Awning Operating Methods

1. Manual Operation
The awning roller has a gearbox with a winding eye at one end and the awning opens and closes by inserting a “shepherds crook” winding handle in the eye and turning. The awning can be stopped at any intermediate position or at its maximum projection. The maximum projection is reached just before the arms straighten fully. Minimal force is required and a typical awning can be fully opened in less than one minute.

2. Fast Manual Operation
The proceedure is as above except the roller is spring assisted and a faster gearbox is used. The operation requires less effort and is even quicker.

3. Electric operation, wall switch
The awning is opened and closed by pressing a spring loaded switch (Or key switch), and can be stopped in any intermediate position. Adjustable limit switches prevent the motor from travelling too far in either direction. This option is the most economical electrical option but in addition to providing an electrical supply (13 amp 240 v. Supply) four wires have to run from the awning motor to the switching position, and this may be difficult to do neatly in a decorated property.

3. Electrical Operation, remote control.
In this case all the awning functions are controlled from a hand held transmitter, and only an electrical supply is required.

4. Electrical Operation, multiple awnings.
These can be controlled either individually or as a group, using wall switch or remote.

5. Automatic Controls.
Sensors are available to detect sun, wind and rain and operate the awning accordingly. These can be hard wired to the awning or use radio control. They need a power supply which can be 240 v. From the awning supply or using an inbuilt solar cell. These controls are customised to suit the client’s requirements.

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