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How To Install Electric Operated Roller Shutters

Tools required:

Step 1.

Mark the top horizontal position of the Roller shutter on the wall above the window. On this line mark the width of the shutter. From these 2 marks, vertically level down each side of the window. You will now have the out line of the Roller shutter marked on the wall. At this stage you can check the Roller shutter is central to the window and is exactly horizontal and vertical -- This Is Most Important!

With the out line of your shutter now marked on the wall, you can now decide the best point of entry for the mains power and pre drill the hole before installing (if required).

In-Reveal is the same principle, but your window is your horizontal and vertical position. Still check that they are exactly horizontal and vertical -- This Is Most Important!

Step 2.

Measure the depth of the headbox. Then from the top horizontal position of the Roller shutter which you have marked on the wall, measure this distance down each side. This will then give you the position for the top of the guide on each side of the window. For In-Reveal Roller shutters you can now cut the guide to the exact length, and angle of the sill.

On-Wall Rollershutter Guide

Step 3.

Hold the guide in the 2 positions marked. Top of guide position (as in step 2) and the vertical guide position (as in step 1). You can now mark the best position to fix the guide to the wall and these marks can be transferred to the other side guide. You can now drill through the front and back of the guide; the drill size is determined by the size of screw you use. The front of the guide will need a 10mm hole in which the 10mm coloured guide plugs are inserted - this then covers up the fixing points.

In-Reveal Rollershutter Guide
For In-Reveal: The fixing holes are drilled from the curtain side 10mm to the outside 5mm. No 10mm coloured plug is required.

Step 4.

The headbox comes with pre drilled holes to attach the headbox cover after installation. The guide legs will need to modifying. This is only for headbox sizes 180 mm, 205 mm, and 230 mm.The 250 mm and the 300 mm headbox does not require this modification. After the modifications are made you can slid the leg into position, ( Modification Link Below ) then slide the Roller shutter guides on each side leg. Carefully place the Roller shutter on the out-line of the Roller shutter marked on the wall and mark your fixing points. Then drill and plug the wall if masonry; if it is a timber wall, just a pilot hole to suit the fixing screws.

Step 5.

Carefully place the Roller shutter next to the window, then feed the cable from the motor (if required) through the hole you have pre drilled in Step 1, this will help the electrician. Raise the Roller shutter to the outline of the Roller shutter marked on the wall and then screw the Roller shutter to the wall.
For On-Wall Installation, then insert the 10mm coloured guide plugs.

Step 6.

Unwrap the curtain and place the bottom bar of the curtain into the guides on each side.

Please note: The curtain of the roller shutter will not move, until the motor has power to turn the axle.

Step 7.

Contact a qualified electrician!

Step 8.

At the motor end of the Roller shutter you will see a Yellow and a White button. These are to set the stop position of the Roller shutter at the fully open and fully closed position.

Somfy motor on left side of rollershutter
Somfy electric motor on
left side of roller shutter.
Somfy motor on right side of rollershutter
Somfy electric motor on
right side of roller shutter.
White button is to set the down limit, the yellow button is to set the upper limit. Yellow button is to set the down limit, the white button is to set the upper limit.

With both buttons depressed, you can now commence to set your 'up' and 'down' limits. It would be advisable to begin the limit setting with the curtain in the middle position and practice setting the limits until you are confident and comfortable with this procedure.

Setting the lower limit position:

Power the motor down and stop the product at the Down limit position. Press the corresponding limit button on the HiPro motor until the button springs up.

The lower limit positions has been set. Somfy motor - left and right - setting the Lower Limit position

Setting the up limit position:

Power the motor up and stop the product at the Up limit position. Press the corresponding limit button on the HiPro motor until the button springs up.

The upper limit positions has been set.

Somfy electric motor - setting the UP position

Please note:If the shutter height limit is not set correctly, the bottom bar of the curtain has a bottom bar V stopper each side, which stops the curtain from going completely into the head box, but this causes the motor to jam and stop, this should be avoided and the up limit set to stop the curtain before this happens.

Step 9.

Now that you have set the upper and lower limits you can now install the roller-kit.

Modification Link: Box End Entry Roller – Kit

Step 10.

When the curtain is in the down position you will then be able to fix the headbox to the wall, through the boxend endplates on each side.

Please note: The Box Locking System must be set at the correct position. Please read
The Box Locking System and the Slat locking System

Step 11.

Rivet the electric motor cover plate on.

Step 12.

Rivet the headbox cover on and you are done!


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install with no window sill Please note: Although 90% of windows have sills, if your windows don't, then don't despair! We have a solution to that.
We can supply a false sill which all roller shutters needs for the curtain to fully close down on.

The sill is aluminium and would be the same colour as the headbox and guides and come in 3 sizes.

24mm x 22mm $6.00
24mm x 46mm $8.50
24mm x 77mm $11.00


To order a sill send an email and request a sill immediately after you place your order 
I will then send you a PayPal request for payment.


Click here for installation instructions for Battery Roller shutters