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PowerView® Vertical Blind

The PowerView® VVB motor is suited to be used with Vertical blind hardware from HunterDouglas.

Vertical Venetian blind

1. Delivery condition

As standard, no remote control or hub is connected to the motor. No limits are set. Motor is default set to a Left stack Vertical blind motor type. If the motor condition is unknown, perform the following steps.

IMPORTANT

The motor type (default set to Left stack Vertical blind), might be changed to a Right stack Vertical blind or Split stack Vertical blind type, depending on your wishes.

Use the PowerView® Programmer software tool to change.

Note

The PowerView® Vertical blind motor can only be installed to the back of the headrail and not on top!

1.1. Check motor type

The motor can be programmed as a

  • Left stack Vertical blind (default)
  • Right stack Vertical blind
  • Split stack Vertical blind

By reading out the LED sequence after power up, the motor type can be seen.

vvb right stackLeft stack

vvb right stackRight stack

vvb right stackSplit stack

1.1.1

Power up the motor by connecting the power cable to the battery wand or power supply.

Put power

1.1.2

Immediately Check the motor button LED sequence after start up.

Check LED sequence vvb

The LED sequence should read:

green LEDgreen LEDgreen LEDgreen LEDgreen LED

Left stack blind type


green LEDgreen LEDgreen LEDgreen LEDred LED

Right stack blind type


green LEDgreen LEDgreen LEDred LEDgreen LED

Split stack blind type

1.2. End limits reset (factory default)

This procedure will erase all limits stored in the volatile motor memory. It will not clear the Network ID and Group assignments. Completing an End limits reset will prevent a PowerView® remote or App from operating a window covering until it is reprogrammed.

Note

This procedure can be skipped for a fresh out of the box motor.

The motor will jog 2x when receiving any PowerView® command (e.g. Pressing the manual control button on the motor), to confirm no limits are set.

1.2.1

Remove power from the motor by disconnecting the power cable from the battery wand or power supply and wait for 20 seconds.

Remove power

1.2.2

Press and hold the manual control button on the motor.

Motor button push top vvb

1.2.3

Reconnect power to the motor while press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push add power vvbThe motor LED turns red/green

1.2.4

Press and hold the manual control button until the motor jogs 1x.

Motor button push top vvb jog1x orange

1.2.5

Release the manual control button.

The end limits have been cleared.

Motor button release top vb

1.3. Network reset

This procedure will erase all network data stored in the motor, including Network ID and Group assignments. It will not clear the end limits. Completing a Network reset will prevent a PowerView® remote or App from operating the window covering until it is reprogrammed.

1.3.1

Press and hold the manual control button on the motor for 12 seconds.

Motor button push vvb jog2xThe blind will jog 1x at 6 seconds and a second time at 12 seconds

1.3.2

Release the manual control button after the second jog. The Network ID and Group assignments have been cleared.

The Network ID and Group assignments have been cleared.

Motor button release top vb

2. Pairing a remote

A PowerView® remote can control up to 6 individual groups of blinds (buttons 1 to 6 at the top of the remote). The instructions below assign a blind to group 1.

2.1

Locate the manual control button on your blind.

Motor button indication top vvb

2.2

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

Remote Press stopKeep pressing until the remote lights start blinking

2.3

Press the group1 button.

Remote press button 1

IMPORTANT

Watch out to perform steps 2.4 and 2.5 within 3 seconds!

2.4

Press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push top vb

2.5

Press the open button.

Remote press openThe blind will jog 1x

2.6

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release top vb

2.7

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

The remote will exit programming mode automatically after 20 seconds.

Remote Press stopKeep pressing until the remote lights stop blinking

3. Checking motor direction

IMPORTANT

Reversing motor direction is only possible with a fresh out of the box motor (no limits set) or when the end limits are reset. Before any limits are programmed, the motor direction has to be checked and reversed if needed.

If the open or close limit is already set, and the motor direction has to be reversed, perform a reset before continuing.

3.1. Put motor in program mode

IMPORTANT

Watch out to perform steps 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 within 3 seconds!

3.1.1

Press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push top vb

3.1.2

Press the open button.

Make sure group1 on the remote is selected.

Remote press openThe blind will jog 1x

3.1.3

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release top red vbThe motor LED turns red to acknowledge the motor is in program mode

3.2. Check and confirm

3.2.1

Press the close button to check motor direction.

Remote press arrow down

3.2.2.A

If the blind moves to the open position, it will hit the mechanical end limit and stop

Motor direction NOT OK!

Motor move open vvb

3.2.2.B

If the blind moves to the close position, Press the stop button and continue with step 4.1.4

Motor direction OK!

Motor move close vvb

3.2.3

Press and hold the manual control button for 1 second to reverse motor direction.

Motor button push vvb jog1x redThe blind will jog 1x to acknowledge the direction is reversed

3.2.4

Continue with step 4.1.4

4. Setting end limits

It doesn’t matter if you start with setting the open or close limit first. In this description we start with the open limit.

4.1. Open limit

4.1.1

Press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push top vvb

4.1.2

Press the open button.

Make sure group1 on the remote is selected.

Remote press openThe blind will jog 1x

4.1.3

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release top vvb redThe motor LED turns red to acknowledge the motor is in program mode

4.1.4

Use the open, stop and close buttons to move the blind about 20cm away from the stack position.

Motor button release top vvb red

4.1.5

Use the openbutton to let the blind hit the mechanical end limit. The motor will stop moving.

The motor needs to hit the headrail!

VVB blind top stop limit red

4.1.6

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

DO NOT select a group on the remote!

Remote Press stopKeep pressing until the remote lights start blinking

IMPORTANT

Watch out to perform steps 4.1.6 and 4.1.7 within 3 seconds!

4.1.7

Press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push top red vvb

4.1.8

Press the open button.

Remote open no channelThe blind will jog 1x to acknowledge the limit is set

4.1.9

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release top limit vvbThe motor LED turns off

4.1.10

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

The remote will exit programming mode automatically after 20 seconds.

Remote stop no channelKeep pressing until the remote lights stop blinking

4.1.11

The open limit is set!

VVB blind end limit open

Note

To re-position the open limit of the blind, repeat step 4.1 Open limit

4.2. Close limit

4.2.1

Press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push open vvb

4.2.2

Press the close button.

Make sure group1 on the remote is selected.

Remote set close limitThe blind will jog 1x

4.2.3

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release open vvb redThe motor LED turns red to acknowledge the motor is in program mode

4.2.4

Use the open, stop and close buttons to move the blind to the desired close position.

DO NOT let de blind hit the mechanical limit. Stop the blind at its end position!

VVB blind close limit

4.2.5

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

DO NOT select a group on the remote!

Remote Press stopKeep pressing until the remote lights start blinking

IMPORTANT

Watch out to perform steps 4.2.6 and 4.2.7 within 3 seconds!

4.2.6

Press and hold the manual control button.

Motor button push close red vvb

4.2.7

Press the close button.

Remote close no channelThe blind will jog 1x to acknowledge the limit is set

4.2.8

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release close vvbThe motor LED turns off

4.2.9

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

The remote will exit programming mode automatically after 20 seconds.

Remote stop no channelKeep pressing until the remote lights stop blinking

4.2.10

The close limit is set!

VVB blind end limits close

Note

To re-position the close limit of the blind, repeat step 4.2. Close limit

5. Slat open position

The slat open position is automatically set, by selecting blind type in the PowerView® Programmer software tool:

  • Left stack Vertical blind (default)
  • Right stack Vertical blind
  • Split stack Vertical blind

IMPORTANT

Only if the slat limit position is not satisfactory, follow below procedure to overwrite and reposition the slat open position.

5.1

Locate the manual control button on your blind.

Motor button indication top vvb

5.2

Press the group1 button.

Remote press button 1

5.3

Press the close button to move the blind to the close position.

Remote press close

Bottom limit detail vvb

IMPORTANT

Watch out to perform steps 5.4 and 5.5 within 3 seconds!

5.4

Press and hold the manual control button on your blind.

Motor button push close vvb

5.5

Press and hold the arrow up button until the motor LED turns red.

Remote press arrow up

Motor button close red vvbthe motor LED turns red to acknowledge
the motor is in program mode

5.6

Determine the maximum rotation position using the arrow up, arrow down and stop buttons.

Remote arrow stop

close limit detail vvbVanes start to tilt open...

close limit slat90 vvb...to 90° and continue...

close limit slat180 vvb...until 180° reversed

5.7

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

DO NOT select a group on the remote!

Remote Press stopKeep pressing until the remote lights start blinking

IMPORTANT

Watch out to perform steps 5.8 and 5.9 within 3 seconds!

5.8

Press and hold the manual control button on your blind.

Motor button push closed reversed vvb

5.9

Press the arrow up button.

Remote arrow up no channelThe blind will jog 1x to acknowledge the slat open position is set

5.10

Release the manual control button.

Motor button release closed reversed vvbThe motor LED turns off

5.11

Press and hold the stop button for 6 seconds.

The remote will exit programming mode automatically after 20 seconds.

Remote stop no channelKeep pressing until the remote lights stop blinking

5.12

The slat open position is set!

6. Motor control button LED

The motor control button LED gives an indication of the motor status. The LED can flash RED or GREEN. Below you find an overview of all possible combinations.

Sequence

Explanation

After power up

LED red_green


Restart / Start up

LED greenLED greenLED greenLED greenLED green


Blind type: Left stack Vertical blind

LED greenLED greenLED greenLED greenLED red


Blind type: Right stack Vertical blind

LED greenLED greenLED greenLED redLED green


Blind type: Split stack Vertical blind

After Reset

LED redLED red_green


End limits reset (factory default), see chapter 1.2

LED redLED greenLED greenLED greenLED greenLED green


Network reset on manual control button release,
see chapter 1.3. Blind type: Left stack Vertical blind

LED redLED greenLED greenLED greenLED greenLED red


Network reset on manual control button release,
see chapter 1.3. Blind type: Right stack Vertical blind

LED redLED greenLED greenLED greenLED redLED green


Network reset on manual control button release,
see chapter 1.3. Blind type: Split stack Vertical blind

Battery operation

LED redLED greenLED redLED greenLED red


Low battery indication (< 11.0V). The blind will run in slow mode and can only be send upwards.

LED redLED redLED greenLED redLED red


Ultra low battery indication (< 8.5V). The blind will not run anymore. Change the batteries.

Others

LED redLED redLED redLED redLED red


The maximum motor current has been reached. E.g. The blind is stuck at an obstacle.

LED red (Continuous)


Steady red LED. The motor is in program mode (during limit setting).

Jog sequences

Explanation

Jog 1x

LED greenLED green


Action confirmed.

Jog 2x

LED redLED red


Action denied on move command: no limit set.

LED greenLED red


Action denied on move command: no valid close limit set.

LED redLED green


Action denied on move command: no valid open limit set.

Jog 3x

LED redLED redLED red


Action denied on open limit set: open limit is not referenced (did not hit headrail! See step 4.1.5)

Jog 4x

LED redLED redLED redLED red


Action denied on limit set: invalid product height

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