Originally Posted by sCiEnt
Steve, how do you intend to add tensioning to your system? Also whats the Somfy motor that you picked up that came with the IR. I just got one as well (515S2) but no IR remote. So I am in the process of making an IR receiver to interface with the motor.
I got the LT-30, which is sold at this website: http://www.av-outlet.com/index.html?...tml&lang=en-us
If you go to Roller Shade Components on the left, you can click on IR-motors to see the LT-30.
for shades, but it works great for screens. And since I am using painted vinyl, with a weight at the bottom, my screen is very heavy (not nearly as heavy, but the feel of the screen is similar to the lead shields you wear at the dentist when they take x-rays.)
The motor handles my screen with ease. (Of course, a little slower on the way up than on the way down).
I purchased the remote control, the battery pack, and the motor. I ordered a rollease tube from another source ($60 or so). The whole set up cost me about $200 for all the pieces. It was fun putting it all together, and my wife is thrilled that all she has to do now is point and click at the screen.