) to a switch.

  • For Skysol blinds with a TS-24 do not connect the three control wires together as this will put the blind into programming mode.

  • Sonesse 30 DCT – Switch connections must have no voltage (dry contact). The switch operation should be two single pole, normally open, non-interlocked, normally open switches, e.g. Vimar 20066.

Installation top tips

  • Note the full Job ID found on the packaging label for future correspondence.

  • Always check you have the correct blind before opening, measurements can be found on the label.

  • If you have more than one blind, you will have given us a blind location and window ID number. Please check that these match your records to ensure you install the correct blind into the correct aperture.

  • Ensure that the thickness of the boat structure at the proposed mounting position is deep enough to prevent the fixing screws from breaking through. If necessary, use shorter fixing screws than those supplied.

  • Use masking tape on the drill bit as a depth guide to avoid drilling too deep.
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