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Hunter Douglas Rechargeable Battery Wand for Automated Shades: What It Is and How It Works

Are you tired of constantly replacing the batteries in your motorized blinds and shades? 


Hunter Douglas, a leader in creating bespoke window treatments, has recently released the Rechargeable Battery Wand for PowerView® automated shades.


If you're thinking about getting motorized blinds, then it's worth learning more about the rechargeable battery wand.


The new Rechargeable Battery Wand gets hidden behind the headrail of your blinds. You won't see the power source — no unsightly cords and cables. But it's easy to remove and recharge. And don't worry, you won't have to charge it very frequently. Depending on how often you open and close your blinds, the charge should last from 6-12 months. After charging the wand, it's easy to place it back in the headrail of your blinds.


According to Hunter Douglas, "The battery charge lasts up to one year, depending on shade use. When it needs to be recharged, homeowners get a notification via email or from the PowerView App indicating which shades have low batteries."



Hunter Douglas rechargeable battery wand on desk
Hunter Douglas Rechargeable Battery Wand


Stay Connected and In Control


When it’s time to recharge, the PowerView App ensures that you’re always in the know.


The battery charge can last for up to a year. When it needs to be recharged, you’ll be notified either through email or the PowerView App. There is a Dual Charging Station which is a charging solution that makes it easy to keep fully charged spare Battery Wands on hand. 


To replace a low battery, simply unsnap it from the magnetic mount behind the shade, snap in a fully charged spare, and place the removed Rechargeable Battery Wand into the Dual Charging Station so that it's ready for the next time. 


Alternatively, the Rechargeable Battery Wand can be charged in place while still mounted to the shade using the optional single charger. Both options fully charge the battery wand in under three hours.


Prioritizing Safety and Durability


Safety is important to Hunter Douglas; thus, the Rechargeable Battery Wand is UL-listed and boasts the broadest operating temperature range available for rechargeable window covering solutions. Additionally, a safety shutoff feature ensures that in the rare event the battery gets too hot it will turn off automatically.


Hunter Douglas's Rechargeable Battery Wand is compatible with most shade styles and can even be retrofitted to existing automated window treatments. It's a testament to the brand's commitment to innovation and design excellence.


Common Questions About the Hunter Douglas Rechargeable Battery Wand


How long does it take to charge a Hunter Douglas battery wand?


It takes 2-3 hours to recharge a Hunter Douglas battery wand from a fully depleted state. The type of charger you use will affect the time it takes to fully charge the battery wand. If you use the Dual Charging Station, you can charge two batteries at the same time.


How long do batteries last in Hunter Douglas blinds?


In most cases, Hunter Douglas batteries will stay charged for up to 1 year, depending on the shade size and usage. If you're using the Hunter Douglas battery wand it comes with a 5-year warranty. All Hunter Douglas motorization components are covered for 5 years from the date of purchase.


If you're using an AA battery wand, you'll want to replace the disposable batteries every year.


When using the standard AA battery wand Hunter Douglas recommends "alkaline batteries for all products with the exception of Duette® and Applause® honeycomb shades with SkyLift™, for which we recommend Lithium batteries."



What kind of battery does Hunter Douglas motorized blinds take?


According to Hunter Douglas, "most Duette and Applause products will take either eight or 12 AA alkaline batteries, depending on order specifics."


If you have blinds with SkyLift, you will need either 12 or 16 AA lithium batteries, depending on the blinds.


How do you change the battery in a Hunter Douglas shade?


If you buy blinds in Vancouver from Fresh Design Blinds, our installation team will show you how to operate your motorized blinds. This includes showing you how to use the rechargeable wand and how to change the battery.


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