Before signing for and accepting the shipment from the carrier, inspect the crate(s) for any visible damage.

If damage to any of the panel(s) is found, the shipping documents should be so noted and the driver’s signature obtained as a witness. You should inform us immediately of any damaged panels. Photographs or video should be sent within 24 hours. A freight claim should be filed to the carrier as early as possible.

The customer is responsible for unloading the crate/skid from the truck.
When lifting the crate the forks must be in a central position and the crate must be fully supported. Do not attempt to lift the crate unless it is evenly supported.
When the shipping or receiving location does not have a loading dock, manual loading or unloading is necessary.

Lift-gate service is not always available depending on the crate size. You must let us know in advance if you require a lift-gate delivery.


Ensure the crate is on a level surface. Before removing the lid unscrew the screws that are holding the lid down. Be careful to lift the lid off the crate level on all corners. Remove straps holding panels on. Remove the panels carefully, one at a time, using the appropriate lifting methods.

Warning: Loose cables from PriWatt glass panels are not to be used for lifting, moving or positioning the glass panels. Ensure not to snag cables whilst lifting.


  1. Inspect each piece of PriWatt Glass immediately prior to start of installation.
  2. Do not install items which are improperly sized, have damaged edges, or are scratched, abraded, or deficient in any other manner.
  3. Do not remove labels where provided by manufacture until so directed by Architect, client or site manager.
  4. If the installer has any questions or concerns please immediately contact your smart glass technical specialist.


Smart glass panels can be butt glazed. Long edges will be polished giving an even vertical finish. Panel thickness will vary depending on several conditions including the height and span of the glazed area. We will advise minimum glass thickness for manufacturing considerations but it is for the client to ensure that glass thickness is suitable for purpose and complies with all local building codes.


  • As standard, the power supply cable for the panel is at the top centre of the panel, therefore a hole must be drilled through the head of the frame to allow for cable routing. The hole must be completely deburred and a bushing or grommet fitted to prevent cable damage.
  • Setting blocks used should be of standard width and thickness of all glass panels, as per glass and glazing federation guidelines.
  • For applications with more than one single glazed panel per frame, panels can be jointed using a selection of dry joint profiles or silicon. Only use non-acetic sealants, (DOWSIL 737 Neutral Cure Sealant Clear/Black/White), supplied by manufacture.


  • Wet Glazing: Never use putty or glazing compound to glaze PriWatt Glass. Edges of PriWatt glass panel are to be protected using Flowstrip edge tape. Only use non-acetic sealants, (DOWSIL 737 Neutral Cure Sealant Clear/Black/White), supplied by manufacture.
  • Butt-Joint Glazing: PriWatt glass panels can be butt-joint glazed in interior applications (Long edges polished recommended). The joint can be silicone (only use silicone supplied by Smart Glass Group) or dry joint as required.
  • Exterior Applications: Insulated Glass Units made with PriWatt glass can be installed as per normal glazing with the exception of accommodating the unit wiring. The PriWatt glass panel must be fitted as the interior panel. Smartglass is suitable for glazing to steel, timber, aluminium and UPVC framing systems.



  • Smart Glass Technologies only recommends DOWSIL 737 Neutral Cure Sealant Clear/Black/White as the sealant for use in butt-joint glazed PriWatt glass panel systems. Use of any other type of silicone sealant will void the warranty.
  • Structural Silicone Glazing: Insulated glass units manufactured with PriWatt glass should not be structurally silicone glazed unless agreed in advance & in writing by the PriWatt glass manufacturer.


  • Frame edge clearance and face clearances may be used, except the edge bite must be 7/16 inch minimum and framing must include a hole of sufficient diameter to pass wires through. To maintain a proper seal against the infiltration of water and air adequate bite and sealing is required.
  • Inadequate clearance for the edges can cause damage due to glass-to-metal contact. Minimum edge clearances should allow for a tolerance of 1/16 inch. This should only be increased if the surrounding materials tolerances are difficult or impossible to control.


Doors and windows can be glazed with PriWatt Glass. The requirement to get the power cable from the glass to the frame of the opening mean that adapted pivots, hinges or connectors must be used. The use of patch fittings is also possible subject to discussion with the smart glass technical specialist. Cable connectors will be used to protect wires traveling between the door and frame where the wiring is then connected to the  transformer/power conditioner. Please ask us for further details if required.


There are several options for using PriWatt glass in doors including top and bottom rails and conventional patch fittings. Please contact us for further information.

Door handle detail
Back to Back pull handles are used as standard on PriWatt doors. Ensure the pull handles you are using will cover the hole in the LC Film, this is generally 7/16 inch wider diameter all round than the bore hole in the glass for the pull handle fixing bolts.
Allowances will have to be made for the difference in height between the door and the panel with the receiver to ensure they line up correctly.

Cable routing detail
When using a framed door system, you have to remember that the wiring must make its way from the glass out of the door frame. We recommend that a concealed door loop is used. The cable can then be passed through the stile of the door – door loop – door frame and then continued on to the ceiling void and transformer.

Wiring-in PriWatt™ Glass into Hinged Doors and Opening Windows
When fitting PriWatt™ Glass panels into swinging doors or opening windows, it is desirable to fit a concealed device into the frame to accommodate the required flexibility in the power cord. Which device you would require would depend on the specific nature of the frame, be it door or window. Power Transfer Units are made specifically for this purpose.

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