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Comparison Between the Somfy RS100 IO and the Somfy Oximo IO

If you are in search of motors and are torn between the Somfy RS100 IO and Somfy Oximo, this article is for you. 

It provides a guide on the differences and similarities between the Somfy RS100 IO and Somfy Oximo.

The Somfy RS100 IO is a newer model in the Somfy IO motor line and is referred to as the ‘first intelligent plug & play roller shutter motor’.  

Similarities between the Somfy RS100 IO Motor and Somfy Oximo IO Motor

The Somfy RS100 and Somfy Oximo IO have a number of similarities. The major being, they are both used for roller shutters. 

Here are more similarities:

Frost protection function 

This function detects frost when the roller shutters are being closed. This function automatically shuts off the motor. This prevents damage resulting from frozen roller shutters. 

Obstacle detection function 

This function keeps the roller shutters safe. The motor shuts down when it encounters an obstacle while moving up and down thus preventing damage.

Controlled by the same remote 

The Somfy RS100 IO and Somfy Oximo IO are controlled by the same remote. There is no need to buy two remote controls.

Key Differences: Somfy RS100 IO Motor vs Somfy Oximo IO Motor

At A Glance

Somfy RS100 IOSomfy Oximo IO
Usage Torque of 10Nm. Suitable for small rollers and shutters Torque of 10Nm.  Suitable for large rollers and shutters 
Noise ReductionVery quietLoud compared to the Somfy RS100 IO
Product LifespanLonger lifespan because of the Soft Start and Soft Stop featureLimited lifespan. Lacks the Soft Start and Soft Stop feature 
PricingCostlier than Somfy Oximo IO Cheaper than the Somfy RS100 IO
Customisation Has customisation optionsNo customisation options


The Somfy RS100 IO and Somfy Oximo IO have the same amount of torque, at 10 nm. However, the Somfy RS100 IO is much shorter.

Somfy RS100 IO  Somfy Oximo IO
The Somfy RS100 is shorter, making it suitable for small roller shutters.It also has a limited range, with a maximum torque of 20nm. Compatible with blinds and roller shutters with a torque of 6nm, 10nm, 15nm and 20 nm.The Oximo IO is compatible with large roller shutters. Offers a wider range for blinds and roller shutters whose torque is 20nm and above. 

While the Oximo IO motor is larger than the Somfy Oximo IO, they can be used together. 

For instance, for larger shutters, you use the Somfy Oximo IO and for the smaller shutters, you use the Somfy RS100. 

You can use the same IO remote controls to control the motors. There’s no need to use different remotes. 

However, when you use the wall version, the Smoove RS100 motor, you will no longer have the use of the slow speed on the Oximo IO.

Noise Reduction 

The Somfy RS100 is very quiet. It has low running noise and is suitable for use everywhere. The roller shutters aren’t loud as they move up and down.

The noise reduction function is available on the remote. You reduce the noise via a flick of the switch on the Smoove Somfy RS100 remote control. 

The motor will run at half the speed, reducing the noise, even further, giving you greater comfort.  


Somfy RS100 IOSomfy Oximo IO
Starting price, £235.Starting price, £169.95.

The Somfy RS100 IO is costlier than the Somfy Oximo IO. 

The Somfy RS100 IO retail price starts at £235 while the Somfy Oximo IO retails for between £169.95 and £219.95

Long Product Lifespan  

The Soft Stop and Soft Start functions in the Somfy RS100 IO increase the motor’s lifespan. 

The motor increases speed gradually to full speed and then reduces it when it’s almost at the end. This helps to increase the motor’s lifespan.

This function also protects the shutter by starting and stopping gradually. 


The Somfy RS100 offers a lot of customisation options through the IO setting tool. 

Through the settings tool, you can customise functions such as the speed of the motor and the range of the soft start and soft stop. 

To customise the motor:

  1. Connect the dongle to the PC. 
  2. Make a connection to the motor.
  3. Access the settings tool.
  4. Customise the features of the motor.

Choosing Between the Somfy RS100 IO and the Somfy Oximo IO

The choice of the motor to install is dependent on the size of the shutters and rollers. 

If you have smaller rollers and shutters, you are better off buying the Somfy RS100 IO motor. Follow this guide to decide on the right motor for you.

For any questions or further information, please visit Tromm.com or send an email to info@tromm.com.

How To Check Your Somfy Motor When the Reset Sequence Doesn’t Work

There are instances when you need to reset your Somfy Motor

There are different ways of resetting your Somfy Motor; with the 3-8-3 sequence being the most common reset sequence method. 

The 3-8-3 reset sequence resets specific motors. It’s important to know your model type in order to use the right sequence. 

The 3-8-3 sequence works with motors with an integrated receiver and power mains voltage. Other than 10V or 240V models.

The 3-8-3 sequence may fail to work due to a couple of problems such as the motor is in the factory setting, lack of power, or the motor is defective. 

4 Common Issues That Lead to Reset Failure

Below are the four common issues that may prevent the reset sequence from working and how to fix them.   

1. The Motor Is in Factory Settings

This is the most common issue that prevents a reset. 

When you buy the Somfy Motor, you may want to test it. When you attempt to reset it, nothing happens. 

Coming straight from the manufacturer, all Somfy Motors are usually in factory settings. They can’t be reset. 

How to Test Whether Your Motor Is in Factory Settings

Step 1

  • Press the up and down button simultaneously. 

Step 2

  • The motor will jog once (it moves up and down). 
  • This means the motor is in the right settings and you can’t reset it. You can now program the motor. 

2. There’s No Power

As with all electronics, the Somfy Motor needs power to run. When there’s no power running through the motor, the reset sequence will not work. 

It is easy to check whether there’s power running through the motor if you have more than one blind or shutter.

How to Test If There’s Power 

Step 1

Check the power source connection to check if all blinds or shutters are working. 

Step 2

Do a reset. 

Step 3

If one blind or shutter isn’t working and you try to do a reset and the others are working, it could be a power issue. 

3. You are Using an External Module

The external receiver units are reset in a different way. It’s not a reset where the motor’s limits will be restored to factory settings. 

This is because the limits of this type of motor are built into the motor itself.  

This reset results in the link between the motor and the remote control being terminated.

For the external module, you are removing the link between the remote control and the motor. 

The limits of the motor are set on the motor itself. You can use the receiver module but this isn’t common.

An actual reset of the module removes control from the memory of the motor.

How to Use an External Module 

Step 1

  • Press the program button on the remote.
  • LED lights will flash.

Step 2

  • Turn the remote over.
  • Press the program button once.
  • LED flashes quicker. 

Step 3

  • LED light disappears.
  • The Somfy Motor has been reset. 

4. The Motor Is Defective

The last problem could be that the motor is defective and needs replacement.

Run the above tests before you conclude that your Somfy Motor is defective. 

How to Reset Transformer Based Motors

Other motors used for blinds and shutters are 12V and have a transformer as a power supply. 

The Reset Procedure

Step 1

To reset this motor press and hold the program button for 10 seconds. 

Step 2

The motor will jog three times. 

This means the motor is now reset.

Find the Perfect Somfy Solution for Your Needs 

There is a wide range of motors and electric blinds available. 

The reset procedure is designed to be easy to complete. Thus saving you time dealing with technicians or customer service.

Determine your motor and use the correct procedure to reset your device to the factory settings and get back to using your Somfy Solutions. If you have any questions or are still unsure about how to solve your Somfy Motor troubles, send in an email to info@tromm.com.