Installation Manual

Installation Manual
Installation Manual for the
DC-SERIES
®
SINGLE Gate Operator System
FOR PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION ONLY!
WARNING!
This equipment is similar to other gate or door equipment and meets or exceeds
Underwriters Laboratory Standard 325 (UL 325). However, gate equipment has
hazards associated with its use and therefore by installing this product the installer
and user accept full responsibility for following and noting the installation and
safety instructions. Failure to follow installation and safety instructions can result
in hazards developing due to improper assembly. You agree to properly install this
product and that if you fail to do so GTO, Inc. shall in no event be liable for direct,
indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or loss of profits whether
based in contract tort or any other legal theory during the course of the warranty
or at any time thereafter. The installer and/or user agree to assume responsibility
for all liability and use of this product releasing GTO, Inc. from any and all
liability. If you are not in agreement with this disclaimer or do not feel capable
of properly following all installation and safety instructions you may return this
product for full replacement value.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY before
attempting to install and use this automatic gate operator. This gate operator
produces a high level of force. Stay clear of the unit while it is operating and
exercise caution at all times.
All automatic gate operators are intended for use on vehicular gates only.
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303
Telephone GTO Sales: 1-800-543-GATE (4283) or (850) 575-0176 • Fax (850) 575-8912
or GTO Technical Service: 1-800-543-1236 or (850) 575-4144 • Fax (850)575-8950
www.gtopro.com
2002 GTO, Inc.
©
rev - 02/21/06
R4000 INST
This product meets and exceeds the requirements of UL 325, the standard which regulates gate operator safety,
as established and made effective March 1, 2000, by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Gate Operator is intended for use with vehicular swing gates. The operator can be used in
Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV applications.
VEHICULAR GATE OPERATOR CLASS CATEGORIES
Residential Vehicular Gate Operator-Class I: A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in a home
of one-to-four single family dwelling, or a garage or parking area associated therewith.
Commercial/General Access Vehicular Gate Operator-Class II: A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended
for use in a commercial location or building such as a multifamily housing unit (five or more single family units),
hotel, garages, retail store, or other building servicing the general public.
Industrial/Limited Access Vehicular Gate Operator–Class III: A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended
for use in an industrial location or building such as a factory or loading dock area or other locations not intended to
service the general public.
Restricted Access Vehicular Gate Operator–Class IV: A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use
in a guarded industrial location or building such as an airport security area or other restricted access locations not
servicing the general public, in which unauthorized access is prevented via supervision by security personnel.
Conversion Chart
Converting Metric Units to English Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
centimeters
meters
kilograms
0.3937
3.2808
2.2046
inches
feet
pounds
in. (or ")
ft. (or ')
lb. (or #)
Converting English Units to Metric Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
inches
feet
pounds
2.5400
0.3048
0.4535
centimeters
meters
kilograms
cm
m
kg
Converting Temperature
deg. Celsius
deg. Fahrenheit
(ºC x 1.8) + 32 deg. Fahrenheit
(ºF-32) ÷ 1.8
deg. Celsius
ºF
ºC
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the product serial number (located on the control box cover), and the date
and place of purchase in the spaces provided below. Refer to this information when
calling GTO for service or assistance with your automatic gate operator.
Serial Number ____________________ Date of Purchase ____________________
Place of Purchase ____________________
Remember to keep all receipts for proof of purchase.
Table of Contents
Gate Operator Class Categories ------------------------------------------------------------inside cover
Units and Standards Conversion Chart ---------------------------------------------------inside cover
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST! --------------------------------------------------page iii
Important Safety Instructions -------------------------------------------------- page 1
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Disconnecting the Operator -----------------------------------------------------------page 1
Important Safety Instructions for the Consumer ------------------------------------page 2
Secondary Means of Protection Against Entrapment ------------------------------page 5
Required Safety Precautions for Gates-----------------------------------------------page 6
Warning Signs and Labels -------------------------------------------------------------page 7
Installation -------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 8
Parts List ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------page 8
Technical Specifications -------------------------------------------------------------page 10
Installation Overview ---------------------------------------------------------------- page 11
Installing the Mounting Hardware ----------------------------------------------------page 12
Installing the Post Bracket Assembly -------------------------------------------page 12
Installing the Gate Bracket -------------------------------------------------------page 15
Mounting the Operator ------------------------------------------------------------page 16
Installation of the Closed Position Stop ---------------------------------------------page 16
Mounting the Control Box -------------------------------------------------------------page 17
Connecting the Operator Power Cable ----------------------------------------------page 18
Installing the Battery -------------------------------------------------------------------page 18
Powering the System -------------------------------------------------------------- page 19
Solar Chart -------------------------------------------------------------------------------page 19
Connecting the Transformer -----------------------------------------------------------page 19
Control Board Settings ----------------------------------------------------------page 22
DIP Switches ----------------------------------------------------------------------------page 22
Setting the Closed Position ------------------------------------------------------------page 23
Obstruction Sensitivity -----------------------------------------------------------------page 24
Setting Your Personal Transmitter Code ------------------------------------- page 25
Installing the Receiver ----------------------------------------------------------- page 26
Connecting Additional Safety Devices ----------------------------------------page 27
Connecting Accessories ---------------------------------------------------------- page 29
Push to Open Installation -------------------------------------------------------- page 30
Maintenance & Troubleshooting Guide -------------------------------------- page 33
Repair Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------page 35
Column Installation Information ----------------------------------------------page 36
Accessory Catalog ---------------------------------------------------------------- page 37
DC-SERIES
®
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!
Thank you for purchasing a GTO/PRO® 4000 When correctly installed and properly used, your GTO/PRO® 4000
Operator will give you many years of reliable service. Please read the following information to ensure you have
the correct system for your particular needs. This manual will enable you to properly install your GTO/PRO® 4000
Automatic Gate Operator.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Operator is designed for installation on a pull-to-open or push-to-open single leaf gate.
The gate must not exceed 20 feet in length (per leaf) nor weigh more than 1000 pounds (per leaf) (please see Technical
Specifications on page 10). The GTO/PRO® 4000 Operator can be used on vinyl, aluminum, chain link, farm tube,
and wrought iron gates. Use on solid (wood) gates is not recommended. Solid surface gates have a high resistance to
the wind. If the wind is strong enough, the operator will obstruct and stop.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Operator accommodates extra transmitters, digital keypads, solar panels, push buttons,
automatic gate locks, and other access control products. These optional accessories (see the Accessory Catalog) are
available.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Operator features adjustable obstruction sensing. This safety feature makes the gate stop
and reverse direction within 2 seconds when it comes in contact with an obstruction. MIN is the factory setting;
meaning the gate will exert the minimum force on an obstruction before it stops and reverses direction.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Operator also has an adjustable auto-close feature. After the gate reaches the fully open
position, it can be set to remain open up to 120 seconds before automatically closing. Pressing the transmitter button
at any time after the gate opens fully will cause it to close immediately. OFF is the factory setting; meaning the gate
will stay open until you press the transmitter (or keypad, etc.) again.
Please call GTO at (800) 543-GATE [4283] or (850) 575-0176 for more information about our GTO/PRO®
professional line of gate operators and accessories. Our Sales Department will be glad to give you the name and phone
number of a GTO/PRO® dealer near you.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO INSTALL YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATOR:
Read these instructions carefully and completely to become
familiar with all parts and installation steps.
You must read the installation manual for detailed instructions on
gate operator safety and proper use of the gate operator.
iii
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Because automatic gate operators produce high levels of force, consumers need to know the potential hazards associated with
improperly designed, installed, and maintained automated gate operator systems. Keep in mind that the gate operator is
just one component of the total gate operating system. Each component must work in unison to provide the consumer with
convenience, security, and safety.
This manual contains various safety precautions and warnings for the consumer. Because there are many possible
applications of the gate operator, the safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual cannot be completely
exhaustive in nature. They do, however, provide an overview of the safe design, installation, and use of this product.
CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, WARNINGS, AND INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE THE SAFE SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
Precautions and warnings in this manual are identified with this
warning symbol. The symbol identifies conditions
that can result in damage to the operator or its components, serious injury, or death.
Because GTO automatic gate operators are only part of the total gate operating system, it is the responsibility of the
consumer to ensure that the total system is safe for its intended use.
To Manually Open and Close the
Gate, Follow the Procedure Below:
CAUTION: The gate will move freely and uncontrolled when the gate operator is
removed from the gate. ONLY disconnect the operator when the control box power
switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
Disconnecting the Operator
1.
2.
3.
Front Mount
Turn control box power switch OFF.
Remove hairpin clip, clevis pin, and bushing
from either the front or rear mounting point.
Remove the opener from the mount.
Clevis Pin
Gate Bracket
The gate can be opened and closed manually
when the operator is disconnected.
Bushing
Hairpin Clip
NOTE: Substitute a Pin Lock for the clevis pin on the front
mount of the gate operator to prevent unauthorized removal of
the operator from the gate (see Accessory Catalog).
1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For The Consumer
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to meet the requirements set forth in the instruction
manual could cause severe injury and/or death, for which the manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
2.
When designing a system that will be entered from a highway or main thoroughfare, make sure the system is placed
far enough from the road to prevent traffic congestion.
3.
The gate must be installed in a location that provides adequate clearance between it and adjacent structures when
opening and closing to reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging gates must not open into public access areas.
4.
The gate and gate operator installation must comply with any applicable local codes.
I. Before Installation
1.
Verify this operator is proper for the type and size of gate, its frequency of use and the proper class rating.
2.
Make sure the gate has been properly installed and swings freely in both directions. Repair or replace all worn or
damaged gate hardware prior to installation. A freely moving gate will require less force to operate and will enhance
the performance of the operator and safety devices used with the system.
3.
Review the operation of the system to become familiar with its safety features. Understand how to disconnect the
operator for manual gate operation (see page 1).
4.
This gate operator is intended for vehicular gates ONLY. A separate entrance or gate must be installed for
pedestrian use (see page 6).
5.
Always keep people and objects away from the gate and its area of travel. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE
PATH OF A MOVING GATE.
6.
Pay close attention to the diagram below and be aware of these areas at all times.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
Entrapment
Zones for a
Pull-To-Open
Application
ZONE 3
ZONE 5
ZONE 4
Driveway
2
Gate in the 
Open Position
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Entrapment Zones for a proper Pull-To-Open installation:
Zone 1 – leading edge of the gate and the fence post.
Zone 2 – between the gate and the gate post.
Zone 3 – the path of the gate.
Zone 4 – the space between the gate in the open position and any object such as a wall, fence, tree, etc.
Zone 5 – pinch points between the opener and gate or post.
II. During Installation
1.
Install the gate opener on the inside of the property and fence line. DO NOT install an opener on the outside of the
gate where the public has access to it.
2.
Be careful with moving parts and avoid close proximity to areas where fingers or hands could be pinched.
3.
Devices such as contact sensors (safety edges) and non contact sensors (photo beams) provide additional protection
against entrapment.
4.
If push buttons or key switches are installed, they should be within sight of the gate, yet located at least 10 feet from
any moving part of the gate (see diagram below). Never install any control device where a user will be tempted to
reach through the gate to activate the gate opener.
5.
Do not activate your gate opener unless you can see it and can determine that its area of travel is clear of people,
pets, or other obstructions. Watch the gate through its entire movement.
6.
Secure outdoor or easily accessed gate opener controls in order to prohibit unauthorized use of the gate.
Pull-To-Open
Application
10'
10'
10'
Moving Gate
Area
Driveway
NEVER INSTALL
any control device
within gray area
3
10'
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
III. After Installation
1.
Attach the warning signs (included) to each side of the gate to alert the public of automatic gate operation. It is
your responsibility to post warning signs on both sides of your gate. If any of these signs or warning decals become
damaged, illegible or missing, replace them immediately. Contact GTO for free replacements.
2.
The gate is automatic and could move at any time, posing a serious risk of entrapment. No one should be in contact
with the gate when it is moving or stationary.
3.
Do not attempt to drive into the gate area while the gate is moving; wait until the gate comes to a complete stop.
4.
Do not attempt to "beat the gate" while the gate is closing. This is extremely dangerous.
5.
Do not allow children or pets near your gate. Never let children operate or play with gate controls. Keep the
remote controls away from children and unauthorized users; store controls where children and unauthorized users do
not have access to them.
6.
KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Always turn power to operator OFF before performing any
maintenance. Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply silicone spray to it at least once per month.
7.
Service the gate and gate operator regularly. Grease hinges, spray push pull tube with high quality silicon spray and
replace the battery every 3-5 years.
8.
To operate this equipment safely, YOU must know how to disconnect the operator for manual gate operation
(see page 1). If you have read the instructions and still do not understand how to disconnect the operator, contact the
GTO Service Department.
9.
Disconnect the operator ONLY when the power is TURNED OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
10.
Make arrangements with local fire and law enforcement for emergency access.
11.
Distribute and discuss copies of the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section of this manual with all
persons authorized to use your gate.
12.
IMPORTANT: Save these safety instructions. Make sure everyone who is
using or will be around the gate and gate operator are aware of the dangers
associated with automated gates. In the event you sell the property with
the gate operator or sell the gate operator, provide a copy of these safety
instructions to the new owner.
Should you lose or misplace this manual, a copy can be obtained by
downloading one from the GTO/PRO® web site (www.gtopro.com), by
contacting GTO, Inc., at 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303
or by calling 1-800-543-4283 and requesting a duplicate copy. One will be
provided to you free of charge.
4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Secondary Means of Protection Against
Entrapment
As specified by Gate Operator Safety Standard, UL 325 (30A.1.1), automatic gate operators shall have an inherent
entrapment sensing system, and shall have provisions for, or be supplied with, at least one independent secondary means
to protect against entrapment. The GTO/PRO® 4000 utilizes Type A, an inherent (i.e., built-in) entrapment sensing system
as the primary type of entrapment protection. Also, the GTO/PRO® 4000 has provisions for the connection of Type B2
protection to be used as the secondary type of entrapment protection, if desired.
1. For gate operators utilizing a contact sensor (e.g., safety edge sensor– Type B2) in accordance with UL 325 (51.8.4 [i]):
A. One or more contact sensors shall be located at the leading edge, bottom edge, and post edge, both inside and
outside of a vehicular swing gate system.
B. A hard wired contact sensor shall be located and its wiring arranged so that the communication between the
sensor and the gate operator is not subjected to mechanical damage.
C. A wireless contact sensor such as one that transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate operator for
entrapment protection functions shall be located where the transmission of the signals are not obstructed or
impeded by building structures, natural landscaping or similar obstruction. A wireless contact sensor shall
function under the intended end-use conditions.
Leading Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Vehicular Gate
Post Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Bottom Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
ENTRAPMENT ALARM (UL 325; 30A.1.1A)
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Automatic Gate Operator is designed to stop and reverse within 2 seconds when the gate
comes in contact with an obstruction. Additionally, these operators are equipped with an audio entrapment alarm
which will activate if the unit obstructs twice while opening or closing. This alarm will sound for a period of 5
minutes, or until the operator receives an intended signal from a hardwired entry/exit source (e.g. push button
control or keypad) and the gate returns to a fully open or fully closed position. Turning the power switch on the
control box OFF and back ON will also deactivate the alarm. Wireless controls such as transmitters and wireless
keypads will not deactivate the alarm.
5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Required Safety Precautions for Gates
Install Warning Signs
Warning signs alert people of automatic gate operation and are required when installing the GTO/PRO® 4000 Automatic
Gate Operator. Furthermore, a walk-through gate must be installed if pedestrian traffic is expected near the vehicular gate.
We recommend using the GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (Call the GTO Sales Department) for controlled access.
Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock
(recommended, not included)
Pedestrian Gate
Contact Sensor
Warning Sign
(recommended, not included)
Vehicular Gate
Contact Sensor
(recommended, not included)
Contact Sensor
(recommended, not included)
Entrapment Protection
GTO’s inherent obstruction settings, even when properly adjusted, may not be sensitive enough to prevent bodily injury in
some circumstances. For this reason, safety devices such as safety edge sensors (or photoelectric sensors), which stop and
reverse gate direction upon sensing an obstruction, are suggested for enhanced protection against entrapment.
Warning Signs
! WARNING
The warning signs (at right) must
be installed on both sides of the
gate (see page 7 for details).
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
6
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
!
These warning labels should be found
at the locations specified below.
If any of them are missing,
immediately contact GTO for
replacements.
DC SW-4000 SERIES
C
LIS
TED
#xxxxxxx
US
Conforms to UL 325 STANDARDS
Maximum Gate: 1000 lb. (453.5 kg); 20 ft. (6.1 m)
Voltage: 12 Vdc; Frequency: 0 Hz; Power: 60 W
Class I, II, III and IV Vehicular Swing Gate Operator.
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXX
TO MANUALLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE GATE:
1. Turn control box power switch OFF.
2. Disconnect front or rear mount from gate bracket.
3. Pull operator away from front or real mounts.
Disconnect operator ONLY when the control box power
switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
GTO, Inc. Tallahassee, Florida USA
Product identification and manual operation instruction
label (1) installed on control box.
Warning signs (2 enclosed) to be installed on each side
of the gate (3–5 feet above the bottom of the gate).
!
DC-SERIES
WARNING
MOVING GATE
®
Can Cause Injury or Death
1.
2.
3.
1-800-543-GATE (4283) • www.gtopro.com
KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
Do not allow children to operate gate or play in
gate area.
This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must
use separate entrance.
Logo and warning labels (2) installed on each side of operator housing.
7
Single Gate Operator Parts List
Operator and Mounting Hardware
Gate Operator (1)
w/ 6' Power Cable
Post Pivot Bracket (1)
Post Bracket (1)
®
ENER
TE OP
E-Z GA
Customer Support Card (1)
Gate Bracket (1)
Hardware
1/2" x 10" Carriage Bolt (2)
1/2" Washer (4)
1/2" x 2-3/4" Bolt (2)
1/2" Lock Nut (4)
3/8" x 3-3/4" Bolt (2)
3/8" Washer (3)
3/8" x 3-1/2" Clevis Pin (1)
3/18" Lock Nut (2)
3/8" x 1-3/4" Clevis Pin (1)
Hairpin Clip (2)
3/8" x 3/4" Bushing (2)
8
3/8" x 3/16" Bushing (2)
2" Receiver Mounting Screw (5)
8" Nylon Cable Tie (10)
Closed Position
Stop Plate (1)
Single Gate Operator Parts List (continued)
Control Box and Electrical Components
Battery (1)
GTO Transmitter(1)
Transformer (1)
Receiver (1)
! WARNING
FF
ON/O
Control Box w/
Control Board (1)
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
1.
KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2.
Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3.
This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
Warning Signs (2)
Tools Needed
• Power Drill
• Open End Wrenches — 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 9/16"
• 3/8" Drill Bit
• Hacksaw or Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters
• Small (Flat Bladed) Screwdriver
• Phillips Screwdriver
• Tape Measure
• Level
• Wire Strippers
• C-Clamps — small, medium, and large
• Center Punch
• Extra person will be helpful
OTHER MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED BEFORE YOU START THE INSTALLATION:
Depending on the type of gate and fence post, you may need some additional materials/hardware. Some of
these items can be found in the GTO/PRO Accessory Catalog.
•
Low voltage wire may be needed. Length depends upon the distance between the transformer power supply
and the control box. See page 19, Powering the System and the Accessory Catalog for wire and solar
charging panels.
•
If the gate is more than 1000' away from an AC power source you will need to use at least one GTO Solar
Panel to trickle charge the battery. See the Accessory Catalog.
•
The diameter of the fence post should be at least 8" (round) or 6" (square) in order to mount the post bracket
(see page 12).
•
Depending upon the diameter of the fence post, you may need longer carriage bolts than those provided.
Bolts should be at least 1" longer than the diameter of the fence post (see page 12).
•
A horizontal or vertical cross member or mounting plate may be needed to mount the operator to the gate.
See page 11.
9
Technical Specifications
GTO/PRO® 4000 AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATOR
DRIVE
• Low friction screw drive (linear actuator) rated for -5 ºF to +160 ºF (-28 ºC to +71 ºC). Use of heater bans on arm and
control box will enhance performance in extreme cold temperatures.
• Powered by a 12 V motor with integral case hardened steel gear reducer. Motor speed reduced to 260 rpm. Generates
820 ft.. lb. of torque at 12 V.
• Maximum opening arc of 110º. Approximate opening time (90º): 20 seconds, depending on weight of gate.
POWER
• The system is powered by a 12 Vdc, 7.0 Ah, sealed, rechargeable acid battery.
• Battery charge is maintained by a 120 Vac, 18 Vac output transformer rectified to 14.5 Vdc (40 VA) through the GTO
control board. Blade-style control board fuse is rated for 25 A.
NOTE: The transformer should not be directly connected to any battery. Do not replace fuses
with higher ampere rated fuses; doing so will void your warranty and may damage your control board.
• Battery charge is maintained by GTO Solar Panel Charger: float voltage of 14.5 Vdc output from a 193/8" x 81/2"
silicon alloy panel. Generates minimum of 5 W at 300 mA. A gated diode on the control board prevents battery discharge.
CONTROL
• GTO microprocessor-based control board is set for single leaf, pull-to-open gate installations. DIP switches can be
adjusted to accommodate an optional kit for push-to-open gates (see Accessory Catalog).
• Control board has temperature compensated circuits.
• A circuit on the control board regulates charging. "Sleep draw" is 40 mA; "active draw" is 5 to 9 A.
• Auto-memorization of digital transmitter code.
• GTO remote-mounted RF receiver tuned to 318 MHz.
• Operator length with push-pull tube fully retracted is 461/4", mounting point to mounting point.
• Adjustable auto-close timer (15 to 120 s), and obstruction sensitivity.
• Power terminal bock accommodates a transformer and solar panels.
• DIP switches simplify setup of gate operator.
• Accessory terminal block fully compatible with push button controls, digital keypads, safety loops, etc.
• Control board allows connection of safety edge sensors and photoelectric sensors.
• Audio entrapment alarm sounds if unit encounters an obstruction twice while opening or closing.
OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
• The Gate Capacity Chart shows approximate cycles, per day, you can expect from the GTO/PRO® 4000 Automatic
Gate Operator when powered with a transformer. Actual cycles may vary slightly depending upon the type and condition of gate and installation.
Gate Capacity Chart GTO/PRO 4000
Gate Length
Estimated number of cycles are based on use with a transformer and one(1) 12 Volt battery on a single gate system.
20 ft.
16 ft.
12 ft.
8 ft.
135
140
145
150
300 lb.
130
135
140
145
400 lb.
125
120
130
125
135
130
140
135
500 lb. 600 lb.
Gate Weight
115
120
125
130
700 lb.
110
115
120
125
800 lb.
105
100
110
105
115
110
120
115
900 lb. 1000 lb.
NOTE: BALL BEARING HINGES SHOULD BE USED ON ALL GATES WEIGHING OVER 250 LB.
To determine the number of cycles the gate operator will perform using solar panels, please see the specifications
listed on page 19 or call (800) 543-1236 or (850) 575-4144 for more information.
* An operation cycle is one full opening and closing of the gate.
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
10
Installation Overview
Pull-to-Open Gates (Gate Opens into the Property)
The diagram shown below is an example of a pull-to-open installation on a chain link fence and single gate. Mounting the
operator on a masonry column requires special procedures; see Column Installation Information on page 36 if you intend
to mount the operator on a column. Furthermore, if you have a push-to-open gate, see Push to Open Installation on page 30
before proceeding.
Receiver
Control Box with Battery
Gate Swings Evenly and Freely
Hung Firmly and Plumb
Horizontal Cross Member
Post Bracket Assembly
Single Gate Opener
120 Volt indoor
Transformer
(surge protector
not supplied)
Gate Bracket
Warning Sign
Power Cable
Closed Position Positive Stop Plate
Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
Fence Post Set in Concrete
PVC conduit (not included)
to protect wire from lawn
mowers and weed eaters.
Preparation of the Gate
Step 1
The gate must be plumb, level, and swing freely on its
hinges. Wheels must not be attached to the gate. The
gate must move throughout its arc without binding or
dragging on the ground. Note that gates over 250 lb.
should have ball bearing hinges with grease fittings.
Horizontal Cross Member
Step 2
The fence post must be secured in the ground with
concrete so it will minimize twist or flex when the
operator is activated. We recommend you position the
operator near the centerline of the gate to keep the gate
from twisting and flexing. The addition of a horizontal
or vertical cross member (if one is not already in place)
to provide a stable area for mounting the gate bracket is
also important.
Vertical Cross Member
11
Installing Mounting Hardware
Installing the Post Bracket Assembly
The post bracket is designed to work on a flat fence post. Fence posts must be at least 6” square in order to mount the
post bracket.
NOTE: The best method of attaching the post bracket to metal
post is welding. Round wood posts (no smaller than 8” diameter)
may be notched to create a flat surface for attaching the post
bracket.
If bolts are used to mount the post bracket, the bolts must
completely penetrate the fence post. If your fence post is wider
than 8", it will be necessary to use carriage bolts longer than
those supplied. On wood posts use a metal plate (not provided)
between the nuts and post to prevent the operator from pulling
the bolts and washers through the wood.
On masonry columns use red heads or other secure masonary
mounting hardware.
NOTE: A fence post smaller than 6" in diameter or 6" square
should be made of metal instead of wood so that it will remain
stable while the operator is moving the gate.
Step 1:
Close the gate and place your level against the
horizontal cross member. The top of the level
should be in the center of the cross member
and should overlap the fence post. Scribe
a line across the cross member and fence
post. You will use this line to help determine
position of gate and post brackets.
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Step 2:
Position the post bracket on the fence post with the mounting
holes centered over the scribe line. The post bracket should be
flush with the edge of the fence post closest to the gate (see
illustration). Mark the position of post bracket holes on the
fence post.
Step 3:
Drill holes in fence post as marked using a 1/2" drill bit.
Install the post bracket using the 1/2" x 10" carriage bolts,
1/ " washers, and lock nuts (provided).
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Step 4:
Place the end of post pivot bracket with two holes inside
the post bracket. Align the back hole in the post pivot
bracket with back hole in the post bracket. Insert 1/2" x
33/4" hex head bolt through post pivot bracket and post
bracket and secure with washer, lockwasher and nut.
1/2" x 3-3/4" Bolt
Post Bracket
1/2" Washer
1/2" Lock Washer
1/2" Nut
Post Pivot Bracket
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Clevis Pin
Step 5:
Position the operator rear mount between post
pivot bracket. Place a small bushing under the rear
mount. Align the hole in rear mount, bushing and
post pivot brackets and secure with the clevis pin
and hair pin clip.
Operator
Hairpin Clip
Small Bushing Goes
Under Rear Mount
Clevis Pin
Front Mount
Gate Bracket
Step 6:
Place a small bushing under the the front mount and
attach the gate bracket to the front mount using the
clevis pin and hairpin clip.
Small Bushing Goes
Under Front Mount
Hairpin Clip
Step 7:
Open the gate to the desired open position. Position the operator so
that the gate bracket rests against the gate along the level scribed
line. Check the clearance between the operator and the gate.
The operator should only make contact with the gate at the gate
bracket. See illustration at right for examples of clearance.
Pinch Area
When you feel that you have the best position for the post pivot
bracket in the open position, insert the bolt through the aligned
holes of the post bracket and post pivot bracket to hold it in place.
Gate in the
OPENED POSITION
Clamp the gate bracket to the gate using c-clamps or another type
of clamp.
2" minimum
IMPORTANT: While determining the position of
the post pivot bracket, be sure that the position allows
for minimum 2 inches of clearance between the gate
and the operator in both the open and closed positions,
as shown in Steps 7 & 8 . This clearance will give the
operator the most efficient leverage point for opening
and closing the gate and more importantly provides the
least possible pinch area.
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Step 8:
Gate in the
CLOSED POSITION
2" minimum
Remove the clevis pin from
the front mount and while
supporting the gate operator,
swing the gate and gate
operator to the closed position.
With the gate and gate operator
in the closed position check
the clearance and be sure that
the gate operator is not binding
at the post pivot bracket.
Pinch Area
If you don't have 2 inches of clearance or the gate operator is binding on the post pivot bracket, remove the bolt in
the post bracket and readjust the pivot bracket until you can achieve the proper clearance.
With the post pivot bracket in the optimum position for clearance and freedom of movement, replace the bolt in a
post bracket adjustment hole and return the operator to the open position and recheck the gate operator level and
clearance. Make sure the gate bracket is clamped securely.
Installing the Gate Bracket
Step 9:
Move the operator away from the gate bracket. The mounting holes should be centered over the scribe line. Mark the gate in
the center of the gate bracket holes. Remove the gate bracket and drill the 1/2" holes in the gate cross member and attach the
gate bracket using the 1/2" x 23/4" bolts, washers and nuts.
LEVEL
horizon
tal cros
s mem
ber
Mark cross member through middle of
gate bracket slots and drill 1/2" holes
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
Round Tube & Chain Link Gate
Mounting Plate Created
for Decorative Gate
Square Tube Gate
(required but not supplied)
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Mounting the Operator
Step 10
Attach the operator to the securely bolted post bracket assembly and gate bracket using clevis pins, bushings, and hairpin
clips, or optional Pin Locks (see Accessory Catalog). Verify that the operator is level and adjust the post bracket assembly if
necessary.
Level Operator
Clevis Pin, Bushing, and Hairpin Clip
Fence Post
Installation of the Closed Position Stop
The GTO/PRO® 4000 Gate Operator firmly holds the gate in the closed position using the positive stop plate. The
positive stop helps stabilize the gate leaf in the closed position. To further enhance the stability and security of
your gate, install the optional GTO/PRO® Automatic Gate Lock (see Accessory Catalog).
Step 11
Gate Hinge
Remove hairpin, clevis pin, and washer from front mount
and close the gate (remember to support operator). Fasten
the closed position stop plate to the end of the gate frame on
the gate centerline, but do not tighten it completely. Slide
the stop plate toward the fence post until they touch (see
illustration). Once you have moved the stop plate to the
correct position, tighten its hardware completely.
Closed Position 
Stop Plate
The gate must open
80º (min.) to 110º (max.)
Use the appropriate hardware for your type of gate (use
U-bolts if you have a tube or chain link gate; wood or lag
screws for wood gates; etc.). This hardware is not provided.
SIDE VIEW
Gate Post
Closed Position Stop Plate mounted 
on metal post with U-bolts.
Fence Post
TOP VIEW
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At this stage of the installation, the operator should be installed on
the gate and the closed position stop should be in place.
Check List
• The gate is plumb, level, and swings smoothly on its hinges.
• A plate or support was added for the gate bracket (if necessary).
• The operator is level and mounted on the centerline of the gate.
Mounting the Control Box
Step 1
Mount the control box using the screws (provided) or another
secure mounting method. The control box must be mounted at
least 3 feet above the ground to protect it from rain splash, snow,
etc., and at least 3 feet from an AC power source to prevent
electrical interference.
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Use mounting
holes and screws
provided to mount
control box to a
secure surface.
ALARM
FUSE
1 2 3 4
BAT–
GTO, Inc.
3121 Hartsfield Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
ON
DUAL ON
MODES
BAT+
SWITCH
800-543-GATE
1
www.gtoinc.com
2
3
4
OFF
SET
LIMIT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
MODES ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
OFF
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
12'
SWITCH
14'
10'
8'
16'
17
BLK
GRN WHT BLUE
BRN ORG
MASTER INPUTS
RED
BLK
COM COM
SHADOW
LOOP
RED
CYCLE
CLOSE
BRN ORG
SLAVE INPUTS
CLOSE
EDGE
GRN WHT BLUE
EXIT/
OPEN
– + NC RLY-COM NO
SOLAR RELAY OUT
SAFETY
~ ~
18VAC
OPEN
EDGE
GATE LENGTH
GRN BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Connecting Operator Power Cable
Step 2
Strip approximately 3/16" of insulation from each wire of the operator
power cable. Twist each exposed wire tightly (there are seven [7] wires
inside the power cable sheath). Loosen sealing nut on strain relief hub at
bottom of control box. Insert power cable into control box through strain
relief. Thread approximately 6" of the power cable into the control box and
retighten sealing nut until the power cable locks into place.
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ALARM
FUSE
1 2 3 4
BAT–
GTO, Inc.
3121 Hartsfield Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
ON
DUAL ON
MODES
BAT+
SWITCH
800-543-GATE
1
www.gtoinc.com
2
3
4
OFF
SET
LIMIT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
MODES ON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
OFF
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
12'
SWITCH
14'
10'
8'
16'
BLK
GRN WHT BLUE
BRN ORG
MASTER INPUTS
RED
BLK
COM COM
SHADOW
LOOP
RED
CYCLE
CLOSE
BRN ORG
SLAVE INPUTS
EXIT/
OPEN
GRN WHT BLUE
OPEN
EDGE
– + NC RLY-COM NO
SOLAR RELAY OUT
CLOSE
EDGE
~ ~
18VAC
SAFETY
GATE LENGTH
GRN BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Strain Relief
Lock Nut
Hub
Sealing Nut
Strain Relief
Operator Power Cable
Step 3
SWITCH
GRN
Insert the stripped operator power cable wires into the
appropriate terminals on the OPERATOR terminal block.
The green wire should be inserted into the GRN terminal, the
blue wire into BLU, the orange wire into ORG, black wire
into BLK, and the red wire into the RED terminal.
BRN
ORG
RED
J5
BLK
COM
J11
COM
Power cable from
operator (master) arm
J13
BLUE
MASTER INPUTS
WHT
Tighten the set screws against the end of the wires. A dab of
petroleum jelly on each terminal will help prevent corrosion.
Do not overtighten.
CYCLE
CLOSE
Wrong
Correct
Wrong
SAFETY
J8
EXIT
OPEN
SHADOW
LOOP
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
STALL FORCE
Terminal 
Block
J12
MAX
Wire
RED
Terminal 
Block
BLK
Wire
RECEIVER
Terminal 
Block
GRN
Wire
MIN
Installing the Battery
Step 4
Make sure the control box power switch is in the OFF position. The ON/OFF Switch
is located on the bottom of the control box. Remove the control box cover and slide
the battery into position with its terminals to the RIGHT (see illustration). Connect
the BLACK battery wire to the NEGATIVE (–) battery terminal. Connect the RED
battery wire to the POSITIVE (+) terminal. Pay close attention to the color of the
BLACK wire to NEGATIVE (—) terminal
wires. If the wires are connected incorrectly, the control board may be damaged.
RED wire to POSITIVE (+) terminal
NEVER insert the battery with the terminals to the left.
BLACK
NOTE: The battery that came with your GTO/PRO® 4000,
MUST be placed horizontally battery with the terminals on the
RIGHT. If an optional second battery is needed, both batteries
must be placed vertically with terminals at the bottom. An
optional second battery can be used for solar and/or high traffic
applications, if needed.
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Single Battery
Installed Horizontally
with terminals on the right.
Dual Batteries
Installed Vertically
with terminals on bottom.
RED
Powering the System
Installation of the Transformer
IMPORTANT:
•
The transformer is designed and intended for indoor use. If the transformer can be plugged only into
an outside electrical outlet, a weatherproof cover or housing (available at local electrical supply stores)
must be used.
•
All low voltage wire used with the GTO/PRO® 4000 Gate Operator must be 16 gauge dual conductor,
multi-stranded, direct burial wire (see page 20) and the Accessory Catalog). Do not run more than
1000 feet of wire.
•
If your gate is more than 1000 ft. from an ac power source, you will need to use at least one 5 watt
Solar Panel to charge the battery (see Accessory Catalog). Refer to the Solar Panels and Gate
Activity chart below.
Optional Solar Panels and Gate Activity
The table and map illustrate
the maximum number of
gate cycles to expect per day
in a particular area when
using from 10 to 30 watts of
solar charging power. (see
Accessory Catalog). The
figures shown are for winter
(minimum sunlight) and do
not account for the use of any accessory
items. Accessories connected to your
system will draw additional power from the
battery.
Winter Ratings
12 v single gate (10 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (15 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (20 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (25 watts) solar charger
12 v single gate (30 watts) solar charger
Zone 1
4
6
8
10
12
Zone 2
Zone 3
8
12
16
20
24
13
20
26
32
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NOTE: A minimum of 10 watts of solar
charging power is required for GTO/PRO
4000 single gate systems, with a maximum
of 30 watts. An optional second battery
can be used for solar and/or high traffic
applications, if needed. Consult Solar
Panel Installation Instructions for further
information.
Step 1
Make sure the power switch is OFF before proceeding to the next step.
FF
ON/O
ON/OFF Switch
Step 2
Select the electrical outlet into which you will plug the transformer.
Measure the distance from this outlet to the control box following the
path where the wire will be laid. After you have measured how much
wire is needed, cut the wire to the appropriate length.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LOW VOLTAGE WIRE
The only wire acceptable for use with GTO products is 16 gauge multi-stranded, low voltage, PVC
sheathed wire. This particular gauge enables the transformer to provide an adequate charge through the
control board to the battery at distances up to 1000 ft.
DO NOT use telephone wire or solid core wire. Unlike multi-stranded wire, these types of wire are
inadequate for use with your gate operator system. Telephone wire and solid core wire do not deliver
enough voltage for your gate operator to function and will cause the system to go into a condition known
as "low voltage lockout."
NEVER splice wires together. Splicing permits corrosion and seriously degrades the wire's ability to
carry an adequate current.
12 V Battery
Step 3
Lay the measured length of low voltage wire in a trench following a path from
the selected electrical outlet to the control box. Wires coming up from the
ground should be run through PVC conduit to protect them from lawn mower
blades, weed eaters, and grazing animals. Be sure to bury the wire laid in the
trench.
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ALARM
FUSE
1 2 3 4
BAT–
GTO, Inc.
3121 Hartsfield Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
ON
DUAL ON
MODES
BAT+
SWITCH
800-543-GATE
1
www.gtoinc.com
2
3
4
OFF
SET
LIMIT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
MODES ON
Step 4
1
4
5
6
7
OFF
12'
SWITCH
14'
10'
8'
16'
WARNING! DO NOT PLUG THE TRANSFORMER
INTO AN OUTLET DURING THIS STEP! THE
TRANSFORMER MUST ONLY BE PLUGGED INTO
AN OUTLET DURING STEP 7!!
BRN ORG
MASTER INPUTS
RED
BLK
COM COM
SHADOW
LOOP
GRN WHT BLUE
CYCLE
CLOSE
BLK
J1
J2
J9
GRN
WHT
J6
BLUE
BRN
ORG
BLK
J21
RED
SLAVE INPUTS
GRN
SWITCH
Insert one transformer wire into an 18VAC terminal.
Insert the other transformer wire into the remaining
18VAC terminal. The transformer wires can be
connected to the 18VAC terminals regardless of color.
J13
BRN
ORG
RED
J5
BLK
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BLUE
MASTER INPUTS
Power Cable
from Operator (master)
WHT
Tighten set screws against exposed end of wires. A
dab of household petroleum jelly on each terminal will
help prevent corrosion.
GRN BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Operator Power Cable
~
~ + NC RLY-COM NO
18 VAC SOLAR RELAY OUT
Low Voltage Wire
from AC Transformer
RED
Strain Relief
PVC Pipe
RED
BLACK
BRN ORG
SLAVE INPUTS
EXIT/
OPEN
GRN WHT BLUE
OPEN
EDGE
– + NC RLY-COM NO
SOLAR RELAY OUT
CLOSE
EDGE
~ ~
18VAC
SAFETY
GATE LENGTH
Low Voltage Wire
from Transformer
or Solar Panel
Strip 3/16" off the ends of the low voltage wire
and twist tightly. Attach these ends to the 18VAC
terminals located on the POWER IN terminal block
(see illustration at right). Be certain not to let the
exposed wires touch each other!
3
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
Feed the low voltage wires upward through the strain relief opening on the
lower left of the control box. Pull 6" to 8" of wire into the control box and
tighten the strain relief screw to secure the wires.
Step 5
2
Step 6
Strip 1/2" of insulation from the ends of the low voltage
wire. Attach these stripped ends to the transformer
terminals.
A dab of household petroleum jelly on each terminal will
help prevent corrosion.
Make sure the exposed wires do not touch each other!
Step 7
Transformer
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SURGE PROTECTOR
Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet.
(Use of a surge protector with the transformer is strongly
recommended.)
Control Board Settings
DIP Switches
Main DIP Switch Settings (MODES)
DIP Switch #1 - Soft Start/Stop
The Soft Start/Stop feature slowly starts the
gate as it begins to open and slows the gate
as it comes to the closed position. This saves
wear and tear on the gate and gate operator
system.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
ON
1
DIP Switch #2 - Warning Buzzer
The Warning Buzzer alerts you when the gate
operator is beginning to either open or close
the gate. It sounds for the first 2 seconds in
each direction. It also sounds a warning when
the gate obstructs two times in one cycle.
Switching this to OFF only disables the open
and close warning not the obstruction warning.
3
4
5
6
7
OFF
DIP#6 DIP#7 Delay Time for Auto-Close
ON
ON
OFF
OFF*
ON
OFF
ON
OFF*
15 seconds
30 seconds
60 seconds
120 seconds (factory preset)
DIP#5
D1 mode, constant pressure to operate gate.
ON
OFF* B2 mode, momentary contact to operate gate.
DIP Switch #3 - Auto-Close
With the Auto-Close switch in the OFF
position the gate will remain open until it
receives another signal from an activation
device such as a transmitter, keypad, or push
button control. With the Auto-Close switch
in the ON position the gate operator will
automatically close the gate. The time the gate
will remain open is determined using DIP
Switches #6 and #7.
DIP#4
ON
Push-to-open operation.
OFF* Pull-to-open operation.
DIP#3
ON
Auto-close enabled.
OFF* Auto-close disabled.
DIP Switch #4 - Push/Pull-to-Open
If your gate opens into the property the DIP
Switch is set to OFF (factory). If your gate
opens out from the property the DIP Switch
must be set to the ON position.
DIP#2
ON* Buzzer warning enabled.
OFF Buzzer warning disabled
DIP#1
ON* Soft start enabled.
OFF Soft start disabled.
DIP Switch #5 - B2/D1 Mode
This DIP Switch must remain in the OFF
position unless the gate operator is going to
be used by a guard or gate attendant, who can
only open the gate when constant pressure is
applied to a push button control device.
DIP Switches #6 and #7
The combination of these two switches
determines the amount of time the gate will
remain open when DIP Switch #3 is set in the
ON position.
2
* Factory preset
IMPORTANT CONTROL BOARD SETTINGS:
CONTROL BOARD DIP SWITCH #1 is factory
preset in the ON position and MUST remain in the
ON position. Changing this setting can damage
your gate, gate opener and
possibly void your warranty!
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Setting the Closed Position Limit
TURN CONTROL BOX ON
Your GTO/PRO® 4000 has two Limit Settings
1) OPEN Limit setting: (Gate in the OPEN POSITION / FACTORY SET NOT ADJUSTABLE) The open limit setting is
the fully open position.
2) CLOSED Limit setting: (Gate in the CLOSED POSITION) To achieve optimum closed position, you are required
to complete the following FOUR STEPS:
Step 1
Confirm that the power switch is in the ON position, and the gate is in the OPEN POSITION.
Step 2
COM
J11
COM
CYCLE
CLOSE
SAFETY
EXIT
OPEN
SHADOW
LOOP
J8
Activate your operator by pressing the entry transmitter
button. Your gate should now be moving from the fully open
position toward the closed position. Prepare to STOP the gate
by pressing the entry transmitter button again when the gate
reaches the desired closed position. This step may be repeated
until desired close position is achieved. Once the desired
CLOSED position has been achieved, proceed to step 3.
SET
LIMIT
4
5
6
7
OFF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
3
MAX
Press the transmitter button and allow the gate to return to the
fully open position. YOUR GATE’S CLOSED POSITION
LIMIT IS NOW PROGRAMMED.
2
RED
Step 4
1
STALL FORCE
J12
BLK
RECEIVER
MIN
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
OPEN
EDGE
GRN
With the gate in the desired closed position PRESS & HOLD
the “SET LIMIT" button on the control board for 5 seconds.
MODES ON
CLOSE
EDGE
Step 3
Set Limit Button
TESTING YOUR CLOSED LIMIT SETTING:
Press your entry transmitter and allow your gate to close. If CLOSED position is not correct or needs to be changed, you will
need to CLEAR your CLOSED LIMIT settings and follow Steps 1-4 again.
CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED CLOSED LIMIT SETTING:
If you make a mistake and set the limit at the wrong position – press your transmitter to return the gate to the fully opened
position, then press and hold the "SET LIMIT" button for 10 seconds. This will clear the memory for the closed limit
position. Follow Steps 1-4 again.
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Obstruction Sensitivity Potentiometer
IMPORTANT: For safety reasons the obstruction setting or Stall Force on the GTO/PRO®
4000 control board comes from the factory set at
MIN (minimum). In many gate installations this
setting will need to be adjusted to overcome the
weight and size of the gates.
1 2 3 4
DUAL ON
MODES
1
2
3
4
ON
OFF
SET
LIMIT
The Stall Force potentiometer on the control
board operates like a volume control on a radio. It
controls the obstruction sensitivity (or the amount
of force the operator will apply to an obstruction)
before it automatically stops and reverses direction for approximately 2 seconds.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
OFF
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
STALL FORCE
MAX
OPEN
EDGE
J12
CLOSE
EDGE
SAFETY
COM
CYCLE
CLOSE
COM
EXIT
OPEN
J8
J11
SHADOW
LOOP
MIN
MIN
STALL FORCE
MAX
Use a small slotted screwdriver to turn the arrow
in the center of the potentiometer. Adjust the sensitivity from the MINIMUM position where the
gates operate without obstructing from there own
weight or the wind conditions in your area.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
MODES ON
GRN
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
NOTE: You may need to increase the
stall force in cold weather due to increased
resistance from gate hinges.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST WHEN ADJUSTING OR
SERVICING YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATOR!
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Setting Your Personal Transmitter Code
All GTO transmitters are set to a standard code at the factory and are ready to operate your GTO/PRO® 4000 Gate
Operator®. For your safety and security, however, we strongly recommend that you replace the factory setting with your own
personal code. Follow the directions below:
1. Remove the Transmitter Cover
Grasp the sides of the access cover and slide it away from the transmitter button (see
illustration). When the access cover is removed, the battery and the DIP switches will be
exposed. To set a new code, use a small screwdriver to move the switches.
2. Set the transmitter DIP Switches
There are nine (9) transmitter DIP switches; each can be placed in three different
positions (+, 0, –). DO NOT set all the switches in the same position, such as all +, all
0, or all –. Once the DIP switches have been set to a personal code, replace and close
the access cover.
WARNING: No other adjustments should be made inside the transmitter.
3. “Teach” the New Code to Control Board Memory
COM
J11
COM
A. Press and hold transmitter button.
B. Press and hold the LEARN TRANSMITTER
button on the control board for 5 seconds.
C. Release transmitter button.
D. Release LEARN TRANSMITTER button.
The new code is stored in control board memory.
CYCLE
CLOSE
SAFETY
J8
EXIT
OPEN
SHADOW
LOOP
SET
LIMIT
4
5
6
7
OFF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
3
MAX
25
2
Learn Transmitter Button
1
RED
STALL FORCE
J12
BLK
RECEIVER
GRN
MIN
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
OPEN
EDGE
MODES ON
CLOSE
EDGE
Installing the Receiver
Use the transmitter to check the range of the receiver before permanently mounting it.
Consider the following when mounting the receiver:
• Standard receiver cable length is 10 feet (receivers with a longer cable are available as
special order items; call the GTO Sales Department). NEVER splice receiver cable!
• Run the cable through PVC conduit to protect it from damage.
• DO NOT run cable through metal conduit because the receiver signal range will be
decreased.
• DO NOT run cable in conduit containing ac wiring.
• DO NOT mount receiver on a metal fence or post; doing so will decrease signal range.
• The receiver range can vary from 50 to 100 feet depending upon weather, topography,
and external interference.
NOTE: Do not mount upside down.
FCC Regulation
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept an interference that may cause undesired operation.
Transmitter distance may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. NOTE:
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Connecting Additional Safety Devices
Although GTO strongly recommends the use of additional safety devices, we do not endorse any
specific brand names. Only use products that are certified and listed to be in compliance with
any applicable UL standards (United Laboratories) and national and regional safety codes.
Call GTO Sales at 1-800-543-4283 for information on compatible
products for your specific application.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 will ONLY accept accessory devices with normally open contact output.
Contact Sensors (safety edges)
If not installing a contact sensor skip to next section.
PLEASE NOTE: Contact sensors are not included with the GTO/PRO® 4000.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 is equipped with built-in obstruction sensitivity. The operator is designed to stop and reverse the
gate within 2 seconds when it comes in contact with an obstruction. However, obstruction sensitivity, although functioning
properly, may not be sensitive enough to prevent bodily injury in some circumstances. To augment your protection against
entrapment, GTO recommends using some form of additional safety device. When installed, contact sensors must be
mounted in compliance with UL 325, Underwriters Laboratories safety standard for gate operators. Review page 5 for information about mounting requirements for safety edges ("contact sensors").
Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for
information about installing these devices on a vehicular
gate.
STALL FORCE
MIN
MAX
OPEN
EDGE
CLOSE
EDGE
J12
SHADOW
LOOP
COM
SAFETY
COM
EXIT
OPEN
J8
J11
CYCLE
CLOSE
Make sure the power switch to the operator
is turned off before connecting safety device
wiring to the terminal blocks. Unplugging the
transformer does not turn power to the operator
OFF.
GRN
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Contact Sensor Input Connection:
Connect one of the OPEN EDGE contact sensor wires to the
COMMON (COM) terminal and the other to the OPEN
EDGE terminal on the GTO/PRO® 4000 control board.
Connect one of the CLOSE EDGE contact sensor wires to the
COMMON (COM) terminal and the other to the CLOSE
EDGE terminal on the GTO/PRO® 4000 control board.
Wire from Contact Sensor
(open safety edge)
Wire from Contact Sensor
(close safety edge)
Activation of a contact sensor while the gate is in
motion will cause the gate to stop and reverse
within two (2) seconds.
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Non-Contact Sensors (photo beams)
If not installing a non-contact sensor skip to next section.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-contact sensors are not included with the GTO/PRO® 4000.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 can also accept "Safety" input from normally open "dry-contact" output devices such as photo beams
connected to the SAFETY input terminal.
Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for information
about installing these devices on a vehicular gate.
MIN
J8
OPEN
EDGE
CLOSE
EDGE
EXIT
OPEN
COM
J12
SHADOW
LOOP
COM
Connect one of the non-contact sensor dry contact output wires to
the COMMON (COM) terminal and the other to the SAFETY
terminal on the GTO/PRO® 4000 control board.
SAFETY
J11
CYCLE
CLOSE
Non-Contact Sensor Connection:
MAX
Make sure the power switch to the operator is
turned off before connecting safety device wiring
to the terminal blocks. Unplugging the transformer
does not turn power to the operator OFF.
STALL FORCE
BLK
GRN
RED
RECEIVER
This input is ONLY monitored when the gate
is closing. Activating the non-contact sensor
(obstructing the safety beam path) will cause the
gate to reverse to the fully open position.
Wire from Non-Contact
Sensor (photo beam)
Shadow Loop
If not installing a shadow loop skip to next section.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-contact sensors are not included with the GTO/PRO® 4000.
STALL FORCE
MIN
OPEN
EDGE
J12
CLOSE
EDGE
SHADOW
LOOP
EXIT
OPEN
COM
SAFETY
COM
Shadow Loop Connection:
J8
J11
CYCLE
CLOSE
Make sure the power switch to the operator is
turned off before connecting safety device wiring
to the terminal blocks. Unplugging the transformer
does not turn power to the operator OFF.
MAX
Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for information
about installing these devices on a vehicular gate.
GRN
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Connect one of the shadow loop wires to the COMMON (COM)
terminal and the other to the SHADOW LOOP terminal on the
GTO/PRO® 4000 control board.
The shadow loop is a detector located with the moving path of the
gate to prevent the gate from closing when a vehicle in the path.
Wire from Shadow Loop
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Connecting Accessories
If not connecting accessories skip to next section.
The GTO/PRO® 4000 can accept NORMALLY OPEN CONTACT accessories, such as; Push Button Entry Devices and
Key Pads.
Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for information about installing these devices on a vehicular gate.
Make sure the power to the operator is turned
off before connecting safety device wiring to the
terminal blocks. Unplugging the transformer
does not turn power to the operator OFF.
STALL FORCE
MIN
MAX
Accessory Input Connection:
OPEN
EDGE
J12
CLOSE
EDGE
EXIT
OPEN
COM
SAFETY
COM
SHADOW
LOOP
J8
J11
CYCLE
CLOSE
Connect one of the accessory wires to the COMMON (COM)
terminal and the other to the CYCLE CLOSE terminal on the
GTO/PRO® 4000 control board.
GRN
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Each activation of the accessory will cause the
gate to cycle as follows:
OPEN
STOP
CLOSE
STOP
Wire from Accessory
(push button, key pad, etc.)
Output Relay
The output relay provides N/O and N/C contact. N/O contact
functions only when gate is moving. N/C contact functions only
when gate is at rest. Relay can switch up to 36 volts A/C or D/C
and can be used for strobe type warning lights, to turn on safety
beams, etc.
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Push to Open Installation
Determining The Mounting Position
of The Post Bracket Assembly
Swinging gates shall not open into public access areas!
A "Push-to-Open" gate opens out from the property.
If you have a pull-to-open gate (gate opens into the property), return to
page 12.
1/2" x 3-3/4" Bolt
In a PUSH-TO-OPEN installation the operators are installed while the
gates are in the closed position.
NOTE: An optional 12" long Post Pivot Bracket (R4KPTO) is available
for installations that need a greater distance to achieve the safe gate and
gate operator clearance (2 inches).
Post Bracket
1/2" Washer
1/2" Lock Washer
Step 1
1/2" Nut
With the gates closed, adjust the post bracket assembly and the gate
bracket until the operator is level. While holding the operator level,
use C-clamps to temporarily keep the post bracket assembly and
gate bracket in their respective positions on the fence post and gate.
Post Pivot Bracket
IMPORTANT: While determining the mounting point for the post
pivot bracket assembly be sure that the position allows for maximum
clearance between the gate and the operator in both the open and closed
positions, as shown in the diagrams below. This clearance will give the
operator the most efficient leverage point for opening and closing the
gate and more importantly provides the least possible pinch area.
Step 2
After verifying that you have the best position
for the post pivot bracket, insert the 5/16" x 1 3/4"
bolt through the aligned holes of the post bracket
and post pivot bracket and fasten it with the 5/16"
washer and nut.
Gate in the Open Position
Pinch Area
IMPORTANT: If you loosened the clamp on
the post bracket to achieve the optimum position,
tighten it in its new position and recheck the gate
bracket with the gate in the open position (move the
gate bracket and re-clamp it if necessary).
2" minimum
Gate in the Closed Position
Pinch Area
2" minimum
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Step 3
With the gate in the fully closed position and the operator retracted, swing the operator to the gate. Mark reference points
for bolt holes on gate cross member through middle of gate bracket slots. The operator must be level. Drill 3/8" holes into
the gate cross member as marked. Fasten gate bracket to cross member using (2) 3/8" x 3" bolts, washers, lock washers, and
nuts. Attach the operator to the post bracket assembly and gate bracket using clevis pins, bushings, and hairpins clips.
Level Operator
Clevis Pin, Bushing, and Hairpin Clip
Fence Post
Step 4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
ON
6
7
OFF
COM
COM
OPEN
EDGE
5
EXIT
OPEN
4
CLOSE
EDGE
3
SHADOW
LOOP
2
CYCLE
CLOSE
1
SAFETY
Make sure the control box power switch is OFF. Use a small
screwdriver to move the Number 4 DIP switch from the factory
setting (OFF / Pull-To-Open) to ON for Push-To-Open. Turn
power switch ON. The control board is now configured to push
the gate open.
GRN
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
DIP#4
ON
Push-to-open operation.
OFF Pull-to-open operation (factory setting).
Setting the Open Position Limit
Step 1
Confirm that the power switch is in the ON position, and the gate is in the CLOSED POSITION.
Step 2
Activate your operator by pressing the entry transmitter button. Your gate should now be moving from the closed position
toward the open position. Prepare to STOP gate by pressing the entry transmitter button again when the gate reaches the
desired open position. This step may be repeated until desired close position is achieved. Once the desired OPEN position has
been achieved, proceed to Step 3.
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Step 3
With the gate in the desired open position PRESS & HOLD the “SET LIMIT"
button on the control board for 5 seconds.
Step 4
Press the transmitter button and allow the gate to return to the closed position.
YOUR GATE’S OPEN POSITION LIMIT IS NOW PROGRAMMED.
COM
CYCLE
CLOSE
SAFETY
EXIT
OPEN
SHADOW
LOOP
J8
CLOSE
EDGE
1
2
4
SET
LIMIT
3
5
6
7
RED
OFF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ON
STALL FORCE
BLK
J12
MAX
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RECEIVER
If you make a mistake and set the limit at the wrong position – press your
transmitter to return the gate to the closed position, then press and hold the
"SET LIMIT" button for 10 seconds. This will clear the memory for the open
limit position. Follow steps one (1) to four (4) again.
MIN
GRN
CLEARING PROGRAMMED OPEN LIMIT SETTING:
LEARN
TRANSMITTER
OPEN
EDGE
MODES ON
Press your entry transmitter and allow your gate to open. If the OPEN position
is not correct or need to be changed, you will need to CLEAR your OPEN
LIMIT settings and follow steps one (1) to four (4) again.
J11
COM
TESTING YOUR OPEN LIMIT SETTING:
Set Limit Button
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
If your gate operator does not function properly after it is installed, use this guide
before calling the GTO Service Department.
• On all gates weighing 250 lb. or more, routinely grease the ball bearing hinges at least 4 times a year; more
frequently if the gates are near a coastal area.
• Keeping a few mothballs in the control box will discourage insects from entering it and damaging the control
board.
• Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply silicone spray to it at least once per month.
• While oxidation is a normal part of weathering of equipment that is exposed to the elements, we recommend
you apply silicone spray on the front and rear mounts to minimize this effect.
If the Operator Does Not Work
Check the Green LED on the Control Board:
IF THE LED IS OFF: This condition indicates a transformer power failure.
1. Test the transformer for voltage with a voltmeter. The acceptable range can be found in the VOLTAGE
LIMITS chart on the next page. If the transformer test shows no voltage, then test the electrical outlet for
voltage. If the outlet test shows voltage, then the transformer is dead and must be replaced. Allow the new
transformer 12 hours to charge the battery before using the gate operator.
2. If the transformer test shows voltage, check the POWER IN terminal block on the control board for voltage.
If the terminal block shows no voltage, look for broken or spliced wires.
Check the Red STATUS LED on the Control Board:
IF THE LED IS ON: but the unit is not working.
1. Check the battery in your transmitter and replace with a fresh one if needed..
2. Verify that the power cable is securely connected.
3. Replace the control board fuse if it is blown (25 ampere fuse only - DO NOT USE
A HIGHER RATED FUSE!).
IF THE LED IS OFF:
1. Make sure the ON / OFF switch at the bottom of the control box is set to ON.
2. Check all connections for looseness and corrosion.
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If the Operator is Working
The Gate CLOSES Then Opens Again on its Own:
1. Check the position of the mounting brackets and readjust if necessary.
2. Check the gate for binding or hinge damage.
The Gate OPENS Then Closes Again on its Own:
1. Check the position of the mounting brackets and readjust if necessary.
2. Check the gate for binding or hinge damage.
VOLTAGE RATINGS
18 Vac Transformer ___________________________ 18.0 to 22.0 Vac
5 W Solar panel (single) _______________________18.0 to 22.0 Vdc 300 mA
measure voltage at panel and control box.
12 V Battery ________________________________12.0 to 13.5 Vdc 7.0 Ah
Charging circuit _____________________________12.0 to 14.8 Vdc
measure voltage with battery connected
®
PROFESSIONAL ACCESS SYSTEMS
The GTO, Inc. Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
Telephone (800) 543-1236
Telephone (850) 575-4144
Fax (850) 575-8950 • Web site: www.gtopro.com wwww.gtopro
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Repair Service
If your GTO/PRO® 4000 ® Gate Operator is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
1. First use the procedures found in the Maintenance & Troubleshooting Guide (see page 33).
2. If you are unable to solve the problem, call the GTO Service Department at (800) 543-1236, or (850) 575-4144.
Refer to the serial number (located on the control box cover) and date of purchase when calling for assistance.
3. If repair or replacement of your gate operator is necessary, the Service Department will assign a Return Goods
Authorization (RGA) number to you.
4. Securely pack the component(s) authorized for return to the factory. Include a copy of your sales reciept for the purchase
of the product(s). Write the RGA number issued to you on the outside of the package in LARGE BOLD PRINT.
Ship the package(s) freight prepaid to: GTO, Inc., 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303.
NOTE: Products returned to GTO without a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number in LARGE
BOLD PRINT on the outside of the package WILL NOT be accepted. Also, items returned to GTO freight
collect WILL NOT be accepted.
®
PROFESSIONAL ACCESS SYSTEMS
Fax (850) 575-8950 • Web site: www.gtopro.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
GTO, Inc.
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303 • (850) 575-0176 • Fax (850) 575-8912 •
Web site www.gtopro.com
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Column Installation Information
IF THIS OPERATOR WILL BE USED WITH GATES THAT ARE MOUNTED ON
MASONRY, BRICK, OR ROCK (etc.) COLUMNS:
READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
A.
The simplest solution is to install the operator in a push-to-open configuration. The minimum clearance is
easier to achieve and clearance is no longer a problem, since the operator will be pushing the gate away from
the column instead of pulling it toward the column. It is recommended that you place a steel plate between the
operator mounting brackets and masonry surface for additional strength.
B.
If a push-to-open installation is impossible due to traffic hazards, terrain, etc., another option is to re-hang the
gate. You may hang it on a post, either in the center of the column or at the back corner, or move the gate to the
back corner of the columns.
C.
The most difficult solution is to cut a notch in the column to accommodate the operator and power cable. This
job is NOT for the inexperienced!
Column Mount Example
(A + B can not exceed 17 inches)
Example: If A is 2" then B can not exceed 15"
A
Pivot Bracket
B
Gate
Column
Hinge
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DC-SERIES
®
ACCESSORIES
Solar Panel (FM123), (FM122)
The Solar Panel is a 10 watt solar powered battery charger for use with the all GTO/PRO DC gate
operator systems. Particularly suited for remote installations, each Solar Panel comes with tubular
steel support, mounting clips, wire connectors, and 8 ft. of low voltage wire (see Low Voltage Wire
for additional wire). The GTO/PRO® control board has clearly labeled terminal connections for easy
installation of the Solar Panel. Installation in some regions of the world will require multiple solar
panels for adequate charging power. Solar Panel (FM122) is a 5 watt solar powered battery
charger with all the same features as (FM123).
Push Button Control (RB101)
Unlit doorbell button for remote entry or exit control. Wires directly to the control board and uses 16
gauge multi-stranded, dual conductor low voltage wire (sold separately).
Pin Lock (RB975)
The Pin Lock substitutes for the clevis pin at the front end of the GTO/PRO® 1500 gate operator.
Helps prevent theft of the operator from the gate, while allowing quick release of the operator.
Key Chain Mini Transmitter (RB744)
The Key Chain Mini Transmitter is a miniature version of the GTO/PRO® entry transmitter and has
the same adjustable code settings. 12 Volt battery included.
Entry Transmitter (RB741)
The GTO/PRO® entry transmitter, with adjustable code settings, is standard equipment with all
GTO/PRO® systems. 9 Volt battery included.
2
1
3
ABC
DEF
5
4
6
JKL
GHI
MNO
8
7
9
TUV
PRS
WXY
0
Digital Keypad (F300)
The specially designed digital keypad can be easily installed as a wireless or wired keypad. It can be
programmed to use up to fifteen different personal identification number (PIN) codes. Each code is
face programmable with additional security features built in. Wired installations require 16 gauge, low
voltage, multi-stranded, dual conductor, direct burial wire (sold separately). Requires 3 AA batteries
(not included).
GTO/PRO 50' Exit Wand (FM139), 100' Exit Wand (FM140), 150' Exit Wand (FM141)
The GTO/PRO® Exit Wand is designed for residential and agricultural applications and is
compatible with all GTO/PRO® automatic gate operator models. The wand is an electromagnetic
sensor, which offers 'hands free' operation of the GTO/PRO® Gate Operators with a 12 ft. radius of
detection of vehicles in motion.
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CTR
9V
Wireless Entry Intercom / Keypad (FM136)
Allows owner to screen guest at the gate before allowing access to the property. Keypad also allows
owner to give up to 25 programmable entry codes to family, friends or approved delivery personnel.
Codes can be permanent of temporary. Can be wireless or hard wired up to 1000 feet.
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3
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1-8 CO
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Automatic Gate Lock Pull-to-Open (FM144)
A MUST for added security. Solenoid driven, with a steel housing. Unlocks and locks automatically
as gates open and close. Used with GTO/PRO® DC swing gate operating systems for maximum
stability and security. Comes with a keyed manual release. Recommended for gates over 8 ft. long.
Ideal for animal enclosures or high wind areas.
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ACCESSORIES
Replacement Battery (RB500)
Standard 12 volt, 7.0 amp-hour, maintenance-free battery for the GTO/PRO® 2000, GTO/PRO® 3000,
GTO/PRO® 4000 gate operator systems. This is the only battery approved for use with the GTO/PRO® gate
operator systems. Life expectancy is 3-5 years.
Low Voltage Wire (RB509)
The 16 gauge, multi-stranded, dual conductor Low Voltage Wire is for connecting the AC powered
transformer, or the Solar Panel to the control board. Also used for the connection of accessories, such as locks,
keypads, push buttons and other wired control devices. This specially designed wire is UV treated, PVC coated
and ready for direct burial. Available in 1000' rolls or special lengths.
12" Push to Open Bracket (R4KPTO)
An optional longer Post Pivot Bracket for push-to-open installations that need a greater distance to achieve the
safe gate and gate operator clearance (2 inches). Order two 12" PTO brackets for conversion of a dual swing gate
installation.
Column Mount Lock Receiver (433IH)
For mounting the Automatic Gate Lock on brick columns, walls, or for other applications with limited space
between gate and post.
Replacement Transformer (RB570)
Standard 18 volt AC transformer for maintaining the battery included with the GTO/PRO® 3200 gate operator. This
is the only transformer approved for use with all UL325 GTO/PRO® gate operator systems.
HEDDOL
RECUNIV
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MOD
EL EIVE
294 R
Garage Door Receiver (RB709)
The Garage Door Receiver allows you to use the same GTO/PRO® entry transmitter (see Dual and Triple
Transmitters) to operate your gate operator and your garage door operator. Compatible with most garage door
operators.
Dual & Triple Button Transmitters (RB742 & RB743)
The Dual (RB742) & Triple (RB743) Button Transmitters are for remote control of multiple separate gate operators,
and/or gate operator(s) and garage door operator(s) (see Garage Door Receiver). 9 Volt battery included.
If you have a question about GTO/PRO accessories
just call 1-800-543-GATE!
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