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Add-A-Motor Drapery Motor for Existing Drapery

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Install Drapery Control In Minutes!

Add-A-Motor’s Automatic Drapery Opener (ADO) provides an economical way to open and close your draperies and vertical blinds.

Installation of this electric curtain opener takes about 15 minutes! The Add-A-Motor 80 drapery motor attaches to the loop end of your window covering cord or chain without modification. The motor has a loop-end system for cord or ballchain; no need to cut or replace drapery cords.This electric curtain opener can traverse drapery or vertical blinds up to 12’ wide (center opening) and 10’ wide one-way opening. Stop positions for the Add-A-Motor 80 drapery motor are independently adjustable: all the way open, all the way closed, and all in between.

  • Affordable and easy to install.
  • Quiet motor.
  • Automatic stops at full open and closed positions. Can also stop at any intermediate position.
  • In event of a power failure, motor can be disengaged to permit manual operation of the drapery
  • Ideal for home theater curtains, living room drapery, dining rooms, bedrooms, dens, over patio doors, church baptisteries, convention booth curtains, hotels, much more.
  • AC-DC adapter with 6 foot cord is included.

Timer Control Option

Plug the Add-A-Motor 80 drapery motor into a basic lamp timer switch. Your window covering then automatically open and close on a schedule.  This electric curtain opener gives an "at-home" look that can enhance your home security; this also adds convenience, and automatic operation eliminates the daily chore of manually opening and closing the window covering. The timer is optional, and is available at most hardware and retail stores.

Note: Remote not included. This motor is for indoor use only. Other use will invalidate manufacturer’s warranty. If you need a motor for your chicken coop door, please use Add-A-Motor part D20 (Home Controls Part AD20).

Convenience, Security & Energy Savings

Add a motor to your present drapery or vertical blinds without modification. Since 1996, this has been one of our best selling items.

  • One-way opening track:
    • With wheel carriers: Maximum opening 10 feet.
    • With sliding carriers: Maximum opening 8 feet.
  • Center-opening track:
    • With wheel carriers: Maximum opening 12 feet.
    • With sliding carriers: Maximum opening 10 feet.
  • Maximum fabric weight: 35 pounds.

Note: Not approved for lifting and lowering a shade. Not approved for curved or decorative drapery track.

Ratings & Reviews

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I would buy this product again.

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I love this product especially when I am away.

Great product

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To open and close the drapes.

Peace Of Mind


Love this motor! Keeps my drapes shut when I'm asleep or away and I have peace of mind knowing no unwanted visitors can see in my home after hours.

Great for handicap!


Great of the disabled or elderly. My Grandfather has MS and it has gotten to the point where he unable to open the blinds in the morning. I used two motors with remotes so he could open it partly to let sunlight in all the way to allow him to see the bird feeders. These motors have helped him feel self-reliant again.

Easy Install


I was going to have back surgery this year so I prepped my home to automated as much as I could to prepare for my 8-14 month recovery. I installed these motors on about 9 of my 14 windows.
<br>They were pretty easy to install myself and I hooked them up to my home automation system. Now I can open and close my drapes and shades by speaking to my home automation or simply getting on the app.
<br>I was worried about the install as other than changing a light bulb I'm not the most handy person. But with a screw gun and about 20 minutes I installed the first motor. All the others were installed within 10 minutes after I figured it all out. It very simple now that I understand it. The directions helped a lot. Thanks!