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Just Another Automated Drapery Controller

A project that will control up to 3 zones of METech CL200T and CL338H Electric Curtain Motor

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Loosely based on the Dust Collector Controller https://hackaday.io/project/167479-just-another-dust-collector-controller and will replace the existing relay controller https://hackaday.io/project/167633-just-another-whole-home-control-system/log/168845-automated-curtain-rod-module

This project will control up to 3 zones of METTechs' CL200T and CL338H motors. The controller can provide up to 3 special function inputs to detect when a zone is open, closed or requesting to be open.  All control lines are sent over a standard CAT5/6 cables terminated in a RJ45 at the controller side.  On the motor side; the cable can be terminated into a RJ11 or into a breakout board.  Each zone has jumpers to control what special functions will be sent to each zone.

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This ESPHome control file uses the sun to automate the opening and closing of drapery in 2 zones in my house via Home-Assistant. The control file also includes 2 interlocks that help prevent the drapery from being opened from automation at night or with I want to make sure I have privacy.

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    Jason07/23/2020 at 00:30 0 comments

    The PCBs have come in and assembled.   I created 2 boards, one that will be the central controller and a second optional breakout board.  The breakout board is only needed if you won't don't want to "directly" wire the controller to the motor housing.

    The controller board can route 4 functions to each zone.  There are 2 global inputs and 2 "zone" inputs.  A total of 3 switches and one common could be routed to any zone over a CAT5 cable.  If a separate common line (12v) is routed separately, such as with my LEDs, you could return 4 switches.

    I was a bit tight on a few of the interconnects and the relay header butt a bit too close to the NodeMCU and has to be slightly bent.

    But overall the board turnout great! 

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Dan Maloney wrote 05/11/2020 at 20:09 point

Is the house already wired for the control cables? Seems like it could get messy with cables all over the place.

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Jason wrote 05/11/2020 at 20:28 point

yes, I already have the CAT5 running into my basement to my existing relays from the

drapery, I put in cat5/RJ45 instead of RJ11 because i know I wanted to send additional control line up to detect open/close states


All my LED power and drapery controls run to this project: https://hackaday.io/project/167633-just-another-whole-home-control-system

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