Insolroll’s Battery-Powered Motorized Shades

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

Battery-Powered Motorized Shades

Somfy Lithium-ion battery motors

Discover the convenience and flexibility of motorized shades with our cutting-edge battery motor technology.

Why battery motors?

  • Enjoy motorized shades without additional wiring
  • Perfect for existing homes and businesses
  • Solutions for narrower and wider windows
  • Easy control via smart phone, tablet, handheld remote, wireless wall switch or integrated with smart-home automation system
  • BAT-L3 at 44 dB pairs well with the BAT-L2 at 42 dB
  • BAT-L1 and BAT-X1 pair well with the same noise level of 49 dB

Engineered for quiet performance and durability, Insolroll’s 5 battery motors by Somfy provide solutions for every application. 

Magnetic Charger

Insolroll’s Premiere Battery Motor Selection

We’ve made recent motor and hardware additions to expand our offerings and provide more consistent ultra-quiet noise levels and a wider variety of sizes.

Somfy embedded Li-ion battery motor systems

  • No battery wand to conceal
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery built into the shade roller
  • Full charge lasts approximately 12 to 18 months (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

NEW BAT-L3 Somfy Quiet 12V Embedded Li-ion Battery Radio Motor

    • Operates at approximately 44 decibels or less, about the same sound level as the hum of a refrigerator
    • 3.0 Newton Meter motor for the highest lifting capacity
    • Larger roller tube sizes and standard Insolroll brackets
    • Sizes up to 168″ wide OR 168″ high
    • Compatible with 4” Fascia and 6” Valance

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


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

    • Value-priced for smaller applications
    • 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 25 3/4″
    • Smaller 1 1/2″ roller for lower visual impact at the top of the window
    • Sizes up to 96″ wide OR 96″ high
    • Compatible with 3″ Fascia, 4″ Fascia, 3″ Cassette, 4″ Cassette, 6″ Valance, and Dual SMB Brackets

Insolroll’s External Battery Motor Systems

Quiet RTS motors with external rechargeable Li-ion battery wands

Somfy external battery motor systems

  • Allows narrower shade widths
  • Quick battery replacement for hospitality applications
  • Quiet hardware to further reduce mechanical noise
  • Available with Exposed Roller, Fascia, Cassette, or 6″ Valance
  • Compatible with all Somfy RTS controls
BAT-X1 with Rechargeable Battery Wand

BAT-X1 Somfy Quiet 12V External Battery Radio Motor


BAT-R Somfy 12V External Battery Radio Motor

Insolroll offers 2 external power source options for BAT-R and BAT-X1 battery motors. Each external battery source uses a wand that can be concealed when the shade is installed. Battery wands come with mounting clips.*

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.*

Solar and Magnetic Charging

With our magnetic and solar charging options, the hassle of charging goes out the window!

The Solar Advantage

Benefits of solar panel recharging—energy efficient innovation

  • Extends battery life, with fewer recharges needed. May even eliminate the need for recharging on applications with good solar exposure
  • Ideal for difficult-to-access windows and larger applications
  • Great cost trade-off alternative to retrofit wired applications with high front-end electrical work
  • Discreet low-profile solar panel is easy to conceal and preserves the design of the window
  • Available for ALL Insolroll Battery Motors.

Application locations

  • Solar panel reduces the need for manual re-charge by solar trickle charge.
  • The sunniest windows may provide a totally GREEN solar power source.
  • For less sunny exposures such as North-facing windows, motor may require occasional supplemental charging
  • Suitable for most window types, including single pane, double pane, and energy-saving glass

The Solar Panel Kit includes

somfy solar cell panel
Solar Panel
Solar Panel Mounting Clips with screws
Mounting Clips with Screws
somfy solar kit glass mount adhesive and alcohol swab
Adhesive strips and alcohol swabs

Mounting at the window

Somfy solar panel window mount
Somfy solar panel frame mount
Somfy external rechargeable Li-ion battery pack for solar charging kit
Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack for external battery motors

Magnetic Charging

Magnetic systems come with: 8″ Magnetic Charging Port AND 33″ Rigid Magnetic Extension Cable.

8″ Magnetic Charging Port

8″ Magnetic Charging Port

  • Plugs into motor charging port OR external battery pack
  • Must be secured with cable clip or tie (included with order)
  • One required per shade for magnetic systems

33″ Rigid Magnetic Extension Cable

33″ Rigid Magnetic Extension Cable
  • Can be coiled or extended to full 33″ length
  • Easily extends the user’s reach to the 8″ magnetic charging port
  • One required per order for magnetic systems

Brackets for Battery Shades

Brackets for our battery shades are made to reduce noise and smooth operation for all available sizes

Exposed SMB Brackets

Insolroll Small Motor Bracket (SMB) System

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.

Fascia SMB brackets

Used with the following motors*

  • BAT-L2
  • BAT-L1
  • BAT-X1
  • BAT-R

*Note that BAT-L3 uses standard larger brackets

SMB Dual Shade Bracket
Quiet 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 and fascia brackets have an idler bearing for smooth operation and matching bracket covers

Exposed Starhead Brackets

Insolroll Starhead Bracket System

Insolroll offers designer-grade brackets and end caps to create a simple, unified and finished appearance.


Fascia Starhead Brackets

Used with the following motors*

  • BAT-L3
  • IQM-AC 

Top Treatment Options

For applications that call for a more finished appearance, roller and operator cover systems are usually specified. Insolroll has several systems for masking these components.



Available in 3″ and 4″, our fascia system protects fabric when it is retracted and conceals the roller for a more clean-lined appearance than the exposed roller option. Fascia creates architectural detail, and can either blend in or stand out in your design scheme. Learn more here.

Fabric-Wrapped Cassette


Available in 3″ and 4″, our cassette option both protects and conceals the fabric roller. The cassette also has an option to be fabric-wrapped. Learn more here.

Peak Valance 

Our Peak Valance is available in 4″ or 4 3/4″. It is also available painted or fabric-wrapped. Learn more here.

6″ Valance

6″ Valance

Our 6″ valance both protects and conceals the fabric roller. Like our fascia systems, this valance provides a clean-lined appearance and is ideal for dual shade applications. Learn more here.