EXAVIA STAR, our opinion on the Somfy motorization

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Do you need an efficient and attractive gate motor? THE Exavia Star kit of the Somfy brand is a reference in this field. Consult our opinion on the installation, the elements supplied and its use in general.

somfy exacia star motorization kit with flashing light, photocells, remote control, control box and motorization
  • Cylinder motorization with endless screw
  • Swing gate up to 2.5m and 250 kg per leaf
  • Opens in 16 seconds
  • 90° opening angle
  • 2 remote controls provided

Presentation of the Somfy brand and reviews

Consult directly our opinion on Somfy gate motors.

Detailed product description

The composition of the whole

In this kit, you will receive the essentials to automate your gate. The kit is composed of:

  • 2 cylinder motors
  • 1 electronic control box
  • 1 LED flashing light
  • 2 photoelectric cells
  • 1 odds calculation disk
  • 1 complete instruction

You will note that cables and hardware are not provided. You will need to choose fixings adapted to your pillars and cables of the right length for your installation.

Installation of Exavia star engines

Exavia star motor and box installed on a semi-openwork swing gate

Thanks to the dimension calculation disk, it is very easy to know where and how to position the motor mounting brackets according to the dimension between the gate and the pillar. The rest of the installation simply consists of attaching each element to the pillar and electrically connecting the elements together.

Dimension disc to choose the location and position of the automation fixing lugs

To sum up, installation is quick and easy. Regarding programming you will have almost nothing to do. The remote controls are already programmed. One day to install everything is sufficient.

The characteristics of this engine

To begin with, the portal opens quickly, in 16 seconds and in complete safety. Property and people will be protected thanks to photocells. The flashing light will alert road users if your gate faces directly onto the road.

This automation is intended for domestic application for swing gates 2.5 m wide and 250 kg.

We also appreciate the aesthetics of this engine which remains modern and very discreet. It is suitable for all types of gates.

Compatible accessories

You have the possibility to add the module TaHoma from Somfy to control your gate with your smartphone.

It is also compatible with solar power 2400961 so that you can use your gate even during a power outage.

Our opinion on the Exavia motorization from Somfy

The Somfy brand is a sign of quality and this is reflected in this engine. It is very simple to install and configure. The only criticism we can make is that it is slightly noisy.

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