Installation Manual - Northern Tool + Equipment

Installation Manual - Northern Tool + Equipment
Installation Manual
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E-Z GATE OPENER
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5 Easy Installation Steps
1. Watch the Installation DVD and Read the Safety Information,
Technical Specifications, and the Before You Begin sections in
the manual.
2. Install the Gate Opener and Control Box.
3. Power the system using the AC Transformer or optional Solar
Panel Charger Kit.
4. Programming and customizing the system to your individual
settings.
5. Adding additional safety devices and access controls.
REV-11/17/08
Printed in China for GTO, Inc.
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.
The Mighty Mule® Gate Opener is intended for use with vehicular swing gates. The opener can be
used in Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV.
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.
Restricted Access Vehicular Gate Opener–
Class IV: A vehicular gate opener (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.
Table of Contents
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST________________________________________________________ 1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION_____________________________________________ 2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS____________________________________________________ 9
BEFORE YOU BEGIN____________________________________________________________
Check Direction of Gate Swing_ ___________________________________________________
Check Existing Gate Size and Material_ _____________________________________________
Check for Proper Gate Installation__________________________________________________
Column Installation Information____________________________________________________
Items Included__________________________________________________________________
Tools Needed__________________________________________________________________
Items Not Included______________________________________________________________
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GATE OPENER INSTALLATION__________________________________________________ 13
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate_ ____________________________________________ 13
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate_____________________________________________ 16
CONTROL BOX INSTALLATION_ ________________________________________________
Control Box Installation__________________________________________________________
Transformer Wiring Installation____________________________________________________
Receiver Installation_____________________________________________________________
Gate Stop Installation ____________________________________________________________
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SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION__________________________________________________ 23
CONTROL BOX SETTINGS_ _____________________________________________________
DIP Switches___________________________________________________________________
Setting Pull-to-Open (Closed) Gate Limit____________________________________________
Resetting Closed Gate Limit_______________________________________________________
Setting Push-to-Open (Open) Gate Limit____________________________________________
Resetting Open Gate Limit________________________________________________________
Setting Obstruction Stall Force and Auto Close Time_ __________________________________
Setting Your Personal Code________________________________________________________
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CONNECTING ADDITIONAL DEVICES___________________________________________ 30
Input Connections________________________________________________________________31
Connecting Accessories_ _________________________________________________________ 32
Connecting GTO Automatic Lock_ _________________________________________________ 32
Connecting Other Auxilary Devices__________________________________________________33
MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING_________________________________________ 33
Maintenance Tips_ _______________________________________________________________33
Troubleshooting Guide____________________________________________________________34
Please Read This First!
Thank you for purchasing a Mighty Mule® 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 DVD will
enable you to properly install your Mighty Mule® E-Z
Gate Opener.
special order accessories, please call the GTO Sales
Department (800-543-GATE).
The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener is designed
for installation on a pull-to-open single leaf gate
(gates that open into the property). By purchasing
an accessory bracket, the Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate
Opener can accommodate a push-to-open single leaf
gate (gates that open out from the property). The gate
must not exceed 18 feet in length and weigh more than
350 pounds or exceed 8 feet in length and weigh more
than 850 pounds (please see Technical Specifications
on page 9). The Mighty Mule® E-Z Gate Opener can
be used on vinyl, aluminum, chain link, farm tube,
and wrought iron gates. Use on solid (wood) gates
is not recommended. Solid surface gates have a high
resistance to the wind. If the wind is strong enough,
the opener will obstruct and stop.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE—If your application requires any of
the following:
• Swing gates longer than 18 feet or weighing
more than 850 pounds
• Slide gates
• Heavy duty or commercial uses
• Professional installation
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
Go to gtoinc.com for a dealer or retailer near you or
call GTO at (800) 543-GATE [4283] or (850) 5750176 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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E-Z GATE OPENERS
1
Important Safety Information
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.
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.
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
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.
Manually Opening and Closing Gate
CAUTION: The gate will move freely and uncontrolled when the gate opener is removed from the
gate. ONLY disconnect the opener when the control box power switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
Disconnecting the Opener
Front Mount
1. Turn control box power switch OFF.
2. Remove hairpin clip, clevis pin, and bushing from
either the front or rear mounting point.
Clevis Pin
3. Remove the opener from the mount.
Gate Bracket
The gate can be opened and closed manually
when the opener is disconnected.
Bushing
Hairpin Clip
NOTE: Substitute a Pin Lock for the clevis pin on the front mount of the
gate opener to prevent unauthorized removal of the opener from the gate
(see accessory pages in back of this book). 2
Important Safety Information
For the Consumer
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to meet the
requirements set forth in the instruction manual
could cause severe injury and/or death, for which
the manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
2. 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 (see page 10).
2. When designing a system that will be entered
from a highway or main thoroughfare, make sure
the system is placed far enough from the road to
prevent traffic congestion.
3. Review the operation of the system to become
familiar with its safety features. Understand how
to disconnect the opener for manual gate
operations (see page 2).
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. This gate opener is intended for vehicular gates
ONLY. A seperate entrance or gate must be
installed for pedestrian use (see page 7).
4. The gate and gate opener installation must
comply with any applicable local codes.
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.
I. Before Installation
6. Pay close attention to the diagram below and be
aware of these areas at all times.
1. Verify this opener is proper for the type and size
of gate, its frequency of use and proper class
rating.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
ZONE 3
Gate in the
Open Position
Entrapment
Zones for a
Push-To-Open
Application
ZONE 5
ZONE 5
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
Entrapment
Zones for a
Pull-To-Open
Application
ZONE 4
Driveway
ZONE 1
Gate in the
Open Position
3
Driveway
ZONE 2
Important Safety Information
For the Consumer
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
4. If push buttons or key switches are installed, they
should be within sight of the gate, yet located at
least 10 feet from any moving part of the gate
(see diagram below). Never install any control
device where a user will be tempted to reach
through the gate to activate the gate opener.
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.
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.
3. Devices such as contact sensors (safety
edges) and non contact sensors (photo beams)
provide additional protection against entrapment.
6. Secure outdoor or easily accessed gate opener
controls in order to prohibit unauthorized use of
the gate.
Pull-To-Open
Application
Push-To-Open
Application
10'
10'
10'
10'
Moving Gate
Area
Moving Gate
Area
Driveway
NEVER install
any control device
within gray area
10'
10'
Driveway
NEVER install
any control device
within gray area
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10'
10'
Important Safety Information
For the Consumer
III. After Installation
8. To operate this equipment safely, YOU must
know how to disconnect the operator for manual
gate operation (see page 2). If you have read the
instructions and still do not understand how to
disconnect the operator, contact the GTO Service
Department.
9. Disconnect the operator ONLY when the power
is TURNED OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
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 becomes damaged,
illegible, or missing, replace them immediately.
Contact GTO for free replacements.
2. The gate is automatic and could move at any time,
posing serious risk of entrapment. No one should
be in contact with the gate when it is
moving or stationary.
10. Make arrangements with local fire and law
enforcement for emergency access.
11. Distribute and discuss copies of the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
section of this manual with all persons
authorized to use your gate.
3. Do not attempt to drive into the gate area while
the gate is moving; wait until the gate comes to a
complete stop.
12. IMPORTANT: Save these safety instructions.
Make sure everyone who is using or will be
around the gate and gate operator are aware of
the dangers associated with automated gates.
In the event you sell the property with the gate
operator or sell the gate operator, provide a
copy of these safety instructions to the new
owner.
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 control away from
children and unauthorized users; store controls
where children and unauthorized users do not
have access to them.
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 for
a nominal fee.
6. KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED.
Always turn power to operator OFF before
performing any maintenance. Clean the
push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply
silicone spray to it at least once per month.
7. Service the gate and gate operator regularly.
Grease hinges, spray push pull tube with high
quality silicone spray monthly and replace the
battery every 2-3 years.
5
Important Safety Information
Secondary Means of Protection Against Entrapment
As specified by Gate Operator Safety Standard, UL
325 (30A.1.1), automatic gate operators shall have an
inherent entrapment sensing system, and shall have
provisions for, or be supplied with, at least one
independent secondary means to protect against
entrapment. The Mighty Mule® 500 utilizes Type A,
an inherent (i.e., built-in) entrapment sensing system
as the primary type of entrapment protection. Also,
the Mighty Mule® 500 has provisions for the connection of Type B2 protection to be used as the secondary
type of entrapment protection, and is recommended.
1. For gate operators utilizing a contact sensor (e.g.,
safety edge sensor– Type B2) in accordance with
UL 325 (51.8.4 [i]):
A. One or more contact sensors shall be located at
the leading edge, bottom edge, and post edge,
both inside and outside of a vehicular swing gate
system.
B. A hard wired contact sensor shall be located and
its wiring arranged so that the communication
between the sensor and the gate operator is not
subjected to mechanical damage.
C. A wireless contact sensor such as one that
transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate
operator for entrapment protection functions shall
be located where the transmission of the signals
is 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
500
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® 500 Automatic Gate Operator is designed to stop and reverse within 2 seconds when the gate
comes in contact with an obstruction. Additionally, these operators are equipped with an audio entrapment alarm which
will activate if the unit obstructs twice while opening or closing. This alarm will sound for a period of 5 minutes, or until the operator receives an intended signal from a hardwired entry/exit source (e.g. push button control or keypad) and
the gate returns to a fully open or fully closed position. Turning the power switch on the control box OFF and back ON
will also deactivate the alarm. Wireless controls such as transmitters and wireless keypads will not deactivate the alarm.
6
Important Safety Information
Required Safety Precautions for Gates
Install Warning Signs
Warning signs alert people of automatic gate operation and are required when installing the Mighty Mule® 500
Automatic Gate Operator. Furthermore, a walk-through gate must be installed if pedestrian traffic is expected near
the vehicular gate. We recommend using the GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (Call the GTO Sales
Department at 800-543-4283) for controlled access.
Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock
(recommended, not included)
Contact Sensors
Pedestrian Gate
(recommended, not included)
Warning Sign
500
Vehicular Gate
Photo Beams
Contact Sensors
(recommended, not included)
(recommended, not included)
Photo Beams
(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 next page for details).
7
Important Safety Information
Required Safety Precautions for Gates
!
These warning labels should be found at the
locations specified below. If any of them are
missing, immediately contact GTO for
replacements.
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Product identification and manual operation instruction
label (1) installed on right hand side of control box.
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E-Z GATE OPENER
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500
UL325 SERIES
Technical Specifications
Mighty Mule® 500 E-Z Gate Opener
DRIVE
CONTROL
• Low friction screw drive (linear actuator) rated for -5 ºF
to +160 ºF (-20 ºC to +71 ºC). Use of heater bands on arm
and control box will enhance performance in extreme cold
temperatures.
• Powered by a 12 V motor with integral case hardened steel
gear reducer. Motor speed reduced to 260 rpm. Generates
680 ft. lb. of torque at 12 V.
• Maximum opening arc of 110º. Approximate opening time
(90º): 20 seconds, depending on weight of gate.
• GTO microprocessor-based control board is set for single
leaf, pull-to-open gate installations. DIP switches can be
adjusted to accommodate an optional kit for push-to-open
gates (see Accessory Catalog).
• Control board has temperature compensated circuits.
• A circuit on the control board regulates charging. “Sleep
draw” is 25 mA; “active draw” is 2 to 5 A.
• Auto-memorization of digital transmitter code.
• GTO remote-mounted RF receiver tuned to 318 MHz.
• Operator length with push-pull tube fully retracted is
40-1/4” mounting point to mounting point. Max stroke 22”.
• Adjustable auto-close timer (15 to 120 s), and obstruction
sensitivity.
• Power terminal block accommodates a transformer or solar
panels. NOTE: Do not use solar panel and transformer
at the same time.
• DIP switches simplify setup of gate operator.
• Accessory terminal block fully compatible with push
button controls, digital keypads, safety loops, etc.
• Control board allows connection of safety edge sensors
and photoelectric sensors.
• Audio entrapment alarm sounds if unit encounters an
obstruction twice while opening or closing.
POWER
• The system is powered by a 12 Vdc, 7.0 Ah, sealed,
rechargeable acid battery.
• Battery charge is maintained by a 120 Vac, 18 Vac output
transformer rectified to 14.5 Vdc (40 VA) through the GTO
control board. Blade-style control board fuse is rated for
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.
• OPTIONAL: Battery charge is maintained by GTO Solar
Panel Charger: float voltage of 14.5 Vdc output from a
10-7/8” x 10-1/2”solar panel. Generates minimum of 5 W
at 300 mA. A gated diode on the control board prevents
battery discharge.
NOTE: “NR” indicates this size
and weight combination is not
recommended for the
Mighty Mule® 500.
OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
• The Gate Capacity Chart shows approximate cycles, per
day, you can expect from the Mighty Mule® 500 Automatic Gate Operator when powered with a transformer. Actual
cycles may vary slightly depending upon the type and
condition of gate and installation.
Mighty Mule 500 Gate Capacity /Cycle Chart
Estimated number of daily cycles, based on use with a transformer and one(1) 12 Volt battery.
Number of Cycles* Per Day
Gate Weight
NOTE: Ball bearing hinges
should be used on all gates
weighing over 250 lb.
850 lbs.
750 lbs.
650 lbs.
550 lbs.
450 lbs.
350 lbs.
250 lbs.
150 lbs.
100 lbs.
50 lbs.
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
205
215
225
5’ - 6’
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
205
215
8’
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
205
10’
Gate Length
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
195
12’
NR
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
185
14’
NR
NR
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
175
16’
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
125
135
145
155
165
18’
To determine the number of cycles the gate operator will perform using solar panels, please see the specifications
listed on page 23 or call (800) 543-1236 or (850) 575-4144 for more information.
* An operation cycle is one full opening and closing of the gate.
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
9
Before You Begin
Check Direction of Gate Swing
(Requires Push-To-Open Bracket
#FM148—NOT INCLUDED)
Your Property
Your Property
Pull-to-Open Option
Instructions begin on
page 13
Push-to-Open Option
Instructions begin on
page 16
Check Existing Gate Size and Material
• Gate size: Up to 18 feet or up to 850 lbs—See chart
on page 9.
• Type of gate material: Vinyl, aluminum, chain link,
farm tube, wrought iron, wood (not recommended for
solid surface gates).
IMPORTANT: Check for Proper Gate Installation
For the Mighty Mule® to work properly, gate must be plumb, level, set in concrete, swing freely and not touch the
ground and have good working hinges.
A
E
F
B
C
A- Level
B- Plumb
C- Free Swinging
D - Secured Posts in Concrete
E - Centerline Mounting
F - Good Working Hinges (ball
bearing hinges are recommended
on gates over 250 pounds)
10
D
Before You Begin
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 14 inches)
Example: If A is 2" then B can not exceed 12"
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3/8” Nut (7)
3/8” Washer (9)
Z
5/16” Nut (1)
Before You Begin
Tools Needed
3/8” Bit
Drill
Center
Punch
Pen
5/16” Bit
Pliers
Hack Saw
Hammer
1/2”
wrench
Flat Head
Screwdriver
x2
Level
9/16”
wrench
Philips Head
Screwdriver
Adjustable
Wrench
Clamp
Wire
Stripper
Small
Flat Head
Tape
Measure
Items Not Included
• Low voltage wire will be needed to run from the
transformer to the control box; length depends
upon the distance between the transformer power
supply and the control box. See Transformer Wiring
Installation on page 20, and the accessory catalog.
• 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 Gate Bracket Mounting Examples in “Quick
Reference Guide” after Step 3 of “Mounting Opener
to Gate” section.
• PVC conduit.
• Surge protection for transformer.
• If your gate is more than 1000' away from an ac
power source you will need to use at least one
Mighty Mule® 5 watt solar panel to trickle charge
the battery. See the accessory catalog (Do not use
both transformer and solar).
• Some types of installations require u-bolts.
• If the gate is a push-to-open refer to page 16 in
Installation Manual.
• Additional washers or a metal plate may be needed
for wooden post.
• If you have thin walled tube or panel gates, see
Recommended Reinforcement Examples in “Quick
Reference Guide” after Step 3 of “Mounting Opener
to Gate” section.
• Outlet in weatherproof cover.
• Strain relief nuts for accessory devices.
• If post is more than 6”, bolts longer than 8” are
needed.
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Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
1
2
X
V
M
B
Q
I
H
X
I
S
R
M
Y
F
Q
Assemble post bracket parts.
Attach opener to gate bracket and secure with required
hardware.
3
Reinforcement and Gate Bracket Mounting
Steel Pipe Cut in Half
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
FRONT VIEW
Panel
Gate
Gate
Bracket
1” x 6” Wood Reinforcement
With Gate in OPEN position, using clamps, secure opener to
gate post and center cross member of gate.
SIDE VIEW
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Recommended reinforcement and gate bracket mounting
examples.
4
5
2" Min. - Pinch-Point Clearance
Top View
1
2" Min.
2
Swing gate to CLOSED position-check clearance/binding by inspecting
alignment. TIP: Turning the pivot bracket over gives more hole
alignment options for the post pivot bracket assembly.
Remove clevis pin from the gate bracket and support loose
opener.
13
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
6
7
2
U
O
1
N
Z
OPEN gate and re-attach opener with clevis pin. Check for level.
Clamp securely.
Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearance is OK
(Step 5) in both open and closed positions.
9
8
Mark middle of post bracket slots on fence post. Mark middle of
gate bracket slots on gate cross support.
Remove clamps, post, gate brackets, and opener. Then use a
hammer and center punch to mark hole positions.
11
10
Y
R
S
P
Drill holes completely through gate post and gate cross support.
Attach post bracket assembly to fence post. NOTE: Must be
through bolted.
14
Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Pull-to-Open Opener to Gate
12
13
R
Y
1
S
T
2
1
2
Attach gate bracket assembly to gate cross support.
Attach and secure opener assembly to brackets.
15
14
Check for level. Adjust post bracket if necessary.
Skip
Remove bolt excess length on post and gate bracket with
hacksaw.
This is the end of the Pull-To-Open Hardware Installation.
the Push-To-Open Hardware Installation on the next page and
to page 19 to finish the gate opener installation.
15
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Gate Opener Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
2
1
I
V
X
M
PTO
Bracket
FM148
B
Q
11”
X
I
S
M
Q
R
F
Y
Attach opener to gate bracket and secure with hardware required.
Assemble post bracket parts. NOTE: A Push-to-Open Bracket
FM148 is required for this type of installation (not included).
3
Reinforcement and Gate Bracket Mounting
Steel Pipe Cut in Half
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Gate
Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Panel
Gate
Gate
Bracket
1” x 6” Wood Reinforcement
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Recommended reinforcement and gate bracket mounting
examples.
With gate in CLOSED position, using clamps, secure opener to
gate post and center cross member of gate.
4
5
Top View
1
Open
2" minimum
pinch-point clearance
2
Close
2
Swing gate to OPENED position. Check clearance/binding by inspecting
the alignment. Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearance is
OK in both open and closed positions. TIP: Turning the pivot bracket over
gives more hole alignment options for the post pivot bracket assembly.
Remove clevis pin from the gate bracket and support loose
opener.
16
Push-to-Open Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
7
6
U
1
O
N
Z
Secure post pivot bracket to post bracket when clearance is OK
(Step 5) in both open and closed positions.
CLOSE gate and re-attach opener with clevis pin. Check
for level. Clamp securely.
8
9
Remove clamps, post, gate brackets, and opener. Then use a
hammer and center punch to mark hole positions.
Mark middle of post bracket slots on fence post. Mark middle of
gate bracket slots on gate cross support.
10
11
S
Y
R
P
Drill holes completely through gate post and gate cross support.
Attach post bracket assembly to fence post. NOTE: Must be
through bolted.
17
Push-to-Open Installation
Your Property
Mounting Push-to-Open Opener to Gate
13
12
R
Y
S
T
Attach gate bracket assembly to gate cross support.
Attach and secure opener assembly to brackets.
14
15
Check for level. Adjust post bracket if necessary.
Remove bolt excess length on post and gate bracket with
hacksaw.
18
Control Box Installation
Control Box Installation
2
1
15
A
4’
x.
a
M
3’
n.
i
M
Remove control box cover.
3’
n.
i
M
Locate control box mounting area. IMPORTANT: Be sure to
mount box at least 3ft from AC power and 3ft off the ground.
3
4
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15
15
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ck
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W
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Red
Mount control box to post or fence using screws.
5
G
NE
PO
Position battery in control box as shown. Connect battery leads
from control board to battery. IMPORTANT: Red wire to (Red
Post) positive and black wire to (Black Post) negative.
6
GTO
POWER
INPUTS
B
LOCK
15
FUSE
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
INPUTS
BATT+
BATT-
SLAVE CABLE
2
MASTER CABLE
CONTROL INPUTS
GTO RCVR.
RECEIVER
6”
OW
AD
SH
RECEIVER
E
OS
CLDGE
E
N
PE
OD
GE
E
N
K
BL
D
RE
ALM
1
GTO RCVR.
GR
3
Twist each end of the gate opener power cable’s 7 colored wires.
Feed cable through strain relief nut.
Feed cable 6” into box. Tighten strain relief nut to secure cable.
19
Control Box Installation
Control Box Installation
AUX
RLY
8
1
7
GRN
PWR IN
4
BRN
5
ORG
6
SLAVE CABLE
3
BLU
CHARGING
2
WHT
GRN
7
MASTER CABLE
WHT
RED
BLK
BLU
GRN
MASTER CABLE
WHT
BLU
BRN
ORG
GRN
RED
BRN
ORG
BLK
BRN
ORG
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
EXIT
SHADOW
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
BLK
Correct
COM
GRN
BLK
S4
ALM
BLK
CYCLE
SAFETY
Insert 7 wires into corresponding color terminals.
If
Secure wires in terminals.
using optional solar panel charger instead of transformer, go to page
IMPORTANT: Do
Wrong
CONTROL INPUTS
RED
Wrong
COM
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
RED
RED
COM
CONTROL INPUTS
BLU
MASTER CABLE
WHT
23.
not connect both solar panel and transformer.
Transformer Wiring Installation
9
10
Top View
Min 3 Ft
Max 1,000 Ft
GTO Transformer
Mounts Here
CAUTION: Please
call your power company
before you dig. Failure to
do so could cause injury
or even death.
Locate power outlet and identify wire path to control box.
NOTE: If OUTLET is OUTSIDE use weatherproof cover.
Dig trench and lay wire from AC power source to control box.
Use only 16 guage multi-stranded, low voltage, PVC sheathed
wire (RB509). NOTE: DO NOT use telephone wire or solid core
wire. NEVER splice wires together. We recommend running wire
in PVC conduit.
20
Control Box Installation
Transformer Wiring Installation
11
12
3
C
1
1
2
Use PVC conduit from ground up to control box.
Cut excess cable/strip 1/2” off 2 wires/twist ends. Attach wires
to transformer screw terminals.
13
14
GTO
POWER
INPUTS
FUSE
15
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
INPUTS
LOCK
BATT+
BATT-
SLAVE CABLE
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
MASTER CABLE
AUX
RLY
5
ORG
6
RED
7
ON
S2
BLK
S4
GRN
D
WHT
BLU
BRN
AUX
RLY
ALM
ORG
RED
MASTER CABLE
K
BL
RE
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
N
GR
LOCK
PWR
RECEIVER
E
OS
CLDGE
E
N
PE
OD
GE
E
BLK
BLK
COM
Feed other end of low voltage wire 10” into box through
the hole.
16
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
1
SURGE PROTECTOR
15
Insert one wire into each 18VAC terminal. Colors do not matter.
GRN
2
WHT
BLU
4
BRN
5
ORG
Wrong
6
SLAVE CABLE
3
Correct
Wrong
RED
7
BLK
Secure with terminal screws.
GRN
Plug in transformer to power outlet. (Use of a surge protector is
highly recommended. If outdoors use weatherproof box.)
21
PWR IN
4
BRN
SLAVE CABLE
3
POWER
INPUTS
LEARN RMT
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
BLU
CHARGING
2
WHT
STATUS
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
CONTROL INPUTS
OW
AD
SH
1
STALL FORCE
GTO RCVR.
RECEIVER
E
CL
CY
TY
FE
SA
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
CONTROL INPUTS
10”
GRN
Control Box Installation
Receiver Installation
1
FCC Regulation
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept an interference that
may cause undesired operation.
’
10
x
Ma
Transmitter distance may vary due to circumstances
beyond our control. NOTE: The manufacturer is
not responsible for any radio or TV interference
caused by unauthorized modifications to
this equipment. Such modifications could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
Install Receiver within 10 ft of control box (longer lengths available - call us). NOTE: NEVER splice receiver cable. DO NOT
run cable through metal conduit because the receiver signal
range will decrease. DO NOT run cable through conduit containing AC wire. DO NOT place receiver within 3 feet of AC power.
2
W
W
Tips
1. Mount the receiver high and above any obstructions; fence
pickets, column caps, etc.
2. If radio control seems limited try moving the receiver 1-2 feet
in each direction to reduce radio noise “dead spots”.
Check Receiver/Remote signal reception in mounted position/OK—
secure Receiver in position to fence or post. NOTE: If mounting
on metal fence, mount receiver on a piece of wood. Mounting the
receiver on metal can cause intereference and the receiver may not
work properly. DO NOT mount upside down.
Gate Stop Installation
2
1
1
J
1
2
Fully open gate. Attach gate stop with one of the following:
• U-bolts—tube and chain link gates (Not included)
• Wood/lag screws—flat aluminum/wood supports (Not included). 22
Do not tighten.
Position gate stop with gate CLOSED to fence post. Tighten
fasteners. Cut off excess bolt length.
Solar Panel Installation
(Optional)
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
pages in back of this book). The
figures shown are for winter
(minimum sunlight) and do not account for the use of
any accessory items. Accessories connected to your
system will draw additional power from the battery.
Winter Ratings
Zone 1
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
4
8
11
14
17
20
Zone 2
Zone 3
8
16
20
28
36
44
13
26
30
38
46
54
NOTE: A minimum of 5 watts of solar charging power
is required for Mighty Mule 500 single gate systems, with
a maximum of 30 watts. A second battery (7 amp tractor,
auto or deep cycle marine battery) is recommended for solar
and/or high traffic applications, if needed. Consult
Solar Panel Installation Instructions for further information.
2
1
Toward
Equator
The solar panel must be positioned facing the path of the sun
and in an open area away from shade. It should receive at least 8
hours of direct sunlight for a full charge.
Feed wire from solar panel through hole in knockout in
control box.
IMPORTANT: Mount the panel using
the curved pipe provided to maintain
the proper angle to the sun.
IMPORTANT: Requires 8 hours
of direct sunlight a day.
23
Solar Panel Installation
4
3
GTO
POWER
INPUTS
2
LOCK
15
FUSE
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
INPUTS
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
BATT+
BATT-
SLAVE CABLE
MASTER CABLE
AUX
RLY
1
STALL FORCE
RECEIVER
5
ORG
PWR IN
4
BRN
6
SLAVE CABLE
3
POWER
INPUTS
ON
LEARN RMT
RED
7
S3
BLK
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
BLU
S4
GRN
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
MASTER CABLE
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
RECEIVER
WHT
BLK
BLK
Feed cable 10” into box.
POWER
INPUTS
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
5
Insert RED wire into SOLAR (+) positive terminal and
BLACK wire into SOLAR (-) negative terminal.
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
1
2
GRN
GRN
Correct
BLU
4
ORG
Secure with terminal screws.
5
BRN
BRN
Wrong
Wrong
SLAVE CABLE
3
WHT BLUE
WHT
Multiple Panel Installations
NOTE: All connections should be
weatherproofed using weatherproof
splice kits available at hardware and
electrical supply stores.
Solar Panels connect in PARALLEL
RED
RED
BLACK
BLACK
attach BLACK to negative (–) solar terminal on control board
attach RED to positive (+) solar terminal on control board
24
CHARGING
2
WHT
STATUS
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
1
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
CONTROL INPUTS
GTO RCVR.
10”
GRN
Control Box Settings
DIP Switches
IMPORTANT: Before making any changes to dip switches turn control box off!
DIP#1
ON**___Soft start enabled (factory preset).
OFF __Soft start disabled.
15
DIP#2
ON**___Buzzer warning enabled (factory preset).
OFF __ Buzzer warning disabled.
DIP#3
ON*___Push-to-open.
OFF*__Pull-to-open (factory preset).
1 2 3 4
ON
1 2 3 4
DIP#4
ON*___Slave opens simultaneously with master.
OFF*__Slave opens after master. (factory preset).
NOTE: Not applicable for single gate operator.
*factory
presets shown
DIP Switch #4 - Delay/Simultaneous operation
If set to ON the slave opens simultaneously with the
master. If set to OFF the slave opens after the master.
NOTE: Not applicable for single gate operator.
DIP Switch #1 - Soft Start/Stop
The soft start/stop feature slowly starts the gate as it
begins to open or close and slows the gate as it comes
to the opened or closed position. This saves wear and
tear on the gate and gate opener system.
DIP Switch #2 - Warning Buzzer
The warning buzzer alerts you when the gate opener
is beginning to either open or close the gate. It sounds
for the first 2 seconds in each direction. It also sounds
a warning when the gate obstructs two times in one
cycle. Switching this to OFF only disables the open
and close warning not the obstruction warning.
DIP Switch #3 - Push/Pull-to-Open
If your gate opens into the property the DIP Switch is
set to the OFF position (factory setting). If your gate
opens out from the property the DIP Switch must be
set to the ON position. NOTE: if you have a Push-toOpen gate application you will need a Push-to-Open
bracket (see Push-to-Open Instructions on page 16).
25
Control Box Settings
Setting Pull-to-Open (Closed) Gate Limit
(for push-to-open go to pg. 16)
2
2
1
15
3
1
ON
Press button on opener remote; gate should start closing. Press button
on opener remote again when gate is in desired CLOSED position.
With gate in OPEN position, turn control box power ON.
3
4
15
OFF
120
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
2
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
1
S4
Press and hold the “ LEARN MAST LIMIT” button for 5 seconds,
or until the alarm sounds.
NOTE: If your gate obstructs before it fully closes, you may
need to increase the stall force. (See page 28)
Press button on opener remote to fully open gate. Closed limit is
set upon reaching fully open position. Test and, if needed, reset
and start over.
Resetting Closed Gate Limit
6
5
15
LEARN RMT
OFF
MODE1
MODE2
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
1 2 3 4
2
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
1
S4
Press and hold the “LEARN MAST LIMIT” button for
10 seconds, or until the alarm sounds to clear. Go back to the
setting closed limit steps on the top of this page.
Press button on opener remote to open gate.
26
Control Box Settings
Setting Push-to-Open (Open) Gate Limit
2
POWER
INPUTS
1
(for pull-to-open go to pg. 26)
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
LOCK
PWR
1
GRN
PWR IN
3
4
BRN
5
ORG
6
SLAVE CABLE
BLU
CHARGING
2
WHT
3
7
15
FUSE
RED
BLK
GRN
BATT-
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
BATT+
MASTER CABLE
WHT
BLK
COM
120
STALL FORCE
MIN
1 2 3 4
ON
MAX
STATUS
S3
S2
LEARN RMT
S4
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
ALM
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
BLK
RED
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
GRN
2
AUTO CLOSE TIME
OFF
OFF
OFF
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
CONTROL INPUTS
EXIT
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
MODE1
MODE2
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
SHADOW
ON
1
With gate in CLOSED position, turn control box power switch
to ON.
Press button on opener remote; gate should start opening. Press button on opener remote again when gate is in desired OPEN position.
3
4
AUX
2
1515
FUSE
FUSE
BATT+
BATT+
BATTBATT-
RED
BLK
MASTER
CABLE
MASTER
CABLE
ORG
RED
3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7
BLK
COM
COM
COM
S4
S4
ALM ALM
STATUS
STATUS
RED
BLK
RED
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
SLV LIMIT
BLK
GRN
RECEIVER
RECEIVER
GTO GTO
RCVR.RCVR.
OPEN
GRN
EDGE
ON
CLOSE
OPEN
CLOSE
EDGE
EDGE
1 2 3 4
SHADOW
EXIT
EDGE
SHADOW
S2
ON
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
1 2 3 4
EXIT
SAFETY
AUTO CLOSE TIME STALL FORCE
AUTO CLOSE TIME STALL FORCE
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
CYCLE
LEARN RMT
LEARN RMT
120 MIN
MAX
OFF
OFF
120 MIN
MAX
S3
ON
SOFT START OFF
S3
SOFTWARNING
START OFF OFF
ON ON
WARNING
ON PUSH
LEARN
OPEN OFF PULL
OPENSLV OPEN
PULL DLY.
PUSH SIMULT.LEARN
MAST LIMIT
SLV OPEN DLY.
SIMULT. MAST LIMIT
ON
MODE1
OFF
S2
MODE1
OFF
ON
S2
ON
MODE2
OFF
MODE2
OFF
ON
S3
CONTROL
INPUTS
CONTROL
INPUTS
1
S4
Press and hold the “LEARN MASTER LIMIT” button for 5
seconds, or until the alrm sounds.
NOTE: If your gate obstructs before it fully closes, you may
need to increase the stall force. (See page 28)
Press button on opener remote to fully close gate. Open limit is
set upon reaching the fully closed limit. Test and, if needed reset
and start over.
Resetting Open Gate Limit
5
6
GTO
POWER
INPUTS
LOCK
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
INPUTS
3
SLAVE CABLE
FUSE
15
2
BATT+
S3
CONTROL INPUTS
ON
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
RECEIVER
S2
GTO RCVR.
ON
ON
BATT-
MASTER CABLE
LEARN RMT
MAX
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
1 2 3 4
ON
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
SLAVE
SLAVECABLE
CABLE
BRN
ORG
2 2
BLU
BRN
1 1
WHT
BLU
LEARN RMT
MAX
CONTROL
CONTROL
INPUTS
OUTPUTS
PWR
PWR
LOCK
AUX
LOCK AUX
RLY
RLY
GTO
LOCK
GRN
GRN
WHT
POWER
INPUTS
GTO
TRANSF
POWER
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
GRN
GRN
WHT
WHT
BLU
BLU
BRN
BRN
ORG
ORG
RED
RED
BLK
BLK
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
1
S4
Press button on opener remote to close gate.
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Hold the “LEARN MASTER LIMIT” button for 10 seconds,
or until the alarm sounds to clear. Go back to setting open gate
limit step 1 at the top of this page.
Control Box Settings
Setting Obstruction Stall Force & Auto Close Time
1
2
15
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
AUTO CLOSE TIME
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MODE1
MODE2
15
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
1 2 3 4
ON
MAX
AUTO CLOSE TIME
OFF
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MODE1
MODE2
STALL FORCE
MIN
STALL FORCE
MIN
STATUS
LEARN RMT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
1 2 3 4
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
Turn the “STALL FORCE” arrow in the center of the potentiometer with small flat head screwdriver. Adjust the sensitivity from the
MINIMUM position up to the point where the gate operates without
obstructing from its own weight or the wind conditions in your area.
Turn the “AUTO CLOSE TIME” arrow in the center of the potentiometer with small flat head screwdriver. Turning the pot all the way
counter-clockwise will turn the auto close feature off. The minimum
auto close time is 3 seconds.The maximum (turn the pot all the way
clockwise) auto close time is 120 seconds.
IMPORTANT: For safety reasons the obstructions setting or Stall Force on the Mighty Mule®
control board comes from the factory set at MIN (minimum). In many installations this setting
will need to be adjusted to overcome the weight and size of the gates.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST WHEN ADJUSTING OR SERVICING YOUR
AUTOMATIC GATE OPENER
Setting Personal Transmitter Code
All GTO transmitters are set to a standard code at the factory and are ready to operate your GTO PRO® 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
2
1
Remove back cover of the opener remote.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Flip opener remote over. Use small screwdriver to move switches to random positions. If you have more than one transmitter,
now is a good time to set them all with the same code.
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Control Box Settings
Setting Personal Transmitter Code
3
4
15
AUTO CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
120
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MIN
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
Go to control box. Press and hold the remote and “LEARN RMT”
buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds or until the alarm sounds.
Replace and secure back cover of the opener remote.
5
6
15
15
AUTO CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
OFF
120
MODE1
MODE2
MAX
ON
1
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
SLV OPEN
MIN
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
S3
2
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
S2
Replace control box cover.
Release the remote button, then release the “LEARN RMT”
button. The new code is now programmed. Fill in boxes below
with your transmiter code for your records.
FCC Regulation
Example
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept an interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Fill In Code For Your Records
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Transmitter distance may vary due to circumstances
beyond our control. NOTE: The manufacturer is
not responsible for any radio or TV interference
caused by unauthorized modifications to
this equipment. Such modifications could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
9
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Connecting Additional Devices
Before You Begin
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 safety 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
PLEASE NOTE: Contact Sensors, Non-Contact Sensors, and Shadow Loops are not included with the Mighty
Mule® 500. NOTE: Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for information about installing these devices
on a vehicular gate.
The Mighty Mule® 500 will ONLY accept accessory devices with normally open dry contact output.
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6
ABLE
5
ORG
RED
7
Connecting Additional Devices
BLK
Input Connections
BRN
ORG
1 COM: Circuit common (reference for all logic input)
• Two (2) terminals to provide extra common connection point.
2 CYCLE: (Typically for use with doorbell button or hardwired key pad)
• Each activation at this input will cycle the operation as follows:
….→ OPEN → STOP → CLOSE → STOP → OPEN → …
1
COM
COM
2
3
4
5
CYCLE
SAFETY
SHADOW
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
6
7
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RECEIVER
6 CLOSE EDGE: (Typically for use with safety edge device)
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing will cause the gate to stop and reverse direction for approximately 2 seconds.
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening has no effect (gate will continue to open).
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from closing.
GRN
BLK
RED
ALM
5 SHADOW: (Typically for use with loop detector device)
• This input is only monitored when the gate is at the fully open
position. At any other position, activation of this input has no effect on gate operation.
• Activation of this input while gate at the fully open position will
prevent gate from closing.
7 OPEN EDGE: (Typically for use with safety edge device)
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening will cause the gate to stop and reverse direction for approximately 2 seconds.
• Activation of this input while the gate is closing has no effect (gate will continue to close).
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from opening.
EXIT
GTO RCVR.
4 EXIT: (Typically for use with exit loop or wand)
• Activation of this input will open the gate if it’s not already at the
open position
• Activation of this input while at open limit will restart the auto close time
(if enabled).
BLK
CONTROL INPUTS
3 SAFETY: (Typically for use with photo beam device, 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.
• Activation of this input while the gate is opening has no effect (gate will continue to open).
• Activation of this input while gate is idle will prevent gate from closing.
RED
MASTER CABLE
GRN
NOTE:
• All control inputs are dry-contact, normally open, inputs. DO NOT apply external voltage sources to these inputs.
WHT
• All inputs are connected with respect to COMMON terminal.
• The status light will blink once when its corresponding input is activated.
BLU
Connecting Additional Devices
Connecting Accessories
RECEIVER
CONTROL INPUTS
6
7
RED
BLK
ALM
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
5
GRN
4
3
SAFETY
CYCLE
2
COM
COM
BLK
RED
ORG
BRN
BLU
WHT
GRN
1
EXIT
MASTER CABLE
GTO RCVR.
6
7
3
4
5
According to
Application
1
ON
DIP
NO
COM
NC
V+
V–
LOOP
LOOP
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1
According to
Application
Edge Sensor
GTO Loop Detector
LOOP
3
1
GTO Photo Beams
1
2
Mighty Mule
Push Button Control
1
4
Mighty Mule
Vehicle Sensor
1
4
2
ABC
5
GHI
JKL
7
PRS
8
TUV
0
Refer to Vehicle Sensor
manual for additional
connections.
3
DEF
6
MNO
9
WXY
1
2
Mighty Mule Keypad
NOTE: Connections are for typical
applications. There may be additional
connection options for applications that
are not illustrated here.
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Connecting Additional Devices
Connecting GTO Automatic Lock
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
G TO
LO C
POWER
INPUTS
K
LOCK
PWR
AUX
RLY
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSFORMER
OR SOLAR
Wire from
Automatic
GTO Lock
GTO Lock:
For use exclusively with GTO Lock (FM143 or FM144).
Connecting other devices to these terminals may cause incorrect
operation and void your warranty. You do not use the lock board
with this control board.
GTO Lock Connection:
Connect the red and black leads from the lock to the GTO LOCK
terminal on the GTO/PRO® 2000XL control board.
Connecting Other Auxiliary Devices (Mag Locks, Sirens, Lights. . .}
• These 2 terminals are normally open 'dry-contact' (no voltage) relay ouput.
• These 2 terminals are ON (shorted) whenever the gate is moving and OFF (opened) otherwise.
• These 2 terminals maximum rating is 24Vdc, 1 Amp.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Maintenance Tips
• Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and
apply silicone spray to it at least once per month.
• On all gates weighing 250 lb. or more, routinely
grease the ball bearing hinges at least 4 times a year;
more frequently if the gates are near a coastal area.
• Keeping a few mothballs in the control box will
discourage insects from entering it and damaging the
control board.
• While oxidation is a normal part of weathering
of equipment that is exposed to the elements, we
recommend you apply silicone spray to the front and
rear mounts to minimize this effect.
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Troubleshooting Guide
If your gate opener does not function properly after it is installed, use this guide before calling the GTO Service Department.
Audible Feedback
Symptom
Diagnosis
Check:
1 short beep upon
activation
Blown Fuse
Low or Bad Battery
Loose Battery Connection
• Fuse
• Battery Under Load
• Battery Harness Connections
1 short beep upon
power up
Circuit Board Powered
Up & Ready
• Normal Operation
Continuous
Uninterrupted Alarm
Circuit Board Senses an
Obstruction
1 beep with 10 seconds
off
Low Battery Condition
• Fuses
• Battery Harness Connections
• Battery Under Load
1 beep then 2 beeps
Master Motor Terminals
Shorted
•
•
•
•
Connections to Master Inputs
Master Arm Power Cable
Motor
Circuit Board
1 beep then 3 beeps
Slave Motor Terminals
Shorted
•
•
•
•
Connections to Master Inputs
Master Arm Power Cable
Motor
Circuit Board
1 beep with 2 seconds
off
Master Arm Limit Switch
Error
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Master Input ORG & GRN, BRN & GRN voltage with
wires disconnected. 11VDC across each terminal.
2 beeps with 2 seconds
off
Slave Arm Limit Switch
Error
• Connections to Slave Inputs
• Slave Arm Power Cable
• Slave Input ORG & GRN, BRN & GRN voltage with
wires disconnected. 11VDC each across each terminal.
3 beeps with 2 seconds
off
Master Arm Rev Counter
Error
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Rev Counter
4 beeps with 2 seconds
off
Slave Arm Rev Counter
Error
• Connections to Master Inputs
• Master Arm Power Cable
• Rev Counter
• Path of Gate
• Gate for Level and Plumb
• Stall Force Adjustment
• Disconnect Safety Devices
• Rev Counter
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Visual Feedback
Symptom
Diagnosis
Check:
Status (clear)
1 blink
Cycle Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect the push button, keypad, intercom keypad, or any other
accessory wired to this terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, then
the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear)
2 blinks
Safety Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired
to this terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the
accessory.
Status (clear)
3 blinks
Exit Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect exit wand, loop detector, photo beam, Knox box, or any other
accessory wired to this terminal. Try remote. If the remote works, the
problem is the accessory.
Status (clear)
4 blinks
Shadow Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to
this terminal. Try remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear)
5 blinks
Close Edge Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect the edge sensor, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear)
6 blink
Open Edge Terminal
Shorted
Disconnect edge sensor, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
RF (yellow) Flickers
Receiving 318 MHz
RF
Normal operation when remote or wireless keypad is used.
RF (yellow) OFF
No 318 MHz RF
Received
•
•
•
•
Power (green) ON
AC or Solar Power
Present
Normal Operation
Power (green) OFF
No AC or Solar
Power
Transformer:
• Breaker or GFI
• Power at AC outlet.
• Output of Transformer.
• Voltage on wire at 18 VAC Input
Battery in Remote
Program Remote
Antenna Receiver Connections
Antenna Receiver
Solar:
• Solar Panel Wires Reversed
• Weather
• Solar Panel Placement
• Output of Solar Panel
• Voltage on wire at Solar Input
Charge (red) ON
Fast Charging Mode
Battery Voltage should be ~14.8 VDC when connected to the circuit board
Charge (red) Fast
Blinking
Soak Charging Mode
Battery Voltage should be ~14.1 VDC when connected to the circuit board
Charge (red) Slow
Blinking
Float Charge
Battery Voltage should be ~13.8 VDC when connected to the circuit board
Charge (red) OFF
Battery Not Being
Charged
• AC power
• Transformer
• Solar Panel
• Charging Circuit
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Repair Service
If your Mighty Mule® Gate Opener is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
1. First use the procedures found in the Maintenance
& Troubleshooting Guide (see page 33).
2. If you are unable to solve the problem, call the
GTO Service Department at (800) 543-1236, or
(850) 575-4144. Refer to the serial number (located
on the right hand side of the control box) and date
of purchase when calling for assistance.
3. If repair or replacement of your gate opener is
necessary, the Service Department will assign a
Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number to
you to track return of equipment.
4. Include a copy of your receipt and 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. 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. Items returned
to GTO freight collect WILL NOT be accepted. Items returned without proof of purchase will
not be repaired under warranty.
The GTO, Inc. Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
Telephone (800) 543-1236
Telephone (850) 575-4144
Fax (850) 575-8950 • Web site: www.mightymule.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Conversion Chart
Converting Metric Units to English Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
centimeters
meters
kilograms
0.3937
3.2808
2.2046
inches
feet
pounds
in. (or ")
ft. (or ')
lb. (or #)
Converting English Units to Metric Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
inches
feet
pounds
2.5400
0.3048
0.4535
centimeters
meters
kilograms
cm
m
kg
Converting Temperature
deg. Celsius
deg. Fahrenheit
(ºC x 1.8) + 32 deg. Fahrenheit
(ºF-32) ÷ 1.8 deg. Celsius
ºF
ºC
For Your Records
Please record the product serial number (located on the right hand side of the control box), 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.
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®
E-Z GATE OPENERS
ACCESSORIES
Accessories are Available From Your Retail Store
Solar Panel (FM121)
The Solar Panel is a 5 watt solar powered battery charger for use with the FM500 & FM502 gate
operator systems. Particularly suited for remote installations, each Solar Panel comes with tubular
steel support, mounting clips, wire connectors, and 8 ft. of low voltage wire (see Low Voltage Wire
for additional wire). The 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. Dual gates require a minimum of 10 watts of solar charging
power. (10 watt solar panels are available)
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 Mini Transmitter is a miniature version of the Mighty Mule® entry transmitter and
has the same adjustable code settings. (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)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Digital Keypad (FM137)
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.
IC
MAT
AUTO LOCK
GATE
Automatic Gate Lock Pull-to-Open (FM143)
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.
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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 of temporary. Up to 500 feet reception.
Additional base stations available (F3101MBC).
Replacement Battery (FM150)
Standard 12 volt, 7.0 amp-hour, maintenance-free battery for the Mighty Mule® FM500 & FM502 gate
operator systems. This is the only battery approved for use with the Mighty Mule® FM500 & FM502 gate
operator systems. Life expectancy is 2-3 years.
Low Voltage Wire (RB509)
The 16 gauge, multi-stranded, dual conductor Low Voltage Wire is for connecting the AC powered
transformer, or the Solar Panel to the control board. Also used for the connection of accessories, such as locks,
keypads, push buttons and other wired control devices. This specially designed wire is UV treated, PVC coated
and ready for direct burial. Available in 1000' rolls or special lengths.
Push to Open Bracket (FM148)
Required when Mighty Mule® 500/502 gate operator(s) must push the gate open, such as on a sloping driveway or
where space prevents gate(s) from opening inward (pulled open). Order two PTO brackets for conversion of a dual
swing gate installation.
Column Mount Lock Receiver (433IH)
For mounting the Automatic Gate Lock on brick columns, walls, or for other applications with limited space
between gate and post.
Replacement Transformer (RB570)
Standard 18 volt, 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)
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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®
E-Z GATE OPENERS
For sales call toll free:
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
The GTO, Inc. Sales Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
For technical service Call toll free:
1-800-543-1236
The GTO, Inc. Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303
Telephone GTO Sales: 1-800-543-GATE (4283) or (850) 575-0176 • Fax (850) 575-8912
or GTO Technical Service: 1-800-543-1236 or (850) 575-4144 • Fax (850)575-8950
www.mightymule.com­
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