Add-A-Motor 45/80 Motorized Drape Controller
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Add-A-Motor 45/80 Motorized Drape Controller

Add Motorized Control to Your Drapes or Blinds in Just Minutes
  • 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

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  • 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.

    Works with Insteon - If you're like most people, you want more control options. That's why our customers choose to use this motor with an Insteon Plug-in On/Off Module, On/Off Outlet, On/Off Switch or 8-Button Keypad.

    Smartphone Control - If you want to control it from a computer or any web-enabled phone, set up scheduled timers, we recommend choosing the Insteon Insteon Hub.

    Control From a Universal TV Remote - The Insteon IR Reicever 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.

    Open or Close Drapes from a Switch or Keypad - Replace an existing wall switch with an elegant Insteon Switchs or Insteon On/Off Keypad.

    These are only a few samples 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 Plug-in Timer.

  • General
    Manufacturer Add-A-Motor, Inc.
    Manufacturer Product No. 45/80
    Controls Up to 35 lbs.; works with drapes, vertical blinds and many horizontals
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    You get what you pay for, probably, maybe Review by Toast
    You get what you pay for, probably, maybe
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    This motor is fairly durable if you use it correctly. It not built to last forever, but it's fairly durable, and at the price point, it's hard to beat. Some drapery control systems cost thousands. I get at least 4 years of service out of these motors without needing parts. And on that subject, the company does supply replacement parts.

    As to whether I'm actually using it correctly, I have to admit I'm not sure, because I always modify the circuit board in these motors to be controlled by a timing-based curtain motor controller and to accept input from reed switches to determine the fully closed and open points. If I didn't make these modifications, the mechanism would probably sustain more wear, cord slippage would affect the fully open and closed points, and an open command wouldn't be guaranteed to open the curtain and not close it. So now that I think about it, maybe this isn't the most helpful review for the majority of customers since I add features that the motor does not come with before using it.

    Posted on 7/14/2017

    NOT Approved for horizontal blinds Review by Kevin
    NOT Approved for horizontal blinds
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    Despite the description stating "works with many horizontals", the manual specifically states this device is not approved for them. The higher load required may cause premature failure of the drive axle that would not be covered by warranty.

    Posted on 10/21/2016

    Drape motors Review by Zalman
    Drape motors
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    I purchased few of these motors a hum and outlets for them.
    Some of the sprockets broke due to their plastic construction.
    I had one of them replaced for free .
    But when a second one broke, I was blamed for improper use and had to pay for it.
    Now, 18 months later, I discovered that the entire housing cracked, I tried using superglue, but it didn't work. I guess that I will have to shell out another hundred bucks to replace this unit, because it is no longer under warrantee.

    Posted on 4/26/2015

    Review of 3142 Review by Margaret
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    Have used this product for almost 14 years and have found it to be very satisfactory -- have it installed on 5 large window coverings. Only in the last year have we been having to replace units. We highly recommend this product even though the motor is a little noisy.

    Posted on 7/26/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by DONALD
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    works like a charm!!

    Posted on 3/26/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by CHUCK
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    Works OK, but a little underpowered for my application. Somewhat noise as well.
    Great installation instructions however.

    Posted on 3/20/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by JOSEPH
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    Works great, easy to install, and is a great value.

    Posted on 1/10/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by MARVIN
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    Does the job well. The last one lasted many years.\ I use it to lift an accordian blind, probably beyond it's rated capacity.

    Posted on 1/10/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by John Q Public
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    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.

    Posted on 12/30/2013

    Review of 3142 Review by WANDA
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    Works perfectly! Very easy to install.

    Posted on 12/29/2013

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