We recommend ordering batteries with your shade so you have everything you need to install your shades. Ordering batteries with the shade assures the correct quantity and type of battery so that you can install, test, and operate your shades efficiently.   

If you choose to buy your batteries separately, remember that you need EIGHT (8) AA LITHIUM batteries per battery case for best performance. 

Battery case (open) with eight AA lithium batteries correctly installed

Diagram of battery case and mounting hardware

Why lithium? Why not alkaline?

A few reasons:

  1. Lithium batteries have a longer operational lifetime compared to alkaline, so you won’t have to change them as often.
  2. The window where the shades and batteries are installed experience significant temperature fluctuations, and lithium batteries perform better across the expected temperature range.
  3. Lithium batteries are far less prone to leaking versus alkaline, which minimizes the risk of shade or window damage.

Note: Consult a local battery recycling center for disposing of discharged batteries.