SI debuts power supply ideal for its low-voltage 3.0 Zigbee shade motors

Screen Innovations (SI) has introduced its new Kratos power supply, a compact, all-metal, ultra-efficient, 250-watt, plenum-rated power supply that leverages the installation ease, quiet operation and compact footprint of SI’s new line of Zigbee 3.0-compliant low-voltage shade motors, as well as RTS systems.

Inspired by recommendations and suggestions from its pool of integrators across the world, SI has developed Kratos to be a low-cost, low-voltage shading solution for integrators.

The power supply is housed in a durable steel casing which is plenum-rated for in-wall, riser and general plenum installations. Additionally, each of the eight ports on Kratos is protected against electrical shorts and miswiring.

Ideally suited for SI’s Zigbee 3.0 low-voltage motors, Kratos gives integrators a complete turnkey low-voltage shading solution as an alternative to hardwired 485-based shading systems.

According to the company, its motors run up to six decibels quieter than comparably sized 485 motors. Minimising the footprint even further, Kratos allows for lithium batteries to be removed from the shading cassette, which takes up a lot of space. This is especially beneficial for installation on narrow windows.

Available now, Kratos supports a variety of mounting configurations and includes all necessary wiring and mounting accessories.

Kratos will join SI’s other shading and screen solutions at CEDIA Expo in September on Booth 5212.