Wired and Wireless Motors

Motorized shade solutions for both new and existing construction.

Power for hard-wired shades is wired into the building system behind walls and out of sight via an electrician. Battery shades are wireless to fit your lifestyle or work environment without an electrician.

Somfy Hard-wired Motors

serene bedroom with Insolroll quiet shades

Traditional, hard-wired motors offer durability and reliability, and may require a certified electrician.

  • Greater lifting capacity
  • Oversized and hard-to-reach shades
  • Either line voltage (110v) or low voltage (24v)
  • Hard-wired motors available with wired or wireless controls
  • Quiet and Ultra Quiet Motors

Quiet and Ultra Quiet motorized shades from Insolroll

We know how important your home or work environment is, and sound plays an important role in how that space functions and feels. Insolroll offers both Quiet and Ultra Quiet motorized shade systems, with extra care taken in the design process to enhance quiet motors with quiet hardware and improve durability.

Energy efficiency

Improve energy efficiency and employ solutions for control needs throughout your home or building. Utilize scheduling with your phone or tablet via app control. Learn more about app control here

School library with Insolroll Solar Shades

Intelligent wired, radio, and digital control options

  • Local controls
  • Building controls
  • Sensors
  • Programming and configuration interfaces

Learn about controls here

Somfy Battery Motors

No cords. No electrician. No wiring. Just smart wire-free shades to fit your lifestyle or work environment.

  • Available in embedded and external battery options
  • Available with various top treatments
  • Compatible with all Somfy RTS controls Learn about Somfy controls here
  •  Easy control via smart phone, tablet, handheld remote, wireless wall switch or integrated with smart-home system Learn about app control here

Embedded battery motors

These motors are wire-free and the battery is concealed in the tube for a clean look. The Battery lasts approximately one year between charges.

Embedded Battery Motor
Embedded Battery Motor


External battery motors

These motors have two external battery options. A Lithium-ion rechargeable battery wand that last about a year between charges and a AA reloadable battery wand.

Somfy Lithium-ion battery wand
Lithium-ion Reachargeable Battery Wand

Somfy Reloadable Battery Wand
Reloadable AA Battery Wand


Somfy's solar-powered rechargeable system

Somfy's Wirefree™ Li-ion Solar Panel makes keeping your battery shade charged practically effortless.

Somfy Solar Panel
Somfy Solar Panel

  • Easy installation doesn't require an electrician and minimizes installation time and cost
  • Automatically charges Li-ion batteries to extend battery life
  • Compatible with embedded motors and external Li-ion battery wand


Magnetic Charging

Magnetic systems: 8" Magnetic Charging Port AND 33" Rigid Magnetic Extension Cable.


8" Magnetic Charging Port

8" Magnetic Charging Port

  • Plugs into motor charging port OR external battery pack
  • Secured with cable clip or tie


33" Rigid Magnetic Extension Cable

33" Rigid Magnetic Extension Cable

  • Can be coiled or extended to full 33" length
  • Easily extends the user's reach to the 8" magnetic charging port


PowerView® Hard-wired Motors

Powerview motorsAll PowerView motors can be hard-wired OR battery motors, bringing the ultimate flexibility for motorization to fit any situation.

  • Hardwired motors require less maintenance and provide a cleaner look (requires electrician)
  • Hard-wired motors with plug also requires less maintenance (does not require electrician)

PowerView Motor Functions

  • Traditional raise and lower
  • Tilt control for blinds
  • Top-down/Bottom-Up (unique function to Hunter Douglas)
  • DuoLite® 2-in-1 control (available for Applause, Duette, Silhouette, and Vignette)

Learn about PowerView controls here

PowerView Battery Motors

Hunter Douglas Battery Wand
Hunter Douglas Rechargeable Battery

With multiple battery options, these motors give you the maximum flexibility for every scenario. 

  • Alkaline Reloadable battery wand uses 12 AA batteries (standard with Hunter Douglas battery shades)
  • Rechargeable battery wand lasts about a year between charges
  • C-Size Satellite battery wand lasts about 3 years between battery replacement and uses C batteries

Learn about PowerView controls here