Insolroll’s Best in Class Battery-powered Motorized Shade Systems

No cords. No electrician. No wiring. Just smart wire-free shades to fit your lifestyle or work environment.

Battery Powered Motorized Shades

Why battery motors?

  • Enjoy motorized shades without additional wiring needed
  • Perfect for existing homes and businesses
  • Solution for narrower windows and wider windows
  • Easy control via smart phone, tablet, handheld remote control, wireless wall switch or integrated with a smart-home automation system

Engineered for quiet performance and durability, Insolroll’s 4 battery motors by Somfy provide solutions for every application. Somfy has been the world leader in shade motorization for almost 50 years, and offers versatile solutions for new or retrofit applications.


Insolroll Bat L series battery motors by somfy

Somfy embedded Li-ion battery motor systems

Quiet RTS motors with internal rechargeable Li-ion batteries

  • No battery wand to conceal
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery built into the shade roller
  • Full charge lasts approximately one year (based on once-daily up-down, down-up cycle)
  • Quiet hardware to further reduce mechanical noise
  • Available with Exposed Roller, Fascia, Cassette, or 6″ Valance
  • Compatible with all Somfy RTS controls

BAT-L2-R Somfy Quiet 12 V Embedded Li-ion Battery Radio Motor

  • Operates at approximately 44 decibels or less, about the same sound level as the hum of a refrigerator
  • 2.0 Newton Meter motor for greater lifting capacity
  • Smaller 2″ roller for lower visual impact at the top of the window
  • Sizes up to 120″ wide or 96″ high

BAT-L1-R Somfy Quiet 12 V Embedded Li-ion Battery Radio Motor

  • Operates at approximately 49 decibels or less, about the same sound level as moderate rain
  • Quiet hardware to further reduce mechanical noise
  • 1.1 Newton Meter motor
  • Narrower widths available- from 24 ⅛”
  • Smaller 1″ roller for lower visual impact at the top of the window
  • Sizes up to 96″ wide x 84″ high

Insolroll external battery motor systems

  • 3 external battery wand/pack options including Somfy Wirefree™ Solar Pack Option (see Tab # (text link) for details)
  • Available with Exposed Roller, Fascia, Cassette, or 6″ Valance
  • Compatible with all Somfy RTS controls

BAT-X1-R Somfy Quiet 12 V External Battery Radio Motor

  • Operates at approximately 49 decibels or less, about the same sound level as moderate rain
  • 1.1 Newton Meter motor
  • Sizes up to 96″ wide x 84″ high

Insolroll BAT-RR-28LED motorized shade motor

BAT-R Somfy 12 V External Battery Radio Motor
Sizes up to 96″ wide or 84″ high

  • 1.1 Newton Meter motor
  • Sizes up to 96″ wide x 84″ high

Insolroll Small Motor Bracket (SMB) System

for battery powered shade motors

Insolroll SMB Small Motor Brackets
Small Motor Brackets

Like all our small motor products, Insolroll battery motors use our new SMB hardware to improve finish level, reduce mechanical noise, and ensure smooth operation with spring idler/bearing system.

Used with the following motors:

  • BAT-L2-R
  • BAT-L1-R
  • BAT-R
  • IQM-DCR
Quiet Heavy Duty Idler for SMB system
Quiet Heavy Duty Idler for SMB system

Quiet Heavy Duty Idler further reduces operational noise

  • Lightweight nylon material for high mechanical strength
  • High durability for longer life and sound reduction
  • Impact-, wear-, and fatigue-resistant
  • Provides electrical insulation

Exposed roller brackets, 3″ and 4″ fascia brackets have an idler bearing for smooth operation and matching bracket covers

Battery motor external wands and accessories

With a charge that lasts approximately a year, external power sources make for extremely easy maintenance of your wirefree shade system.*

Insolroll offers 3 external power source options for BAT-R and BAT-X1 battery motors. Each external battery source uses a wand that is concealed when the shade is installed.

Somfy external reloadable battery wand
External re-loadable
battery wand

Uses 8 replaceable AA Lithium Batteries
Remove wand, change batteries, and replace wand.
Charge lasts approximately one per year.*
Somfy rechargeable Li-ion battery wand
External Rechargeable Li-ion
battery wand

Self-contained rechargeable Li-ion battery
Plug charger into wand and wall outlet
to charge approximately once per year.*
Somfy Solar Pack cell & wand
Somfy Wirefree™ Solar Pack
Solar cell and battery wand
Solar cell recharges NiMH batteries in wand
for easy maintenance and green alternative.

Learn more about Somfy Wirefree Solar Pack

*Length of battery charge based on once-up, once-down per day usage. Charge life may vary based on shade usage practices.

Somfy wirefree solar pack diagram

How Somfy’s solar-powered rechargeable system works

Somfy’s Wirefree™ Solar Pack makes keeping your battery shade charged practically effortless.

This maintenance-free system is an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable lithium batteries. If your application does not get enough sunlight to fully charge the batteries, they can be recharged via a plug-in charger if needed.

  • Use for South-, East-, or West-facing windows
  • Not recommended for Northern exposuresSolar panel for continuous charging
  • Suitable for most window types, including single pane, double pane, and energy-saving glass

The Solar Pack includes:

Somfy Solar Pack solar cell
Somfy Solar Pack solar cell
somfy solar pack "Y" harness
Somfy Solar Pack “Y” Harness
Somfy solar pack battery wand
Somfy Solar Pack battery wand

Insolroll roller shade battery motor concealed wand

    • 22″ external NiMH battery wand
    • Solar Cell
    • “Y” harness to connect both the solar cell and battery wand to the motor
    • Mounting clips

The solar cell (photovoltaic panel) is simply mounted on the inside of the window opening, and converts the sun’s light into electrical energy. The harnessed electrical energy is stored within a specialized Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery which powers Insolroll external battery motorized window shades. The battery wand is mounted behind the shade roller out of view.