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ESI RP Programming Example - Setting Intermediate Positions on the First Group Channel

Introduction:

There are times when your customer may want to have intermediate positions for their treatments. Typically, this is when an ESI controller is used on a blind or a Hunter-Douglas Silhouette-style shade. In these cases, the intermediate positions are typically used to set slats/vanes closed and slats/vanes open positions. This article will walk you through turning on intermediate positions on the second RP group channel of an ESI controller and will also walk you through how to change the percentage of the intermediate positions from their default values. The layout of the keypad/remote control and initiating programming are explained in separate articles.

 

Requirements:

  • 24-channel ESI Keypad (ESIK24ST or ESIK24STRF433) or 24-channel ESI Remote Control (ESIT24S or ESIT24SDUAL433)
  • IR or RF receiver for the above items, as appropriate
  • ESI RP60*/RQ60 motor controllers or RQ-motors
  • RP Programming Summary which is appropriate for the controller(s) or motor(s) you will be programming. These can be found on ESI’s website or are available through Worthington Distribution.
  • * RP60 controllers can only have two intermediate positions. These two positions are programmed using the same commands as the A/B positions on an RQ60 controller or RQ-motor.

 

Procedure:

*** NOTE: The controller needs to be calibrated and it must also have the first group channel set. Click here for the calibration steps and here for instructions to set the group channel. ***

 

This article will provide the steps to turn on the A/B intermediate positions on the first group channel, steps to turn on the C/D intermediate positions and turning on intermediate positions on additional channels can be found in the RP Programming Summary for your controller.

 

To begin, open the RP Programming Summary and find the table entry labeled “Enable Int. Positions A & B on 1st Group Channel” Then simply follow the steps in order from left to right.

 

 

 

For example, if I was setting intermediate positions A/B to the first Group channel on the controller whose main address is channel 9, I would follow these steps:

  1. Press STOP, Open 7, and Close 7 simultaneously. The LED on the keypad/remote will begin blinking.
  2. Press Open 9. The LED on the controller will light solid red and the LED on the keypad/remote will stop blinking.
  3. Press Close 10. The LED on the controller will blink off once.
  4. Press Open 2. The LED on the controller will blink off once.
  5. Press STOP. The LED on the controller will turn off.

 

At this point, the first group channel Open command will move the motor to 20%. The next steps will allow us to change this percentage.

 

To change the intermediate position values, refer to the RP Programming Summary and find the table entries labeled “Set to position 100x+10y+z percent away from reference” under the Intermediate Position A section. Then simply follow the steps in order from left to right. Use Open 10 during the 4th step for a zero value.

 

 

For example, on my controller at main address channel 9, if I want to set Intermediate Position A (Open group channel) to 99% for open slats** on my blind and Intermediate Position B (Close group channel) to 95% for closed slats** on my blind, I would follow these steps:

  1. Press STOP, Open 7, and Close 7 simultaneously. The LED on the keypad/remote will begin blinking.
  2. Press Open 9. The LED on the controller will light solid red and the LED on the keypad/remote will stop blinking.
  3. Press Close 11. The LED on the controller will blink off once.
  4. Press Open 10, Open 9, Open 9. The LED on the controller will blink green momentarily and then go back to red between these button presses.
  5. Press STOP. The LED on the controller will turn off.

 

** If different intermediate positions are desired, change the values entered in steps 4 and 6 above.

 

There are similar steps to setting the value for Intermediate position B in the ESI RP Programming Summary.

 

Results:

The controller will now move the motor to intermediate positions of 99% on an Open command on its first group channel. To confirm, press Open for the group channel to verify that the treatment now moves to this position.

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