Before you get going
Setting up your remote is easy. Follow these 8 steps, then kick back and enjoy your motorised curtains. Here's how to do it:
1 Get your curtains ready
Move your curtains manually to a middle or half open position, so when you start programming your remote your motor can move in both directions.
2 Connect your battery pack to your motor
Grab your fully charged, Somfy battery pack and connect it to your motor. Hold up the battery to your motor with the Somfy logo on your battery facing left. Twist the battery to the right until it clicks into place. A green LED at the bottom of your motor will blink for a few seconds and your motor will beep to let you know it's ready to go.
Remember your battery needs to be charged before you start. See I need some extra help at the bottom of this page.
3 Pick your channel
For 5 channel remotes click the channel button at the bottom of your remote to choose which channel will control your curtain. The red light displays which channel you're on.
For 1 channel remotes, you can skip this step.
For multiple curtains add one curtain at a time to your remote by following steps 1 to 8. Don't try to set them up simultaneously. Once you've added every curtain to your remote you can group them.
4 Assign your curtain to the channel
Hold down the open/up and close/down buttons simultaneously until your curtains jog. This means they have been assigned to the channel.
Curtains won't jog? See I need some extra help at the bottom of this page.
5 Let the motor set your end limits
Quickly press either the open/up or close/down button and your curtains will automatically open and close all the way. This lets your remote record the end limits of your curtains.
6 Check your directions
Press the open/up button on your remote and check that your curtains open.
If your curtains don't open, hold down the my button until your curtains jog. Check again and your curtains should now open when you press the open/up button.
7 Finish your remote set up
Grab a paperclip or pin and press the program button on the back of the remote for less than a second, which will make your curtains jog.
You're all set to start using your Somfy remote! Use the open/up and close/down buttons to control your curtain and the my button to stop your curtain moving. A gentle tug will also open and close your curtains using touch motion. Your motor is set to standard touch motion sensitivity, refer to the Somfy guide that came in your kit if you want to change this setting.
If you want to change the motor speed to make your curtains open and close faster or slower, refer to your printed Somfy guide.
To set up your remote for multiple curtains remember to follow steps 1 to 8 for each additional curtain, one by one. Then group them by following the steps in the Grouping your curtains tab of this guide.
8 Optional step to set your favourite position
You can program the my button to move your curtains to your favourite position e.g. half open. To set your favourite position, first use your control to move your curtains into your favourite position e.g. half open.
Hold down the my button until your curtains jog. Now your favourite position is set!
Congrats, you did it! Before you kick back and admire a job well done, don’t forget to snap some photos and share your look with us. And tag us on Instagram to really make our day.
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