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Device for control by radiofrequency signals of a domestic electrical appliance, associated domestic electrical appliance and home automation installation comprising such an appliance

A device for control by radiofrequency signals (22) of a domestic electrical appliance powered by an electrical power supply network comprising a first electrical conductor (26) and a second electrical conductor (27) for powering the device (22), a coupler (31), a radiofrequency unit (23) comprising an output and/or an input for the radiofrequency signals (28) which is linked electrically to a point of connection (33) of the coupler (31). The coupler (31) is formed by a printed transmission line (32) on a printed circuit board (29), a first end (34) of the line (32) being linked electrically to the first electrical conductor (26) of the device (22), and a second end (35) of the line (32) being linked electrically to a first reference voltage. ... Somfy Sas

Range of motorized-drive devices for screening blinds

A range of motorized-drive devices (100, 200, 300) for screening blinds comprises: at least one first drive device (100) for driving a first screening blind, comprising a first support (102), a first shaft (104) rotating about a first axis of revolution (106) with respect to the first support (102), at least a winding drum (108) for winding a drive cord of the first screening blind, rotating as one with the first shaft (104), a first geared motor unit (110) for driving the first shaft (104), housed in the first support (102) and kinematically connected to the first shaft (104), preferably via an overdrive (112), and a first electronic control module (114) fixed remote from the first geared motor unit (110), and at least one second drive device (200) for driving a second screening blind, comprising a second support (202), a winding tube (204) for the second screening blind mounted in the second support (202) so as to rotate about a second axis of revolution (206) with respect to the second support (202), a second geared motor unit (210) for driving the winding tube (204), housed inside the winding tube (204), and a second electronic control module (214) fixed remote from the second geared motor unit (210). The first geared motor unit (110) and the second geared motor unit (210) are identical and define a model of geared motor unit (10) that is common to the motorized-drive devices (110, 210) of the range.. ... Somfy Sas

Secure configuration of a home-automation installation

The method for configuring a home-automation apparatus (1) includes: at least one control point of a first type (3a, 4a) intended to communicate according to a first mode; and at least one actuator (5a, 6a) intended to communicate, after performing the configuration method, according to the first mode with at least one control point of the first type (3a, 4a) during usage mode, and which can communicate according to a second mode, secured by an encryption key, with a configuration device (2) during configuration mode. The configuration device implements the method which includes determining at least one actuator (5a, 6a) that can be configured, obtaining a temporary encryption key having a limited period of validity, sending a message containing the temporary encryption key to the at least one actuator, communicating according to the second mode, secured by the temporary encryption key, with the at least one actuator in configuration mode.. ... Somfy Sas

Electromechanical actuator for orienting a blind and range of electromechanical actuators

An electromechanical orientation actuator (10) for orientating a sunscreen (scr) with orientable blades (b1, b2, b3; b′1, b′2, b′3) comprises, in series, a motor (11), at least one first speed reduction module (21), a second speed reduction module (31) and a rocker (4) for orienting the blades (b1, b2, b3; b′1, b′2, b′3). The actuator (10) further comprises at least a third speed reduction module (43) in series between the second speed reduction module (31) and the orientation rocker (4). ... Somfy Sas

Method and unit for controlling and/or protecting an actuator of a piece of mobile equipment of a building

A method for controlling and/or protecting an actuator of a piece of mobile equipment of a building, the actuator comprising a motor, comprises the steps consisting of (e1) providing an instantaneous signal representative of the electrical power provided to the motor, (e2) carrying out a sampling of values of the instantaneous signal, (e3) performing a control of each sampled value according to a first protection criterion of the actuator, and issuing a first piece of anomaly information for each sampled value that does not satisfy the first criterion, (e3′) acquiring a set of values from the sampled values, (e4′) performing a control according to a second protection criterion of the actuator applied to all of the acquired sampled values, and issuing a second piece of anomaly information for all of the acquired sampled values that do not satisfy the second protection criterion.. . ... Somfy Sas

Operating control method of a motorized driving device of a closure or sun protection home automation installation, and related device

A method for operationally controlling a motor-driven device for driving a home automated closure or sun-shading apparatus includes at least the following steps: —measuring (e21), via a measuring device, a first value of the strength of an electrical current passing through an electric motor; —determining (e24) a difference in strength relative to the first measured strength value after a period of time starting from the moment that the first strength value is measured has elapsed; —selecting (e25) one of the first threshold strength values on the basis of the elapsed time period; —comparing (e26) the difference in strength determined relative to the selected threshold strength value; and—determining (e27) the presence or absence of an obstacle or end of travel on the basis of the result of the comparison step (e26).. . ... Somfy Sas

Method for controlling a winding actuator, winding actuator configured for such a method, and closure or sun-shading apparatus including such an actuator

The disclosed method enables control of an actuator for winding a blackout screen around a winding shaft. The actuator includes at least one electric motor. ... Somfy Sas

Residential automation system, equipment and process that is easy to install, configure and use

The process for configuring a residential automation system (100) comprising a terminal (101), a gateway (102), at least one remote controller (105) having at least one key and at least one peripheral device (104), comprises a configuration step, performed by the terminal (101), comprising recognizing (e1) the gateway (102), the at least one remote controller (105) and the at least one peripheral device (104) and associating the gateway (102), the at least one remote controller (105) and the at least one peripheral device (104); creating (e2) a configuration information comprising control commands involving the at least one peripheral device (104); and sharing the configuration information with the gateway (102) and with the at least one peripheral device (104) involved, the associated gateway (102) and at least one peripheral device (104) being in constant synchronisation with the terminal (101) during at least a part of the configuration step.. . ... Somfy Sas

Method for configuring an actuator for the operation of a moving element in a home-automation device, and actuator operating by this method

Method for configuring an actuator (2) for the operation of a moving element (3) for closure, solar protection, privacy or screening, said actuator comprising a gear motor (4) and a gear motor electronic control unit (5), said electronic control unit incorporating a memory (51) in which at least one range of travel of the element has been pre-recorded, and said method comprising a step for the relative modification of the magnitude of at least one range.. . ... Somfy Sas

Method for generating control signals for managing the operation of a synchronous motor, control device and actuator

The invention relates to a method for generating control signals for managing the operation of a synchronous motor with one or more permanent magnets (1) comprising a stator (2), the stator comprising a number p of phases (3, 4, 5), a rotor, the rotor comprising said permanent magnet or magnets, a switching module (6) provided with a plurality of switches (k1-k6), a number n of hall-effect sensors sensitive to a rotating electromagnetic field induced by said permanent magnet or magnets, n being no lower than 2 and strictly lower than p, the method comprising a step of acquiring status information transmitted by the sensors (9, 10) and a step of estimating at least one piece of complementary information on the basis of status information transmitted by the sensors (9, 10), the complementary information characterising the status variation of at least one virtual sensor. The invention also relates to a control device (10) comprising a module for estimating a piece of complementary information (11) and a module for generating control signals (12) configured to implement the method. ... Somfy Sas

Electromechanical actuator and home automation installation comprising such an electromechanical actuator

An electromechanical actuator (11) includes a sealing element (21) provided with a housing (22), an electronic control unit (15) electrically connected to a first electrical connector (23), and a power supply cable (18) including, at one of the ends of same, a second electrical connector (24). The second connector (24) includes an elastic tab (26) provided with a stop element (27) cooperating with a recess (28) provided in the housing (22), and a first bending area (32) provided at the junction between a first end (26a) of the elastic tab (26) and a body (25) of the second connector (24). ... Somfy Sas

Device and a system for control and/or command

A device for control and/or command of a visual or thermal comfort element or security element of a building includes a display screen, and an electronic control unit provided with a communication module arranged so as to receive data, according to a wireless communication protocol, originating from a complementary communication module of a central entity arranged so as to control and/or command the at least one visual or thermal comfort element or security element. The central entity is arranged to employ and transmit to the electronic control unit representative data relating to the visual or thermal comfort to electrical consumption or to the security of the building. ... Somfy Sas

Method for controlling and/or monitoring at least one actuator

A method for controlling and/or monitoring at least one actuator of a visual or thermal comfort device in a building, includes the steps of: collecting data from a plurality of control points configured to send at least one control order to at least one actuator, the data including, for at least each control point, information relating to an instantaneous measurement value of a physical quantity relating to comfort or to the energy consumption in the building. The measurement value is determined at the location of the control point. ... Somfy Sas








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