Solar Motor Kit
Our Solar Motor Kit is a 12 volt DC motor driver system that drives up to four motors with a radio remote and Bluetooth smartphone app. It has a mounted solar panel that charges the lithium ion battery that comes fastened within it’s weatherproof box.
Quick and Easy Setup
No hard-to-follow or complicated instructions. Our solar kits have a simple setup process so anyone can get them going in minutes.
No need to look for nearby outlets or extension cords. Our battery-operated solar kits rely only on solar power and can operate in any place with clear sunlight.
The kits include a complimentary Bluetooth Android and IOS app. Simply download the app, connect to the kit, and control your motors.
The motor controller system of the kit operates only with 12V Linear Actuator DC motors and provides four polarity reversing outputs. The motor driver has terminal blocks for connecting the input power and output to the 4 polarity reversing relay outputs.
Over Current Protection:
The motor driver portion of the kit has current detection functionality that will disconnect an output when the output exceeds 10 Amps. When multiple outputs are activated, the total current of all active outputs are monitored. The sum of the current for all outputs will trip the current shutdown when 80 Amps is exceeded. When the current shutdown activates, all outputs are shutdown for 5 seconds. After the 5 second reset time the output can be activated by the pressing the corresponding switch on the transmitter.
The system will monitor the current trip circuit and will allow the outputs to be activated 3 separate times when a current trip threshold occurs. After the third consecutive current trip occurs within a one-minute time period the receiver will turn off all outputs and the program LED will start to flash. The input power to the receiver must be turned off and then back on to re-activate the system. This is a safety feature to protect the receiver and connected loads, and alerts the user there is an over-current condition that should be resolved.
The RF remote controls the motors only in a momentary setup meaning the motor turns as the user holds the button. The smartphone app has a default momentary button setting, a latching mode (user taps button on screen to turn motor then tap again to stop it) can be easily set within the app.
RF remote and Bluetooth connection have approximately 100 feet of range.
The RF remote is designed to be waterproof to an IP65 level (protection from dust, rain and water spray). It is not deigned to be submerged.
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To view the troubleshooting guide, click here.
Bluetooth Connect to Solar Kit
App Name: Louvered Roof Controller
Once the kit is powered, it will be Bluetooth discoverable. When placing an order, you can specify the amount of motors each kit will operate which will lead to its Bluetooth name. Ex: Ordering a kit to drive three motors will be Bluetooth discoverable as “Louvered-3-Android” and “Louvered-3-IOS”.
Connect to Android:
Go to your phone’s Bluetooth settings where it will display a list of Bluetooth Devices. Then, pair to “Louvered-X-Android”. Only one “Louvered-X-Android” device should be paired at a time.
Open the smartphone app and press “Tap To Connect”
Connect to IPhone:
Open the smartphone app.
Tap on “Louvered-X-IOS” to connect.
Mobile App Screenshot – 1 Motor System
Mobile App Screenshot – 2 Motor System
Mobile App Screenshot – 3 Motor System
Mobile App Screenshot – 4 Motor System
Rain Sensor Option Now Available
A rain sensor version of our solar motor kits are available. These are our standard solar kits that come prebuilt with a rugged, reliable rain sensor. Upon detecting rain, they output power to the connected motors for a fixed period of 25 seconds. Ideal for louvered roof projects as 25 seconds is the optimal time frame for linear actuator motors to fully close a louvered roof. The rain sensor functionality can be enabled/disabled within the settings page of our complementary app.