Leviton Wireless 2 Channel Shade Controller for Shades and Blinds

The Good

  • Receives wireless RF signals from your LevNet RF Transmitters
  • Robust 315MHz RF signal with a range between 50-150 feet
  • Self powered control needs no wiring or batteries
  • Controls up to two different shade motors

The Bad

  • Works only with the LevNet series of transmitters
  • May be prone to RF signal interference

Leviton is well known for it’s lighting controls and switches, and have made home automation installers take notice with it’s new 2 channel shade controller system, LevNet.

Leviton 2 Channel Shade Controller

This product is the controller, which receives signal and power directly from the transmitter. That’s right, no batteries or wiring are needed at all which significantly cuts back on install time. Just install the transmitter as normal into the switch j-box and the controller “harvests” power using technology licensed from EnOcean. The rest of the LevNet line includes occupancy sensors, lighting controls, etc.

We tested the WS0RC-S00 LevNet RF 2 Channel Shade Controller running two Somfy motors on a recent retrofit job in a bathroom where wiring was a problem and the homeowner decided they didn’t want to have to worry about changing batteries.

This system was perfect for this application, and while we only used it to control one shade, we can say set up was a breeze and the system responded well to the transmitter commands (wall switch) without any interruption.

The controlled environment of the install didn’t make for any interference, but we have seen radio systems react badly to RF interference to other home control systems or common household devices in the past, and this one should be no different.

For an affordable and easy to use retrofit solution, the Leviton Wireless 2 Channel Shade Controller seems to be a winner.

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Specifications
Manufacturer Leviton
Manufacturer Product No. WS0RC-S00
UPC 078477484760
Range 50-150 feet
Radio Frequency 315MHz
Power Supply Input Rating 8-30 VDC, 40 mA
Output Rating 0-30VDC, 130mA max
Relay Driver 30 VDC max, 100 mA max
Dimensions 2.88” W x 1.30” H x 0.67” D (73.15mm x 33.02mm x 17.02mm)
Channels 0-in/2-out
Antenna Attached whip antenna (5.85”)
Radio Certification FCC (United States) SZV-TCM2XXC IC (Canada) 5713A-TCM2XXC
Warranty Manufacturer 5 year limited

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