[DIY] Add Z-wave to an old Velux

I own a couple of Velux WUX 101 that I needed to automate. This article explains how I removed the Velux remote control to replace it by a Z-wave compatible solution.

I reused the original power supply box and replaced the electronic board. On this new board, I wired a Qubino Flush Shutter DC and a few components for the power regulation:

  • a rectifier bridge
  • a 2200µF 35V capacitor (the same that is on the original board)

Here is the schematic:

Schematic

Here are the steps:

Box before modification

Box opened

Inner box opened

Original electronic board

Replacement board shape

Replacement board populated

Replacement board with Qubino

Replacement board in place

Inner box closed

Final result