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Line Voltage Controls — Hardwired (Direct Wiring)

Focus: Renovation / New Construction
Focus: Isolated Window Areas
Full Up / Full Down Control
Supervised Mid-Window   Control
2-Motor Control Groups   Maximum
Variety of Switch Styles


MechoSystems possesses a variety of Line Voltage Switches for basic control of shades equipped with standard, line voltage (120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) tubular motors. The motors wire directly to the switches that control them in a hardwired, homerun (direct) fashion and therefore do not require any intermediate controller electronics. The switches are single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) and double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) center-off devices that offer the control of one or two motorized shading assemblies in an isolated fashion from a common switch.



In general, these systems represent the most economical control solution and are best wired into renovated/new construction projects where the switches are controlling an isolated shade or a multi-banded group of shades. Shade operation is typically full-up/full-down, where absolute alignment with another shade group is not a priority. Switches can be selected for operation in a momentary or maintained fashion to accommodate the user's requirements. If mid-window settings are required, the switch must run in a supervised fashion so that the user stops the shade as it reaches the desired position. These switches can operate up to two separate motors simultaneously and come in a variety of styles and colors to suit virtually any décor.



All switch variations meet the various local and national building codes for indoor usage. Each one also has been certified to UL and CSA recognized component standards. Select switches have been further qualified by ETL under stringent system testing requirements with regard to their application under UL325 and CSA 22.2 along with all of MechoSystems' available motors and hardware. These are the E-Switch Series of switches, which provide the installer and the end user with additional confidence that the entire MechoSystems solution–as well as the methods used to install and wire it–meet the strictest safety and reliability standards in the industry.