Here's what I'm planning to do for my dalite tensioned cosmopolitan electrol electric screen:
Connect AC power to a SPDT relay (http://smarthome.com/7278.html
) and the red and black leads from the screen to the switched side of the relay.
Connect a 12V transformer to the low voltage side of the relay and plug it in to an X-10 controlled outlet (http://www.smarthome.com/2040.html
Use an IR/X-10 receiver to receive the X-10 on/off commands from my universal remote (http://www.smarthome.com/4040.html
When the X-10 outlet is off, no power is applied to the low voltage side of the relay causing the screen to go up (which is stopped by the upper limit switch). When power is applied to the low voltage side of the relay, the screen goes down and is stopped by the lower limit switch.
This scenario seems to match the drawings that dalite has for their low voltage control. Total for all components delivered should be under $70.
***** I have not implemented this yet and I'm not an electrician, so do your own research before hooking anything up!!!! ******
One caution for the X-10 control is, make sure that the outlet you plug the IR/X-10 module into can get signals to the circuit that you will use the X-10 outlet on (I had to install a signal bridge to accomplish this).