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How to remotely control your roller blinds with SONOFF smart switches?

by | Mar 30, 2021 | Product Review, Tutorial

Whether will most of you agree this is a chore that you pull the roller blinds up in the morning and pull it down in the evening? Anyway, I’m tired of operating my roller blinds by hand. Smart home technology has worked up to a point where almost most of anything can be interactive – of course, it is a piece of cake to make your dumb roller blinds smart. Maybe now you are already conscious of smart roller blinds and are eager to upgrade the roller blinds of your house to smart. However, it is not a wise choice to bring smart roller blinds home considering the expensive cost and complex fit. In this article, the DIY made-to-measure smart blind is highly recommended at low cost instead.

Well, you are possibly about to wonder how to turn your existing regular roller blinds into smart roller blinds? Fret not, after scouring the Internet for a smart resolution to make my roller blinds automatic, finally, I find a few perfect answers and embark on the DIY project to transform it into smart. The guide will introduce how to make your ordinary roller blinds into smart step by step, then you will be able to do this yourself from scratch, just a SONOFF smart switch or a remote controller and you can effectively build your own smart roller blinds as a weekend task.

If you really enjoy trying some DIY stuffs whilst you’re wondering about these DIY smart roller blinds, let’s proceed to this guide!

Note: there are more than one SONOFF smart switches that can automate your roller blinds, such as SONOFF DUALR2 Smart Switch, DUALR3 double-relay smart switch with power metering, 4CHPROR3 Smart Switch with RF Remote, TX 2-/3-gang Smart Wall Switch, RM433 Remote Controller So here every wiring and setting method of the above SONOFF smart switches will be introduced to help realize your DIY smart roller blinds.

Gathering Stuffs:

DUALR2 smart switch

DUALR3 double-relay smart switch with power metering

4CHPROR3 4-gang Wi-Fi smart switch with RF control

TX 2-/3-gang Smart Wall Switch

RM433 remote controller

eWeLink App

A smartphone

Detailed Steps:

Part 1: How to connect SONOFF smart switch with the roller blinds motor?

Part 2: How to pair with and add the roller blinds to your smartphone?

Part 3: How to set the roller blinds to achieve automation throughout the day?

*DUALR3 features the Motor Mode which is specially designed for automating the roller blinds, so compared to other SONOFF devices, it’s an easier smart device to automate your roller blinds.

Works with DUALR3 to make your roller blinds smart:

Part 1: How to connect DUALR3 with the roller blinds motor?

1). Search and download eWeLink APP in APP Store for iOS version and Google Play for Android version.

2). Register an eWeLink account.

3). Connect your roller blinds motor with DUALR3 according to the following wiring instruction:

Part 2: How to pair with and add the roller blinds to your smartphone?

1). Power on DUALR3.

2). Press the pairing button for 5s until the Wi-Fi LED changes in a cycle of two short and one long flash and release.

3). Select“Bluetooth pairing”(Quicker to pairing with APP) in eWeLink app to pair your roller blinds motor and DUALR3. Enter your Wi-Fi SSID and password. The Wi-Fi LED keeps on indicates that your roller blinds motor has paired with DUALR3 successfully. Name your roller blinds motor.

4). After the pairing is successful, you will see a prompt of “motor calibration” on the app. Follow the prompt and go to the “Device Settings”>>Working mode >> Motor >> Calibrate Motor >>Got it >> Save. (The motor calibration is designed for the exact position control so that you can open or close the shutter to the percentage %.)

5) Now you can open, close or stop your roller blinds motor at the desired position with your smartphone.

Works with DUALR2 to make your roller blinds smart:

Part 1: How to connect DUALR2 with the roller blinds motor?

1). Search and download eWeLink APP in APP Store for iOS version and Google Play for Android version.

2). Register an eWeLink account.

3). Connect your roller blinds motor with DUALR2 according to the following wiring instruction:

Part 2: How to pair with and add the roller blinds to your smartphone?

1). Power on DUALR2.

2). Press the pairing button for 7s until the green LED flashes 3 times and on repeatedly.

3). Select quick pairing mode to pair your smartphone and DUALR2. Enter your Wi-Fi SSID and password. The Wi-Fi LED keeps on indicates that your roller blinds motor has paired with DUALR2 successfully.

4). Name your roller blinds motor. Also name each channel, for example, channel 1 for “up” and channel 2 for “down”.

5). Add roller blinds successfully.

Part 3: How to set the roller blinds to achieve automation throughout the day?

1). Go to the roller blinds control page and tap “…” on the upper right corner.

2). Tap “Interlock >> Enable >> Confirm.” Then go back to the DUALR2 home page, and tap “up” to open your roller blinds and “down” to close, or tap “up/down” to stop it at the desired position.

Works with 4CHPROR3 (or RM433 remote controller) to make your roller blinds smart:

Part 1: How to connect SONOFF 4CHPROR3 smart switch with the roller blinds motor?

1). Download eWeLink APP and register your eWeLink account, please refer to DUALR2.

2). Connect your roller blinds motor and 4CHPROR3 according to the following wiring instruction:

AC wiring instruction 1:

DC wiring instruction:

Part 2: How to pair with and add the roller blinds to your eWeLink APP?

1). Power on SONOFF 4CHPROR3. It will default to enter the quick pairing mode during the first use. Or long press any button for 5s on 4CHPROR3 until the Wi-Fi LED changes in a cycle of two short and one long flash.

2). Select quick pairing mode to pair your roller blinds motor and 4CHPROR3. Enter your Wi-Fi SSID and password. The Wi-Fi LED keeps on indicates that your roller blinds motor has paired with 4CHPROR3 successfully.

3). Name your roller blinds motor. Also name each channel, for example, channel 1 for“up” and channel 2 for“down”.

4). Add the roller blinds successfully.

Part 3: How to set the roller blinds to achieve automation throughout the day?

1). Go to the roller blinds control page and tap“…” on the upper right corner.

2). Tap “Interlock >> Enable >> Confirm.” Then go back to the 4CHPROR3 home page, and tap“up” to open your roller blinds and “down” to close, or tap “up/down” to stop it at the desired position.

3). Done. Tap“up” to open your roller blinds and “down” to close, or tap “up/down” to stop it at the desired position.

How to control your roller blinds with RM433 remote controller when you use 4CHPROR3?

1). Pair the RM433 with the 4CHPROR3.

RM433 pairing method:

Long press the channel button that you want to pair for 3s on 4CHPROR3 until the red Wi-Fi LED flashes quickly once and release, then short press the remote controller button that your want to pair and the red Wi-Fi LED flashes quickly once again indicates you have paired the button successfully. Other remote controllers buttons can be paired according to this method.

2). Press the corresponding button on RM433 to pull up or down, or stop it at the desired position.

RM433 clearing method:

Long press the button that you want to clear for 5s on 4CHPROR3 until the red Wi-Fi LED flashes quickly twice and release, then short press the remote controller button that your want to clear and the red Wi-Fi LED flashes quickly once indicates you have cleared the button successfully. Other remote buttons can be cleared through this method.

Works with TX 2/3-gang smart wall switch or (RM433 remote controller) to make your roller blinds smart:

Part 1: How to connect TX 2/3-gang with the roller blinds motor?

1). Download eWeLink APP and register your eWeLink account, please refer to the DUALR2.

2). Connect your roller blinds motor and TX 2-/3-gang according to the following wiring instruction:

Wiring instruction:

Part 2: How to pair with and add the roller blinds to your eWeLink APP?

1). Power on TX 2-/3-gang, it will default to enter the quick pairing mode during the first use. Or you can long press any button for 5s on TX until the Wi-Fi LED changes in a cycle of two short and one long flash.

2). Select quick pairing mode to pair your roller blinds motor and TX 2-/3-gang. Enter your Wi-Fi SSID and password. The Wi-Fi LED keeps on indicates that your roller blinds motor has paired with TX 2-/3-gang successfully.

3). Name your roller blinds motor. Also name each channel, for example, channel 1 for“up” and channel 2 for“down”.

4). Add the roller blinds successfully.

Part 3: How to set the roller blinds to achieve automation throughout the day?

1). Go to the roller blinds control page and tap“…” on the upper right corner.

2). Tap “Interlock >> Enable >> Confirm.” Then go back to the 4CHPROR3 home page, and tap“up” to open your roller blinds and “down” to close, or tap “up/down” to stop it at the desired position.

How to control your roller blinds with RM433 when you use TX 2-/3-gang?

1). Pair RM433 with the TX 2-/3-gang.

RM433 pairing method:

Long press the touch button that you want to pair until you hear a “beep” sound and release, then press the corresponding button on RM433, and you will hear a “beep” sound again after successfully pairing. Other buttons can be paired through this method.

2). Press the corresponding button on RM433 to pull up or down, or stop it at the desired position.

RM433 clearing method:

Long press the touch button that you want to clear until you hear two“beep” sounds and release, then press the corresponding button on RM433, and you will hear a“beep” sound again after successfully clearing. Other buttons can be cleared through this method.

Conclusion

In this article, there are a few complete DIY solutions to guide you to have your own smart roller blinds step by step without changing the whole roller blinds setup – SONOFF smart switches, including – DUALR2, DUALR3, 4CHPROR3 and TX 2-gang/3-gang and RM433 Remote ControllerOverall, whatever form of SONOFF smart switch above that you go for your smart roller blinds, the detailed guide gives you a clear wiring and installation method that makes you easily automate your dumb roller blinds by yourself.

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