I/O Linc - INSTEON to Somfy RF Drape Control Kit
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I/O Linc - INSTEON 318276i to Somfy RF Drape Control Kit

Remotely Open and Close Somfy® Controlled Drapes via Your INSTEON Network
  • Everything you need to operate your Somfy controlled drapes from your INSTEON network
  • I/O Linc triggers an RF signal from the Somfy Interface to open or close compatible window coverings
  • INSTEON compatibility for outstanding performance

Item #: 318276i


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Price For Both: $207.98

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  • What's Included
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON to Somfy RF Drape Control Kit enhances your INSTEON network by allowing you to remotely operate drapes, blinds and other window coverings powered by Somfy RTS and/or Inteo motors and controls, sold separately. Using INSTEON automation, you can open and close your window coverings at the press of a button using a switch, keypad or remote control. With HouseLinc, you can schedule the blinds to open or close according to sunrise, sunset or any other predetermined time you decide. You can even use an INSTEON-compatible thermostat to activate a scene when an upper temperature limit is reached that will turn on the air conditioner and close the blinds simultaneously to rapidly cool down your home. This kit is a convenient, easy to use solution ideal for anyone that wants to automate their Somfy RF window coverings using an INSTEON network. Blocking direct sunlight and maintaining an even temperature in their home is easy with INSTEON.

    How It Works
    The included Somfy dry contact interface wires directly to the included I/O Linc - INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface (using the included hook up wires), which simply plugs into an available outlet. When I/O Linc receives a signal from any linked INSTEON device, it will trigger a radio frequency (RF) signal to be sent by the Somfy interface to control compatible Somfy RTS or Inteo motors, opening or closing your window coverings.

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  • Specifications

    Brand: INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.: 318276I - I/O Linc - INSTEON to Somfy RF Drape Control Kit
    UPC: 718122393817
    • I/O Linc - INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface ( 1 In / 1 Out )
    • Somfy RF Dry Contact Interface

  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 11

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    Review of 318276I Review by HOWARD
    Review of 318276I

    The enclosure for the Somfy component is ridiculously huge and the range is very limited. I've only managed to get it to work under 15', line of sight. Somfy sell an integrated Z-Wave to RTS (their protocol) bridge for $300. I'd LOVE to see Smarthome bring a similar Insteon unit to market.

    Posted on 5/27/2014

    Review of 318276I Review by WILLIAM
    Review of 318276I

    Linked right up to one of the buttons on my Keypad dimmer switch so I don't need the remote to operate the Sunsetter awning. I also have it linked to my HA system, mostly to retract the awning in case I forget, but also it can open it (or not) based on conditions (sun, rain, wind speed and direction) Works well.

    Posted on 9/4/2013

    Review of 318276I Review by DAVE
    Review of 318276I

    Device lacks a way to stop a drape or shade part way! Or am I wrong, I hope.

    Posted on 2/16/2013

    Review of 318276I Review by BILL
    Review of 318276I

    Returned once due to defective solder joint. Enclosure larger than necessary. Documentation needs improvement. Not up to Smarthome standards. Works well.

    Posted on 6/8/2012

    Review of 318276I Review by R
    Review of 318276I

    I am giving it three stars because it does work, and works reliably. However, I am taking off one star due to the size of the box. They could reduce it by a fifth and still have plenty of room. It is just far too large. I am taking off another star because the battery lasts between 1-2 months. What's up with that? Why do they not power it off of the I/O linc? Direct power is there. I have rewired mine to work off the I/O linc since I was tired of replacing batteries all the time!!!

    Posted on 3/27/2012

    Review of 318276I Review by Thomas
    Review of 318276I

    I am in the middle of a whole home remodel which incorporates 14 motorized blinds using seven of these controllers. My hope is to control the amount of light and heat in the home, thus reducing energy costs. Having already established a Houselinc network in my home, these Somfy controllers are the perfect solution. There are limitations to Somfy controller that I discovered which are worth mentioning. First, the unit currently shipping does not have the wiring in place to allow the I/O linc to power the Somfy controller you must still use the internal battery. Using a soldering iron, this is a simple fix, but I'm pretty sure it voids the warrantee. Second, due to the limitations of the I/O linc, The shades are either opened or closed with nothing in between. A second I/O linc will allow for this function, but in my situation it's not really necessary. And finally, although programming shades through Houselinc is very straight foward, it is necessary to put a delay of roughly 30 seconds between tasks to elimate RF interference between individual controllers. These limitations are minor, and in no way would prevent me from buying, using or recommending this product.

    Posted on 2/12/2012

    Review of 318276I Review by ROBERT
    Review of 318276I

    Insteon is BY FAR the best product of it's type I've ever used. It just works!

    Posted on 8/10/2011

    Review of 318276I Review by JOEL
    Review of 318276I

    Excellent. I recommend it.

    Posted on 5/29/2011

    Review of 318276I Review by JOHN
    Review of 318276I

    Great product. does what it is supposed to do. But, first unit came with a loose solder joint, and the replacement did not have the green wire stripped or attached. Easy fix, but QC should be better.

    Posted on 11/19/2010

    Review of 318276I Review by ED
    Review of 318276I

    A little kludgey (and pricey!), but nevertheless ended up working OK. The Somfy part is bulky for what is actually inside. Package size could be reduced by more than half without any problem. I needed three of these (and could use more!), so price was an issue as well...

    Posted on 8/29/2009

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    • Somfy Dry Contact Interface
    • 1.5mm flathead screwdriver
    • Quick Start Guide
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