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Add Motorized Control to Your Drapes or Blinds in Just Minutes
Add-A-Motor 45/80 Motorized Drape Controller
Add-A-Motor 45/80 Motorized Drape Controller
Add-A-Motor 45/80 Motorized Drape Controller
Item# 3142
Price: Normally $119.95 
Hot Deal $91.97
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  • Motorize any drape with U shaped loop cord
  • User adjustable auto stops: fully open, fully closed, all between
  • Powerful motor controls drapes up to 35 lbs.
  • Works with drapes, vertical blinds and many horizontals

Essential Info

Now you can enjoy the convenience of motorized drapes at home! This drape motor makes motorized drape control affordable. Works with both cord and ball chain type pulls. Simply hang at the bottom of the U loop of the drape pull cord, attach the wall bracket, and plug AC adapter into any standard timer. No cutting of the pull cord is required.

Choose your control
If you're like most people, you want more control options. That's why our customers choose to control this motor using an ApplianceLinc and your choice of INSTEON control:
  • Computer/Internet control
      If you want to control it from a computer or any web-enabled phone, set up scheduled timers, we recommend choosing the SmartLinc controller.
  • Control it from a universal TV remote
      The IRLinc Receiver can learn signals from a universal remote and translate the signal into INSTEON commands to control the ApplianceLinc. The IRLinc Receiver also includes a small remote which can be used to activate the ApplianceLinc or to learn IR commands into a universal remote.
  • Activate the drapes from an in-wall keypad
      Replace an existing wall switch with an elegant KeypadLinc. The large buttons control what the switch you replaced used to control while the other four buttons can be linked to the ApplianceLinc or any other INSTEON device.
This is only a sample of the many ways INSTEON can enhance control of this drape motor.

You can also control your drapes via a remote control or control them with an automatic timer.


What's Included

  • 1x - Motorized Drape Controller
  • 1x - Mounting Bracket
  • 1x - AC adapter
  • More Info

    How the motor works
    Apply power and it moves from the current position to one limit position. Remove and reapply power and it will reverse and move to the opposite limit. Remove power at any intermediate point and it will stop.


    Manufacturer:Add-A-Motor, Inc.
    Manufacturer Product No.:45/80
    Controls:Up to 35 lbs.; works with drapes, vertical blinds and many horizontals

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Add-A-Motor Inc, Tel: (480) 836-8170


    149 Ratings
    5 star: 42%  (63)
    4 star: 26%  (39)
    3 star: 14%  (21)
    2 star: 7%  (10)
    1 star: 11%  (16)
    Average Customer Rating
    (149 customer ratings)
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    DONALD -- kirkwood, MO   3/27/2014
    works like a charm!!
    CHUCK -- turner, OR   3/21/2014
    Works OK, but a little underpowered for my application. Somewhat noise as well. Great installation instructions however.
    JOSEPH -- pedricktown, NJ   1/11/2014
    Works great, easy to install, and is a great value.
    MARVIN -- yonkers, NY   1/11/2014
    Does the job well. The last one lasted many years.\ I use it to lift an accordian blind, probably beyond it's rated capacity.
    John Q Public -- omaha, NE   12/31/2013
    Very limited life expectancy. Poor design with unsupported main shaft which fails around 12 months due to rotating bending fatigue. No repair parts other than the shaft that continues to break. Manufacture needs to add an outboard shaft support to the rotating shaft to remove the rotating bending fatigue. Company is very difficult to work with in receiving anything but the shaft which continues to break. You can expect approximately one year of service out of this product, depending on the load applied, even if the load is within limits outlined by the manufacture. A good concept that lacks simple internal supports on main shaft. Expect yearly repairs or replacement of the model 80.
    WANDA -- flossmoor, IL   12/30/2013
    Works perfectly! Very easy to install.
    Smillerdad -- Florida   10/15/2013
    I have been using four of these for years. The ONLY problem is that it has to go to the end to reverse direction. You can't send it an open or close command. One set of curtains are very heavy. The axle broke after years of opening and closing those heavy curtains 4 times a day every day. The company sold me a new axle, easy to replace and that unit is back in business. I am very happy with this product and am back for more since we built an addition and have more curtains to automate. Great value.
    DANIEL -- denver, CO   8/11/2013
    Everything went well I installed item and it is working OK
    WASEEM -- doha, XX   8/1/2013
    working fine but producing loud noise while moving the curtain.
    DAVID -- watsonville, CA   7/11/2013
    DAVID OR -- goodlettsville, TN   5/12/2013
    Works as advertised. Better than usual installation instuctions are included. In case of electric power failure, manual operation of draps is not easy with cord still attached to controller, but this should be a rare event.
    SEAN -- toronto, ON   4/1/2013
    I love this item!! I have bought a total of 8 and have automated all of the vertical blinds in my condo. I always receive the product promptly with an email letting me know when it has been shipped! thank you Smart Home for the professional service. A+++
    JEROME -- fort lauderdale, FL   3/5/2013
    Pretty good for the money. I'm happy with it. It doesn't stop automatically at the end like its supposed to, but I haven't called for support, which they say they are happy to provide. I just don't want to take it down to fix it .)
    BOB -- buckeye, AZ   3/3/2013
    Good product. Works as stated, easy to install. A slightly "finer tuning" on the start/stop notches would make it even better.
    STEVE -- euless, TX   2/1/2013
    These are one-of-a-kind products or at least I have not found them elsewhere. They do work well for me, giving me remote control of the blinds, both with x10 and Insteon controllers/responders.
    CARLTON -- lititz, PA   12/3/2012
    arrived very quickly
    REJEAN -- lac beauport, QC   12/1/2012
    i was supprised that the add a motor 1 out 4 last few weeks only, i hope the new one will be better
    MARGARET -- fox lake, IL   10/7/2012
    Everything is working perfectly and delivery came ahead of the estimated schedule. These drape controllers are perfect for poeple who travel. Combine them with a control box and your lights go on and off with the drapes opening and closing.
    CHRISTOPHER -- torrance, CA   9/15/2012
    weak motor, bulky. Not really happy at all.
    BRENDAN -- louisville, CO   9/3/2012
    This was kind of loud, and I didn't realize I needed to buy an appliance controller with it to control it automatically. Once I had that, it's worked well.


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