PowerShades Config.NET Guide

PowerShades Config.NET Guide



POWERSHADES CONFIG.NET GUIDE

Introduction

This manual will show you how to use the PowerShades Config.NET application. PowerShades Config.NET is a software utility that can be used to setup and configure your PowerShades RF Gateway, RF and POE Shades.  If you ever need any help throughout your installation, feel free to reach out to us at (417) 553-0504 or email us at  support@powershades.com . We are here to help! 
The software is available to download from the Microsoft store or  found here.

Connecting to PowerShades Devices


Step 1. Connect to your PowerShades Device(s) using the Connection Controls




Step 2. Click the "DISCOVER" button




Step 3.  This is the "Discover Devices" Window. We have a few different options on how to find your PowerShade devices




OPTION 1: The fastest way to find your PowerShades devices is to press the "SEARCH" button 


Sometimes you may have to do multiple searches
OPTION 2: You can either do a NORMAL SCAN or an EXTENDED SCAN.
We recommend performing an EXTENDED SCAN



"NORMAL SCAN" scans the IP subnet (255.255.255.0) of the specified Network Adapter. 
"EXTENDED SCAN" scans the entire subnet of the specified Network Adapter. 

Step 4. Select the device you want to connect to by double clicking it within the table or clicking the "SELECT" button




Step 5. If connecting to an RF Gateway with already paired shades, the Channel table will auto-populate



Connecting PoE Shades and Setting Limits

Step 1. Select your PoE Shade in the Discover Window



Step 2. Jog PoE to the desired top position

Step 3. Click "TOP LIMIT" 



Step 4. Jog PoE shade to desired bottom position

Step 5. Click "BOTTOM LIMIT" 



Step 6. Click "SAVE LIMIT"



Pairing RF Shades

Step 1. Select the channel you want to pair your shade to (Channel 2 is selected in this image)




Step 2. Hold down the programming button on motor head for 2 seconds - the motor will jog and beep once

Step 3. Click the "PAIR" button 





Step 4. The motor will jog twice and beep three times and will now be ready to have the limits set 

Application Controls

Movement


       Jog Up: Moves the shade on the selected channel UP
       Jog Stop: Stops movement of the selected channel
       Jog Down: Moves the shade on the selected channel DOWN
       Percent: Moves shade on selected channel to specified percent
       Cycle: Cycles the shades up and down with a dwell in between
       Step Up: For PoE, moves the shade UP in small increments
       Step Down: For PoE, moves the shade DOWN in small increments
       Direction: For PoE, changes the direction in which the motor moves
      All Shades: Selects all Shades on the RF Gateway

Setup

       Pair: Pairs an RF shade to the selected empty channel
       Link Feedback: Enables 2-Way feedback on selected channel (shade must be in pairing mode)
       Un-Link Feedback: Disables 2-Way feedback on selected channel
       P2: Simulates the RF Remote Program button on the selected channel




Device Utility

       Reboot: Reboots the RF Gateway
       Get Status: Updates Percent and Battery of selected channel (if 2-Way feedback has been enabled)
       Get Status All: Updates Percent and Battery of all channels
       Webserver: Opens Web Server page for the connected RF Gateway




Limit Settings

       Top Limit: Sets PoE top limit to current position
       Bottom Limit: Sets PoE bottom limit to current position
       Save Limit: Saves current limits
       Clear Limits: Clears the limits that have been set

Network Settings

       IP Address: Static, sets RF Gateway to IP address to typed IP address
       Subnet: Static, sets RF Gateway subnet to typed subnet
       Gateway: Static, sets device gateway to typed gateway
       Defaults: Populates defaults for static mode
       Save: Saves network settings and reboots RF Gateway

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