How to Wire a Roller Shutter
Roller shutters are an essential part of home and business security, they will protect your windows from the elements, burglary and vandalism. They are easy to install and a great way to add a touch of style to your property. They are also available in a range of colours and styles, allowing you to choose the one that is right for your property.
They are heavy duty and well built, with interlocking aluminium or steel slats for maximum strength and security. They can be insulated to deliver energy efficiency, thermal insulation and extra protection from vermin.
In addition to protecting against the elements, roller shutters are a popular choice for commercial premises, offering top security and durability. They are suitable for warehouses, industrial properties and many other buildings that require maximum safety from intruders.
A good quality roller shutter will be built with high quality materials and a durable design, this will ensure that it lasts a long time. It will also be able to resist damage from strong winds, rain and hail.
To wire a roller shutter, the first step is to mark the out line on the wall above the window or door. This is the line where you will install the shutter, making sure it is central and horizontal to the window. Then you will need to decide the best point of entry for your mains power and pre drill this hole.
Once this has been done you will need to get someone to help you lift the shutter onto the wall and hold it in place. This will give you access to push the ods mech wire through the hole you have drilled in the wall and into the guide, so that you can fit the control inside later.
The next step is to insert the 10mm coloured guide plugs into the guides on each side of the shutter. Make sure they are in the correct position, then screw the shutter into place. You will have to be patient whilst it is screwed in place as the guides may need a little force.
If you have chosen to install the roller shutter on the wall, then you will need to make sure that it is positioned centrally to the window, this is important to ensure that the shutter is correctly open and closed. Once the shutter is in place you will need to screw the shutter to the wall using the Stainless Steel screws that came with the shutter, this is important for ensuring the roller shutter is fixed securely.
It is a good idea to get someone to help you when installing the roller shutter, so that you can be confident of the whole job being done properly. It is a good idea to take a picture of the roller shutter before you install it, this will allow you to see how the shutter is attached to the wall.
When you are ready to install the motor, feed the cable from the motor into the hole you have drilled in the wall so that you can hook it up and then connect the electric switch on the back of the motor to the window switch on the control unit. This will then allow you to close and open the roller shutter by pressing the button on the switch.