Roll-A-Way Shutter Operations

Piper Dunes Condominium Association 5/10/2006

It is recommended that you lower the shutters while you are not in residence. Under the provisions of Rule 8 of the Association, if you have not lowered the shutters and there is resulting water intrusion, then you will be held responsible for any damage to not only your own, but to any other condo damaged as a result of your failure to lower your shutters.

Our shutters are not like electric garage doors. If they meet resistance or something is in their path, they will continue to attempt to close (vs. electric garage doors that will reverse if encounter resistance or something crosses the eye beam). The shutters may be damaged if they are not stopped immediately. Once the shutters are started to be closed, it’s important that they be closed completely. Otherwise, the shutter will not correctly unroll. If you desire to have the shutters partly open, unroll fully, and then raise to the desired level. Then, complete opening the shutters until they stop automatically. Never lower the shutters, again, after partially opening them before fully raising them.

It is also recommended that you operate each shutter periodically. We were recommended bi-weekly to help lubricate the tracks and to discourage insects making a home in the tracks. You may also use silicone spray periodically to lubricate the shutter tracks.

Roll-A-Way did suggest washing the shutters periodically. If you’re like me, it’s impossible to wash the insides of the shutters. When I posed this question, the representative suggested I lower the shutters during a rain shower, then raise them partially until the holes between slats are exposed so the rain can enter the insides of the shutters. I have not tried this personally.

Switch plates. For each shutter there is a switch plate. The switch to open or close the shutters is on top and well marked. However, it is recommended that the switch be kept at the neutral position (not up nor down) when not being operated (there is a neutral spot on the rocker switch). The middle switch is for the power source. Left is for normal electrical use and the right for battery use. See the instruction book with the battery pack. The bottom covered hole is for the battery cable connection

Batteries & Service. Each condo should have a battery backup pack in case of a power failure. Please read the instructions and keep the power pack charged at all times. We recommend you periodically use the back up battery to assure proper operation. Should you have a question regarding the operation of the shutters, the power pack, or any needed repairs, please call
Mr. Bob Bailey, at 888/765-2929.

It is hoped you will keep these instructions handy and instruct your friends and family in the proper operation of your shutters to prevent unnecessary damage and a service requirement. A lift, if necessary for service, will be very expensive for you.
Electric Shutters Backup Power Pack Operation (TORO System Only) V8-30-2006

    Battery operation of the shutters in case of an electrical outage:

  • Unplug the power pack from the charger.
  • Slide open the covers on both ends before turning on the power.
  • Turn “ON” the Main Power Switch (single switch on back)
  • Remove the shutter cord from inside the end cover.
  • Plug the shutter cord (male 3 prongs) into the AC output socket on

    the side of the Power Pack

  • Remove the slide protector from the wall receptacle
  • Move rocker switch to “TORO”
  • Plug the other end of the shutter cord (female IEC) into the shutter

    wall receptacle.

  • Now, operate the shutters as normal.
    Use of the Light:

  • Unplug the power pack from the charger.
  • Slide open the covers on both ends before turning on the power.
  • Turn “ON” the Main Power Switch (single switch on back)
    • Switch UP: Light is “ON”
    • Switch MIDDLE: Light is “OFF”
    • Switch DOWN: Light is “FLASHING”
    Charging the battery:

  • Assure the MAIN power switch is “OFF”
  • Insert the 12V input charging plug of the AC Power Charger into the

    12V input port of the battery

  • Plug the other end of the AC Power Charger cord into an AC wall outlet.
  • When not in use, keep the battery plugged in and charging at all times.
    Checking the battery condition

  • Turn “ON” the AC Power Output Switch
  • When the “BATTERY LIGHT (Green) is “ON”, the battery is fully charged

    and ready for use.

  • When the “BATTERY LIGHT (Green) is “OFF”, it means the Main Power

    or the AC Power Switch is not switched “ON”. Or the battery has no power.

    Recharge the battery.

  • When the LOW BATTERY LIGHT (Green) is “FLASHING”, it means the

    battery is low and needs to be recharged. When the light is not flashing, the

    battery is fully charged.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that the battery be used periodically each year by actually operating a couple of shutters each time with the battery.