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Installation Manual for the
®
E-Z GATE OPENER
200
UL325 SERIES
WARNING!
This equipment is similar to other gate or door equipment and meets or exceeds
Underwriters Laboratory Standard 325 (UL 325). However, gate equipment has
hazards associated with its use and therefore by installing this product the installer
and user accept full responsibility for following and noting the installation and
safety instructions. Failure to follow installation and safety instructions can result
in hazards developing due to improper assembly. You agree to properly install this
product and that if you fail to do so GTO, Inc. shall in no event be liable for direct,
indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or loss of profits whether
based in contract tort or any other legal theory during the course of the warranty
or at any time thereafter. The installer and/or user agree to assume responsibility
for all liability and use of this product releasing GTO, Inc. from any and all liability.
If you are not in agreement with this disclaimer or do not feel capable of properly
following all installation and safety instructions you may return this product for full
replacement value.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY before attempting to
install and use this automatic gate opener. This gate opener produces a high level
of force. Stay clear of the unit while it is operating and exercise caution at all times.
All automatic gate openers are intended for use on vehicular gates only.
GTO Sales: (800) 543-GATE (4283) or (850) 575-0176 • Fax (850) 575-8912 or
GTO Technical Service (800) 543-1236 or (850) 575-4144
For 24 hour/day, 7 day/week Technical Service visit http://support.gtoinc.com/support/troubleshooter.aspx
rev- 08/06/08
For more information on Mighty Mule’s full line of Automatic Gate Openers and Access Controls visit our website at www.mightymule.com
R200INST
This product meets and exceeds the requirements of UL 325, the standard which regulates gate opener safety,
as established and made effective March 1, 2000, by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
2008 GTO, Inc.
©
The Mighty Mule® Gate Opener is intended for use with vehicular swing gates. The opener can be used in
Class I, Class II and Class III applications. Vehicular gate opener class categories
Residential Vehicular Gate Opener-Class I: A vehicular gate opener (or system) intended for use in a
home of one-to-four single family dwelling, or a garage or parking area associated therewith.
Commercial/General Access Vehicular Gate Opener-Class II: A vehicular gate opener (or system)
intended for use in a commercial location or building such as a multifamily housing unit (five or more
single family units), hotel, garages, retail store, or other building servicing the general public.
Industrial/Limited Access Vehicular Gate Opener–Class III: A vehicular gate opener (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.
Conversion Chart
Converting Metric Units to English Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
centimeters
meters
kilograms
0.3937
3.2808
2.2046
inches
feet
pounds
in. (or ")
ft. (or ')
lb. (or #)
Converting English Units to Metric Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
inches
feet
pounds
2.5400
0.3048
0.4535
centimeters
meters
kilograms
cm
m
kg
deg. Fahrenheit
deg. Celsius
ºF
ºC
Converting Temperature
deg. Celsius
deg. Fahrenheit
(ºC x 1.8) + 32
(ºF-32) ÷ 1.8
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the product serial number (located on the rear of opener arm),
and the date and place of purchase in the spaces provided below. Refer to this
information when calling GTO for service or assistance with your automatic
gate opener.
Serial Number ____________________ Date of Purchase ____________________
Place of Purchase ____________________
Remember to keep all receipts for proof of purchase.
Table of Contents
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Gate Opener Class Categories------------------------------------------------------------- inside cover
Units and Standards Conversion Chart------------------------------------------------- inside cover
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!-------------------------------------------------- page iii
Important Safety Instructions ----------------------------------------------- page 1
Disconnecting the Opener-------------------------------------------------------------- page 1
Important Safety Instructions for the Consumer-------------------------------- page 2
Secondary Means of Protection Against Entrapment------------------------- page 5
Required Safety Precautions for Gates--------------------------------------------- page 6
Warning Signs and Labels-------------------------------------------------------------- page 7
Installation ------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 8
Parts List-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 8
Tools and Items Needed for Installation-------------------------------------------- page 9
Technical Specifications -------------------------------------------------------------- page 10
Installation Overview --------------------------------------------------------------------- page 11
Installation of the Mounting Hardware---------------------------------------------- page 13
Mounting the Opener--------------------------------------------------------------------- page 17
Installation of the Closed Position Stop-------------------------------------------- page 17
Mounting the Control Box--------------------------------------------------------------- page 18
Powering Options: Transformer or Solar--------------------------------- page 19
Solar Panel and Gate Activity Chart------------------------------------------------- page 19
Connecting Solar Panel(s)-------------------------------------------------------------- page 20
Connecting the Battery------------------------------------------------------------------ page 21
Connecting the Transformer----------------------------------------------------------- page 21
Setting the Closed Position Limit ---------------------------------------------------- page 24
Control Board Settings ------------------------------------------------------- page 25
Stall Force and Auto-Close------------------------------------------------------------- page 25
Setting Your Personal Transmitter Code -------------------------------- page 26
Connecting Additional Safety Devices ---------------------------------- page 27
Control Board Connections ------------------------------------------------- page 28
Connecting Accessories ----------------------------------------------------- page 29
Visual and Audible Diagnostic Indicators ------------------------------ page 30
Warranty Service - -------------------------------------------------------------- page 32
Column Installation Information ------------------------------------------- page 33
Accessory Catalog ------------------------------------------------------------- page 34
®
E-Z GATE OPENERS
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!
Thank you for purchasing a Mighty Mule® 200 E-Z Gate Opener—GTO's "do-it-yourself" automatic gate
opener! When correctly installed and properly used, your Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener will give you
many years of reliable service. Please read the following information and watch the enclosed video to
ensure you have the correct system for your particular needs. Furthermore, this manual and the video will
enable you to properly install your Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener.
The Mighty Mule® 200 E-Z Gate Opener is designed for installation on a pull-to-open single leaf gate
(gates that open into the property). The gate must not exceed 12 feet and 300 pounds (please see Technical
Specifications on page 10). The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener can be used on vinyl, aluminum, chain
link, farm tube, and wrought iron gates. Use on solid gates is not recommended. Solid surface gates have
a high resistance to the wind.
Use on solid (surface) gates is not recommended. Solid surface gates have a high
resistance to the wind. If the wind is strong enough, the opener will obstruct and
stop, blow fuses, or may damage the equipment.
The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener accommodates extra transmitters, digital keypads, solar panels,
push buttons, automatic gate locks, and other access control products. These optional accessories (see
the enclosed Mighty Mule® Accessory Catalog) are available at most stores. Your store should be able to
special order any accessory not in stock. If your store cannot special order accessories, please call the
GTO Sales Department (800-543-GATE).
The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener features adjustable obstruction sensing. This safety feature
makes the gate stop and reverse direction within 2 seconds when it comes in contact with an obstruction.
MIN is the factory setting; meaning the gate will exert the minimum force on an obstruction before it stops
and reverses direction.
The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener also has an adjustable auto-close feature. After the gate reaches
the fully open position, it can be set to remain open up to 120 seconds before automatically closing.
Pressing the transmitter button at any time after the gate opens fully will cause it to close immediately.
OFF is the factory setting; meaning the gate will stay open until you press the transmitter (or keypad, etc.)
again.
PLEASE NOTE—If your application requires any of the following:
Push-to-open;
Column Mounting;
Slide gates;
Heavy duty or commercial uses;
Professional installation;
please call GTO at (800) 543-GATE [4283] or (850) 575-0176 for information about our GTO/PRO
professional line of gate openers and accessories. Our Sales Department will be glad to give you the name
and phone number of a GTO/PRO dealer near you.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO INSTALL YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPENER:
watch the enclosed video and read these instructions carefully and completely
to become familiar with all parts and installation steps. The video is only designed
as an overview of the installation procedure. You must read the installation manual
for detailed instructions on gate opener safety and proper use of the gate opener.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Because automatic gate openers produce high levels of force, consumers need to know the potential
hazards associated with improperly designed, installed, and maintained automated gate opener systems.
Keep in mind that the gate opener is just one component of the total gate operating system. Each
component must work in unison to provide the consumer with convenience, security, and safety.
This manual contains various safety precautions and warnings for the consumer. Because there are many
possible applications of the gate opener, the safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual
cannot be completely exhaustive in nature. They do, however, provide an overview of the safe design,
installation, and use of this product. CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS,
WARNINGS, AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE THE SAFE SYSTEM DESIGN,
INSTALLATION, AND USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
Precautions and warnings in this manual are identified with
this warning symbol. The symbol
identifies conditions that can result in damage to the opener or its components, serious injury, or death.
Because GTO automatic gate openers are only part of the total gate operating system, it is the
responsibility of the consumer to ensure that the total system is safe for its intended use.
To Manually Open and Close the
Gate, Follow the Procedure Below:
CAUTION: The gate will move freely and uncontrolled when the gate opener
is removed from the gate. ONLY disconnect the opener when the opener power
switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
Disconnecting the Opener
Front Mount
1. Turn opener power switch OFF.
2. Remove hairpin clip, clevis pin, and
bushing from the front mounting point.
3. Remove the opener from the mount.
The gate can be opened and closed
manually when the opener is disconnected.
IMPORTANT: NEVER allow opener arm to hang
by the front mount - it will break from the arm weight.
CAUTION: Because the Mighty Mule gate opener
is battery powered, disconnect the opener ONLY when the
power switch on the opener is turned OFF. Unplugging the
transformer does not turn power to the opener OFF.
Clevis
Pin
Bushing
Gate Bracket
Hairpin Clip
NOTE: Substitute a Pin Lock (FM133) for the clevis pin on
the front mount only of the gate opener to prevent unauthorized
removal of the opener from the gate
(see Accessory Catalog). M i g h t y M u l e 2 0 0 1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For The Consumer
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1.
2.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to meet the requirements set forth in the instruction
manual could cause severe injury and/or death, for which the manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
When designing a system that will be entered from a highway or main thoroughfare, make sure the
system is placed far enough from the road to prevent traffic congestion.
3.
The gate must be installed in a location that provides adequate clearance between it and adjacent
structures when opening and closing to reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging gates must not open
into public access areas.
4.
The gate and gate opener installation must comply with any applicable local codes.
I. Before Installation
1. Verify this opener is proper for the type and size of gate, its frequency of use and the proper class rating.
2.
3.
Make sure the gate has been properly installed and swings freely in both directions. Repair or replace
all worn or damaged gate hardware prior to installation. A freely moving gate will require less force to
operate and will enhance the performance of the opener and safety devices used with the system.
Review the operation of the system to become familiar with its safety features. Understand how to
disconnect the opener for manual gate operation (see page 1).
4.
This gate opener is intended for vehicular gates ONLY. A separate entrance or gate must be installed
for pedestrian use (see page 6).
5.
Always keep people and objects away from the gate and its area of travel. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS
THE PATH OF A MOVING GATE.
6.
Pay close attention to the diagram below and be aware of these areas at all times.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
Entrapment Zones
for a Pull-To-Open
Application
ZONE 3
ZONE 5
ZONE 4
Driveway
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Gate in the
Open Position
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Entrapment Zones for a proper Pull-To-Open installation:
Zone 1 – leading edge of the gate and the fence post.
Zone 2 – between the gate and the gate post.
Zone 3 – the path of the gate.
Zone 4 – the space between the gate in the open position and any object such as a wall, fence, tree, etc.
Zone 5 – pinch points between the opener and gate.
II. During Installation
1.
Install the gate opener on the inside of the property and fence line. DO NOT install an opener on the
outside of the gate where the public has access to it.
2.
Be careful with moving parts and avoid close proximity to areas where fingers or hands could be pinched.
3.
4.
Devices such as contact sensors (safety edges) and non contact sensors (photo beams) provide
additional protection against entrapment.
If push buttons or key switches are installed, they should be within sight of the gate, yet located at least
10 feet from any moving part of the gate (see diagram below). Never install any control device where a
user will be tempted to reach through the gate to activate the gate opener.
5.
Do not activate your gate opener unless you can see it and can determine that its area of travel is clear of
people, pets, or other obstructions. Watch the gate through its entire movement.
6.
Secure outdoor or easily accessed gate opener controls in order to prohibit unauthorized use of the gate.
Pull-To-Open
Application
10'
10'
10'
Moving Gate
Area
Driveway
NEVER INSTALL
any control device
within gray area
10'
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
III. After Installation
1.
Attach the warning signs (included) to each side of the gate to alert the public of auto­matic gate
operation. It is your responsibility to post warning signs on both sides of your gate. If any of these signs
or warning decals become damaged, illegible or missing, replace them immediately. Contact GTO for
free replacements.
2.
The gate is automatic and could move at any time, posing a serious risk of entrapment. No one should
be in contact with an activated gate when it is moving or stationary.
3.
Do not attempt to drive into the gate area while the gate is moving; wait until the gate comes to a
complete stop.
4.
Do not attempt to "beat the gate" while the gate is closing. This is extremely dangerous.
5. Do not allow children or pets near your gate. Never let children operate or play with gate controls.
Keep the remote controls away from children and unauthorized users; store controls where children and
unauthorized users do not have access to them.
6.
KEEP GATE AND GATE OPENER PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Always turn power to opener OFF before
performing any maintenance. Regularly grease the gate hinges. Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry
cloth and apply silicone spray to it at least once per month.
7. To operate this equipment safely, YOU must know how to disconnect the opener for manual gate
operation (see page 1). If you have read the instructions and still do not understand how to disconnect
the opener, contact the GTO Service Department.
8. Disconnect the opener ONLY when the power is TURNED OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
9.
Make arrangements with local fire and law enforcement for emergency access.
10. Distribute and discuss copies of the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section of this manual with
all persons authorized to use your gate.
11.
IMPORTANT: Save these safety instructions. Make sure everyone who
is using or will be around the gate and gate opener are aware of the
dangers associated with automated gates. In the event you sell the
property with the gate opener or sell the gate opener, provide a copy
of these safety instructions to the new owner.
Should you lose or misplace this manual, a copy can be obtained by
downloading one from the Mighty Mule® web site (www.mightymule.
com), by contacting GTO, Inc., at 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee,
Florida 32303 or by calling 1-800-543-4283 and requesting a duplicate
copy. One will be provided to you free of charge.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Secondary Means of Protection Against
Entrapment
As specified by Gate Opener Safety Standard, UL 325 (30A.1.1), automatic gate openers shall have
an inherent entrapment sensing system, and shall have provisions for, or be supplied with, at least one
independent secondary means to protect against entrapment. The Mighty Mule® utilizes Type A, an
inherent (i.e., built-in) entrapment sensing system as the primary type of entrapment protection. Also, the
Mighty Mule® has provisions for the connection of Type B2 protection to be used as the secondary type
of entrapment protection, if desired.
1. For gate openers utilizing a contact sensor (e.g., safety edge sensor– Type B2) in accordance with UL
325 (51.8.4 [i]):
A. One or more contact sensors shall be located at the leading edge, bottom edge, and post edge,
both inside and outside of a vehicular swing gate system.
B. A hard wired contact sensor shall be located and its wiring arranged so that the communication
between the sensor and the gate opener is not subjected to mechanical damage.
C. A wireless contact sensor such as one that transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate
opener for entrapment protection functions shall be located where the transmission of the signals are
not obstructed or impeded by building structures, natural landscaping or similar obstruction. A wireless
contact sensor shall function under the intended end-use conditions.
Leading Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Vehicular Gate
Post Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Bottom Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
ENTRAPMENT ALARM (UL 325; 30A.1.1A)
The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener is designed to stop and reverse within 2 seconds when the
gate comes in contact with an obstruction. Additionally, these openers are equipped with an audio
entrapment alarm which will activate if the unit obstructs twice while opening or closing. This alarm
will sound for a period of 5 minutes, or until the opener receives an intended signal from a hard wired
entry/exit source (e.g. push button control or keypad) and the gate returns to a fully open or fully closed
position. Turning the power switch on the control box OFF and back ON will also deactivate the alarm.
Wireless controls such as transmitters and wireless keypads will not deactivate the alarm.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Required Safety Precautions for Gates
Install Warning Signs
Warning signs alert people of automatic gate operation and are required when installing the Mighty Mule®
E-Z Gate Opener. Furthermore, a walk-through gate must be installed if pedestrian traffic is expected near
the vehicular gate. We recommend using the GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (Call the GTO Sales
Department) for controlled access.
Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock
(recommended, not included)
Contact Sensor
Warning Sign
(recommended, not included)
Pedestrian Gate
Vehicular Gate
Contact Sensor
(recommended, not included)
Contact Sensor
(recommended, not included)
Entrapment Protection
GTO’s inherent obstruction settings, even when properly adjusted, may not be sensitive enough to
prevent bodily injury in some circumstances. For this reason, safety devices such as safety edge
sensors (or photoelectric sensors), which stop and reverse gate direction upon sensing an obstruction,
are suggested for enhanced protection against entrapment.
Warning Signs
The warning signs (at right) must
be installed on both sides of the
gate (see page 7 for details).
! WARNING
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
!
These warning labels should
be found at the locations
specified below. If any are
missing, immediately contact
GTO for replacements.
GTO DC SW200 Series
Conforms to UL325
5th Edition Standards
Serial No.
mm/dd/yy
MM200-0000000
GTO, Inc. - Tallahassee, Florida USA
Warning signs (2 enclosed) to be installed on each side
of the gate (3–5 feet above the bottom of the gate)
Product identification label (1)
installed under rear mount on arm
TO MANUALLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE GATE
®
E-Z GATE ® OPENER
1. Turn opener power switch OFF.
2. Disconnect front or rear mount from mounting bracket.
3. Pull opener away from mounting bracket and move gate.
Disconnect opener ONLY when the power switch is
OFF and the gate is not moving.
Control box label (1)
installed on front of the control box
®
E-Z GATE OPENER
®
200
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
Maximum Gate: 300 lbs. (249.4 kg); 12 ft. (4.9 m) • Voltage: 12 Vdc;
Frequency: 0Hz; Power: 25W • Class I and II Vehicular Swing Gate Operator
Logo and warning labels (2)
installed on each side of opener housing
M i g h t y M u l e 2 0 0 7
Parts List - Opener and Mounting Hardware
! WARNING
Installation DVD (1)
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
Customer Support Card (1)
1.
KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2.
Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3.
This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
Control
Box (1)
Warning Signs (2)
GTO Transmitter(1)
Gate Bracket (1)
Gate Opener (1)
Closed Position
Stop Plate (1)
Post Pivot Bracket (1)
8" Nylon Cable Tie (14)
Post Bracket (1)
Transformer (1)
Hardware Bag Contents
3/8" x 8" Bolt (2)
3/8" Washer (6)
3/8" x 2-3/4" Bolt (2)
5/16" Washer (1)
3/8" x 1-1/2" Bolt (1)
3/8" Lock Nut (5)
3/8" x 1-1/2" Clevis Pin (2)
Hairpin Clip (2)
8
2" Mounting Screw (3)
5/16" x 1-1/2" Bolt (1)
5/16" Lock Nut (1)
3/8" Bushings (1)
Mighty Mule 200
Tools Needed
• Power Drill
• Open End Wrenches — 1/2", and 9/16"
• Adjustable Wrench
• 3/8" Drill Bit
• Hacksaw or Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters
• Small (Flat Bladed) Screwdriver
• Phillips Screwdriver/ Large
• Tape Measure
• Level
• Wire Strippers
• C-Clamps — small, medium, and large
• Center Punch
• Extra person will be helpful
• Hammer (for center punch)
YOU MAY ALSO NEED THESE ITEMS BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE INSTALLATION
(Some of these items can be found in the Accessory Catalog page 34):
•
•
Low voltage wire (RB509) will be needed to run from the transformer to the opener control board;
length depends upon the distance between the transformer power supply and the opener arm. See
Powering Options: Transformer or Solar on page 19, and the Accessory Catalog.
If your gate is more than 1000' away from AC power source you will need to use at least one
Mighty Mule® 5 watt Solar Panel (FM121) (not included) to charge the 12 Volt automotive or marine
type battery (not included). See the Accessory Catalog.
•
If your fence post is made of wood and is less than 6" in diameter or 6" square, see page 13.
•
PVC conduit.
•
If you have thin walled tube or panel gates, see Recommended Reinforcement Examples on page 13.
•
Depending on the type of gate, a horizontal cross member or mounting plate may be needed to
mount the front of the opener and gate bracket to the gate. See page 11 and page 13.
•
Surge protection for transformer.
•
Some types of installations require U-Bolts for closed position bracket.
•
Some installations may require muffler clamps for the gate bracket. (See Page 13)
IMPORTANT:
A 12V AUTOMOTIVE OR DEEP CYCLE MARINE BATTERY
IS REQUIRED TO OPERATE THE GATE OPENER.
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Technical Specifications
MIGHTY MULE® 200 E-Z GATE OPENER
DRIVE
•Low friction screw drive (linear actuator) rated for -5 ºF to +160 ºF (-20 ºC to +71 ºC).
•Powered by a 12 V motor with integral case hardened steel gear reducer. Motor speed reduced to 260 rpm.
Generates 520 inch lb. of torque at 12 V.
•Maximum opening arc of 110º. Approximate opening time (90º): 18 seconds, depending on weight of gate.
POWER
•The system is powered by a 12 Vdc automotive or marine battery.
•Battery charge is maintained by a 120 Vac, 18 Vac output transformer [rectified to 14.5 Vdc (40 VA) through
the GTO control board] or by optional GTO Solar Panels [the panel should generate minimum of 5 W at
300 mA]. A diode on the control board prevents battery discharge.
IMPORTANT: Never use both transformer and solar panel - this will damage the battery and control board.
•One (1) blade-style fuse is rated for 15 A.
NOTE: The transformer should not be directly connected to any battery. Do not replace fuses with higher ampere rated fuses; doing so will void your warranty and may damage your control board.
CONTROL
• GTO microprocessor-based control board is set for single leaf, pull-to-open gate installations.
•Control board has temperature compensated circuits.
•A circuit on the control board regulates charging. "Sleep draw" is 15 mA; "active draw" is 2 to 5 A.
•Auto-memorization of digital transmitter code.
• GTO RF receiver tuned to 318 MHz.
•Opener length with push-pull tube fully retracted is 263/8", mounting point to mounting point. Maximum
stroke is 13".
•Adjustable auto-close timer (OFF to 120 s), and obstruction sensitivity.
•Power terminal block accommodates a transformer or solar panels.
•Accessory terminal block fully compatible with all Mighty Mule access controls.
•Control board allows connection of safety edge sensors and photoelectric sensors.
•Audio entrapment alarm sounds if unit encounters an obstruction twice while opening or closing.
OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
•The Gate Capacity Chart shows approximate cycles, per day, you can expect from the Mighty Mule 200
Automatic Gate Opener when powered with a transformer. Actual cycles may vary slightly depending upon
the type and condition of gate and installation.
Mighty Mule 200 Gate Capacity /Cycle Chart
Gate Weight
Estimated number of daily cycles, based on use with a transformer.
300 lbs.
150 lbs.
100 lbs.
50 lbs.
Number of Cycles Per Day
77
72
67
82
77
72
87
82
77
92
87
82
5’ - 6’
8’
10’
Gate Length
62
67
72
77
12’
* These specifications are subject
to change without notice.
NOTE: BALL BEARING HINGES SHOULD BE USED ON ALL GATES WEIGHING OVER 250 LB.
To determine the number of cycles the gate opener will perform using solar panels, please see the specifications
listed on page 18 or call (800) 543-1236 or (850) 575-4144 for more information.
* An operation cycle is one full opening and closing of the gate.
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Preparation of the Gate
The gate must be plumb, level, and swing freely
on its hinges. Wheels must not be attached to
the gate. The gate must move throughout its arc
without binding or dragging on the ground.
Note that gates over 250 lb.. should have ball
bearing hinges with grease fittings.
Horizontal Cross Member
The fence post should be no larger than 6" in
diameter and must be secured in the ground
with concrete so it will minimize twist or flex
when the opener is activated. We recommend
you position the opener near the centerline
of the gate to keep the gate from twisting and
flexing and to avoid backsplash from rain water.
The addition of a horizontal or vertical cross
member (if one is not already in place) to provide
a stable area for mounting the gate bracket is
also important.
Vertical Cross Member
Installation Overview
The diagrams shown below are examples of an installation on a chain link fence.
Control Box
Gate Swings Evenly and Freely
Hung Firmly and Plumb
Horizontal Cross Member
Post Bracket Assembly
Single Gate Opener
120 Volt indoor
Transformer
(surge protector
not supplied)
Gate Bracket
Warning Sign
Closed Position Positive Stop Plate
Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
12 Volt automotive or marine
type battery in weather proof
housing (not included).
Fence Post Set in Concrete
PVC conduit (not included)
to protect wire from lawn
mowers and weed eaters.
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Installation Overview (continued)
IMPORTANT: To achieve optimum leverage for the gate opener and ensure long trouble free service, the
gate opener needs to be installed within the following perameters.
The diagram below shows the optium position for gate opener arm in relation to the gate in the open and
close positions.
1" minimum
Gate in the
CLOSED POSITION
Pinch Area
13” or less
Be sure the position of the gate opener and brackets allows for 1 inch of
clearance between the gate and the opener in both the open and closed
position, at the same time maintaining a maximum distance of 13 inches
from the end of the opener arm to the gate bracket with the gate in the
closed position.
Pinch Area
Gate in the
OPENED POSITION
1" minimum
If the gate post is larger
than 6 inches the Post Pivot
Bracket can be removed and
the center hole of the Post
Bracket can be the mounting
point for the gate opener.
If installing on columns or
posts larger than 8 inches
refer to page 33 for column
installation information.
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Center hole of
gate opener
pivot bracket
Mighty Mule 200
Installation of Mounting Hardware
The position of the post bracket determines the leverage and efficiency of the opener. The post bracket
position also sets the clearance between the opener and gate in the open and closed positions.
The curved design of the post bracket
works well for installations on round and
square fence posts. Because the post
bracket carries the entire thrust of the
active opener, bolts that completely
penetrate the fence post must be used.
Wooden Post Metal Plate
On wooden posts, place a metal plate or
washer (not supplied) between the nuts
and the fence post to prevent the thrust
of the opener from pulling the bolts and
washers out of the wood.
Wooden Post
Metal Plate
Post
Bracket
Post
Bracket
Post
Pivot Bracket
Post
Pivot Bracket
NOTE: A fence post smaller than 6" in
diameter or 6" square should be made
of metal instead of wood so that it will
remain stable while the opener is moving the gate.
NOTE: The post pivot bracket may not need to be used on post larger than 6" in diameter.
IMPORTANT:
We recommend using a muffler clamp, wood, or metal (not included) to reinforce thin walled tube gates or
wood to reinforce panel gates as shown. These reinforcement methods will prevent damage to the opener
and gate when the opener is installed. Additional hardware may be needed depending on the installation.
Muffler Clamp for Gate Bracket
Muffler Clamp
(not supplied)
Gate Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal Reinforcement
1" x 6" Wood Reinforcement
Gate Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
Panel
Gate
1" x 6"
Wood
Reinforcement
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Determining the Mounting Position
of the Post Bracket Assembly and the Gate Bracket
Step 1
Post Bracket Assembly
Insert the 3/8" x 11/2"
bolt through the center
hole of the post brackets
and post pivot bracket
as shown. Fasten a 3/8"
washer and 3/8" lock nut
on the end of the bolt.
DO NOT overtighten the
lock nut because the
post pivot bracket will
have to be adjusted later.
REMINDER:
3/8" x 1-1/2" Bolt
The following steps are
intended for pull-to-open
gate installations only.
Post Pivot Bracket
Post Bracket
3/8" Washer
3/8" Lock Nut
Step 2
Attach post bracket assembly to the rear mount of the opener with a clevis pin and a 3/8" washer. Secure
the clevis pin with a hairpin clip. Attach gate bracket to the front mount of the opener with a clevis pin and a
3/8" bushing. Secure the clevis pin with a hairpin clip
Front Mount
Clevis Pin
Rear Mount
Clevis
Pin
3/8” Washer
Opener
Bushing
Hairpin Clip
Post Bracket Assembly
Gate Bracket
Hairpin Clip
Step 3
With the gate in the open position (up to 110º from its closed position), and the opener fully retracted,
adjust the post bracket assembly and gate bracket until the opener is level. While holding the opener level,
use C-clamps to temporarily keep the post bracket assembly and gate bracket in their respective positions
on the fence post and gate.
Post Bracket Assembly
Level Opener
LEVEL ho
rizontal c
ross mem
ber
Gate In Open Position
Fence Post
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Mighty Mule 200
Gate Bracket
IMPORTANT: While determining the mounting point for the post pivot bracket assembly, be sure that the
position allows for minimum 1 inch of clearance between the gate and the opener in both the open and
closed positions, as well as maintaining the maximum 13" distance explained in the gate installation overview
earlier. This position will give the opener the most efficient leverage point for opening and closing the gate
and more importantly provides the least possible pinch area.
Step 4
After verifying that you have the best position for the post pivot bracket in the open position, insert the
5/16" x 1-1/2" bolt through the aligned holes of the post bracket and post pivot bracket to hold it in place.
Remove the clevis pin from the front mount and while supporting the gate opener, swing the gate and gate
opener to the closed position. With the gate and gate opener in the closed position check the clearance
and be sure that the gate opener is not binding at the post pivot bracket.
If you don't have 1 inch of clearance, the gate opener is binding on the post pivot bracket, or you don't
have 13' or less from the front mount to the gate bracket in the closed position, remove the 5/16" x 1-1/2"
bolt and readjust the pivot bracket until you can achieve these important clearances and distance.
With the post pivot bracket in the optimum position for clearance and freedom of movement, reattach
the opener to the gate bracket in the open position and recheck the gate opener level and make sure the
brackets are clamped securely.
Gate in the
CLOSED POSITION
1" minimum
Pinch Area
13” or less
Pinch Area
Be sure gate opener
and bracket don't bind.
Gate in the
OPENED POSITION
1" minimum
Determine Best
Hole Alignment
to Achieve
1” Clearance
3/8" x 1-1/2"
Bolt
Post Pivot
Bracket
TIP: Turning the pivot bracket over gives
more hole alignment options for the post
pivot bracket assembly. You can also move
the entire post pivot bracket assembly to
different positions on the gate post to help
achieve the proper clearances.
Post Bracket
Post Pivot Bracket
Alignment Options
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Installing the Post Bracket Assembly and Gate Bracket
Step 5
Mark fence post through
middle of bracket slots
and drill 3/8" holes
Mark reference points for bolt holes
on the fence post through middle
of bracket slots. Marking reference
points in this manner allows room for
adjustment when mounting the post
bracket assembly and gate bracket.
After marking your reference points,
remove the opener and brackets
from the fence and gate.
Post Bracket
Assembly
EXAMPLES
TOP VIEW
Step 6
Drill 3/8" holes into fence post as
marked.
Round Metal Post
Step 7
Square Metal Post
Fasten post bracket assembly to the
fence post using (2) 3/8" x 8" bolts,
washers and lock nuts (provided).
Remove excess bolt length
extending beyond the tightened nuts
with a hacksaw or bolt cutters.
SIDE VIEW
Square Wood Post
NOTE: In cases where the fence
post has a diameter larger than 6",
threaded rods or carriage bolts
longer than 8" (not supplied) must
be used.
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Step 8
Mark reference points for bolt holes
on the gate cross member through
middle of gate bracket slots. Drill
3/8" holes into the gate cross
member as marked.
Round Wood Post
Gate In Open Position
LEVEL h
orizontal
cross me
mber
Mount gate bracket using (2)
3/8" x 2-3/4" bolts, washers,
and lock nuts (provided). Cut off
excess bolt length extending beyond
the tightened nuts.
Mark cross member through middle of
gate bracket slots and drill 3/8" holes
Gate Bracket Mounting Examples
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
Round Tube & Chain Link Gate
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Square Tube Gate
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SIDE VIEW
Mighty Mule 200
Mounting the Opener
Step 9
Attach the opener to the securely bolted post bracket assembly and gate bracket using clevis pins,
bushings, and hairpin clips, or optional Pin Locks (see Accessory Catalog). Verify that the opener is level
and adjust the post bracket assembly if necessary.
Post Bracket Assembly
bolted to fence post
Level Opener
LEVEL ho
rizontal c
ross mem
ber
Gate Bracket bolted
to gate cross member
Clevis Pin, Washer, and Hairpin Clip
Fence Post
Gate In Open Position
Clevis Pin, Bushing, and Hairpin Clip
Installation of the Closed Position Stop
The Mighty Mule® Gate Opener firmly holds the gate in the closed position using the
positive stop plate. The positive stop helps stabilize the gate leaf in the closed position.
To further enhance the stability and security of your gate, install the optional
Mighty Mule® Automatic Gate Lock (see Accessory Catalog).
Step 10
Gate Hinge
Remove hairpin, clevis pin, and bushing from
front mount and close the gate (remember to
support opener). Fasten the closed position stop
plate to the end of the gate frame on the gate
centerline, but do not tighten it completely. Slide
the stop plate toward the fence post until they
touch (see illustration). Once you have moved
the stop plate to the correct position, tighten its
hardware completely.
Closed Position
Stop Plate
The gate opens to 110º (max.)
Use the appropriate hardware for your type of
gate (use U-bolts or a muffler clamp if you have
a tube or chain link gate). This hardware is NOT
provided.
SIDE VIEW
Gate Post
Closed Position Stop Plate mounted
on metal post with U-bolts.
Fence Post
TOP VIEW
M i g h t y M u l e 2 0 0 17
Step 11
Return the gate to the open
position and reconnect the gate
opener front mount to the gate
bracket using the bushing, clevis
pin and hairpin clip. Before
mounting the control box check
the checklist below to be sure
that you have completed the
important installation steps.
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• The gate is plumb, level, and swings smoothly on its hinges.
• A plate or support was added for the gate bracket (if necessary).
• The opener is level and mounted on the centerline of the gate.
• The closed position stop plate is installed in place.
Mounting the Control Box
• Unravel the coiled up power cable attached to the control box and opener.
• Mount control box at a location that achieves optimal receiver/transmitter range.
• The top of the fence is an acceptable location for mounting the control box.
• If necessary, attach a backing piece of wood when mounting the control box to a metal fence.
• Leave enough slack in the cable for gate operator movement.
Receiver Antenna
Control Box
Backing Piece
of Wood
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Powering Options: Transformer or Solar
IMPORTANT
• The Mighty Mule 200 is designed and intended for use with a 12 Volt automotive or marine type
battery. The battery must be placed inside a weatherproof case and located within 6 feet of the
opener arm. The 8 foot harness supplied connects the battery to the opener arm.
• The battery charge is maintained by the 18 Volt transformer included or by using optional solar
panel(s). The transformer or solar panel is connected to the opener arm control board using
low voltage, 16 gauge, dual conductor, multi-stranded, direct burial wire (RB509) (see the
Accessory Catalog).
• All low voltage wire used with the Mighty Mule® Gate Opener must be 16 gauge dual
conductor, multi-stranded, direct burial wire (see page 22 and the Accessory Catalog). Do not
run more than 1000 feet of wire.
• The transformer is designed and intended for indoor use. If the transformer can be plugged
only into an outside electrical outlet, a weatherproof cover or housing (available at local
electrical supply stores) must be used.
• If your gate is more than 1000 ft. from an ac power source, you will need to use at least one 5
watt Solar Panel to charge the battery (see Accessory Catalog). Refer to the Solar Panels and
Gate Activity chart below.
NEVER USE TRANSFORMER AND SOLAR PANEL(S) AT THE SAME TIME
– it will damage the control board –
Solar Panel and Gate Activity Chart
The table and
map illustrate the
maximum number
of gate cycles to
expect per day in
a particular area
when using from 5
to 30 watts of solar
charging power. (see Accessory
Catalog). The figures shown are
for winter (minimum sunlight) and
do not account for the use of any
accessory items.
Single Gate Winter Ratings
12 v single gate (5 watts) solar charger 12 v single gate (10 watts) solar charger 12 v single gate (15 watts) solar charger 12 v single gate (20 watts) solar charger 12 v single gate (25 watts) solar charger 12 v single gate (30 watts) solar charger Zone 1
4
8
11
14
17
20
Zone 2
Zone 3
8
16
20
28
36
44
13
26
30
38
46
54
Accessories connected to your
system will draw additional
power from the battery and will
require additional solar panels.
M i g h t y M u l e 2 0 0 19
IMPORTANT: Never connect the transformer and a
solar panel to the opener control board at the same
time. It will damage the control board.
If you are using the transformer included with the
Mighty Mule 200 to charge the opener battery, skip
this section and go to "CONNECTING BATTERY".
CHGR
C2
VAR3
EXIT
D1
VAR4
CYCLE
VAR5
EDGE
VAR6
COM
VAR3
LOCK+
K1
06
M_BLK
M_RED
PGOK200 Rev. XC
VAR2
GTO Inc. Ta l l a h a ss ee, FL
(Photo beams, keypad, etc.)
RED
BLACK
attach BLACK to the ‘COM’ terminal on the control board
attach RED to the ‘CHGR’ terminal on the control board
Antenna Wire
LED3
CHGR
POWER
STALL
FORCE
R20
C7
D14
D13
D16
VAR1
D15
COM
MIN
SAFETY
STATUS
VAR5
EDGE
VAR3
GRN
K1
K2
WHT
SG1
06
M_BLK
M_RED
PGOK200 Rev. XC
AVR-ISP
VAR6
COM
VAR2
GTO Inc. Tallahas s e e , FL
Low Voltage Wire
from Solar Panel
ED1
D1
VAR4
CYCLE
LOCK -
BATT-
BATT+
Wires from Battery
Power Cable from
Opener Arm
Mighty Mule 200
ANT SHLD
ON OFF
PVC Pipe
20
120
MAX OFF
C2
VAR3
EXIT
LOCK+
AUTO CLOSE
TIME
C15
IC4
CHGR
S9.8874
Remove the screw
and lift the cover off
to gain access to the
control board.
ON/OFF Switch
K2
WHT
GRN
LOCK -
Accessory Wires
BLACK
D14
SAFETY
Low Voltage Wire
from Solar Panels
Solar Panels connect in PARALLEL
RED
D13
D16
VAR1
D15
C7
COM
NOTE: For multiple panels wire the panels in parallel
as shown in this diagram. ON/OFF Switch
sory wires
knockout and
accessory
als on the
d.
C15
IC4
PF1
the solar panel and twist tightly. Attach solar panel
RED (+) wire to the 'CHGR' terminal on the control
board and the BLACK (-) wire to the 'COM' terminal
on the control board as shown.
Tighten set screws against exposed end of wires. A
dab of household petroleum jelly on each terminal will
help prevent corrosion.
R20
CHGR
Black
Strip 3/16" off the ends of the low voltage wire from
POWER
LED3
Red
PF1
move wiring
o insert
wires.
Connecting Solar Panel(s)
ON OFF
BATT-
BATT+
Carefully remove wiring
knockout to insert
accessory wires.
Connecting the Battery
Step 1
ON/OFF Switch
Battery Cable
from Control Box
IMPORTANT: Make sure the power switch on the control box is in the
Insert accessory wires
OFF position.
through the knockout and
Step 2
route to the accessory
input terminals on the
control board.
Place the 12 Volt automotive or marine type battery and its
weatherproof case within 6 feet of the fence post where the opener arm
Accessory
Wires
RED to POSITIVE
is mounted.
BLACK to NEGATIVE
(Photo beams, keypad, etc.)
Step 3
Attach the battery wires provided, to the terminals of the battery. Take
care to attach the BLACK wire to the NEGATIVE terminal and the RED
wire to the POSITIVE terminal. Reverse connection will cause damage
to the control board.
Connecting the Transformer
Remove the screw
and lift the cover off
to gain access to the
control board.
IMPORTANT: Use either transformer
or solar panel. DO NOT connect both
transformer and solar panels to the opener
control board at the same time. It will
damage the control board.
Step 1
ON/OFF Switch
Make sure the power switch is OFF before
proceeding to the next step.
Antenna Wire
Step 2
CHGR
STALL
FORCE
R20
C7
D14
D13
D16
VAR1
D15
COM
MIN
SAFETY
EXIT
D1
STATUS
VAR5
VAR3
GRN
PGOK200 Rev. XC
AVR-ISP
VAR6
COM
K1
K2
WHT
SG1
06
VAR2
GTO Inc. Ta lla h a s s e e , F L
Low Voltage Wire
from Transformer
ED1
VAR4
EDGE
M_BLK
M_RED
Lay the measured length of low voltage
wire in a trench following a path from the
selected electrical outlet to the control box.
Wires coming up from the ground should
be run through PVC conduit to protect them
from lawn mower blades, weed eaters, and
grazing animals. Be sure to bury the wire
laid in the trench.
120
MAX OFF
C2
VAR3
CYCLE
LOCK+
AUTO CLOSE
TIME
C15
IC4
CHGR
LOCK -
Step 3
POWER
S9.8874
LED3
PF1
Select the electrical outlet where you will
plug the transformer. Measure the distance
from this outlet to the control box following
the path where the wire will be laid. After
you have measured how much wire is
needed, cut the wire to the appropriate
length.
ANT SHLD
ON OFF
BATT-
BATT+
Wires from Battery
Power Cable from
Opener Arm
PVC Pipe
M i g h t y M u l e 2 0 0 21
Step 4
Bring enough wire up through the PVC conduit to reach the control box.
Control Box
Gate Opener
120 Volt indoor
Transformer
(surge protector
not supplied)
Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
12 Volt automotive or marine
type battery in weather proof
housing (not included).
PVC conduit (not included)
to protect wire from lawn
mowers and weed eaters.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LOW VOLTAGE WIRE
The only wire acceptable for use with GTO products is 16 gauge multi-stranded, low voltage,
PVC sheathed wire. This particular gauge enables the transformer to provide an adequate
charge through the control board to the battery at distances up to 1000 ft.
DO NOT use telephone wire or solid core wire. Unlike multi-stranded wire, these types of wire
are inadequate for use with your gate opener system.
NEVER splice wires together. Splicing permits corrosion and seriously degrades the wire's
ability to carry an adequate current.
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Mighty Mule 200
Step 5
R20
CHGR
C15
IC4
C7
D14
D13
VAR1
D16
Low Voltage Wire
from Transformer
COM
D15
CHGR
SAFETY
C2
VAR3
EXIT
VAR4
CYCLE
VAR5
EDGE
VAR6
COM
LOCK+
LOCK -
D1
VAR3
GRN
K1
K2
WHT
M_BLK
M_RED
Tighten set screws against exposed end of
wires. A dab of household petroleum jelly on
each terminal will help prevent corrosion.
PGOK200 Rev. XC
06
Insert one transformer wire into a 'CHGR'
terminal. Insert the other transformer wire
into the remaining 'CHGR' terminal. The
transformer wires can be connected to the
'CHGR' terminals regardless of color.
POWER
LED3
PF1
Strip 3/16" off the ends of the low voltage
wire and twist tightly. Attach these ends to
the 'CHGR' terminals located on the terminal
block (see illustration at right). Be certain not
to let the exposed wires touch each other!
VAR2
GTO Inc. Ta l l a h a ss ee, FL
ON OFF
BATT-
BATT+
Step 6
At the AC outlet strip 1/2" of insulation from
the ends of the low voltage wire. Attach these
stripped ends to the transformer terminals.
A dab of household petroleum jelly on each
terminal will help prevent corrosion.
We suggest crimping a spade tongue terminal
(not provided) to the end of each wire before
attaching it to the transformer.
Make sure the exposed wires do not touch
each other!
Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet.
(Use of a surge protector with the transformer
is strongly recommended - not included)
If electrical outlet is located outdoors, outlet
and transformer should be protected by a
weatherproof cover.
Transformer
SURGE PROTECTOR
Step 7
M i g h t y M u l e 2 0 0 23
Setting the Closed Position Limit
Note: Must have a transmitter that operates the gate. If not see 'Setting Your
Personal Transmitter Code' on page 26.
Fully Open Position
Your Mighty Mule 200 has two Limit Settings
1.OPEN Limit setting: (Gate in the OPEN POSITION / FACTORY SET &
NOT ADJUSTABLE) The open limit setting is the fully open position.
2. CLOSED Limit setting: The CLOSED Limit setting (gate in the
CLOSED POSITION) To achieve optimum closed position, you are
required to complete the following FIVE STEPS:
Fully Closed Position
Step 1
With the gate in the fully open position (arm fully retracted), slide the ON/OFF switch on the control box
to the OFF position. If gate is not open, use the transmitter to put the gate into the fully open position,
then slide the ON/OFF switch on the control box to the OFF position.
Step 2
Press and hold the hand held transmitter button while sliding the ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
Continue to hold the transmitter’s button until the alarm sounds (3-5 seconds). The unit is now in the
‘LEARN LIMIT’ mode. (In this mode the unit will run only when the transmitter is held down. The
gate will stop when the transmitter’s button is released. The gate will alternate its running direction each
time the button is pressed.)
Step 3
Press and hold the transmitter’s button to close the gate. Prepare to release the transmitter’s button
when the gate reaches the desired closed position. (Note: Use the transmitter to ‘fine-tune’ the closed
position of the gate. Make sure the last running state is in the closing direction). The gate is now at the
desired closed position limit.
Step 4
TESTING YOUR CLOSED LIMIT SETTING:
Press your entry transmitter and allow your gate to close.
If CLOSED position is not correct or needs to be changed you
will need to repeat steps 1-5.
Mighty Mule 200
STALL
FORCE
R20
CHGR
CHGR
D14
D13
D16
VAR1
D15
C7
COM
MIN
SAFETY
120
ED1
D1
STATUS
VAR4
VAR5
S9.8874
VAR3
EXIT
VAR3
K1
K2
WHT
GRN
M_BLK
M_RED
PGOK200 Rev. XC
AVR-ISP
VAR6
COM
LOCK -
MAX OFF
C2
CYCLE
LOCK+
AUTO CLOSE
TIME
C15
IC4
EDGE
Once the gate reaches the open position limit you
will hear a single beep from the alarm confirming
that the closed position limit is ‘learned’. The unit will
automatically exit ‘LEARN LIMIT’ mode and return to
normal operation (momentary press of the transmitter
will operate the gate). Run the gate to the closed
position and verify that it stops at the desired position.
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POWER
LED3
SG1
06
Step 5
STALL FORCE
PF1
Press & hold the transmitter to run the gate open
uninterrupted all the way to the full open limit. If the
gate stops prior to reaching the open limit position,
bring the gate back to the desired closed position
and repeat steps 2 and 3. (Note: If the gate stops and
reverses while the transmitter is held down, the ‘STALL
FORCE’ adjustment may be set too low. Turn ‘STALL
FORCE’ pot clockwise and repeat steps 2-3)
VAR2
GTO Inc. Ta l l a h a s s e e , F L
ON OFF
BATT-
BATT+
ON/OFF SWITCH
ANT SHLD
Stall Force Potentiometer Setting
AUTO CLOSE
TIME
C15
IC4
STALL
FORCE
D14
VAR3
MIN
MAX OFF
ED1
D1
STATUS
PF1
VAR4
VAR6
MAX
MIN
VAR3
K1
K2
WHT
M_BLK
M_RED
PGOK200 Rev. XC
VAR2
SG1
ANT SHLD
ON OFF
Use a small slotted screwdriver to turn the
GTO Inc. Tallahassee, FL
arrow in the center of the potentiometer. Adjust
the sensitivity from the MINIMUM position where
the gate operates without obstructing from its own
weight or the wind conditions in your area.
18VAC
AUX OUT
AVR-ISP
VAR5
GRN
120
C2
S9.8874
D13
C7
D16
VAR1
STALL
FORCE
R20
06
15
The Stall Force potentiometer on the
control board operates like a volume
control on a radio. It controls the
obstruction sensitivity (or the amount
EDGE
of force the opener will apply to an
COM
obstruction) before it automatically stopsLOCK+
and reverses direction for approximatelyLOCK two (2) seconds.
D15
IMPORTANT: For safety reasons the obstruction setting
or Stall Force on the Mighty Mule® control
board comes from the factory set at MIN
(minimum). In many gate installations this
POWER
LED3
setting will need to be adjusted to overcome
CHG
the weight and size of the gates.
BATT-
BATT+
SOLAR
PANEL
NOTE: You may need to increase the stall force in cold
weather due to increased resistance from gate hinges.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST
WHEN ADJUSTING OR
SERVICING YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPENER!
Setting Auto-Close Time
POWER
LED3
CLOSE TIME (auto close timer): Determines
how long the gate will remain open beforeCHG
it
automatically closes. The limits are OFF and
3 - 120 seconds. The factory setting is OFF.
D14
D13
MAX OFF
120
C2
ED1
D1
STATUS
PF1
VAR4
VAR5
VAR6
VAR3
GRN
120
OFF
K1
K2
WHT
SG1
06
M_BLK
M_RED
PGOK200 Rev. XC
AVR-ISP
15
MIN
AUTO CLOSE
TIME
S9.8874
VAR3
D16
VAR1
D15
C7
COM
LOCK -
AUTO CLOSE
TIME
C15
IC4
NOTE: Auto-Close timer is disabled (gate
will not automatically close) if gate is not in
EDGE
the open limit.
LOCK+
STALL
FORCE
R20
VAR2
GTO Inc. Tallahassee, FL
ANT SHLD
ON OFF
BATT-
BATT+
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Setting Your Personal Transmitter Code
All GTO transmitters are set to a standard code at the factory and are
ready to operate your Mighty Mule® Gate Opener®. For your safety and
security, however, we strongly recommend that you replace the factory
setting with your own personal code. Follow the directions below:
1. Remove the Transmitter Cover
LE
D
–
0
1
+
2
3
4
5
A2
A
On the back of the transmitter use a small phillips head screw driver
to remove the two screws on the sides of the visor clip and separate
the front cover from the transmitter. With the front cover removed,
the battery and the DIP switches will be exposed. To set a new code,
use a small screwdriver to move the switches.
LK
AL
6
3S
IN
E
7
8
9
12
BA
TT
ER
EC
E
V
Y
2. Set the Transmitter DIP Switches
There are nine (9) transmitter DIP switches; each can be placed in three
different positions (+, 0, –). DO NOT set all the switches in the same
position, such as all +, all 0, or all –. Once the DIP switches have been
set to a personal code, replace and close the access cover.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
+
0
ECE
WARNING: No other adjustments should be made inside the transmitter.
3. “Learn” the New Code to Control Board Memory
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Slide the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position.
Press and hold the hand held transmitter
button while sliding the ON/OFF switch
to the ON position.
Continue to hold the transmitter's button until the alarm sounds (3-5 seconds).
Release the transmitter's button. The new transmitter code is 'learned'.
Verify that the transmitter operates the gate.
NOTE: It is NOT necessary to remove the cover
of the control box to 'learn' the new transmitter
code.
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ON/OFF Switch
Connecting Additional Safety Devices
Although GTO strongly recommends the use of additional safety devices, we do not endorse any
specific brand names. Only use products that are certified and listed to be in compliance with any
applicable UL standards (Underwriters Laboratories) and national and regional safety codes.
Call GTO Sales at 1-800-543-4283 for information on compatible
products for your specific application.
Make sure the power to the opener is turned off before connecting safety device wiring to the
terminal blocks. Unplugging the transformer does not turn power to the opener OFF.
Wiring Accessories through Wiring Knockout
Carefully remove wiring
knockout to insert
accessory wires.
ON/OFF Switch
Insert accessory wires
through the knockout and
route to the accessory
input terminals on the
control board.
Accessory Wires
(Photo beams, keypad, etc.)
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Control Board Connections
CHARGE POWER
INPUTS
NOTE:
• All accessory inputs are dry-contact, normally open, inputs. DO NOT apply external voltage sources
to these inputs.
• All accessory inputs are connected with respect to COMMON terminal.
1 CHGR: Power Input Terminals:
• Input terminals for transformer or solar panel.
• Non-polarity sensitive
ACCESSORY INPUTS
2 COM:
• Common/Negative terminal for accessory devices.
LOCK OUTPUTS
5 CYCLE: (Typically for use with doorbell button or hardwired keypad)
• Each activation at this input will cycle the operation
as follows:
….→ OPEN → STOP → CLOSE → STOP → OPEN → …
6 EDGE: (Typically for use with contact edge sensor)
• Activation of this input while gate is moving will cause it to
reverse direction for 2 seconds.
• Activation of this input while idle will prevent gate from running.
7 COM:
• Common/Negative terminal for accessory devices.
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8 LOCK +: Positive terminal to connect GTO electro-mechanical lock. (FM143)
9 LOCK - : Negative terminal to connect GTO electro-mechanical lock. (FM143)
Mighty Mule 200
POWER
LED3
CHGR
CHGR
COM
VAR1
D15
3 SAFETY: (Typically for use with photo beam device,
1
loop detector or other non-contact sensors)
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing will cause
the gate to stop and return to the opened position.
2
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening has
no effect. (gate will continue to open)
3
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from closing.
4
• Activation of this input while at open limit will restart the 5
auto close time (if enabled).
6
4 EXIT: (Typically for use with exit loop or wand)
7
• Activation of this input will open the gate if it’s not already at the open position.
8
• Activation of this input while at open limit will restart the auto close time (if enabled).
9
SAFETY
VAR3
EXIT
VAR4
CYCLE
VAR5
EDGE
VAR6
COM
LOCK+
LOCK -
VAR3
GRN
WHT
M_BLK
M_RED
PGOK200 Rev. XC
VAR
GTO Inc. Ta l l a h a ssee, FL
CYCLE
EDGE
COM
LOCK+
LOCK -
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
GTO Inc. Ta l l a h a s s e e , FL
EXIT
2
PGOK200 Rev. XC
M_BLK
M_RED
GRN
VAR3
VAR6
VAR5
VAR4
SAFETY
1
COM
CHGR
CHGR
LED3
POWER
VAR1
VAR3
Connecting Accessories
9
8
3
4
TR
ELEC
According to
Application
GTO Lock
ON
6
DIP
NO
COM
NC
V+
V–
LOOP
LOOP
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2
ATIC
OM CK ®
AUTE LOLOCK
GASETCURITY
IC
ON
7
GTO Loop Detector
Edge Sensor
LOOP
2
3
5
7
Mighty Mule
Push Button Control
1
4
GHI
7
PRS
2
ABC
5
JKL
8
TUV
0
GTO Photo Beams
Blue
4
Black
7
Red
+
Yellow
Shield
3
DEF
-
6
MNO
9
Mighty Mule
Vehicle Sensor
WXY
2
5
Refer to Vehicle Sensor
manual for additional
information if needed.
Mighty Mule Keypad
NOTE: Connections are for typical applications.
For additional connection options not illustrated
here refer to the accessory manual for details.
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Visual and Audible Diagnostic Indicators
If your gate opener does not function properly after it is installed, use this guide or use the online
troubleshooter at http://support.gtoinc.com/support/troubleshooter.aspx before calling the
GTO Service Department.
• On all gates weighing 250 lb. or more, routinely grease the ball bearing hinges at least 4 times a year; more frequently if the gates are in a coastal area.
• Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply silicone spray to it at least once a month.
1.Visual Indicators:
a.
b.
Power LED (Green):
• ON: AC power or Solar power is present.
• OFF: There is no AC input power.
Status LED (Yellow): (while unit is running this LED will be OFF)
• Rapid blinking in random pattern: GTO’s transmitter 318 MHz signal is detected.
• Continuously ON: Battery is in fast charge mode.
• 1 Blink every 2 seconds: Battery is in float charge mode (battery is fully charged)
• OFF: Switch is in the OFF position or there is no input power for at least 60 seconds.
2.Audible Indicator (Alarm/Buzzer):
a. 1 Beep upon power up:
• This is normal self test when the unit is turned on.
b. Continuous beep after power up:
• Unit has learned new transmitter code, releasing the transmitter button will shut off
the alarm or…
• Unit has entered ‘LEARN LIMIT’ mode, releasing the transmitter button will shut off the alarm.
c. Rapid beeping:
• Unit has encountered two (2) obstructions without reaching either limit. (Power cycle to
reset the alarm)
• Transmitter will not operate the gate.
• Alarm will automatically shut off after 5 minutes.
d. 1 beep every 20 seconds:
• Low battery is detected.
e. 1 beep every 2 second:
• Position sensor is open circuit. Call GTO service department.
f. 2 beeps every 2 second:
• Position sensor is short circuit. Call GTO service department.
g. 1 beep when attempting to run the gate:
• Blown fuse.
• Battery is extremely low or damaged.
• Loose connection from battery to circuit board.
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The Gate CLOSES Then Opens Again on its Own:
1. Check the position of the mounting brackets and readjust if necessary.
2. Check the gate for binding or hinge damage.
3. Adjust stall force if necessary.
The Gate OPENS Then Closes Again on its Own:
1. Check the position of the mounting brackets and readjust if necessary.
2. Check the gate for binding or hinge damage.
3. Adjust stall force if necessary.
VOLTAGE RATINGS
18 Vac Transformer__________________________18.0 to 22.0 Vac 2200 mA
5 W Solar panel (single)______________________18.0 to 22.0 Vdc 300 mA
measure voltage at panel and control box.
12 V Battery_________________________________12.0 to 13.5 Vdc
Charging circuit _____________________________12.0 to 14.8 Vdc
measure voltage with battery connected
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Warranty Service
If your Mighty Mule® Gate Opener is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
1. First use the procedures found in the Visual and Audible Diagnostic Indicators section (see page 30).
2. Use the Online Troubleshooter at http://support.gtoinc.com/support/troubleshooter.aspx.
3. If you are unable to solve the problem, call the GTO Service Department at (800) 543-1236, or
(850) 575-4144. Refer to the serial number (located on the back of opener arm) and date of purchase when calling for assistance.
4. If replacement of your gate opener is necessary, the Service Department will assign a
Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number to you for all warranty repairs
5. Securely pack the component(s) authorized for return to the factory. Write the RGA number issued to you on the outside of the package in LARGE BOLD PRINT and include a copy of the receipt for proof of purchase. Ship the package(s) freight prepaid to:
GTO, Inc., 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303.
NOTE: Products returned to GTO without a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number in
LARGE BOLD PRINT on the outside of the package WILL NOT be accepted. Also, items
returned to GTO freight collect WILL NOT be accepted.
®
E-Z GATE OPENERS
For more information on Mighty Mule’s full line of Automatic Gate Openers and Access Controls visit our website at www.mightymule.com
For 24 hour/day, 7 day/week Technical Service visit
http://support.gtoinc.com/support/troubleshooter.aspx
The GTO, Inc. Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
1-800-543-1236
For sales call toll free:
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
GTO, Inc.
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303 • (850) 575-0176
Fax (850) 575-8912 • www.mightymule.com
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Column Installation Information
IF THIS OPENER WILL BE USED WITH GATES THAT ARE MOUNTED ON
MASONRY, BRICK, OR ROCK (etc.) COLUMNS:
READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
A.
The simplest solution is to install the opener in a push-to-open configuration (requires Push-To-Open Bracket, see Accessory Catalog). The minimum clearance is easier to achieve and clearance is no
longer a problem, since the opener will be pushing the gate away from the column instead of pulling it toward the column. It is recommended that you place a steel plate between the opener mounting brackets and masonry surface for additional strength.
B. If a push-to-open installation is impossible due to traffic hazards, terrain, etc., another option is to re-
hang the gate. You may hang it on a post, either in the center of the column or at the back corner, or move the gate to the back corner of the columns.
C. The most difficult solution is to cut a notch in the column to accommodate the opener and power cable. This job is NOT for the inexperienced!
Column Mount Example
(A + B can not exceed 13 inches)
Example: If A is 2" then B can not exceed 11"
A
Pivot Bracket
B
Gate
Column
Hinge
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®
E-Z GATE OPENERS
ACCESSORIES
Accessories are Available From Your Retail Store
Solar Panel (FM121) 5 watt (FM123) 10 watt
This solar powered battery charger is for use with the FM200 gate operator system. Particularly
suited for remote installations, each Solar Panel comes with tubular steel support, mounting clips,
wire connectors, and 8 ft. of low voltage wire (see Low Voltage Wire for additional wire). The Mighty
Mule® control board has clearly labeled terminal connections for easy installation of the Solar
Panel. Installation in some regions of the world will require multiple solar panels for adequate
charging power.
Push Button Control (FM132)
Unlit doorbell button for remote entry or exit control. Wires directly to the control board and uses 16
gauge multi-stranded, dual conductor low voltage wire (sold separately).
Pin Lock (FM133)
The Pin Lock substitutes for the clevis pin at the front end of the Mighty Mule® gate openers. Helps
prevent theft of the operator from the gate, while allowing quick release of the operator.
Key Chain Two Button Transmitter (FM134)
The Key Chain Transmitter is a dual button version of the Mighty Mule® single button entry
transmitter and has the same adjustable code settings. Used for 2 gates or 1 gate and garage door.
(battery is included)
Single Button Transmitter (FM135)
The Mighty Mule® entry transmitter, with adjustable code settings, is standard equipment with all
Mighty Mule® systems. (battery is included)
Digital Keypad (FM137)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The specially designed digital keypad can be easily installed as a wireless or wired keypad. It can
be programmed to use up to 25 different personal identification number (PIN) codes. Each code is
face programmable with additional security features built in. Wired installations require 16 gauge,
low voltage, multi-stranded, dual conductor, direct burial wire (sold separately). Requires 3 AA
batteries (not included).
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Mounting Post (FM100) - In Ground
This black powder coated pedestal is designed to provide convenient access to your keypad,
wireless intercom, or other access control device from your vehicle. With its break down design it
is easy to install and works well in most standard applications. Surface Mount Flanges (F102) and
Extensions (F103) for added height are available.
Mighty Mule® Vehicle Sensor (FM138)
The Gate Opening Sensor is designed for residential and agricultural applications and is compatible
with most Mighty Mule® automatic gate opener models (see Sensor Box for model compatibility).
The Sensor is an electromagnetic sensor, which offers 'hands free' operation of the Mighty Mule®
Gate Operator with a 12 ft. radius of detection of vehicles in motion. A wireless version of the Gate
Opening Sensor is available. (FM130)
Automatic Gate Lock Pull-to-Open (FM143)
IC
MAT
CK
AUTO LO
GATE
34
A MUST for added security. Solenoid driven, with a steel housing. Unlocks and locks automatically
as gates open and close. Used with Mighty Mule® DC swing gate operating systems for maximum
stability and security. Comes with a keyed manual release. Recommended for gates over 8 ft. long.
Ideal for animal enclosures or high wind areas.
Mighty Mule 200
Accessories are Available From Your Retail Store (con't)
Wireless Entry Intercom / Keypad (FM136)
Allows owner to screen guest at the gate before allowing access to the property. Keypad also allows
owner to give up to 25 programmable entry codes to family, friends or approved delivery personnel.
Codes can be permanent or temporary. Can be wireless up to 500 feet.
Additional base stations available (F3101MBC).
Driveway Alarm (FM131)
Keep track of the comings and goings on your property with this electromagnetic sensor alert
system. When a vehicle passes the sensor, the receiver emits an audible tone and lets you know
someone’s there. Functional range of up to 400 ft. Easy-to-install and stake is included in kit.
Transmitter requires 2 “C” batteries (not included)
Wireless Driveway Vehicle Sensor (FM130)
The wireless gate opening sensor offers hands free operation of the Mighty Mule Gate Opener. Works
wirelessly up to 100 feet from the gate. Transmitter, receiver and two AA batteries are included.
Low Voltage Wire (RB509)
The 16 gauge, multi-stranded, dual conductor Low Voltage Wire is for connecting the AC powered
transformer, or the Solar Panel to the control board. Also used for the connection of accessories,
such as locks, keypads, push buttons and other wired control devices. This specially designed wire
is UV treated, PVC coated and ready for direct burial. Available in 1000' rolls or special lengths.
Replacement Transformer (RB570)
Standard 18 volt, 2200 mA, AC transformer for maintaining the battery included with the Mighty Mule®
gate operator. This is the only transformer approved for use with all UL325 Mighty Mule® gate operator
systems.
Garage Door Receiver (RB709U-NB)
The Garage Door Receiver allows you to use the same Mighty Mule® entry transmitter to operate your
gate operator and your garage door operator. Compatible with most garage door operators.
If you have a question about any special order item,
just call 1-800-543-GATE!
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