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

Item #: 3142

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  • 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.

    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

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    Drape motors Review by Zalman
    Drape motors

    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
    Review of 3142

    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 7/27/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by DONALD
    Review of 3142

    works like a charm!!

    Posted on 3/27/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by CHUCK
    Review of 3142

    Works OK, but a little underpowered for my application. Somewhat noise as well.
    Great installation instructions however.

    Posted on 3/21/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by JOSEPH
    Review of 3142

    Works great, easy to install, and is a great value.

    Posted on 1/11/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by MARVIN
    Review of 3142

    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 1/11/2014

    Review of 3142 Review by John Q Public
    Review of 3142

    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 12/31/2013

    Review of 3142 Review by WANDA
    Review of 3142

    Works perfectly! Very easy to install.

    Posted on 12/30/2013

    Review of 3142 Review by Smillerdad
    Review of 3142

    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.

    Posted on 10/15/2013

    Review of 3142 Review by DANIEL
    Review of 3142

    Everything went well I installed item and it is working OK

    Posted on 8/11/2013

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