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Hi all,

I plan to purchase and install Remote Controlled function for a Vertical Blind. But have no clue where to start from. The window is 8-9 ft wide by 8-9 ft in height. Should i just install a wireless kit that comes along with a remote and a motor to the existing blinds? Or the there is a entire Vertical blind with integrated motor/wireless option. What is good. Ofcourse i dont want to make it ultra expensive.. The usage will be minimal, maybe 4-5 times a month when i will be opening the blinds on the window.

I prefer both tilt, and opening of the blind with the remote.

Please guide.
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Any help appreciated..
Desperately looking for a motorized vertical blind.
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Any help appreciated..
Desperately looking for a motorized vertical blind.
I'll look into it for you and report back. Things keep changing regarding availability, so I need to refresh myself.

I know you can accomplish it with BTX, but these are probably overkill for your use.

http://www.btxinc.com/products/verticals/slenderline

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Hunter Douglas verticals can be motorized with tilt only. No traversing. They use the Platinum 2.0 system.

There are probably others, but I am not familiar with who they may be.

You should be aware that the words full motorization and "not expensive" don't belong in the same sentence.
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Hunter Douglas verticals can be motorized with tilt only. No traversing. They use the Platinum 2.0 system.

There are probably others, but I am not familiar with who they may be.

You should be aware that the words full motorization and "not expensive" don't belong in the same sentence.

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess vertical blinds are so common in big houses, but lack of motorized blinds makes no sense to me. I have been googling for days but no result.
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I am looking for some as well, what did you find?
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I am trying to figure out if I can build an IR controlled mechanism using Lego Power Function components to pull the existing chain that controls the tilt of my vertical blinds.
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Lego motors are probably more expensive than the Somfy alternative.

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Check out Lego power function modules on www.ebay.com and www.lego.com... cheaper than somfy.
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Wow, that is pretty cheap.

I'd have concerns about torque, and life expectancy. Which motor are you trying to match?

http://www.floridaautomatedshade.com/Somfy_Motors_DC_s/162.htm

Hardwired power?

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I have not come up with a configuration yet.

I just want to be able to tilt the vertical blinds, which would involve pulling/pushing/rotating the chain that does not require much effort.
The window I have in mind is only 70"w x 22"H. I will do plug in if feasible, but not necessary.
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