Solar Gate Openers of 2019
A client requested our help in making his home more energy-efficient. We went through all the utility bills, the appliances, the HVAC unit, his car and even the attic. We did all we could, and by the end of the day, we were able to reduce his bills by about 45%. That felt like a win for him, but we went ahead to check his garage door and gate. Both had openers operated using motors, connected to the main power supply, with a battery backup. We suggested that he replaces them with the more efficient, greener version of the control that was using solar. Having not heard of the option before, he needed a little more details to select the one he could use in his home. That is when we presented the best solar gate openers for 2019 to him.
Solar-powered gate openers allow access to your property at all times, regardless of the power grid and distance of AC connection. These solar-powered openers include:
• Ghost Control TDS2XP solar gate openers
• Mighty mule FM 500 solar gate openers
• USAutomatic 020320 Sentry 300 Gate openers
• Mighty Mule MM560
Ghost Control TDS2XP solar gate openers
Other than being America’s leading gate automation designers and manufacturers, the Ghost controls are also famous for being solar powered. Their gate openers use the energy from the sun. And work with small DC voltages. The Ghost Control TDS2XP solar gate openers are unique to the dual agriculture and tubular gates. The package comes with two operators, one with a 6’ cable and the other with a 30’. The standard remote used to control the activation of the opener comes in 3 buttons. These solar powered gate openers work well with the 10-watt monocrystalline solar panels. The accessories kit includes the wireless keypad, 5-button remote and a wired car exit wand. Besides, the Ghost Control TDS2XP has a lockable system control board. This gate opener can carry a maximum of 900lbs and swing a gate to a length capacity of 30 feet.
Mighty mule FM 500 solar gate openers
If you are in the market looking for an automatic single electric gate opener for your home, then the Mighty Mule solar powered gate openers are your perfect solution. Designed as heavy duty solar machines, the Mighty mule FM can carry a maximum load of up to 850lbs, and open a gate 18 feet long. For a chain link, vinyl link, ornamental iron or even vinyl wood, then this is the gate opener to use. The kit comes with a housing and cast aluminium bracket alongside 10-watt solar panels. Since the installation manual is simple and straightforward, there is no need for an electrician or welding during set up. The Mighty mule FM 500 module comes with a prewired control board, a 120V AC transformer and two backup batteries. Then, there is a remote to activate the opening of the gate and an auto-close feature that comes to effect after 120 seconds. The FM 500 model of gate openers uses the obstruction sense technology and comes with an 18-month limited warranty.
USAutomatic 020320 Sentry 300 Gate openers
A Sentry 300 gate opener is designed to be powered using a 12 V DC battery. There are two charging options when it comes to these gate openers. The first is the one that is independent of the power grid, featuring a 6-watt solar kit. This system needs no wiring and includes some mounting hardware. The second charging option is the one that involves charging the battery from the grid using an AC transformer. The USAutomatic 020320 Sentry 300 opener kit comes with two LCR remote transmitters that allow operation of the gate from the comfort of your car. there is also a wireless push button installed near the entrance to open it. linear actuators found in the solar powered gate opener has a thrust of up to 400lbs, with compensation of 1000lbs. The opening and closing of your gate will vary depending on the weight of your entrance. The USAutomatic 020320 Sentry 300 opener comes with an 18-month warranty and can open up to 20 feet in length.
Mighty Mule MM560
If you are looking for a single gate opener that maximises
on the protection and safety of the user, then the Mighty Mule MM560 is the perfect solution. The gate opener comes in designs that allow it to work well with chain links, ornamental gates, wood, vinyl and panel gates. Along with a 12 V and 7Ah FM150battery, the opener it includes a single button remote to operate your gate. The battery needs an AC transformer for charging. The gate packs a soft start/stop function, comes with an 18-month warranty and can carry up to 850 lbs. the length capacity is 18 feet and has 185 backup cycles powered by the battery.