Power Options for Motorized Cellular Shades

What's the best option for powering your motorized cellular shades? Well, that depends! The information below is intended to help guide you towards the best option for your situation. As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

 

External-Mount Battery Pack

External Mount Battery Pack for Motorized Cellular Shades

The external-mount rechargeable lithium battery pack measures nearly 10 inches long. As a result, it carries plenty of capacity and power for infrequent charging and dependable operation. While this battery could be placed inside the headrail in some applications (for example, with an outside mount shade), it would protrude approximately 1/2 inch above the top of the headrail. In most cases, the battery would be mounted outside the headrail. If you have at least 1 3/4 inches between the back of your headrail and the window or framing, the battery can be hung inconspicuously on the back side of the headrail. Otherwise, it can be mounted with screws or double-sided tape wherever you decide is best (extension cables may be necessary).

PROS:

    • Energy efficient
    • No wires running to an outlet, except when charging
    • Operates when there's no electricity (i.e. during a power outage)
    • Can be combined with a solar charger for maximum energy efficiency

CONS:

    • Cannot be hidden in some cases
    • Requires periodic, but infrequent, charging

 

Plug-In Transformer (Power Supply)

If you don't want to worry about charging your battery pack and you don't have the right configuration for a solar charger, you can always plug your shade right into the nearest power outlet with our plug-in transformer. It's simple, reliable, and power consumption is minimal since shades are not operated continuously.

PROS:

    • Set it and forget it - no need to worry about charging
    • Plenty of power for any size shade

CONS:

    • The wire from the motor to the outlet may be visible
    • Not as energy-efficient as battery options
    • You lose the ability to operate your shades during a power outage

 

Need More Advice? Contact CellularWindowShades.com Today

We know there's a lot to think about when contemplating cellular shade options, and we're here to help! Please contact the CellularWindowShades.com team at 1 (877) 966-3678 or by email at Service@CellularWindowShades.com and we'll help you come up with the perfect solution for your situation! 


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