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Manuals

Ease blinds make use of the HomeMaticIP system. For HomeMaticIP related manuals look here:

Time profiles: Schedule shade movement

Time schedules are stored inside the blind: A schedule will always execute as long as the blind has power.

To activate blinds at a specific time (or at sunrise/sunset) they need to be put in a time profile. A time profile can hold up to 69 individual schedules. Each schedule can be based on time, sunrise or sunset.

A shade can only belong to ONE time profile.

So the most flexible strategy is assigning a time profile per blind. So 10 blinds will result in 10 individual time profiles. This will however, require some configuration effort. Another strategy is to group multiple blinds in one time profile. This reduces setup time. But you need to be aware all blinds in one time profile will always respond to all time schedules inside the time profile.

Grouping blinds of different height in one time profile is advised against: A time trigger will command both devices to go to a certain position (for example 30%). But as a result of the different shade heights one shade might stop 15 centimers from the top and another shade 50 centimers. In many cases this will not be the desired effect.

How to: Move shades at a specific time

Select Time profiles

Select + to add a new time profile

Select Shutter profile

Choose a name that corresponds to the selected shades, like "ALL" or "Bedroom". Do not name it after an action you want to perform as multiple time based actions can be assigned to one time profile.

The name "Morning" used in the example is incorrect.

Enter a profile name.


Select + to add products to the profile.

Make a selection from the displayed products.

When finished select continue

Products are now added to the profile. Next step is to add time triggers to activate the shades.

Select Time profile

Select + to add a time trigger

Select Switching time

Specify the time

Specify the position.

Press back

Press save

Pros Cons
No cloud connection required (after setup). All shades have their own clock A shade can only be added to one time profile which makes granular time based control difficult at bigger installations.

How to: Reset a blind

Different reasons might prompt you to reset a blind to factory conditions e.g.

  • adding the blind to a different Acces point.
  • if you are unable to connect your blind to the acces point

to do so follow the next step.

1.

locate the motor button

motor button

2.

push and hold the motor button until orange LED starts to flash

Flashing

3.

release, than push and hold again until green LED flashes once.

green

4.

the blind will give another green light flash followed by 10 second recurrent orange LED flash.

5.

You can pair the blind with the HmIP access point now

Check motor firmware

1.

Press top left menu button

menu

2.

Select Device overview

overview

3.

Select the device

4.

Select the info button in the top right corner

info

5.

Notice the firmware

firmware

Control a shade from the app

Use the app to operate (open, close, stop) a blind.

Select the room containing shades.

Shades are displayed. All allows for controlling all shades at once.

After selecting the up or down button a stop button appears

To have more detailed control over a shade select the area next to the control buttons.

Sliders allow for detailed control

Use a HomeMatic IP switch device to control a blind

Make a remote control, or other hmip switch device operate one or more shades.

Put both remote and shade inside a group. By adding a remote (or other switching device) you always assign two buttons to the group. By default button1 will open, button2 will close the shade(s) inside the group.

  • Multiple (different type of shades can be in one group)
  • Multiple remotes/switching devices can be in one group
  • Only two actions can be defined in a group (always assigned to button1 and 2)
  • No individual control inside a group

Schematically:

+--BUTTON1-+      ACTION        +----GROUP------+
|                               |         |         |
| remote A                      |         |         |
| remote B +----> Goto 0% +---> | Shade 1 |         |
|                               |         | Shade 2 |
| +----------+                  | Shade 3 |         |
|                               |         |         |
| +--BUTTON2-+                  |         |         |
|                               |         |         |
| remote A                      |         |         |
| remote B +----> Goto 100% +-> |         |         |
|                               |         |         |
+----------+                    +---------------+

A remote can only be assigned to one group. It cannot be used for other purposes (another switching group for example.)

How to: Use a remote to control a shade

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Select Groups

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Select Shutter group

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Enter a name of the group

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Add components

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Make a selection from available devices

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Selected devices are displayed. Select continue

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Select to add buttons/triggers

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Select from available triggers.

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Select button pair

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Overview. Select continue

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Select the created group.

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Define the Upper and Lower position. Upper position is triggered by Button1. Lower position is triggered by Button2

Pros Cons
No cloud connection required (after setup) Only shutters can be controlled.
Instant response time The button/trigger is now "occupied": It cannot be used for controlling -for example- another group.

Adjusting End-limits

1.

Press bottom right menu button

menu

2.

Select Device overview -> select device -> Adjust final position

3.

Choose the limit you want to set (e.g. double roller)

select limit

4.

Follow the onscreen instructions and save using the check mark in the right top corner

5.

limits are adjusted

During the test period adjustment of limits cannot be done beyond the preset factory limits {: .alert .alert-danger} )

Add lockout protection

Use a door sensor to detect whether a door/window is open and prevent a shade from running into the open window or being locked outside.

Important

Lockout protection only works with shades which are on a time or solar schedule. Manual control -by remote or app- will not be blocked by lockout protection.

Make sure the sensor is powered up and have the corresponding QR code sticker available.

1.

Teach in the door sensor, assign it to a room and give it a proper name.

For detailed instructions on teaching in a device look here

2.

During teach-in the task or "application" of the sensor needs to be defined. Select Security

security

3.

Follow the instructions until you return to the home screen

4.

Open the sidebar again and select Shutter configuration followed by Lockout protection

5.

Select +, Select the shade and the sensor and finish the procedure.

Location settings

For sunrise and sunset based automations, define the location of your system.

1.

Press top left menu button

menu

2.

Select Settings -> Location + Time zone

3.

Enter your location

4.

Back to the main menu and select location data

location

5.

Verify the location is correct

verify_location

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