The Aqara Smart Curtain Driver E1 is a battery-powered device that’s quick and easy to mount on your existing curtain track, even without tools. Once mounted, the driver physically pulls your curtains – giving you smart and automated curtain control.
With its multiple compatibility options into your smart home, the Aqara Curtain Driver E1 is capable of seamlessly integrating into your smart home.
- An Aqara Hub is required for smart home integrations.
Smart Curtains. Now Part Of Your Smart Home.
Full Integration. Countless Possibilties.
No more changing apps for every different part of your smart home. The Aqara Curtain Driver E1 allows you to have your curtains as one part of a unified smart home – that includes lighting, sensors, locks, and appliance control.
With the countless powerful automation possibilities, it’s also possible to have your curtains react to a press of a wireless switch or wall switch, or even to open when you unlock your smart door lock. Leaving home? You can close your curtains with a geolocation automation, which triggers when every member of your smart home leaves home.
Besides its native app, the Aqara Curtain Driver E1 is compatible with a wide range of smart home platforms, including Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google Home, and the upcoming Matter protocol. This means you can now control your curtains with voice commands.
Not Just Smart – It Just Makes Sense
The Aqara Curtain Driver E1 isn’t just about apps and connectivity – it boasts a well-built design combined with things that just make sense.
Up to 1-year Battery Life Between Charges – with its huge 6000 m\Ah rechargeable battery, you can use it for up to a year before needed to charge it through its USB-C port.
Built-in Light Sensor – The built-in light sensor allows the curtain driver to be controlled based on brightness, which saves energy on cooling and keeps your home comfortable automatically.
Compact Yet Powerful Body – with its powerful motor, the curtain driver can support a record-breaking 12 kilograms.
Synchronized Pairs – For centre-open curtains, you’ll need two drivers. It’s possible to synchronize two drivers into one unit for synchronized control of a single window.
Wide Curtain Compatibility
The Aqara Curtain Driver E1 comes in two versions.
- Track version – supports U-rails and I-rails
- Rod version – U-rails and I-rails, plus additional accessories to make it work with curtains on rods.
- U-rail gliders without wheels are not supported.
- Extendable / telescopic rods are not supported.
- See instructions for more installation requirements of each track.
Dimensions: 140.5 x 96 x 44 mm
Wireless Protocol: Zigbee 3.0 IEEE 802.15.4
Moving speed: 12 cm/s
Battery type: Lithium battery (not replaceable)
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the maximum bearing capacity for the curtain driver?
The maximum bearing capacity is 12 kg with U-rails and rods, and about 8 kg with I-rails. The actual bearing capacity will be affected by factors such as wear of curtain rings, aging of rails and dirtiness.
How long is the battery life?
In an example where the length of the track/rod is 1.5m, the weight of the curtain is 12kg, and the device is scheduled to open and close the curtain once a day, the curtain driver can run for around 9 – 10 months.
Note that the battery life can be influenced by other factors, such as the friction between the curtain and the track.
Can you tug-to-open or close?
Yes, this feature is supported. Simply do a quick tug of the curtain, and the driver responds by automatically opening or closing the full length of the curtain.
How does this work for centre open curtains?
You will need 2 drivers.
How does this product differ from the Aqara Smart Curtain Control?
This product is mostly meant for retrofit applications – that is, that they are meant to be conveniently installed into existing, non-smart tracks.
The Aqara Smart Curtain Control, on the other hand, is a fully integrated motor + track system that is built as a smart motorized control from the ground up. It has several benefits over the Curtain Driver E1:
- Faster opening and closing speeds
- Consistent and reliable performance
- Silent operation
- Plugged-in power that doesn’t require recharging or risk battery degradation (but requires power socket)
- Only requires 1 motor + track for centre-open curtains (the Curtain Driver E1 requires two drivers)
- 50 kg weight limit and 6 metre track length limit. The Curtain Driver E1 has a 12 kg limit and no track limit, although battery life will shorten considerably for longer tracks.
Generally, clients who are installing new curtains and tracks into their new projects will enjoy much better performance by choosing the Aqara Smart Curtain Control. Clients who already have existing curtains will benefit from the Aqara Curtain Driver E1.