Low voltage Altair Powerlouvre Windows are a sleek, elegant solution to your window automation needs. Designed for easy installation, the Powerlouvre Window removes the complexity of sourcing special trades to install the system and is ideal for a range of design applications such as high out-of-reach locations or as floor-to-ceiling feature windows.
The Powerlouvre is available in Breezway’s Easyscreen and Innoscreen Window Systems or can be made available in a variety of aluminium or timber window frames from approved Window Fabricators. For more information visit Frame Types.
Breezway Powerlouvres can be controlled by Apptivate Control Units or a third party Building management systems (BMS). For more information on Building Management Systems please contact your builder or designer.
Operate your Powerlouvres with a simple touch of a button.
Download to your compatible iOS or Android Bluetooth smart phone or tablet.
Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the Powerlouvre Apptivate Control Unit and the Powerlouvre App.
The Apptivate Control Unit includes a Bluetooth Smart module which allows wireless communication between the Apptivate Control Unit and a compatible device running the Powerlouvre App.
Compatible devices will have Bluetooth Smart modules installed and have an iOS or Android operating system. Devices include:
Apple products running iOS 7 or newer:
Devices running Android 4.3 and newer, including:
If the Access Code is forgotten, a factory reset button can be activated by snapping off the front cover plate of the Apptivate Control Unit and pushing a paperclip through a small hole to hold a button down for a brief period. Security will be maximised by positioning the Apptivate Control Unit in a location that restricts unauthorised access.
If restricting access to the Apptivate Control Unit is not practical then users can seal the hole to block access to the factory reset button from the front panel necessitating the unscrewing of the Apptivate Control Unit from the wall in order to carry out a factory reset.
Temperatures can be set at which the Apptivate Control Unit will:
Automatic response to temperature can be enabled or disabled:
Timer events (time of day and day of week) can be set to:
This allows the windows to be set to operate in anticipation of the building occupant’s daily routine. For example, opening before employees arrive to pre-cool the building, or responding to temperatures from when a homeowner goes to bed so that the windows close when the temperature drops in the early hours of the morning.
Timer events can be enabled or disabled:
This allows timer events to easily be disabled as the homeowner leaves the house or enabled as they arrive home.
Note: When responding to timer events both channels of Dual Channel Apptivate Control Units will respond simultaneously.
Up to 6 Apptivate Control Units can be associated to each Powerlouvre App allowing building occupants to control windows around their home from their Powerlouvre App.
For ease of identification:
For maximum control and ease of use, all the Apptivate Control Units associated to a Powerlouvre App can be operated simultaneously or independantly.
Associations can be established between multiple Powerlouvre Apps and each Apptivate Control Unit, to allow all family members to control the windows from their smartphones.
Note: Only one Powerlouvre App will be able to maintain an active Bluetooth Smart connection with an Apptivate Control Unit at any given time.
Note: In extreme cold conditions the windows will not operate if there is excessive ice build up or if the louvre blades are frozen together.
The direction in which the Powerlouvre Window moves is determined by the polarity of the low voltage current supplied. Once the Powerlouvre Window has fully opened or fully closed, an electronic circuit stops power being delivered to the motors to prevent the motor being damaged should power be supplied continuously. Download a copy of the Component Powerlouvre Wiring Guide here.
Breezway supplies transformers (as an optional extra) that have been specified to meet the requirements of Powerlouvre Windows.
The Powerlouvre Window has no integrated battery back up. If the power supply fails the window cannot be operated. If battery back up is required, systems are readily available and can be integrated by qualified suppliers.
For more information, please read the Battery Backup Technical Bulletin here.
Powerlouvre Windows that are 2-9 blades high contain one motor per bay and are wired such that the entire window opens and closes simultaneously.
Powerlouvre Windows that are 10-18 blades high contain 2 motors per bay, one motor drives the blades in the top half of the bay and the other motor drives the blades in the bottom half of the bay.
10-18 Blade high Powerlouvre Windows are wired such that the blades in the top halves of all the bays form a bank that opens and closes simultaneously and the blades in the bottom halves of all the bays form a second bank that opens and closes simultaneously.
The top and bottom banks can be operated independantly of each other.
|Powerlouvre Window Opening Configurations|
|No. of Blades||Motors per bay||Banks of Blades Controlled from Head Downwards|
Multiple Windows in parallel
Total wire length does not include the internal wiring of each Powerlouvre Window.
Tables calculated using a window current of 0.25A and a voltage drop of 5% or 1 V @ 24V.
|Wire Size||Motors||Max Distance from Power Supply to Motor|
Touch sensitive, standard sized wall plate.
Powerlouvre Motors and Apptivate Control Units require 24v DC power. For ease of wiring the Apptivate Control Unit senses the polarity of the current provided from the transformer and automatically adjusts accordingly.
Up to 6 Powerlouvre Motors can be wired in parallel to each Apptivate Control Unit motor group.
Powerlouvre Windows which are remotely controlled can be updated to allow control by the Powerlouvre Apptivate Control Unit but do require some adjustments to the internal and external wiring of the window.
See pdf link below for more information on converting a Breezway Remote Control to an Apptivate Control Unit Technical Bulletin.
View/download RC Powerlouvre to Apptivate Technical Bulletin
The Altair Powerlouvre Window System has been reviewed for compatibility by the leading suppliers of building management systems. When considering integration into a building management system, the following should be considered:
Apptivate Control Units are not compatible with building management systems.
See pdf link below for more information on Connecting Altair Powerlouvre Windows to C-Bus Systems Technical Bulletin.
View/download Powerlouvre Windows to C-Bus Systems Technical Bulletin
Breezway Powerlouvre Windows should be operated at monthly intervals. Frames should be cleaned periodically as per Breezway Care and Maintenance recommendations.
View/download Component Powerlouvre Wiring Guide