The Hunter Douglas PowerView Motor System is essentially a battery operated control for window coverings. Under certain circumstances, it might be better to have the blinds or shades be wired. There are a few ways to wire your window coverings, but I will discuss the simplest.
Let’s assume that you wish to control your window treatments by means of Remote control. It is possible to use home automation systems or wired wall switches as well. But, let’s keep this simple. The reason this matters is that we are talking about the blinds or shades receiving power. The other issue is where the window coverings receive the control signal.
The two basic ways we can wire a Hunter Douglas PowerView product are:
- DC Power Supply- A single wired transformer that is plugged into a wall outlet. The cord can be as long as 20 feet and it must be wired outside of the wall.
- Large DC Power Supply– An 8 Channel Power Supply that mounts in a convenient location. This power supply can power up to 8 shades and the wiring can go inside a wall.
In the video attached, we worked with this client and selected the Large DC Power Supply. We wanted the wiring to be hidden. The contractor will be building wooden covers for the shades that will completely hide the wires.
If a client wants to use certain types of home automation, then we need control wires too. All of these applications require consultation.
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