MBAC1K Manual
Nice Apollo Control
Box
MBAC1K
Vehicular Gate Operator Control
Revision 1.0.0.1_9-2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CAUTIONS AND NOTES
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11 - 35001K & 36001K INSTALLATION
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
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11.1 - Parts indentification 23
ETL DEFINITIONS COMPLIANT TO UL325
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1 - OVERVIEW
4
11.4 - Control arm assembly26
1.1 - Main control board4
11.5 - Gate bracket mounting27
1.2 - Main control board specifics4
11.6 - Chassis wiring27
2 - GATE INFORMATION
23
11.2 - Post installation24
11.3 - Chassis mounting25
11.7 - Limit & motor wiring28
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2.1 - ASTM F22004
2.2 - Gate latches5
2.3 - Specific applications5
2.4 - Swing gates5
2.5 - General requirements
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3 - SAFETY AND CAUTIONS
11.8 - Limit & motor connection to the board28
11.9 - Setting limit switches
29
12 - LEARNING MODE
30
13 - ACCESSORY INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
31
13.1 - Outputs31
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13.2 - Inputs31
3.1 - Properly installed safety devices 5
13.3 - Communication buses32
3.2 - Safety signs, notices to personnel warning signs5
13.4 - Programming the plug-in receiver and remote controls32
3.3 - Gate system safety devices6
3.4 - Infrared beams and warning signs6
3.5 - Establish the location6
3.6 - Read and follow all instructions 6
3.7 - Keep children away6
3.8 - Test the gate system
6
3.9 - Keep gates properly maintained
6
4 - INSTALLATION NOTES
4.1 - Follow Instructions6
4.2 - Intended usage6
4.3 - Warnings, cautions and notes6
5 - CONTROL BOX LAYOUT
8
6 - CONTROL BOX MOUNTING
8
7 - 120VAC POWER WIRING
9
8 - BOARD INCOMING POWER WIRING
9
9 - NT-T51K & NT-T71K INSTALLATION
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14 - OPTIONAL INPUTS
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14.1 - Fire dept. connection
33
14.2 - Magnetic lock connection
33
14.3 - Guard station
33
14.4 - Exit and edge inputs wiring diagram
33
14.5 - Radio receiver connection (third party)
34
14.6 - Optional power output
34
15 - INSPECTION AND OPERATION
34
16 - GENERAL LAYOUT AND SAFETY ACCESS
35
17 - ACCESSORIES AND SENSORS
36
18 - BOARD NOMENCLATURE
37
19 - PROGRAMMING BUTTONS
38
19.1 - Force
38
19.2 - Speed38
19.3 - Acceleration
38
19.4 - Delay
38
9.1 - Parts identification 11
19.5 - Function38
9.2 - Pivot arm installation11
19.6 - Display
39
20 - EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS
40
21 - GLOSSARY
40
22 - MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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9.3 - T5 Pivot arm bracket location graph12
9.4 - T7 Pivot arm bracket location graph13
9.5 - Gate bracket mounting14
9.6 - Actuator mounting14
9.7 - Actuator wiring15
9.8 - Limit & motor connection to the board
15
9.9 - Limit switch adjustment
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23 - TROUBLESHOOTING
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10 - 15501K & 16501K INSTALLATION
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24 - WARRANTY
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10.1 - Parts identification17
10.2 - Pull to open installation18
10.3 - Push to open installation19
10.4 - Actuator mounting19
10.5 - Actuator wiring20
10.6 - Gate bracket mounting20
10.7 - Limit & motor connection to the board21
10.8 - Limit switch adjustment
21
10.9 - Setting limit switches
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CAUTIONS AND NOTES
1.1 - 1050 control board
This instruction manual is intended to aid the installer in the overall process
of correct installation at the desired location. Periodically, the manual will
illustrate “warnings, cautions and notes” which are items the installer should
carefully read to prevent damage to the gate, gate system or personal injury
to yourself or others.
The 1050 main control board is housed in a protective plastic enclosure
that includes a 2-line LCD and with 5 dedicated buttons and 3 buttons for
navigation of the setup, programming, and information menus. Connectors
for power, inputs, and output peripherals are arranged around the edges
of the board and clearly labeled. A plug-in connector is provided for direct
installation of a Nice-brand receiver which can be controlled by up to 1000
transmitters. A reset RJ-11 jack offers a connection to an optional O-view
programmer with Bluetooth and GSM which can be used to control the
gate with a telephone, smartphone, or PC. Connectors for other Nice-brand
plug in accessories include 2-wire Bluebus, self-monitored photocells for
entrapment protection. Dry contact inputs are provided for loop, probe, and
photoelectric detectors, as well as edge sensors, guard station, and fire
department control of gate opening and closing. Voltage outputs (+12VDC
and +24VDC) are also made available to power safety and entrapmentprevention devices, and a magnetic lock if required. On board charge control
circuitry delivers reliable power to a backup battery (if installed) and the unit
is equipped with input for a solar panel for self-powered installations.
The 1050 main control board accepts DC input voltage ranging from 10VDC
to 35VDC. A 2-line LCD with dedicated buttons allows the installer to quickly
program the 1050 when changes to its factory-default settings need to
be made. A real time clock/calendar enables programming for scheduled
weekly or daily events like opening, closing, or locking the gate. Gate
opening and closing speed, acceleration, soft-start settings, and reversing
speed may be set to factory default settings, or individually programmed per
customized gate installation requirements. Built-in current sensing enables
inherent gate force monitoring and limiting for safety and an on board alarm
indicates when two sequential obstructions have been sensed in either
direction. The “Learn” function helps the gate installer configure the Apollo
1050 control board semi-automatically for optimum settings of gate opening
and closing speeds, with simple programmable adjustments to force and
speed settings that may be made with front panel programming.
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
Anyone who installs, assists with installation or otherwise facilitates the
installation in any manner should thoroughly read and understand this manual
in its entirety before any attempt is made to actually begin the installation
process.
ETL DEFINITIONS COMPLIANT TO UL325
• Vehicular Swing-Gate Operator (or system) - A vehicular gate operator (or
system) that controls a gate which swings in a horizontal direction that is
intended for use for vehicular entrance or exit to a drive, parking lot, or the
like.
• Gate - A moving barrier such as a Swinging, sliding, raising, lowering,
rolling, or like barrier that is a stand-alone passage barrier or is that portion
of a wall or fence system that controls entrance and/or egress by persons
or vehicles and completes the perimeter of a defined area.
• Residential Vehicular Gate Operator - Class I - A vehicular gate operator (or
system) intended for use in a home of one to four single family dwellings,
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 multi-family housing unit (five or more single
family units), hotel, garages, retail store, or other buildings servicing the
general public.
• Commercial / General Access Vehicular Gate Operator - Class III - A
vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in an industrial
location, loading dock area, or other location not intended to service the
general public.
1.2 - Main control board specifics
• Commercial / General Access Vehicular Gate Operator - Class IV - A
vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in a guarded industrial
location or buildings such as airport security area or other restricted access
locations not servicing the general public, in which unauthorized access is
prevented via supervision by security personnel.
• Built-in regulator to keep the battery charged (either through solar or main
power).
• Socket for plug-in Nice receivers.
1 - OVERVIEW
This manual provides documentation that covers the layout, electrical
installation, and programming of the Apollo 1050 gate controller for a typical
installation. Please consult your Apollo distributor for more information
regarding installations or questions not specifically covered in this manual.
• Inputs for solar panel and batteries.
• Low power consumption in stand-by mode.
• Board compatible with Nice Opera System (facilitates programming and
diagnostic’s away from the site of installation).
• Easy programming with LCD display and dedicated buttons.
• Digital programming for auto-close, force, speed, opening delay.
• On board buttons for operating the gate (Open, Close, Stop).
• Built-in voltmeter to check input voltage, battery voltage, solar panel volt
age, motors’ current.
• Temperature sensor to optimize charging battery and system
performance.
• Programmable service alarm.
• 2 Programmable timers (from 1 sec to 9 hours).
• Inputs for guard station, additional third party receivers, loop detectors,
FIRE and UL/Edge signals.
DO NOT CONNECT
A/C POWER TO THIS
CIRCUIT BOARD!
This circuit board is designed for
10VDC - 35VDC power input only.
• 2 programmable inputs (open, close, step, mid-position, hold to open,
hold to close, activating timer).
• Surge suppression on every peripheral input (digital and analog).
• Ports for self-powered Nice plug-in peripherals. (BlueBus).
2 - GATE INFORMATION
2.1 - ASTM F2200
Gates shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions given for the
appropriate gate type listed, refer to ASTM F2200 for additional gate types.
Protrusions shall not be permitted on any gate, refer to ASTM F2200 for
exceptions if any.
Any non-automated gate that is to be automated in any manner should be
upgraded to conform to the provisions contained within the provisions of
this document and ASTM F2200 as applicable.
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2.2 - Gate latches
In association with this gate controller and these operators, at no time should
manual gate latches or locks be used. The forces applied to an operator
could be in excess of those forces which are safe for bystanders. Should
unnecessary forces be applied to a gate system which is in the locked
position, the catastrophic failure of the gate or locking mechanism could
result in substantial damage, extensive physical injury and or death.
2.3 - Specific applications
This gate operators are intended for those locations where vehicle traffic is
intended to be controlled through the use of an entryway obstruction (gate).
The gate system should be made of closed material types which prevent any
body part from entering, becoming entangled or otherwise entering the gate
in any manner. If the gate is not fully closed off from access, the opening or
closing of the gate system may result in severe damage, injury or death.
2.4 - Swing and slide gates
Swing and slide gates are designed to move across an entry control point
to prevent or allow controlled access by authorized persons or equipment.
Swing or slide gate systems are not necessarily completely autonomous
systems, and require regular maintenance and inspection on a periodic
schedule. Although with certain safety devices in place the gate system could
operate as a completely independent system free from human interaction for
a defined period of time, human inspection and testing is required to ensure
longevity and safe operation over long periods of time.
2.5 - General requirements
• Safety and security are obviously a number one priority for both the
manufacturer and the end user. As a result this manual has been written
to make all persons fully aware of the responsibilities required to ensure
constant safety, security and longevity are acquired throughout the life of
the system.
• The manufacturer of this swing gate system has performed countless
hours of testing, analysis and statistical control analysis to ensure that
this operator performs its intended function for extended periods of time.
The installer should ensure and verify that all required safety devices are
installed correctly and in a manner consistent with the requirements of this
manual. Additionally, all devices, security devices, safety devices, sensors
and other affiliated attachments are installed in a robust manner that will
prevent their accidental damage, removal or incidental tampering.
• A basic requirement for this system to operate correctly is that at any time
a sensor is triggered, covered, disconnected or otherwise tampered with,
that the entire system ceases to function. If any part of the gate safety
system is removed or triggered, an immediate safety action by the gate
operator is expected (retraction or stoppage). If the gate safety system is
not functional, or fails to operate within these guidelines, the gate should
be immediately removed from service until repairs can be made.
• Any gate system that is open or has slats, bars or other material which
allows an individual to stick their hands, head, or feet through the material,
must be converted or covered in such a manner so as to prevent such
future actions. Application of materials, and how to modify the gate system
is up to the end user or installer, however care should be taken to prevent
such human interaction into the moving gate system. No entry into the
gate is ever authorized and should be prevented by whatever measures are
required for that specific installation. Care should always be used during
installation!
• Loops and loop detectors, photo-cells or other equivalent devices must
be installed with this gate operator to prevent the gate from closing on
vehicular traffic
• The speed limit for vehicular traffic through the gate area is 5 MPH. Install
speed bumps and signs to keep vehicular traffic from speeding through the
gate area. Failure to adhere to posted speed limits can result in damage to
the gate, gate operator, and to the vehicle.
• Be sure that all residents are familiar with the proper use of the gate and
gate operator. Be sure that all residents are familiar with the possible
hazards associated with the gate system.
• Be sure that all warning signs are permanently installed on both sides of
the gate in an area where they are fully visible to traffic
• It is your responsibility to periodically check all reversing devices. If any of
these devices are observed to function improperly, remove the operator
from service immediately and contact your installing or servicing dealer.
• Follow the recommended maintenance schedule of one inspection per
every 180 days of use.
• Do not allow children to play in the area of the operator or to play with any
gate-operating device.
• Be sure that all activating devices are installed a minimum distance of 8
feet away from the gate and gate operator, or in such a way that a person
cannot touch the gate or gate operator while using the activating device. If
activating devices are installed in violation of these restrictions, immediately
remove the gate operator from service and contact your installing dealer.
• To remove the gate operator from service, operate the gate to the full
open position, shut off power to the operator at the service panel, and
disconnect batteries.
AUTOMATIC GATES ARE
NOT FOR PEDESTRIANS!
Automatic gate openers are designed for
vehicular traffic. They are powerful and can
cause serious bodily injury or death.
Accordingly, direct all pedestrian traffic
to a separate walk-through gate.
3 - SAFETY AND CAUTIONS
WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH READ AND
FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
• Never let children operate or play with gate controls. Keep the remote
control away from children.
• Always keep people and objects away from gate. NO ONE SHOULD
CROSS THE PATH OF THE MOVING GATE.
• Test the operator periodically. The gate MUST reverse on contact with a
rigid object or stop or reverse when an object activates the non-contact
sensors. After adjusting the force or the limit of travel, retest the gate
operator. Failure to adjust and retest the gate operator properly can
increase the risk of injury or death.
• Use the emergency release only when the gate is not moving.
• KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Read the owner’s manual. Have a
qualified service person make repairs to gate hardware.
• The entrance is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
• SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
3.1 - Properly installed safety devices
Safety devices are used to sense, register and prevent damage to vehicular
traffic which may block the path of the gate system. If properly installed and
inspected for functionality within the prescribed maintenance procedures, the
safety devices should prevent the gate system from inflicting harm or damage
as a result of its opening and closing action.
3.2 - Safety signs, notices to personnel warning signs
Safety devices must alert all who may enter the gate system area, as to
the danger posed by moving equipment. Safety features must be installed
and work correctly, such as the infrared beam. This safety device prevents
serious injury or death as a result of the gate closing while an object or
person blocks the gate operating pathway. An optional flashing lamp that
is activated anytime the gate is moving should be added in addition to the
aforementioned safety features.
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3.3 - Gate system safety devices
Automatic gate operators are designed to move a heavy steel gate. Great
amounts of force are sometimes used to move these heavy systems. The
automatic gate system may cause significant damage or injury if the path of
the gate is obstructed. All sensors, safety devices and warning notices must
be in place and operable in order for this system to operate properly. It is the
installer’s responsibility to install this system properly and to ensure its correct
and safe operation.
3.4 - Infrared beams and warning signs
Infrared beams are used to inform the control board that an obstruction is
present. Safety devices must be installed properly and inspected periodically
to ensure continued reliability and safety. Safety devices, safety sensors,
warning signs and notices of moving equipment danger must be installed
and readily visible by all paths of approach to the gate system. Failure to post
warnings could result in loss of life, damage or physical injury.
3.5 - Establish the location
The installer of this system needs to establish the location of the opener in
accordance with instructions contained within this manual. A typical layout
is provided at the end of this manual with a nominal basic drawing. It is the
installer’s responsibility to ensure that the opener is installed in such a fashion
so as to prevent binding, pinching or improper articulation of the system
throughout its actuation cycle.
3.6 - Read and follow all instructions
3.7 - Keep children away
Never let children operate or play with gate controls. Keep the remote control
away from children.
3.8 - Test the gate system
The gate must reverse on contact with a rigid object or stop when an object
activates the non-contact sensors. After adjusting the force or the limit of
travel, retest the gate operator. Failure to adjust and retest the gate operator
properly can increase the risk of injury or death. Test force and correct
functionality for photo-eyes and other safety devices at least every 6 months.
ONLY USE the MANUAL RELEASE when the gate is not moving or when the
unit fails or in case of power outage.
• Turn the power to the gate controller OFF AND REMOVE BATTERIES
before using the emergency release.
3.9 - Keep gates properly maintained
Have only a qualified service person make repairs. Unqualified service
technicians are not recommended.
4 - INSTALLATION NOTES
Before installing and/or operating the gate opener, installers and/or users
should do the following:
• Confirm the gate operator being installed is appropriate for the application.
• Confirm the gate is designed and built according to current applicable
published industry standards.
• Confirm all appropriate features and accessory devices are being
incorporated, including both primary and secondary entrapment protection
devices.
• Make sure the gate works freely before installing the operator.
• Repair or service worn or damaged gate hardware before installing the
operator.
• Adjust the FORCE device to the minimum force setting that allows reliable
gate operation.
• Install operator inside fence line (DO NOT install operator on public side of
fence line).
• Swinging gates shall not open into public access areas.
• Install a proper electrical ground to a gate operator.
• Install keypad controls where users cannot touch, or reach through gate
while operating controls, which is a minimum of 8 feet from the gate.
• Install controls where user has full view of gate operation.
• Install all warning signs (In accordance with UL 325) on both sides of the
gate to warn persons in the area of potential hazards associated with the
automatic vehicular gate operation.
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• A minimum of two (2) WARNING SIGNS shall be installed, one on each
side of the gate where easily visible.
• Test all features for proper functions before placing the automatic vehicular
gate opener into service.
• Demonstrate the basic functions and safety features of the gate system
to owners/end users/general contractors, including how to turn off power
and how to operate the manual release feature.
• Leave safety instructions, product literature, installation manual and
maintenance instructions with end user.
• Explain to the owners/users the importance of a service contract that
includes a routine testing of the entire system including the entrapment
protection devices, and explain the need for the owners to insure that this
testing is performed routinely.
• Offer the owner/end user a maintenance contract, or contact them
regularly to offer maintenance.
• See instructions on the placement of non contact sensors for each type of
application.
4.1 - Follow Instructions
Always follow all instructions included in this manual to ensure safety and the
longevity of the operator.
4.2 - Intended usage
THIS CIRCUIT BOARD IS INTENDED FOR USE WITH VEHICULAR
SWING AND SLIDE GATES ONLY.
4.3 - Warnings, cautions and notes
4.3.1 Gate terms “system, “gate operator”, “gate system”, and “gate
operator system” for these warnings, cautions, and notes is
intended to cover the gate controller, gate controller software, the
gate actuator, and all safety accessories included within a typical
installation.
4.3.2 Gate system designers, installers and users must take into
consideration the inherent hazards associated with each installation,
since no two installations will be exactly alike.
4.3.3 Improperly designed, constructed, installed or maintained systems
can and may introduce hazards which may or may not be readily
seen or identified by users, bystanders, installers or inspectors
4.3.4 All pinch points must be guarded or eliminated.
4.3.5 Only install this gate system opener in appropriate manners in which
the operation is safe and secure.
4.3.6 A gate operator exerts a great amount of force in order to move
the gate system in normal operation, therefore appropriate safety
sensors, measures, notices and appropriate safety features must be
incorporated in all installations.
4.3.7 The gate must be installed correctly and no binding or resistance
should be present throughout its movement in either direction.
4.3.8 The gate system must be installed in an area and in such a manner
in which the gate has sufficient clearance to open, close and
move without striking or contacting any structures and/or other
obstructions.
4.3.9 The gate system is designed for vehicular traffic only, and should
never, under any situation be used for pedestrian traffic
4.3.10 Pedestrian prohibited signs, warning signs or other suitable
measures must be used at minimum, to warn pedestrians to stay
away from, and to not use this system under any circumstances.
4.3.11 Pedestrians should be encouraged to use a pedestrian entry/exit
only.
4.3.12 Pedestrians should never cross the path of a moving gate. The
sensors are designed to prevent contact with a vehicle and are
not necessarily capable of preventing contact with a pedestrian.
Care should be taken to prevent pedestrian usage under any
circumstances.
4.3.13 One or more non-contact sensors must be used in any situation or
area where entrapment may have the possibility of occurring.
4.3.14 Gates shall be constructed in accordance with the provisions
given for the appropriate gate type listed, refer to ASTM F2200 for
additional gate types.
4.3.15 Any existing manual gate latches shall be removed or disabled when
an automatic gate system is installed. Use only mag-locks controlled
by the system.
4.3.16 Protrusions shall not be permitted on any gate, refer to ASTM F2200
for exceptions, if any.
4.3.17 Gates shall not be designed, constructed and installed in such a manner that gravity will cause or initiate movement in any direction whether
the operator is attached or not.
4.3.18 A pedestrian gate shall not, under any circumstances, be attached to,
or incorporated into, any vehicular gate system in manner. This also
applies to any fence or wall, or any portion thereof, that the gate may
cover in the open or closed position.
4.3.19 Any non automated gate that is to be automated in any manner should
be upgraded to conform to the provisions contained within the provisions of this document and ASTM F2200 as applicable.
4.3.20 To reduce the risk of severe injury or death please read and understand
this entire manual and your local code requirements prior to starting
installation. Additionally, understanding the ASTM standards will assist
you in the proper assembly, installation and operation of your gate
opening system.
4.3.21 Disconnect all electricity and/or all sources of power before performing
any maintenance.
4.3.22 To reduce the risks of fire or injury always contact the installer or distributor prior to performing any repairs or maintenance.
4.3.23 Never operate gate with obstructions present.
4.3.24 No one should ever cross the operative path of the gate.
4.3.25 Never let children play or linger in the vicinity of the gate or opener
equipment.
4.3.26 Never operate the gate or the opener when the opener is not operating
or adjusted correctly.
4.3.27 Never allow children to play with or manipulate gate controls. Keep all
remotes away from children.
4.3.28 Only use the MANUAL RELEASE when gate is completely stationary.
Untrained persons should never touch the gate or any releases if any
are installed or applicable.
4.3.29 Test the gate operator periodically (once every 6 months minimum).
Gate must reverse course or stop immediately upon contact with any
source in its path. Gate must stop and reverse course at any time
any object or other item crosses the path of the gate. Should the
safety sensors not stop and/or reverse the gates travel, immediately
investigate and repair the inoperative condition. Gate should not be
used under any circumstances, if all sensors and safety devices are not
performing to standards illustrated within this manual.
4.3.30 Gate should not be used if safety devices are not performing to all
local, state and federal guidelines.
4.3.31 Replace fuse only with fuse of same type and rating.
4.3.32 Installation of this gate system in a manner inconsistent with the
manufacturer’s recommended instructions, local, State or Federal law
transfers the liability unto the installer. Careful consideration has been
taken by the manufacturer’s to devise safe measures, safe design
and incorporate safety measures to prevent injury, death or property
damage. By circumventing, ignoring or modifying any safety system or
the exclusion thereof, the installer is creating a new untested process
outside the purview of the manufacturer and therefore assumes all risk.
4.3.33 This unit is not to be installed on any gate, door or other structure
which serves to block, secure, close off or otherwise control a pedestrian entry point or access point.
4.3.37 Any controls used to reset the device after obstruction/entrapment
protection incidents should be located within view of the gate and
should have safety features that prevent unauthorized use.
4.3.38 Never allow anyone to ride, hang on or otherwise touch the gate.
4.3.39 Safety sensors must be present at all times. The hard wired safety
sensors must be arranged and installed in such a manner so that
the communication between gate operator and sensor(s) are never
interrupted or severed by mechanical damage or movement. All items
which have sensors or safety devices installed must be constructed
or installed in such a manner so as to prevent removal or damage.
All subsequent sensors must be suitable for the system installed and
approved for use.
4.3.40 Never increase the force used to move the gate, beyond the absolute
minimum required.
4.3.41 Never use force adjustments to compensate for binding, sticking or
resistant operation. These situations should be addressed and corrected before installation of the gate operator. Gate systems should
swing freely in all directions prior to installation of this gate operator.
4.3.42 After any adjustment is made, all safety modes/features must be
tested. Gate must stop or reverse upon any object crossing the path
of the gate or the gate comes into contact with any object.
4.3.43 Activate gate only when the gate is in clear view of the user, the gate
system is properly adjusted, tested and verified, and there are no
obstructions present.
4.3.44 Keep gate and gate system properly maintained and properly inspected at all times.
4.3.45 This operator is intended for installation only on swing and slide
gates used to control vehicular traffic.
4.3.46 The gate must be installed in a location so that sufficient clearance
is provided between the gate and adjacent structures when opening
and closing to reduce the risk of entrapment.
4.3.47 The gate must be properly installed and work freely in both directions
prior to the installation of the gate operator.
4.3.48 Install the gate operator only when the operator is appropriate for the
construction and the usage class of the gate.
4.3.49 The gate must be properly installed and work freely in both directions
prior to the installation of the gate operator.
4.3.50 Controls must be far enough from the gate so that the user is
prevented from coming in contact with the gate while operating the
controls. Controls intended to be used to reset an operator after two
sequential activations of the entrapment protection device(s) must
be located in the line of sight of the outdoor gate or easily accessible
controls shall have a security feature to prevent unauthorized use.
4.3.51 All warning signs and placards must be installed where visible in the
area of the gate.
4.3.52 Care shall be given to reduce the risk of nuisance tripping such as
when a vehicle trips the sensor while the gate is still moving.
4.3.53 Gate operators must utilize a contact sensor such as an edge sensor.
4.3.54 A hardwired contact sensor shall be located and its wiring arranged
so that the communication between the sensor and the gate operator is not subject to mechanical damage.
4.3.55 A wireless contact sensor such as one that transmits radio frequency
(RF) signals to the gate operator for entrapment protection functions
are recommended.
4.3.34 Vehicular swing gates shall be designed, constructed and installed in
accordance with security related parameters specific to the application
in question, with absolute safety in all considerations.
4.3.35 Never mount any device that operates the gate opener where the user
can reach around, over or through the gate to operate the controls.
Controls should be mounted at minimum, 8 feet away from any moving
part of the gate or gate system.
4.3.36 A hard wired control shall be located in such a manner so that electronic communication between the two is never interrupted or the wires
damaged.
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5 - MBAC1K CONTROL BOX LAYOUT
ANTENNA
CONNECTOR
ACTIVATION
BUTTON
ACTIVATION
BUTTON
ON/OFF
KEY SWITCH
AC ON/OFF
SWITCH
6 - CONTROL BOX MOUNTING
Mount the control box so that the motor
harness is capable of reaching the control
board connections according to UL325
standards.
Use mounting hardware capable of
supporting the weight of the control box
(including any batteries or accessories, if
applicable).
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AC OUTLET
120VAC
POWER INPUT
FRONT LID LOCK
7 - 120VAC POWER WIRING
DO NOT WIRE AC POWER TO THE 1050 CONTROL BOARD!
THE CONTROL BOARD OPERATES ON 10 - 35 VDC ONLY!
This section intended for residential systems where a 120VAC
transformer will be used
To reduce the risk of SEVERE INJURY or DEATH:
• Disconnect power to the gate operator by manually opening its dedicated
circuit breaker before making any mechanical or electrical adjustments.
• Use a 20 Amp dedicated circuit breaker for each installed gate operator.
• Open dedicated circuit breaker supplying power to this gate operator
BEFORE a new installation or making any modifications to an existing
installation of this gate operator.
• All wiring connections MUST be made by a qualified individual
• Run individual circuits in separate U.L. listed conduits. Do not combine
high voltage (120VAC) power wiring and low voltage (+12VDC to +24VDC)
control wiring in the same conduits.
• Use the information in table 1 to determine high voltage wire size
requirements. The distance shown in the chart is measured in feet from the
operator to the power source. If power wiring is greater than the maximum
distance shown, it is recommended that a service feeder be installed.
When large gauge wire is used, a separate junction box must be installed
for the operator connection. The wire table is based on stranded copper
wire. Wire run calculations are based on a 110 VAC power source with a
3% voltage drop on the power line, plus an additional 10% reduction in
distance to allow for other losses in the system.
Table 1 - MAXIMUM RUN (FT) PER WIRE GAUGE
110V AWG
MAX RUN (ft)
14
12
10
8
6
4
180
280
460
700
1150
1800
The gate operator system should be grounded through the earth ground
in the AC mains wiring system (GREEN WIRE). This ground connection will
prevent dangerous currents from appearing on the metal control box, the
actuator, or the gate itself.
DO NOT WIRE AC MAINS POWER TO THE METAL CONTROL BOX
WITHOUT AN EARTH GROUND CONNECTION!
Incoming 120VAC power
connections located in
this junction box:
BLACK = 120VAC Hot
WHITE = 120VAC Neutral
GREEN = 120VAC Ground
8 - INCOMING POWER WIRING
Solar panel
This control box was not designed to be used on solar
applications. Use of this input is not supported.
Battery
This terminal can be used for a backup battery (not included).
The positive wire of the battery connects to the left terminal
marked “+”.
SOLAR
PANEL
BATTERY
MAIN
POWER
+ -
Main Power - This terminal block is for incoming 1035VDC power only!
This terminal is connected to the internal power supply from
the factory.
Note: If polarity is reversed (incorrect) on any of the above
terminals the LED below the terminal will illuminate RED.
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9 - NT-T51K & NT-T71K INSTALLATION
9.1 - PARTS IDENTIFICATION
T5 Actuator
#NT-TO5012
10
T7 Actuator
#NT-TO7012
Operator
QTY
QTY
QTY
QTY
QTY
QTY
T5ETL-1K
1
1
1
1
0
1
T7ETL-1K
1
0
1
1
1
1
A
38”
4 ¹⁄8”
4 ½”
T5 Actuator Dimensions
5”
B
Pull to Open
installation
C
5 7/8”
47 1/4”
T7 Actuator Dimensions
IMPORTANT - Never weld parts to the gate or posts when
the operator circuit board is powered. Doing so may damage
the board beyond repair.
Push to Open
installation
Location of Pivot Point
Measurements are taken from the center of the gate
hinge.
The pivot arm needs to be securely mounted to the hinge
post or equivalent mounting surface. It is recommended
to weld the pivot arm to a metal post. In order to achieve
the correct articulation, geometry and rate of speed of the
gate it is critical that the measurements below are followed.
The pivot arm may need to be cut to achieve the correct
placement of the actuator mounting hole. Measurements are
taken from the center of pivot of the gate hinge.
A
The dimensions shown for both pull to open and push to
open (dim. A and dim. B.) should be adjusted as necessary
depending upon the post size or hinge location. Cut the pivot
bracket and weld the pivot bracket to the base as shown,
being careful to check that the bracket is level.
C
B
Calculate the position of the rear pivot bracket using the T5
or T7 graph provided on the next pages. The graphs serve
to establish the dimensions A and B and the value of the
maximum opening degree of the gate.
Important - The values of A and B must be similar to
allow linear movement of the gate and actuator.
C B
9
90° to 100°
12-1/8
100° ÷ 110°
11-1/4
7-1/2
10-5/8
100° to 110°
10-1/4
From this point draw a vertical line down to determine the
value of dimension A. If the degree of opening found does
not corrospond to the requirements of your opening, adjust
dimension A, and if necessary dimension B, so they are
similar.
6-3/4
Do not use values of dimension B below the dotted line on
the graph as they will produce unsatisfactory results.
3-1/2
9-7/16
110° to 120°
9-1/16
6
8-1/4
7-7/8
5-1/8
7-1/2
5-1/8
5-1/2
EXAMPLE
(in)
12-1/8
11-1/4
10-1/4
10-5/8
A
9-7/16
8-1/4
9-1/16
7-7/8
5-1/8
4-3/4
4-3/4
7-1/2
Once C has been identified, draw a horizontal line that
determines the value of dimension B. The point at which the
line you have drawn and the “Recommended installation
line” meet will detemine the value of the maximum degree of
opening.
5-1/2
Identify dimension C for a pull to open or push to open installation.
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9.2 - PIVOT ARM INSTALLATION
T5 Actuator Pivot Bracket Location Graph
C
B
90° to 100°
13-3/8
10-5/8
13
12-5/8
9-3/4
12-3/16
100° to 110°
11-13/16
9
11-7/16
11
8-1/4
10-5/8
Recommended
installation line
10-1/4
7-1/2
9-13/16
9-7/16
6-3/4
110° to 120°
9-1/16
8-11/16
6
8-1/4
120° to 130°
7-7/8
5-1/8
7-1/2
7-1/16
4-1/2
6-11/16
6-5/16
3-1/2
5-15/16
NOT RECOMMENDED
VALUES AREA
5-1/2
2-3/4
5-1/8
4-3/4
2
4-5/16
A (in)
12
11-7/16
11
10-5/8
10-1/4
9-13/16
9-7/16
9-1/16
8-11/16
8-1/4
7-7/8
7-1/2
7-1/16
6-11/16
6-5/16
5-5/16
5-1/2
5-1/8
4-3/4
4-5/16
3-15/16
3-15/16
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9.3 - T5 ACTUATOR PIVOT BRACKET LOCATION GRAPH
NT-T51K & NT-T71K INSTALLATION
9.4 - T7 ACTUATOR PIVOT BRACKET LOCATION GRAPH
T7 Actuator Pivot Bracket Location Graph
C B
9
up to 90°
11-13/16
11-7/16
8-1/4
11
Recommended
installation line
10-5/8
7-1/2
10-1/4
90° to 95°
9-13/16
6-3/4
9-7/16
95° to 100°
9-1/16
6
8-11/16
8-1/4
5-1/8
7-7/8
7-1/2
7-1/16
NOT RECOMMENDED
VALUES AREA
6-11/16
6-5/16
11-7/16
11
10-5/8
10-1/4
9-13/16
9-7/16
9-1/16
8-11/16
8-1/4
7-7/8
7-1/16
6-11/16
6-5/16
5-5/16
5-5/16
3-1/2
7-1/2
4-1/2
A (in)
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9.5 - GATE BRACKET MOUNTING
Attach the gate attachment bracket to the gate based on the
position and dimension. The T5/T7 gate operator must be
fastened to the gate in a completely level position. Ensure that
the gate attachment bracket is located at a “hard point” on
the gate suitable for opening or closing the gate.
2
F
T5 : 1-3/4"
T7 : 2”
1
F
9.6 - ACTUATOR MOUNTING
Locate the top cover on the T5/T7 and remove the two
Phillips-head screws by rotating them counter-clockwise to
access the mounting hole and the wiring connectors. Be
careful to retain the screws and cover for reinstallation once
the T5/T7 is installed, the gate controller is programmed and
any other mechanical or electrical adjustments have been
made.
1
Connect the front section of the T5/T7 to the attachment
bracket using the supplied bolt and washer with a 13mm
metric socket as shown. Be careful not to over-tighten the
bolt.
2
1
2
3
While resting the front end of the gate operator on the gate
attachment bracket, slide the back end of the gate operator
onto the installed pivot bracket as shown. Insert the bolt,
washer, and locknut as shown in the diagram. Be careful
to not to over-tighten the locknut, but the bolt should be
sufficiently tightened to securely fasten the gate operator to
the pivot bracket.
Unlock the strain relief bushing located on the bottom of the
T5/T7 near the pivot bracket mounting bolt by rotating the
nut counter-clockwise and insert the 7-conductor power
cable through the bushing to the top of the T5/T7 as shown.
Ensure there is sufficient conductor on the topside of the T5/
T7 to make connections, and then tighten the nut clockwise
to secure the cable in the strain relief bushing.
1
14
2
Tighten the wire terminals to complete the wiring connection
to the T5/T7. Re-attach the cover and secure with the
provided Phillips-head screws.
Connect the T5/T7 cable to the 5-pin connector as shown
below for push to open installations.
Green
Yellow
Blue
White
Orange
black
red
yellow
blue
white
green
orange
Connect T5 motor
cable to outlined
wire terminals
1
T5 MOTOR WIRING
Connect motor
cable to outlined
wire terminals
2
3
4
White: Close limit
Orange: Open Limit
Green: Limit Common
Yellow: Encoder Signal
Blue: Encoder Power
5
Connect the T5/T7 motor leads to the 3-pin connector as
shown below. Note: If the gate moves in the opposite direction from what is expected, reverse the motor wiring from
what is shown. (Red to Pin 1, Black to Pin 3).
Black
T5, T7
H12, M12
Motor Leads
black
red
yellow
blue
orange
green
Red
white
T5, T7
H12, M12
Limits and
Encoder
1
T7 MOTOR WIRING
Connect the T5/T7 cable to the 5-pin connector as shown
below for pull to open installations
green
yellow
blue
orange
white
T5 and T7
Limit and
Encoder wiring
2
3
NOTE: If gate moves in opposite
direction from what is expected,
reverse the motor power lead wiring
9.8 - LIMIT AND MOTOR CONNECTION TO THE BOARD
Install the 5 and 3-pin connector for motor 1 into the
connection labeled “Motor 1” on the controller as shown.
For a dual gate installation install the 5 and 3-pin and
connector for motor 2 into the connection labeled “Motor 2”.
Note: (Motor 1) - Make sure motor lead connector is plugged
in below the limit 5 pin terminal connector
1
2
4
3
5
green: limit common
yellow:motor encoder signal
blue:common
orange: open limit switch
white: close limit switch
Connect the actuator motor leads to the 3-pin connector
as shown below. Note: If the gate moves in the opposite
direction from what is expected, reverse the actuator
wiring from what is shown. (Red to Pin 3, Black to Pin 1).
red
black
1
2
3
MOTOR 1
MOTOR 2
T5 and T7
Motor wiring
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9.7 - ACTUATOR WIRING
NT-T51K & NT-T71K INSTALLATION
9.9 - LIMIT SWITCH ADJUSTMENT
The control board is already in the “LEARNING MODE”
when shipped. If the board is not in “LEARN MODE”
press FUNCTION then select LEARN then SWING then
LIGHT, AVERAGE OR HEAVY, then press ENTER.
For dual gate installations - set one motor at a time.
Using the MANUAL RELEASE, disengage the drive motor.
Move the gate manually (with your hands) to ensure that the
gate travels to the fully open and fully closed positions with
no binding or problems. Gate should move freely.
1
2
Test motor direction by pressing OPEN. If the gate instead
CLOSES swap the RED and BLACK motor leads.
Using the OPEN button on the front of the Control board,
hold the button down until the gate reaches the fully intended
open position.
Adjust the Open Limit Switch until the GREEN light
illuminates on the front of the control board. The FULLY
OPEN limit switch is now set.
MOTOR 1 LED - GREEN
3
If there is no binding present and the gate will fully open and
close manually without problems. Manually move the gate
mid-way and engage mechanical release and stow handle.
Using the CLOSE button on the front of the Control Board,
hold the button down until the gate reaches the fully intended
closed position.
Adjust the Closed Limit Switch until the RED light illuminates
on the front of the control board. The fully CLOSED limit
switch is now set.
MOTOR 1 LED - RED
1
2
3
The open and close limit switches are located on the bottom
side of the actuator. Adjustments are made by loosening
the limit block bolt and sliding the limit assembly forward or
backward. Once the limit switch has been activated tighten
the bolt back down in the proper position
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MOTOR 2 LED - GREEN
MOTOR 2 LED - RED
15501K & 16501K INSTALLATION
10 - 15501K & 16501K INSTALLATION
10.1 - PARTS IDENTIFICATION
816 - Actuator with 8’ harness
816X - Actuator with 38’ harness
(Supplied with 16501K)
Pivot Arm #1116
(2 with 16501K)
Gate attach bracket
#10025215
(2 with 16501K)
Bolt kit
(2 with 16501K)
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10.2 - PULL TO OPEN INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT - Never weld parts to the gate or posts when the operator circuit board is powered. Doing so may damage
the board beyond repair.
PIVOT ARM INSTALLATION - Location of Pivot Point
The following instructions provide up to 105° of swing.
Measurements are taken from the center of pivot of the gate hinge.
The pivot arm needs to be securely mounted to the hinge post or equivalent mounting surface. It is recommended to weld
the pivot arm to a metal post. In order to achieve the correct articulation, geometry and rate of speed of the gate it is critical
that the measurements below are followed. The pivot arm may need to be cut to achieve the correct placement of the
actuator mounting hole. Measurements are taken from the center of pivot of the gate hinge.
LEFT HAND SWING
RIGHT HAND SWING
15501K & 16501K INSTALLATION
GATE CLOSED
DIRECTION OF OPENING
TOP VIEW
NOTE:If you have columns built around your gate hinge post, check these measurements for proper clearance
before proceeding with this pull to open installation.
Vertical position of pivot arm
Center line of
attachment point
for gate bracket
The top edge of the Pivot Arm will be located 1/2”
below the center line for the gate bracket. The Pivot
Arm must be level when secured.
Hinge Post
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SIDE VIEW
10.3 - PUSH TO OPEN INSTALLATION
PIVOT ARM INSTALLATION - Location of Pivot Point
Measurements are taken from the center of pivot of the gate hinge.
The pivot arm needs to be securely mounted to the hinge post or equivalent mounting surface. It is recommended
to weld the pivot arm to a metal post. In order to achieve the correct articulation, geometry and rate of speed of the
gate it is critical that the measurements below are followed. The pivot arm may need to be cut to achieve the correct
placement of the actuator mounting hole. Measurements are taken from the center of pivot of the gate hinge.
LEFT HAND SWING
HINGE POST
RIGHT HAND SWING
DIRECTION OF OPENING
HINGE POST
GATES CLOSED
6”
11”
TOP VIEW
11”
Vertical position of pivot arm
The top edge of the Pivot Arm will be located 1/2”
below the center line for the gate bracket. The
Pivot Arm must be level when secured.
Center line of attachment point
for gate bracket
Hinge Post
10.4 - ACTUATOR MOUNTING
Mount the actuator to the pivot arm as shown.
Please notice the washer goes above the actuator
flange.
The lock nut should be tight to prevent movement or
shifting when the actuator is running. This will also
prevent excessive “bounce” or “wobble” when the gate
stops moving.
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6”
10.5 - ACTUATOR WIRING
816 ACTUATOR WIRING (STANDARD)
816 limit switch and smart sensor wiring
816 limit switch and smart sensor wiring
Connect the Apollo 816 actuator cable to the 5-pin connector
as shown below. These connections enable the Apollo 816
limit switch and smart sensor inputs into the gate controller.
Connect the Apollo 816 actuator cable to the 5-pin connector
as shown below. These connections enable the Apollo 816
limit switch and smart sensor inputs into the gate controller.
Blue
Yellow
Green
Orange
White
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816 ACTUATOR WIRING (PUSH TO OPEN)
2
3
4
816 Actuator
(with encoder)
White: Close limit
Orange: Open Limit
Green: Limit Common
Yellow: Encoder Signal
Blue: Encoder Power
5
Blue
Yellow
Green
White
Orange
1
2
3
4
816 Actuator
(with encoder)
White: Close limit
Orange: Open Limit
Green: Limit Common
Yellow: Encoder Signal
Blue: Encoder Power
5
Apollo actuator motor wiring
Apollo actuator motor wiring
Connect the Apollo 816 actuator motor leads to the 3-pin
connector as shown below. Note: If the gate moves in the
opposite direction from what is expected, reverse the
actuator wiring from what is shown. (Red to Pin 3, Black to
Pin 1).
Connect the Apollo 816 actuator motor leads to the 3-pin
connector as shown below. Note: If the gate moves in the
opposite direction from what is expected, reverse the
actuator wiring from what is shown. (Red to Pin 1, Black to
Pin 3).
Red
Black
1
2
3
816
Actuator
Motor Leads
NOTE: If gate moves in opposite
direction from what is expected,
reverse the motor power lead wiring
Install the 5 and 3-pin connector into the connection labeled
“Motor 1” on the controller as shown in section 6.10. Install
the 5 and 3-pin and connector into the connection labeled
“Motor 2” for a dual leaf swing gate installation.
Black
Red
1
2
3
816
Actuator
Motor Leads
NOTE: If gate moves in opposite
direction from what is expected,
reverse the motor power lead wiring
Install the 5 and 3-pin connector into the connection labeled
“Motor 1” on the controller as shown in section 6.10. Install
the 5 and 3-pin and connector into the connection labeled
“Motor 2” for a dual leaf swing gate installation.
10.6 - GATE BRACKET MOUNTING
Pull to Open only: Activate push button on the side of the control box and extend the actuator until it stops (leave actuator
retracted for PUSH TO OPEN).
WARNING: Do not let extension tube rotate as it extends. Do not insert fingers or tools in the hole at the end of the extension
tube.
Connect the gate bracket to the end of the extension tube
with supplied 1/2” x 3” bolt. With the gate in the closed
position, place the gate bracket on the gate and mark
placement or secure with a clamp. Unbolt and remove the
extension tube from the bracket and weld or bolt the bracket
to the gate using 3/8” bolts, lock washers, and nuts.
Bolt the actuator to the gate bracket as shown.
Tip: Tack weld or C clamp at first if uncertain about location.
Run the unit through a complete cycle to insure proper
operation then mount permanently.
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10.7 - LIMIT AND MOTOR CONNECTION TO THE BOARD
Install the 5 and 3-pin connector for motor 1 into the connection
labeled “Motor 1” on the controller as shown.
For a dual gate installation install the 5 and 3-pin and connector
for motor 2 into the connection labeled “Motor 2”.
Note: (Motor 1) - Make sure motor lead connector is plugged in
below the limit 5 pin terminal connector
10.8 - LIMIT SWITCH ADJUSTMENT
Remove the limit screw end caps. A shown in the figure to the right.
Remove limit switch end caps
NOTE: Do not extend the extension tube too far or you will risk unscrewing the
tube from the main drive screw.
EXTEND more: Turn the limit screw counterclockwise
EXTEND less: Turn the limit screw clockwise
RETRACT more: Turn the limit screw clockwise
RETRACT less: Turn the limit screw counterclockwise
RETRACT more:
Turn the limit screw clockwise
RETRACT less:
Extend limit screw
Retract limit screw
Turn the limit screw counterclockwise
EXTEND more:
Turn the limit screw counterclockwise
EXTEND less:
Turn the limit screw clockwise
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Motor 1 Motor 2
10.9 - SETTING THE LIMIT SWITCHES
The control board is already in the “LEARNING MODE”
when shipped. If the board is not in “LEARN MODE”
press FUNCTION then select LEARN then SWING then
LIGHT, AVERAGE OR HEAVY, then press ENTER.
MOTOR 1 LED - GREEN
MOTOR 2 LED - GREEN
MOTOR 1 LED - RED
MOTOR 2 LED - RED
For dual gate installations - set one motor at a time.
OPEN LIMIT
Green OPEN LED
1. Using the OPEN button on the front of the Control Board,
hold the button down until the gate reaches the fully
intended open position.
2. Adjust the Open Limit on the operator until the GREEN
light illuminates on the front of the control board as shown
above. The fully OPEN limit switch is now set.
15501K & 16501K INSTALLATION
Note:if red LED illuminates, reverse orange and white limit
wires
CLOSE LIMIT
Red CLOSE LED
3. Using the CLOSE button on the front of the Control
Board, hold the button down until the gate reaches the
fully intended closed position.
4. Adjust the Closed Limit on the operator until the RED light
illuminates on the front of the control board as shown
above. The fully CLOSED limit switch is now set.
Note:if green LED illuminates, reverse orange and white limit
wires
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11 - 35001K & 36001K INSTALLATION
Arm Assembly
#ABOX350
Chassis
#CHBOX350
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35001K & 36001K INSTALLATION
11.1 - PARTS IDENTIFICATION
11.2 - POST INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT - Never weld parts to the gate or posts when the operator circuit board is powered. Doing so may damage
the board beyond repair.
Post location guide
Determine the angle that the gate will open to (A). Select the coordinates (B&C) as shown on the chart below. Distances are
from the hinges square to the center of the mounting post. Longer gates should operate at slower speeds.
D
B
C
A
E
35001K & 36001K INSTALLATION
OPTIMUM SETTING SHOWN IN GREEN
A
Open Degrees
B
Inches
C
Inches
D
Inches
E
Inches
Approximate
seconds to
open
90
10
31.2
46.3
40.6
15
90
10
30
47.1
42
16
92
15
30
42.1
34
15
97
13.5
25.5
46.3
46.8
17
97
15
25
45
47.1
16
100
20
25
40
43.7
13
107
20
20
42.4
53.5
17
110
25
20
37.4
50.6
13
116
25
15
39.3
58.4
16
117
20
15
44.3
50.3
20
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Post height
The 3500 operator is designed for installation using a
4”x4” square post with 1/4” wall thickness (not supplied).
2”
1. Determine the height on the gate where the arm will
attach to.
2. The top of the post should be 2” above the centerline
of the location where the gate attach bracket will be
mounted to the gate. The gate attach bracket should
be mounted to a structural member on the gate, DO
NOT attach the bracket to pickets. The mounting post
should be square to the gate in the closed position
and level for proper operation.
Horizontal
center line of
where gate
bracket is to
be installed
3. Conduit should be considered at this time for cable
routing from the control box to the chassis assembly
Welding mounting bracket
Weld the mounting bracket on the top of the mounting
post. The bracket should be level and square to the
post.
Tack welds may be made from the top inside of the
bracket and post. Bottom welds should be made for
permanent rigidity.
11.3 - CHASSIS MOUNTING
Chassis should be mounted
to plate so that the shaft for
the arm connection is on the
opposite side of mounting
plate from the gate when in
the closed position.
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Set the chassis on the mounting plate as shown and secure using
(4) 1/2” x 3/4” hex bolts and lock washers.
11.4 - CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY
Install the primary arm collar to the main drive shaft using the
1/4” key stock and set screws.
The collar should be installed on the shaft as far up as
possible. Tighten set screws in place
Attach the primary arm to the collar, the two ears on the
primary arm should point toward the direction the gate will
close.
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Attach the secondary arm to the primary arm using a 1/2” x
2-1/4” hex bolt, brass washers and lock nut. The stop tab
should be positioned away from the gate.
Install the aluminum adjustable arm to the secondary arm
using the 1/2” x 1-1/2” hex bolt and nut. Use the middle hole
in the adjustable arm.
Note: Once limits are set and the board has been
programmed, this aluminum arm can be adusted to fine tune
the closed gate position.
Install the gate attach bracket to the adjustable arm using the
1/2” x 2-1/2” hex bolt, washers, and lock nut
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11.5 - GATE BRACKET MOUNTING
Push the arm assembly up against the gate in the closed position.
Make sure that the primary arm is locked into the stop tab on the
secondary arm as shown below.
Tack weld or clamp the gate attach bracket to the gate.
Note: Permanent welds or bolt attachment should be completed
once limits are set.
Make sure that the primary arm
is locked into the stop tab on
the secondary arm.
11.6 - CHASSIS WIRING
Orange
White
Green
Red
Black
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Located inside the chassis assembly next to the limit switches is a white terminal block. Wire the harness cable to the terminal
block as shown below.
11.7 - LIMIT AND MOTOR WIRING
3500/3600 WIRING (LEFT HINGED GATE)
3500/3600 WIRING (RIGHT HINGED GATE)
Limit switch wiring
Connect the 3500 cable to the 5-pin connector as shown
below.
Limit switch wiring
Connect the 3500 cable to the 5-pin connector as shown
below.
Green
Orange
White
1
2
3
4
Green
Orange
White
White: Close limit
Orange: Open Limit
Green: Limit Common
5
1
2
3
4
3500 / 3600
Limit Wiring
White: Close limit
Orange: Open Limit
Green: Limit Common
5
Motor wiring
Motor wiring
Connect the motor leads to the 3-pin connector as shown
below. Note: If the gate moves in the opposite direction
from what is expected, reverse the actuator wiring from
what is shown. (Red to Pin 3, Black to Pin 1).
Connect the motor leads to the 3-pin connector as shown
below. Note: If the gate moves in the opposite direction
from what is expected, reverse the actuator wiring from
what is shown. (Red to Pin 1, Black to Pin 3).
Red
Black
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35001K & 36001K INSTALLATION
3500 / 3600
Limit wiring
2
3
Black
3500 / 3600
Motor Leads
NOTE: If gate moves in opposite
direction from what is expected,
reverse the motor power lead wiring
Red
1
2
3
3500 / 3600
Motor Leads
NOTE: If gate moves in opposite
direction from what is expected,
reverse the motor power lead wiring
11.8 - LIMIT AND MOTOR CONNECTION TO THE BOARD
Install the 5 and 3-pin connector for motor 1 into the connection
labeled “Motor 1” on the controller as shown.
For a dual gate installation install the 5 and 3-pin and connector
for motor 2 into the connection labeled “Motor 2”.
Note: (Motor 1) - Make sure motor lead connector is plugged in
below the limit 5 pin terminal connector
Motor 1 Motor 2
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11.9 - SETTING THE LIMIT SWITCHES
Open
Limit
Cam
Loosen set screws on both limit cams to the point where
each cam can be turned by hand but still hold its place on the
shaft.
The control board is already in the “LEARNING MODE”
when shipped. If the board is not in “LEARN MODE”
press FUNCTION then select LEARN then SWING then
LIGHT, AVERAGE OR HEAVY, then press ENTER.
Close
Limit
Cam
MOTOR 1 LED - GREEN
MOTOR 2 LED - GREEN
MOTOR 1 LED - RED
MOTOR 2 LED - RED
For dual gate installations - set one motor at a time.
OPEN LIMIT
Green OPEN LED
1. Using the OPEN button on the front of the Control Board,
hold the button down until the gate reaches the fully
intended open position. Note the direction the open limit
cam is rotating.
2. Adjust the Open Limit on the operator (in the same
direction that the shaft was rotating in step 1) until the
GREEN light illuminates on the front of the control board
as shown above. The fully OPEN limit switch is now set.
Note:if red LED illuminates, reverse orange and white limit
wires
CLOSE LIMIT
Red CLOSE LED
4. Adjust the Closed Limit on the operator (in the same
direction that the shaft was rotating in step 1) until the
RED light illuminates on the front of the control board as
shown above. The fully CLOSED limit switch is now set.
Note:if green LED illuminates, reverse orange and white limit
wires
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35001K & 36001K INSTALLATION
3. Using the CLOSE button on the front of the Control
Board, hold the button down until the gate reaches the
fully intended closed position. Note teh direction that the
close limit cam is rotating.
12 - LEARNING MODE
Apollo has taken great care to simplify the installation, operation and safety of this device and to ensure longevity and reliability
of the unit over time. The learning procedure consists of the following steps shown below:
UP SELECTION ARROW
OK BUTTON
DOWN SELECTION ARROW
FUNCTION BUTTON
NOTE: The control board is already in the “LEARNING MODE” when shipped.
If not in learning mode:
1.Press FUNCTION then press OK.
2.Using the arrow buttons select SWING then press OK.
3.Select LIGHT, AVERAGE OR HEAVY, then press OK
1.Test the motor direction by pressing and holding CLOSE. If the gate instead OPENS swap the RED and BLACK motor
leads and retest to verify correct operation. Set limits according to the operators installation manual. Limits and motor
direction MUST be set prior to learning the board!
2.Press and hold the Open or Close button on the gate controller until the gate is 50% open.
3.Press ENTER to allow the control board to scan for attached items, such as sensors, photo-eyes and other safety devices
and start the learning sequence. The gate will open partially then stop. This is being done, so that the control board can sense
the type and operational condition of the drive motor. The gate will then run to the closing limit (one leaf at a time in case of
dual application: “slave” closes first then “master” follows), so that it can properly sense the close limit switch. The gate will
then fully open to test the open limit switch then fully close at high speed. The gate should be fully learned by the control
board at this point.
The gate opener is now programmed for basic usage.
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13 - ACCESSORY INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
13.1 - Outputs
GATE OPERATOR ACCESSORY INPUTS:
Auxiliary Inputs 1 (16) and 2 (18): These digital inputs may be connected
to the digital outputs of accessories and programmed to activate or control
the gate operator in a number of different modes. Shorting the pins through a
dry contact activates the programmed settings for these inputs. These inputs
are programmed in the “FUNCTION Auxiliary I/O” menu.
SAFETY LOOP Input: (22) Dry contact input that can be programmed for an
inductive safety loop or photo-eye detector. Shorting pin 22 to GND reverses
a closing gate to the full open position. The opened gate is held opened for
as long as the LOOP input is active.
SHADOW (LOOP 1) Input: (24) Dry contact input that can be programmed
for an inductive safety loop or photo-eye detector. Shorting the LOOP 1 input
(24) to GND maintains an OPEN gate fully open and a CLOSED gate fully
closed until deactivated.
Setting the LOOP1 input to “Photo Mode” causes the moving gate to stop,
then reopens the gate when the LOOP1 input is deactivated.
ENTRAPMENT (LOOP 2) Input: (26) Dry contact input that can be
programmed for an inductive safety loop or photo-eye detector. Shorting the
LOOP2 input (26) to GND while the gate is opening cause the gate to close
to the fully closed position. This loop input is intended for use with safety
sensors to prevent entrapment between the opening gate and an adjacent
wall or structure.
Figure - BOARD OUTPUTS
GATE OPERATOR ACCESSORY OUTPUTS:
OUT1 and OUT2: Individual, isolated relays provide COMMON, NORMALLY
OPEN, and NORMALLY CLOSED dry contacts for switching accessories
based on programming of the “Auxiliary IO” function. These outputs are
programmed in the “FUNCTION Auxiliary I/O” menu.
Magnetic Lock: Provides fused power (1.85A max) and isolated relay
COMMON, NORMALLY OPEN, and NORMALLY CLOSED dry contacts for
electrically powered and maintained magnetic locks. The output time for
magnetic lock activation/deactivation may be adjusted from 0 to 5 seconds.
Lamp: Provides fused power (1.85A max) to drive a flashing warning lamp
to indicate gate operation. This output is active when the gate is operating
(Opening and Closing). Lamp Delay sets the amount of time the lamp
accessory output is activated prior to gate movement. Settings from 0 to 5
seconds with a step of 0.5 seconds.
Alarm: Provides fused power (0.5A @ 12VDC) to drive an alarm siren
to signal the occurrence of a hard shutdown, caused by 2 consecutive
entrapment events (signals). This alarm output is reset by pressing the “Reset
Hard Shutdown” button on the front panel or activating the “FIRE” input.
13.2 - Inputs
Edge Input: (28) This input may be configured as “DIGITAL” or “ANALOG”
as required by the sensor type. When configured as “DIGITAL”, this is a dry
contact input; otherwise when configured as “ANALOG”, the input must
measure 8200ohms. When the input is activated it stops the gate regardless
of direction of travel, momentarily reverses it then stops.
Exit Input: (30) Dry contact input for a vehicle exit sensor. Shorting this
input to GND opens gate from the closed position and holds gate open with
maintained input or reverses gate if closing.
Fire Input: (32) Dry contact input for a fire department control switch. Opens
the gate and holds the gate open until the control switch is deactivated. This
input is “hold to run”. Auto-close is disabled when this input is activated. Also
clears hard shutdown.
GUARD STATION
Guard Station Open: (34) Dry contact input for a guard station open switch.
Momentarily shorting the digital input to GND opens the gate to the full open
position with the subsequent auto-close feature enabled.
Guard Station Stop: (35) Dry contact input (Normally Closed) for a guard
station stop switch. Momentarily opening this input stops the opening gate at
its current position. While this input is activated, all other inputs are disabled
and are not functional.
Guard Station Close: (36) Dry contact input for a guard station close
switch. Momentarily shorting the digital input to GND closes the gate (master
and slave).
RADIO
Radio Open: (39) Dry contact input for an accessory radio open switch.
Momentarily shorting the digital input to GND opens the gate to the full open
position with the subsequent auto-close feature enabled.
Radio Close: (40) Dry contact input for an accessory radio close switch.
Momentarily shorting the digital input to GND closes the gate.
Radio Input: Open/Close: (39 and 40) If you tie open and close together the
unit will operate as a Step by Step command each time the input is shorted
to GND, it will either OPEN, STOP or CLOSE.
Figure - INPUTS
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13.3 - Communication buses
On the Slave operator, select Function -> Adv. Settings -> Remote Mst. Slv.
Then select On -> Slave. The red LED associated with the Master/Slave
connector will illuminate.
The Master/Slave pair is now configured. The Slave gate operator will perform
identical open/close/stop functions in tandem with the Master gate operator.
13.4 - Programming the plug-in receiver and remote controls
Nice Plug in Receiver: The Nice 433Plug-In Receiver provides up to 15
channels for specific control of individual gate functions. The receiver includes
built-in programming functions for adding or removing Nice wireless remote
controls to/from a gate installation. The following procedures detail the steps
to assign a remote control, add a new remote control, delete a single remote
control, or remove all remote controls from the receiver memory.
Programming the Nice 2-Button or 4-Button Remote Control with the
Nice Plug-In Receiver.
These procedures apply to the Nice wireless remote control. These procedures
assign factory default controls automatically to the remote control.
1. Have a functioning Nice 2-button or 4-button remote control with a battery
installed prior to programming the remote control.
Figure - COMMUNICATION BUSES
2. Press and hold the button on the side of the Nice receiver until the led
illuminates green on the Nice receiver, then release the button.
OVIEW
3. Within 10 seconds, press and hold any key on the Nice remote control until
the led in the Nice receiver blinks green 3 times, indicating that the Nice is
programmed to control the receiver.
Programming and diagnostic unit which connects directly to the gate
controller and is part of the Nice “Opera” control system. The unit can be
used in “stand-alone” mode via its front-panel keypad, or it may be accessed
via a Bluetooth or cellular-enabled PDA, PC, or Smartphone when used with
the
O-View Software Suite. This unit, when matched with the OVIEW Bluetooth
or
GSM modules, enables remote control and management of the gate
controller. Remote control functions include most of the programming
functions that are available at the front panel LCD on the control board as
well as software updates.
OVBT: Bluetooth module for OVIEW and the “O-View Software Suite”
application for PC, PDA, or Smartphone for localized wireless control of the
gate controller.
OVBTGSM: Combination GSM and Bluetooth module that plugs into the
OVIEW and provides cellular phone access through the “O-View Software
Suite” application for PC, PDA, or Smartphone, for wireless local, national,
and international controller of the gate controller.
O-VIEW Software Suite: Provides desktop or Smartphone level control of
the gate controller. Other benefits include software updates that can be made
as new versions of software are made available.
BLUEBUS ACCESSORIES
MOTB: Moon Touch programmable keypad with secure codes (up to 9 digits
per code if required) to control gate opening and closing. Connects to the
2-wire BlueBUS connector with inexpensive unshielded twisted-pair wire.
MOFB: Photocell transmitter and receiver pair that connects to the 2-wire
BlueBUS connector with inexpensive unshielded twisted-pair wire and is a
non-contact sensor for entrapment protection as specified in UL325, Section
31.1 “General Entrapment Protection Provisions”.
MASTER/SLAVE - ONLY USED IN 24V COMMERCIAL OPERATORS
The gate operator includes a two-pin connector designed to link two
separate gate operators together as a Master/Slave pair. The Master/Slave
configuration is enabled by connecting two gate operators with simple,
unshielded twisted-pair wire (Max.100 ft.). All entrapment sensors, switch
inputs, receiver controls, and outputs must be wired to the gate operator
designated as the “Master”. The following procedure outlines the process for
configuring the Master/Slave pair.
Perform the “Learn” process to configure open and close limits with the gate
for each operator. See the “Programming Quick Start” procedures in this
manual for a description of the gate learning process.
On the Master operator, select Function -> Adv. Settings -> Remote Mst. Slv.
Then select On -> Master. The red LED associated with the Master/Slave
connector will illuminate.
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4. After the led on the Nice receiver blinks green 3 times, another 10 second
interval is started to program another Nice remote control if desired. Repeat
step 3 to program the additional Nice remote control. Step 3 may be repeated
as many times as necessary to program all available Nice remote controls.
5. Verify that the Nice remote control(s) can control the gate by pressing one or
more buttons individually on the remote control(s).
Add new remote control to the Nice Plug-In Receiver
A Nice remote control that has been programmed to control a Nice receiver
may be used to create other Nice remote controls for the same receiver. This
procedure needs to be performed within 10 to 20m (30 to 60 feet) of the Nice
receiver, but the Nice receiver does not need to be physically accessed.
1. Press and hold any button on the non programmed Nice remote control for
at least 5 seconds, then release the button, taking note of the button that was
pressed.
2. Press the same button on the programmed Nice remote control three times.
3. Press the same button in step 1 on the non programmed Nice remote control
and release.
4. It is recommended to test the new copy of the Nice remote control with the
assigned gate controller.
NOTE: This procedure will affect all Nice receivers within radio range.
Deleting a Single Nice Remote Control from the Nice Plug-In Receiver
Memory
A Nice remote control that has been programmed to control a Nice receiver may
be removed from the Nice receiver memory without affecting other assigned
remote controls. This procedure needs to be performed at the Nice Plug-In
Receiver with the affected Nice remote control.
1.Press and hold the button on the side of the Nice receiver until the led on
the Nice receiver illuminates green and keep the button pressed. The led will
illuminate after approximately 4 seconds.
2.Press and hold any button on the Nice remote control until the led on the Nice
receiver blinks 5 green flashes
3.Release the button on the side of the Nice receiver.
4.It is recommended to verify that the non programmed Nice remote control no
longer controls the gate.
Deleting all Nice transmitters from the Nice Plug-In Receiver Memory.
All programmed remote controls may be removed from the Nice plug
in receiver memory . This procedures need to be performed at the gate
controller.
1.Press and hold the button on the side of the Nice receiver until the led on
the Nice receiver illuminates green and keep the button pressed.
2.Watch the led and on the receiver and verify the following sequence in the
led.
3.Within 4 seconds after pressing the button (approx.) the green led
illuminates.
4.Within 8 seconds after pressing the button (approx.) the green led turns
off.
14.3 - Guard station
34 OPEN
35 STOP
36 CLOSE
37 GND
With the Guard Station switches installed, the user can operate the gate
by pushing the respective buttons for the command that is desired. Gate
Open and Close are controlled by NORMALLY OPEN (NO) and Stop is
controlled by NORMALLY CLOSED (NC) momentary switches.
NOTE: If the guard station inputs are not used STOP (35) and GND (37)
need to be tied together
5.Within 12 seconds after pressing the button (approx.) the green led starts
flashing
6.Count the green led flashes on the Nice receiver. On EXACTLY the 3rd flash,
release the button on the Nice receiver.
7.It is recommended to test the Nice remote controls, if available, with Nice
plug in receiver to verify that it no longer affects the gate controller.
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34
36
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14 - OPTIONAL INPUTS
OP
ST
EN
14.1 - Fire dept. connection
OP
32 FIRE
33 GND
NO
NC
NO
Dry contact input for a fire department control switch. Normally Open (NO)
contact must be shorted to ground through a switch to open the gate.
The FAIL SAFE connector which is shorted at the factory with a jumper
(Normally
Closed NC), may be wired in parallel with the Fire input to release the
motor in the event of an emergency entry by the fire department during
a power failure. Opening the FAIL SAFE contacts allows the gate to be
pushed open by hand.
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30
31
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Figure - GUARD STATION INPUTS
14.4 - Exit and edge inputs wiring diagram
28 EDGE
29 GND
30 EXIT
31 GND
The EDGE input may be configured as a monitored ANALOG input, or DIGITAL
(NC or NO) input. The EDGE sensor input is intended for ANSI/UL 325 listed
gate edge sensors to protect against entrapment and hazardous pinch points
along the moving edge of the closing gate. The EXIT sensor input is provided
to activate to open the gate, or re-open a closing gate, upon sensing an exiting
vehicle.
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FIR T.
P
DE
Figure - FIRE DEPT. INPUT
14.2 - Magnetic lock connection
7 NC
8 Com (Common)
9 NO
10 GND
11 V+ (Voltage is determined by incoming power supply)
This connection is used to install the magnetic lock. In this instance a gate
can be locked magnetically to prevent a forced opening. Consult lock
manual for specifics on installation and wiring
Exit Device
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28
7
8
9
10
11
Figure - MAGNETIC LOCK WIRING (EXAMPLE)
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31
32
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Figure - EXIT AND EDGE INPUTS
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15 - INSPECTION AND OPERATION
14.5 - Radio receiver connection (third party)
38 12V
39 OPEN
40 CLOSE
41 GND
The customer supplied radio receiver allows the gate operator to be operated
via remote, such as wireless key-card readers or user remote controls.
Connecting the Open (39) and Close (40) pins together with the relay of a
receiver enables step by step gate control. This configuration allows a single
button to control the gate in the following sequence:
Press - Gate Open
Press - Gate Stop
Press - Gate Close
Press - Gate Stop
Proper inspection of all equipment is required to ensure continuous
functionality, safety and to ensure reliable operation in all weather conditions.
Inspect electrical assemblies and wiring installations for damage, general
condition, and proper functioning to ensure the continued satisfactory
operation of the electrical system. Adjust, repair, overhaul, and test electrical
equipment and systems in accordance with the recommendations and
procedures in the gate operator system and/or component manufacturer’s
maintenance instructions.
Replace components of the electrical system that are damaged or defective
with identical parts, with manufacturer’s approved equipment, or its
equivalent to the original in operating characteristics, mechanical strength,
and environmental specifications. A partial list of suggested problems to look
for and checks to be performed are listed below:
16.1 Damaged, discolored, or overheated equipment, connections, wiring,
bearing caps and installations.
16.2 Excessive heat or discoloration at high current carrying connections.
(look for bluing or heat affected metal).
16.3 Misalignment of electrically driven equipment. (Causes strain on
pulley assemblies and bearings).
16.4 Poor electrical bonding (broken, disconnected or corroded bonding
strap) and grounding, including evidence of corrosion.
12V Power
Normally Open
Common
Ground
16.5 Dirty equipment and connections. Clean equipment and connections.
16.6 Improper, broken, inadequately supported equipment, wiring and
conduit, loose connections of terminals, and loose ferrules.
16.7 Poor mechanical or weld joints. Broken welds.
16.8 Condition of circuit breaker and fuses. Ensure that they are of the
correct type and amperage.
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40
39
16.9 Insufficient clearance between exposed current carrying parts
and ground or poor insulation of exposed terminals. All exposed
connections must be covered (prevent arcing between exposed
parts, and electrical shock).
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16.10 Broken or missing wire, connectors, etc.
16.11 Operational check of electrically operated equipment such as
motors, inverters, generators, batteries, lights, protective devices,
etc. Ensure proper functionality of all systems during inspections.
Figure - RADIO RECEIVER
16.12 Ensure safety placards and warning signs are present as specified
within this document. Ensure proper functionality of all safety devices
as specified. Non-functioning or malfunctioning safety devices should
be replaced immediately.
14.6 - Optional power output
10 GND
11 V+
When the control board is in standby mode, power is still present at terminals
10 and 11. If standby mode is to be used (especially in a solar application)
You may use the terminals 10 and 11 to provide power to accessories.
Please note that the output voltage of terminal 11 is the same as the highest
incoming voltage (on battery OR main power) to the control board.
For example:
If you are using a 12VDC battery to power to the control board connected to
the Battery input, and the voltage of the battery is 13.5VDC - terminal 11 will
have a 13.5VDC output.
If you are using a power supply input of 32VDC to the control board
connected to the Main Power input - terminal 11 will have a 32VDC output.
If you are using a power supply connected to Main Power (at 32VDC) and
also using a battery connected to the Battery input (at 13.5VDC) - terminal 11
will have an output of 32VDC.
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8
9
10
11
Accessory
to be
powered
16 - GENERAL LAYOUT AND SAFETY ACCESS
Entrapment Protection Inputs - Typical Installation Diagram Utilizing Loop Sensors and Photocells
Loop (Safety)
Outside
Gate
4’ Min. from closed gate
4’ Min. from closed gate
Loop (Shadow)
Photo 2
4’ Min. from open gate
Photo 2
Loop (Safety)
Loop (Exit)
Figure - LAYOUT FOR IN-GROUND LOOPS
Entrapment Protection Inputs - Typical Installation Diagram Utilizing Photocells
Outside
Gate
Photo
Photo 2
Photo 1
Photo 2
Figure - LAYOUT FOR PHOTOCELLS
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17 - ACCESSORIES AND SENSORS
EXTERNAL ENTRAPMENT PROTECTION
Non-contact and contact sensors must be installed individually or in combination with each other to provide external entrapment protection.
Care should be exercised to reduce the risk of nuisance tripping, such as when a vehicle trips the sensor while the gate is still moving, and one or more noncontact sensors shall be located where the risk of entrapment or obstruction exists, such as the perimeter reachable by a moving gate or barrier.
A hardwired 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.
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.
DURING INSTALLATION
• DISCONNECT POWER at the control panel before making any electric service power connection.
• Be aware of all moving parts and avoid close proximity to any pinch points.
• Know how to operate the manual release.
• Adjust the unit to use the minimum force required to operate the gate smoothly even during mid-travel reversing.
• Place controls a minimum of 8 feet away from the gate so that the user can see the gate and operate controls but cannot touch the gate or gate operator
while operating the controls.
• Warning signs must be placed on each side of the gate or in high-visibility areas to alert of automatic gate operations.
Moving Gate can cause
Serious Injury or Death.
Persons are to keep clear! The gate is able to be moved without prior warning.
Do not allow children to operate gate or play in gate area.
This entrance is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
Le portail en mouvement peut causer
des blessures graves ou la mort.
Les personnes ne devront pas s’approcher!
Le portail est capable d'être bougé sans avertissement préalable.
Ne pas laisser les enfants utiliser le portail ou jouer dans le domaine du portail.
Cette entrée est réservée aux véhicules.
Les piétons devront utiliser une entrée séparée.
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18 - BOARD NOMENCLATURE
Incoming 30
Amp fuse
LCD screen
Spare fuses
Open the gate
Stop gate
movement
Reset Hard Shut
down button
Close the gate
Selection up
OK or Enter
Selection down
Force select
Speed select
Delay select
Function select
Display select
Figure - GENERAL BOARD OVERVIEW
THE PROGRAMMING BUTTONS INDICATED IN THE ABOVE REFERENCE SHOULD BE USED ONLY AFTER UNDERSTANDING THE
MANUAL AND ITS RELATION TO THE PROGRAMMING SEQUENCES SHOWN ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES. CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN
WHENEVER CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED TO ENSURE PROPER FUNCTIONALITY AND SAFETY.
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19 - PROGRAMMING BUTTONS
19.1 - Force
Static: Set sensitivity to constant force on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the
most sensitive).
• Slow Down – Close: Sets the % of gate opening when the gate begins
deceleration to the fully close position.
• Partial: Sets the point in the % of gate opening when the gate begins when
given a PARTIAL command.
Learn: Puts the gate operator into learning mode for a Swing or Slide gate,
and Blue BUS peripherals. Learning mode for a Swing or Slide style gate
involves selecting the gate type (Light, Average, Heavy), then fully opening
and closing the gate to sense the limits. Selecting the gate type selects
pre-calculated values for the FORCE, SPEED, and ACCELERATION settings.
Learning the Blue BUS peripherals enables the gate operator to discover and
integrate accessory devices like Blue BUS access control and safety devices.
Auxiliary Inputs: Auxiliary inputs IN AUX1 (16) and IN AUX2 (18) can be
programmed with one of the following options:
• No program No Function used
• OPEN the Gate
• CLOSE the Gate
• STEP Cycling Step (Open-Stop-Close-Stop)
• PARTIAL opening
• PARTIAL 1 Partial Opening 1 (open one leaf in dual gate applications)
• STOP the gate and Auto-closing
• HOLD TO OPEN Input must be maintain active for Opening
• HOLD TO CLOSE Input must be maintain active for Closing
• FIRE Reset Hard Shut Down and Open the Gate
• TIMER 1 Start Count Down TIMER1
• TIMER 2 Start Count Down TIMER2
• PHOTO Photocell PHOTO input: reverse to opening when closing
• PHOTO1 Photocell PHOTO1 input: Stop Gate when activated
• PHOTO2 Photocell PHOTO2 input: reverse to closing when opening
• SHADOW Loop input: prevent closing gate when completely open
• LOCK system from other command (only STEP H overrides the lock)
• UNLOCK Unlock the system if locked
• OPEN and LOCK Open the Gate and inhibit further commands (except STEP
H)
• CLOSE and LOCK Close the Gate and inhibit further commands (except
STEP H)
• OPEN and UNLOCK Open the Gate and un-inhibit further commands
• CLOSE and UNLOCK Close the Gate and un-inhibit further commands
• STEP H Command high priority Step cycling (open-stop-close-stop)
Auxiliary Outputs: Auxiliary outputs OUT AUX1 (1,2,3,) and OUT AUX2
(4,5,6,) can be programmed with one of the following options:
• NO PROGRAM Output not used
• OPEN Output is activated when Gate is open
• CLOSE Output is activated when Gate is closed
• MOVING Output is activated when Gate is moving
• TIMER 1 Output is activated when TIMER1 is counting down
• TIMER 2 Output is activated when TIMER2 is counting down
Radio Channel: For the Plug-in On board Receiver, 15 radio channels may be
programmed with one of the following options:
• NO PROGRAM
• OPEN (Default CH. 2)
• CLOSE
• STEP (Default CH. 1)
• PARTIAL
• PARTIAL 1
• STOP
• HOLD TO OPEN
• HOLD TO CLOSE
• TIMER 1
• TIMER 2
• PHOTO
• LOCK
• UNLOCK
• OPEN and LOCK
• CLOSE and LOCK
• OPEN and UNLOCK
• CLOSE and UNLOCK
• STEP H
• TOGGLE & LATCH
Timers: Set time for count down timers Timer 1 and Timer 2. Settings
between 1 second and 9 hours in 1 second increments.
Positions: Configures the points in the gate open, close, and partial cycles
at which deceleration occurs.
Events: Up to 8 weekly events (EV1 through EV8) can be programmed and
stored. Each event can be programmed to trigger at a specific time and can
Dynamic: Set sensitivity of sudden impact force to the moving gate on a
scale of 1 to 10 (1 being most sensitive).
ESC: Exit the FORCE menu.
19.2 - Speed
Max: Sets the limit of maximum allowed gate speed on a scale of 20% to
100% (20% being the lowest setting).
Standard: Sets the limit of the gate speed during normal movement (not soft
start/stop) on a scale of 20% to MAX (20% being the lowest setting).
Low: Sets the limit of the gate speed while in LEARNING mode and when
moving in SLOW, on a scale of 20% to 100% (20% being the lowest setting).
Slowdown: Set gate speed when going into approaching the open or close
limits on a scale of 20% to 100% (20% being the lowest setting).
19.3 - Acceleration
Max: Sets the limit of gate acceleration when reversing the gate after an
obstacle has been detected by the UL/Edge or current sense feature (Force).
Settings from 3 to 10, with 10 being the highest rate of gate acceleration. *
Standard: Sets the limit of the gate acceleration in normal operation.
Settings from 1 to MAX, with MAX being the highest rate of gate acceleration.
* *TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE GATE OR THE CONTROLLER USE
LOWER ACCELERATION SETTINGS FOR HEAVIER GATES.
ESC: Exit the SPEED menu.
19.4 - Delay
Auto Close: Sets the timeout before the gate closes automatically from the
fully open position. Settings from 0 (off) to 90 seconds. Setting this to 0 will
disable the auto close timer.
Slave: Sets the delay for opening the slave gate leaf in a Master/Slave (Motor
1 and Motor 2 operation), (dual gate) system. Settings from 0 to 5 seconds
with a step of 0.5 seconds.
Lamp/Strobe: Sets the amount of time the Lamp accessory output is
activated prior to gate movement. Settings from 0 to 5 seconds with a step
of 0.5 seconds.
Lock: Sets the amount of time the Magnetic Lock accessory output is
activated to disable the lock when opening the gate. Settings from 0 to 5
seconds with a step of 0.5 seconds.
Run Time: Sets the maximum run time for the gate. Used in case the gate
doesn’t reach its limits. Settings from 15 to 120 seconds with a step of 1
second.
ESC: Exit the DELAY menu.
19.5 - Function
• Slow Down – Open: Sets the point in the % of gate opening when the gate
begins deceleration to the fully open position.
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be assigned to any combination of days of the week (Monday through
Sunday). Events that are already programmed into the system may be
suspended temporarily, or removed permanently from memory. The following
actions can be assigned to events:
• No program
• Open
• Close
• Partial
• Partial1
• AxOut1On
• AxOut1 Off
• AxOut2 On
• AxOut2 Off
• Open and Lock
• Close and Lock
• Open and Unlock
• Close and Unlock
• Timer 1
• Timer 2
To program weekly events EV1 through EV8, perform the following
steps:
1. Press FUNCTION -> Events.
2. Press and hold OK to display EV1 (display will blink “EV1”).
3. Press UP or DOWN to toggle between events, then press OK to make a
selection. The display changes to hours.
4. Press UP or DOWN to toggle between hours, then press OK to make a
selection. The display changes to minutes.
5. Press UP or DOWN to toggle between minutes, then press OK to make a
selection. The display changes to individual days of the week.
6. Press UP or DOWN to toggle between days of the week. Press OK to
toggle between ON and OFF for each day of the week. Continue toggling
through the days of the week until ESC is displayed. Press OK to advance
to the next event.
7. Repeat step 2 through 6 for event EV2 through EV8.
To temporarily suspend one or more weekly events (EV1 through EV8),
perform the following steps:
1. Press FUNCTION -> Events.
2. Press OK quickly to display EV1 active days.
3. Press OK quickly again to display “Suspend”. Event EV1 is now
suspended and will not run until re-enabled.
4. Press UP or DOWN to toggle through the events EV1 – EV8 and repeat
steps 2 through 3 to suspend or enable other weekly events.
Charger: A battery charger is built-in with the Control board for use with a
backup battery. The charger may be manually programmed for customized
charge settings or set to “Auto” to provide a battery charging profile that
automatically compensates for temperature and current during the charging
process. The following parameters are available for programming the battery
charger:
• Charger On/Off
• Select Max current for charging (from 0.1A to 1.5A step 0.05A)
• Cycling Time (1 second off charging every cycling time)
• Auto (best charge considering temperature)
Standby: Programs the timeout for the gate operator to go into low power
standby mode. Low power standby is Settings from 5 to 120 seconds, or
may be disabled with “OFF”. During low power standby there is no data
displayed on the gate operator LCD and it consumes a minimum amount of
power to extend the life of the backup battery. All the outputs are switched off
and the LED OK blinks to show this standby status of the system.
Advance Settings: The following settings are available for customizing the
gate operator as required by the customer’s installation requirements:
• Set Language (English Spanish French)
• Set clock 12H/24H
• Set LCD Contrast
• Direction Motor (Changes main motor direction) (Can only be performed in
learn mode)
• Auto Close Option (Allows auto close timer to close from any open position)
• Exit Option (Disables free exit input when partially open)
• Set Anti-tailgate (Closes gate immediately after vehicle has cleared safety
sensors)
• Select inputs LOOP or PHOTO
• Select UL/EDGE input type (NO, NC, Analog)
• Select Master / Slave Motor1 or Motor2
• Activate link for remote Master/Slave (Enables control of an additional gate
operator board)
• Power Fail Open (Opens gate automatically on batter backup power if main AC
power input loss is detected)
• Motor 12V (Forces motor control voltage to +12VDC even if the supply voltage
varies from +9.5VDC up to +35VDC)
• Set Virtual Encoder (Used for motors without built-in encoders)
Default: This setting gives the installer/user the option of returning some or all
settings of the gate operator to the original factory settings:
• System settings
• Radio Channel settings
• Event settings
• Charger settings
ESC: Exit the FUNCTION menu.
19.6 - Display
ESC: Exit the DISPLAY menu.
Info: Displays the manufacturer name, product name/model, software versions,
and serial number.
Clock: Displays the calendar date and time in the real time clock. Pressing and
holding the “OK” button for 5 seconds enables the date and time settings to be
updated manually.
Main Volt: Displays the gate operator main control voltage in volts DC.
Battery Volt: Displays the gate operator backup battery voltage in volts DC.
Sun Volt: Displays the solar panel input voltage in volts DC.
Motor Volt: Displays the voltage at the motor in volts DC.
UL Volt: Displays the voltage at the UL/Edge sensor input in volts DC.
Temperature: Displays the temperature of the gate controller board in degrees
Centigrade or Fahrenheit (press OK and hold 5 seconds to change scale).
Service: The following information is recorded and viewable about the operating
history of the gate:
• Total: Displays the total number of open-close cycles (non- Settings ).
• Partial: Display the total number of partial cycles. Reset by pressing the “OK”
button for several seconds.
• Maint. Display the number of cycles before service is required. Settings from
1000 to 50000 cycles in increments of 1000 cycles.
Motor: Displays the Motor position, voltage, and current.
Motor 1: Displays the Motor1 position, voltage, and current.
Motor 2: Displays the Motor2 position, voltage, and current.
Charger: Displays the battery charger voltage and current.
Last Reset: Displays the code for diagnostic review. Used for diagnostic and
troubleshooting.
ESC: Exit the DISPLAY menu.
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20 - EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS
21 - GLOSSARY
20.1 The automatic vehicular gate system must be designed to allow
access to emergency vehicles under different operating conditions.
LOCK- Ceases all operator function except HIGH PRIORITY inputs.
20.2 During normal powered operation, emergency vehicles access the
gate by use of the emergency vehicle access device installed on your
gate system. The type of device that is used in your community is
dependent on your city codes. These devices may include (but are not
limited to) Fire Department lock boxes, Click-2-Enter radio receivers,
strobe light sensors, siren sensors, etc.
20.3 Check with your installer to determine if your gate system is equipped
with a back-up power system. In the event of a primary (AC) power
failure and a back-up system (DC) power failure (low charged or dead
batteries for example), the system must have a release system to
allow the gate to be manually operated. The release device must be
accessible from either side of the gate and must be present so that
emergency personnel can gain access through the gate under this
condition.
20.4 If applicable, this system is equipped with a manual release system
that will allow the gate to be pushed open in the event of a power
outage or equipment failure.
20.5 NOTE: Never attempt to manually push open any gate with an
operator attached to it until you have verified that power to the
operator has been shut-off.
20.6 The automatic vehicular gate system must be designed to allow
access to emergency vehicles under different operating conditions.
20.7 In the event of a power failure, the emergency vehicle access device
may not be functional because the gate operator is not powered.
NOTE: DC powered back-up systems are optional and your gate
system may or may not be equipped with one. Check with your
installer to determine if your gate system is equipped with a back-up
power system.
20.8 For manual fail-safe gate operation, turn power to the operator OFF.
If a backup power system is in use, be sure that this power is turned
OFF also or disconnected. Once power is OFF, the gate can be
manually operated, by disconnecting the gate attachment bracket
(816).
COMMERCIAL / GENERAL ACCESS VEHICULAR GATE OPERATORCLASS II - A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in a
commercial location or building such as a multi-family housing unit (five
or more single family units), hotels, garages, retail store, or other building
servicing the general public.
ENTRAPMENT - The condition when an object is caught or held in a
position that increases the risk of injury.
FORCE STATIC - Constant load threshold for sensitivity setting.
FORCE DYNAMIC - Impact sensitivity setting.
GATE - A moving barrier such as a swinging, sliding, raising, lowering, or the
like, barrier, that is a stand-alone passage barrier or is that portion of a wall
or fence system that controls entrance and/or egress by persons or vehicles
and completes the perimeter of a defined a ea.
(STEP H) HIGH PRIORITY - Step by step control.
INHERENT ENTRAPMENT SENSOR SYSTEM - An automatic sensor
system which senses entrapment of a solid object and is incorporated as a
permanent and integral part of the operator.
INDUSTRIAL / LIMITED ACCESS VEHICULAR GATE OPERATORCLASS 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.
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 garage or parking area associated therewith.
STEP BY STEP - Command that opens-stops-closes-stops the gate with
each press of the button.
SYSTEM - In the context of these requirements, a system refers to a group
of interacting devices intended to perform a common function.
UNLOCK - Resumes normal operation after a blocked condition.
WIRED CONTROL - A control implemented in a form of fixed physical interconnections between the control, the associated devices, and an operator
to perform predetermined functions in response to input signals.
WIRELESS CONTROL - A control implemented in means other than
fixed physical interconnections (such as radio waves or infrared beams)
between the control, the associated devices, and an operator to perform
predetermined functions in response to input signals.
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22 - MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Table 2
COMPLETE
BASIC
Active the primary (inherent) reverse system by blocking the gate with a solid object. The gate
should reverse momentarily then stop. Restart the gate and block again with a solid object. The
gate should reverse momentarily, then stop, and go into hard shutdown with an alarm
● ● Backup System
If operator is equipped with option DC backup system, check to be sure the system opens the
gate upon loss of AC power
● ● Battery
If operator is equipped with option DC backup system, check the batteries for any leakage or
loose connections. Batteries should be replaced every two years
● Fire Dept
Check emergency vehicle access device for proper operation
● Gate
Inspect for damage
● Reverse System
Check that the gate reverses on contact with an object in both the opening and closing cycles
● Loop(s)
Check vehicular reverse and shadow loops for proper operation
● Release
Check manual release for proper operation
● Complete
Overall Check: Complete check of gate and gate operating system
● Mounting Hardware
Check screws and nuts
● Alarm
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23 - TROUBLESHOOTING
Table 3
SYMPTOM(S)
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Operator will not Power On.
Power LED is OFF
Check that power to the circuit board is turned ON
Check terminal block wiring for loose or broken wires
If voltage measures OK, check the terminal block
Check the fuses (may be both AC and DC fuses in installation)
Gate opens a short distance, then
stops and reverses
Check the UL/Edge input on the gate controller
Adjust Force Settings
Gate opens but will not close
Check the input LEDs. Any ON will hold the gate open and indicates a problem with a keying device
Check the secondary safety devices. Any activated safety devices will hold the gate open and indicates a
problem with the safety device
Check the loop detectors. Any activated safety devices can hold the gate open and indicates a problem with
the loop detector or ground loop
Battery backup system will not open
gate upon AC power outage
Check if backup system is set to open gate automatically or requires an input to open
Check the batteries for proper voltage. Replace if necessary
Hard Shutdown (2 back to back obstructions) LED blinking, Buzzer sounds
for 5 minutes
Clear any obstructions from the path of the gate. Press RESET to clear (or hard reset button)
Gate opens by itself
Check accessory inputs and clear then as necessary
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24 - WARRANTY
Nice Group USA Limited Warranty – 2 (TWO) YEARS
Nice Group USA (“Manufacturer”) warrants this product shall be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of 2 years from the manufacture date. These warranties are in lieu of all other
warranties expressed or implied and shall be considered void if the product is damaged due to, but
not limited to, improper installation, improper use, terrorism or acts of God. The proper operation of
this product is dependent on your compliance with the instructions regarding installation, operation,
maintenance, and testing. Failure to comply strictly with those instructions will void this limited warranty in
its entirety.
If, during the 2 year time period from the date of manufacture, this product appears to contain a defect
covered by this limited warranty, call the manufacturer service center at 1-800-226-0178 before
uninstalling and/or dismantling this product. The technical assistance department at the manufacturer
will discuss the problems you are experiencing in order to confirm the product defect. You will provide
the information from the dated proof of purchase receipt to confirm the warranty period or the technician
will confirm your extended warranty period through your registration information on file. The technician
will give you the shipping information you need to return your product. Your product must be returned to
the manufacturer service center in a prepaid and insured manner. Should your product be covered under
the warranty policy, your product will be repaired, replaced with a factory rebuilt product or replaced with
a new product (at the manufacturer’s discretion) at no cost to you and sent back to you via standard
ground freight.
THIS WARRANTY AND THE OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES OF MANUFACTURER ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. Under no circumstances shall the manufacturer be liable for consequential,
incidental or special damages of any kind whatsoever. The manufacturer’s liability for a breach
of warranty, breach of contract, negligence or strict liability cannot exceed the cost of the
warrantied product. No person is authorized to assume for the manufacturer any other liability
in connection with the sale of this product.
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Contact us
Nice Group USA Inc.
12625 Wetmore Road Suite 218
San Antonio, TX 78247
Ph. +1.210.545.2900
Fax +1.210.545.2915
www.niceapollo.com
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