Bali Motorized Blinds Power Supply Specs

For those who have the power supply, can anyone share the specs on the plug?

I know the motor is 12vdc .8A

Does anyone have them on power distribution panel? Thought about one like they have for CCTV cams.

Somfy makes most of the motors in the Bali shades. You would need an adapter rated at minimum of 2 amp to handle the initial torque

You can find a power distribution panel for somfy online

Thanks! That was my biggest concern was the amperage.

I ended up buying this little power supply for my shades. It works great!

I am powering two big shades with this supply.

I don’t have the micro USB ends so I took the battery case snipped the wires and soldered the ends.


@barrios35 - did you simply connect that power supply to a wall outlet and then soldered its wires to the micro USB connector from a battery supply pack? And it all worked?

That Mean Well is a direct connect to an electrical gangbox. Think of a 120Vdoorbell connection. It connects right the gangbox then you run the low voltage lines.

Yes, I took the existing battery supply pack, snipped the wires out of the board and used the same existing micro USB. The shade connector was never modified as it still has warranty.

Now for my second floor shades I bought a 8 Channel power. That is simply a mount on the wall , plug in the outlet and then the snip of the battery supply pack. Soder them together, tape them up and tuck away.

Everything is working perfectly. No batteries!

Would 5 amps be enough? I only have 4 shades so the 8 channel is a bit overboard (and it’s out of stock). So I was looking at this one…

Would that be enough to power the shades?

Ugh, it was in stock when I sent the response yesterday. It also got a lot pricier. I paid 29 bucks for it.

You will have approximately 1.25 amps per channel. It might work since you are only running 4 shades. But I think the min amp requirement was 1.5amps per shade per the outlet below. It is gamble and I think Monoprice might have a great return policy. Also, at least my box, has an adjustable amp gain which allowed for an adjustment.

You could also look at various plug in transformers from old routers. Spliced them in to a micro USB. They have about 12vdc with about 1-1.5 amps. I had some shades on one, testing, and it was a hit or miss because of the lack of amps.

I have this power supply. I have 2 shades wired to it. I had one that would struggle to get started so I swapped the 1A fuses for 2A. 2A is the max for this PSU.

I’m thinking of doing something similar with a nominal 12 VDC 3 A (4 A intermittent) power supply ( AVO 12VD300W) for 2 Bali Shades. Which male micro USB connector did you use A or B (evidently there are two types…) to connect to the shades?

With my shades I needed a male connector. What I did was I took the supplied AA battery cartridge and clipped the leads off it and just soldered them to the power leads. Worked perfect.

I believe A is the big USB. You need the micro male. If your shades came with battery connectors just clip that and reuse.

Hi, I’m planning to connect 8 blinds to this box. Does your setup still work OK?

I have 10 hooked up with no issues.

How can you have 10 hooked up to a 8 channel power supply?

I’m planning to have all 7 (said 8 earlier because I can’t count up to 7 properly) to open/close at the same time since they are all in the same room and 3 of them will be quite large. Do you think it’s a problem?

Finally, should I buy them with the battery pack ou the wall adapter to do the modification on (to connect to the wire in the wall)?

I have have some doubled up. Been running flawless for about 1.6 years now. The amp draw is not much. That is what is important. If the box did not have the amps to move all the motors at once then it would not work.

I bought them with the battery pack and cut them supply from the back. Soldered them together and taped them up. Tuck them away that is it.

I have some big ones too. Believe it or not it is the same Somfy motor for big or small. Just come with more battery packs so they don’t wear out too fast.

OK thanks a lot! I’m buying the monoprice 8 channel right away then!

Nice. Good luck with the install!

Here is one…

Which one is it? The monoprice one?
What is your setup?
How many blinds do you control simultaneously?

Thanks for the picture!