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Azimuth and offsets

Setting described on this page are required for proper functionality of Smart Rule "Blinds adjustment according to sun"

Open service settings of a blind or slide, and find section SUN ORIENTATION.

Attribute

Default values

Usage

Offsets

0º, 0º, 0º, 0º

Smart Rule Blinds adjustment according to sun

Azimuth of the window

180º

Smart Rule Blinds adjustment according to sun

Window height

2m

Smart Rule Blinds adjustment according to sun, Set Level of Blinds enabled, Mode "Depth of sun ray"

Distance from floor to window

1m

Smart Rule Blinds adjustment according to sun, Set Level of Blinds enabled, Mode "Depth of sun ray"

Azimuth

To detect azimuth orientation of the window, stand inside the room with smart phone facing out of window. Number of degrees (North = 0º) is the azimuth.

iOS: pre-installed compass app, plus PV Optiimzer & Solar compass (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pv-optimizer-solar-compass/id971828374) Android: SunMoonTracker (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PYOPYO.SunMoonTracker&hl=en_US)

It is recommended to use either physical compass, or app with possibility to adjust orientation based on sun position, because of strong magnetic interference inside buildings. Error of build-in smart phone compass can be up to +-90º

Smart Rule Blinds adjustment according to sun is only active when azimuth of the sun is +-90 degrees from azimuth of the window. If this condition, or other conditions specified in the Smart Rule are not met, another Smart Rule with lower priority takes control of the blind/slide position.

Azimuth / Elevation Offsets

Offsets should be used when there are obstructions in direction of sun light when it reaches the window.

Left / right azimuth offsets

Top / Bottom elevation offsets