How to hang your Elektra
This tutorial will explain how to install your Elektra curtain rod.
First, be sure you have the following:
- Phillips screwdriver
- Cordless drill
- Bubble level
- Stud finder
It is CRITICAL that you hang this level. Otherwise, it may not function as intended.
Note: Before getting started, be sure that your curtain rods are the correct size for your window.
Note: Be sure a power outlet is nearby
Note: Place your curtains on the rods to make sure they are wide enough
This is what your rod will look like when complete.
- The center mount will be mounted in the middle of the window.
- The end mounts will be mounted next to each motor housing.
- The rods will be level.
STEP 1 - Attach the center mount
Remove the center mount from the packaging.
It will have a pin protector placed on it to protect the pins from damage during shipping. Be sure the pins are perfectly straight and not damaged. If they are bent, try to straighten them out if possible. If not, please contact us.
Using a phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws located on top.
Set the pin protector aside when done.
Using a tape measure, find and mark the very center of your window, just above the opening.
We need to find the best height to attach the mount to. If your curtains do not extend to the floor, any height will work. The best location is to place the mount just above the window opening.
If your curtains do extend to the floor (Typically 84" curtains), we need to be sure you do not mount the rod too low. Otherwise, the curtains will drag on the floor.
To find the best height, follow these instructions:
Place one set of curtains onto the rod.
Now attach the center wall mount to the rod.
Place the rod and center mount against the wall. Mark the best height.
Unattach the rod from the wall mount.
Place the wall mount on the correct position on the wall so that it is centered with the window and at the correct height.
Using a pencil, draw a line across the top and sides of the mount.
Be sure your pencil lines are placed on top and the sides like the red lines below.
You should have lines drawn on your wall like this:
Find the pin protector that was originally attached to the mount. Place the slits of the pin protector over the lines on the wall. Mark the hole onto the wall.
NOTE: Use s stud finder to check a location for a stud. If no stud is available, use the included drywall anchor.
Using the position of the hole, place a screw into the wall.
Do not put the screw completely into the wall. Leave a small space (about 1/4 inch) in order to slide the wall mount onto the screw.
Slide the screw into the large hole, then push the wall mount down so the screw rests in the smaller top hole.
STEP 2 - Attach right wall mount
We will now attach the right side wall mount to the wall and attach the right curtain rod to it.
First, find the right side wall mount. It has an "R" indented into it.
The bottom screw will be used to level the rod once it is attached to the wall. Be sure the screw is placed directly in the center.
Next, take the wall mount and place it on the rod, close to the motor housing. Leave about 1/4 inch of space.
Next, place the rod and wall mount against the wall, and attach the rod to the center mount. The connector on the rod should easily slide onto the green 4-pin connector.
DO NOT force it, be sure connectors are aligned and it will easily go.
This may be tricky and require 2 people.
Place a level on the top of the rod and level the rod as best you can.
Using a pencil, place a mark into the top screw hole of the wall mount. This will be the location to place your screw.
Be sure everything is as level as possible.
Take the rod off the wall, and drill a screw into the location of your mark.
Do not go too deep and leave room for the wall mount to slide onto it.
NOTE: If a stud is not available, use a wall anchor.
Hang the wall mount
Once attached, be sure the rod is level using your bubble level. If it is not, use the screwdriver to adjust the screw in order to level the rod.
Place the curtain onto the rod. Be sure to SKIP the first grommet, so that it may be placed over the motor.
Slide the white carriage in between the grommets nearest the middle mount.
Attach the rod with the curtain to the wall mounts.
Plug the power adapter into the wall and connect it to the bottom of the buttons.
Attach the USB cable from the buttons to the bottom of the right motor housing
Cover the motor housing with the last grommet.
Place a square end cap onto the end of the rod.
Locate the buttons. There is a piece of sticky foam on the back. Remove the tape on top of the foam and stick the buttons to the wall wherever is easiest to access them and where they will not be seen.
Repeat everything on the other side.
Now it's time to connect the rod to your phone and set it up.