Tubular Motor With Built-in li-battery Instruction (Model: ZM16EL)

The following is the instruction manual for ZM16EL battery tubular motor, including basic information about the blind motor, instructions for setting up the remote control, and instructions for networking the motor with the App (ZigBee, Bluetooth versions), etc.; Please feel free to check!

To begin, let’s take a brief look at the main functions, and parameters of the Smart Blind Motor.

ZM16EL Battery Tubular Motor

Li-battery, Electronic radio, Built-in receiver type

  • Built-in lithium battery
  • Super silent design
  • Power off and position memory function
  • Wireless control: RF remote, ZigBee, Bluetooth
  • Smart home connection
  • Third position limit
  • Inching/ continuation move mode

Technical Parameters

Product modelInput
Input currentRated PowerRated
Battery capacityRunning noiseMax load (use with 20mm tube)
ZM16EL- 0.3/33DC 5V2A5W33RPM0.3N.m0.7A7.4VDC/800mAh35-40dB3KG

Button Manual

Of course, in addition to the blind tubular motor, there are remote controls (optional), which have different functions for different models!

Remote Control Instruction

Then, for the statement on setting the 3 limits of the tubular motor, please note the TIPS in the picture below

Statement of Setting Limit

Operation Instructions

  • Press the “Up / open key”, the blind up.
  • Press the “Down / close key”, the blind down.
  • Press the “Stop key”, the blind stop running.
  • Long press the “Stop key”for 3 seconds, the blind automatically runs to third position (Only work when the third position limit is set).

Okay, let’s get into the instructions for the charging power supply and NOTICE for battery blind motors.

Charging Power Supply Instructions

⚠ LOW BATTERY: The motor will raise an alarm with a voice “Di” to warm low battery.
PIease charge the device then avoid over-discharge to damage motor or abnormal operation.
Full charge the device for 3 hours before first use.
Please charge the device for at least 3 hours every 3 months to prolong the battery life.


    After a general understanding of ZM16EL blind motors, you should be eager to know how to control them, right? Here’s how to control the tubular motor by remote control.

    Remote Control and Network Setting Manual

    These operations only work for the remote control within the effective control distance, and the motor is in the power-on state, otherwise it doesn’t work.

    Up limit setting

    Down limit setting

    Third position limit setting

    You can delete the limit at any position

    Delete up limit

    Delete down limit

    Delete third position limit

    The limit back to factory mode (Delete all the limits)

    The following functions can be set as personal needs.

    Change the remote control direction

    When the control direction is opposite, the remote control can be used to switch the direction, and you can repeat the operation to switch.

    Inching or continuation move action

    When the inching action is needed, perform the following operations. (Repeat this operation can switch back to the continuation move mode.)

    Lock or open the remote channel

    If you need to hide the extra channels, you can perform the following operations. (Repeat the operation to unlock channel.)

    Lock the channel: Do this operation when you have chosen the channel which you want to lock.
    Open the channel: Do this operation whatever any channel.
    (Repeat this operation for lock or open the channel.)

    Delete the remote current channel from the motor

    Delete current remote from the motor

    To cancel the connection between the motor and current remote all channels.

    Delete all remote control from the motor

    Yea~ Knowing how the remote control works, it’s even easier to control the blind motor with a mobile phone App, 2 versions of APP networking have been arranged, so read on!

    ZM16EL Battery Tubular Motor Video

    What is the ZM16EL Battery Tubular Motor? This video gives you a clear picture of its features, control methods, charging methods and more.

    App User Manual (ZigBee/ Bluetooth version motor)

    Scan the QR code as below, or search “Smart life” in any App store, to download the App. Then please add the ZigBee or Bluetooth gateway into App first.

    This operation can also be performed when the gateway cannot find the device or the network needs to be reconfigured.

    Method 1: In the case of power on, please press the motor ‘Set key’ 3 times in 5 seconds. The motor will make a sound “Di”, waiting to connect with the App.
    Method 2: Or pressing the remote control ‘Set key’ 6 times, the screen shows 6, then continue to press the ‘Stop key’ once time quickly in less than 5 seconds. The motor will make a sound “Di”, waiting to connect with the App.

    If the configuration fails, please reconnect once.
    (The premise of using method 2 is that the remote control has been connected to the motor.)

    ⚠ Please follow these steps to configure the motor.

    1. Please make sure that the ZigBee or Bluetooth gateway is connected to the App, and then enter the homepage to choose the gateway which you want to connect.
    2. Under the ZigBee page, “Add subdevice”.

    3. The App will now search for the device and register to your account. Choose the curtain motor to connect, then reset the Device Name.

    4. Back to the ZigBee page, choose the motor which you just added.

    5. Enter the motor control page, now you can control the motor by App as well. Enter the motor setting page, can set the motor limit, timing control, change the motor direction, and so on.
    6. On the motor control page, click “∠” in the upper right corner to enter the motor technical parameter setting page, you can check the device information, change the name, and so on.

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