Hardwired Shades

SmartWings hardwired motorized blinds have the option of 12V DC and 110V-240V AC motors that do not require battery replacement or recharging. However, these shades require electrical wiring to be installed by a licensed electrician, which can be costly, particularly in existing homes or during remodels. In new construction, the wiring can be done before the drywall is installed. The ideal places to install hardwired smart shades are various. A popular option is for windows that are difficult to reach, such as those in a two-story room. These areas can include living rooms, bedrooms, and frequently stairwells.

Morden design living room with linen white roller shades.



Hardwired electric blinds can be designed and installed to fit the specific needs and preferences of a home or building, providing greater customization and flexibility.


A minimalist style living room with zebra shades.


Hardwired electric blinds are less likely to experience damage from wear and tear compared to manual or battery-operated shades. This makes them a more durable and long-lasting option.


There are two large windows with light filtering roller shades next to the staircase.

Suitable for Use with Large-sized Shades

Batteries have a limited capacity and may not be able to power large-sized blinds effectively. Hardwired shades, on the other hand, draw power directly from the main power source, making them better suited for use with large blinds. By utilizing main electricity as a power source, these shades can provide consistent and reliable performance at all times.


A couple is reading on the sofa, and linen stone roller shades are installed on the window next to them.

Constant Power

If you want to ensure your shades have a constant source of power, a hardwired option is the best choice. Hardwired motorized shades run continuously and eliminates the need for battery replacement, unlike battery-operated shades which need to charge for their batteries.


12V DC
The positive and negative wires are connected from the motor to an AC transformer.

110V-240V AC
The live and neutral wires must be connected from the motorized window treatment to a pre-existing AC source. Little to no maintenance is required with this power source as the periodic changing of batteries is not required.


Q: How can I order hardwired shades?
A: Please email us at support@smartwingshome.com to learn more info.

Q: Is there a solution for large windows?
A: Hardwired shades are the best power application for blinds that need to cover large windows or doors.

Q: Are hardwired motors compatible with Z-Wave technology?
A: SmartWings hardwired Z-Wave motor compatible with Z-Wave technology, no need for an additional hub, enables you to enjoy better-quality home window automation.

Q: What is the largest gauge that will fit in the connector?
A:16AWG is the largest and 24AWG is the smallest.

Q: What kind of wires do we need?
A: Our hardwired motors can run 16/2, 16/4, and 18/2 wires. For more details please contact our customer service.

Q: What is the consequence of miswiring positive to negative?
A: The only consequence is that the motor will not power on.

Q: Where and how do you make a decision to utilize the AC motors?
A: The AC motors are typically going to use for larger shade applications, especially in large commercial products or large exterior shades.

Q: What is the DB level for the DC motors?
A: The dB’s range of our DC/AC hardwired motors is from 46-42dB.

Q: I have Control4 and want to know what hub is needed?
A: Work with our smart link pro, you can set automation from the Control4 system or Connector App.
Our smart link pro is also compatible with other third-party integration such as Crestron Home, RTI, and ELAN.

Q: How to connect hardwired AC motor?
A: Connect the live and neutral wires to the electric wire, just to provide electricity then you can control the shades.

Q: How to connect hardwired DC motor?
A: Connect the positive and negative wires to power supply.

Q: Is Cat 5 wire a common wire for your motors regardless of it working?
A: Cat 5 wire is usable for powering our 12V motors, you simply group the set of wires (4 and 4) a plug into the “-” and “+” terminals. This creates the effect of a 24AWG wire.

Q: Can I use Cat 5 to power motor?
A: Typical Cat 5 cable is 24 gauge, check the wire gauge chart.
Tip: Multiple strands of Cat 5 cable can be combined to effectively increase the wire gauge, gaining lengths or increasing amperage for bigger motors.

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