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Motor module


The motor module can operate three applications that are motor-controlled, such as roll-down shutters, venetian blinds or sun blinds.



Each module can operate up to three motors. The desired opening and closing times can be entered via the programming software. This will ensure that the exact position of the roll-down shutter is known at all times, and it allows you to enter the position of your preference.

Buttons “D”can be used to manually activate or deactivate the motors from the motor module via low-energy bistable relays in the module. The status of the relay only changes when a data pulse is generated by the controller or by one of the switch buttons. Please remember that the manual activation or deactivation is only temporary as it will be overruled by the next bus communication.

Use the specific push buttons (see Wall-mounted printed circuit boards and push buttons) to operate the motor module. This function can also be incorporated in a mood setting.


Connection  diagrams

  • Ensure that the installation is disconnected from the power mains when setting up the electrical cabinet.
  • Observe all AREI regulations in force when connecting the load.
  • Only one phase can be connected to each motor module.
  • Use automatic fuses of 16 A max. for the motor module. Mount the fuses in front of the Niko Home Control module.
  • The maximum power for each channel is 6 A.
  • Do not connect different voltages to the same motor module.

Follow the steps below to install the module:

1    Press the motor module onto the DIN rail until it clicks into place.

2    Make a single-phase connection from the mains voltage to the L screw terminals.

3    The switching circuits you wish to connect can now be connected to the outputs.

4    Group all neutral conductors and connect these to one N screw terminal.

5    Connect the motor module to the module before it. Slide the sliding contact of this module to the right until it clicks into the motor module. This will ensure that the bus and the power supply voltage are connected.

A 230 Vac or 24 Vdc motor is used for the operation of venetian blinds or vertical blinds.

  Keep in mind the following when installing the motor module:

  • Venetian blinds are operated with a 230 Vac motor in the same way as roll-down shutters.
  • To operate venetian blinds using a 24 Vdc motor, you will need two switchover contacts (not a Niko product) per venetian blind or vertical blind.

Error codes

When the module is functioning properly, the STATUS LED will light up in TEST mode only. If one or several errors occur, the LED will blink to indicate the error code of the error with the highest priority. The table below provides an overview of all error codes.






Blinks – one pulse per two seconds.

Software error

Wrong software version. *

Download the latest software version from the Niko website to upgrade the module.

Technical data

  • switching delay: 0.5 s
  • maximum number of motors permitted: 3
  • maximum load: 230 V – 6 A per switching contact
  • dimensions: DIN 4U
  • sliding contact to connect the module to the following module on the DIN rail
  • 2 x 8 screw terminals for 3 x 1.5 mm² or 2 x 2.5 mm² or 1 x 4 mm²
  • CE marked
  • ambient temperature: 0 - 45 °C

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