Somfy ZDMI

Z-Wave Shade Controller 1870171

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The Somfy Z-Wave to Digital Motor Interface (ZDMI) is a retrofit option designed to integrate Z-Wave control to your exising motorized wi...
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The Somfy Z-Wave to Digital Motor Interface (ZDMI) is a retrofit option designed to integrate Z-Wave control to your exising motorized window coverings. The ZDMI wires directly to the shade motor with a maximum distance of 30 feet between the motor and the interface. Unlike the Somfy ZRSTi which is translating Somfy's proprietary wireless technology (RTS) to Z-Wave, the ZDMI is a bridge that converts your existing hardwired motors to Z-Wave. It is specifically outfitted to control the Sonesse 50 ILT2 and the Sonesse 30 RS485 motors. The 50 ILT2 motor configuration uses 120VAC while the 30 RS485 motor requires 24VDC.

The ILT2 motor plugs directly into a nearby AC receptacle for power. So the only connection to the ZDMI is the ILT COM cable. The RS485 motor requires a 24VDC power connection as well as the RS485 COM cable. Unlike the ILT2 that draws power directly from the motor, the RS485 motor requires the existing 24VDC power supply be wired to the ZDMI. Then the low voltage is patched into the motor from the ZDMI along with the RS485 COM cable. Each motor requires its own ZDMI for discrete control.

Alarm manufacturers like Honeywell and 2GIG continue to delve deeper into automation and technology integration. Why not tie in your existing shade controllers to your Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com app. Unfortunately, the type of control that the ZDMI offers may vary based on the automation controller being deployed. For example, the Honeywell L5100-Zwave module can send discrete open and close commands via Total Connect. However there is no stop command so there is no way to remotely set your shades for any setting besides fully open or closed. This may change over time but there is a limitation to the type of control different hubs offer.



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