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Installation Manual for the
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Series
Automatic Gate Operator
for Vehicular Swing Gates
WARNING!
RB918
This product meets and exceeds the requirements of UL 325, the standard which regulates gate operator safety,
as established and made effective March 1, 2000, by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
, INC.
3121 Hartsfield Road • Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303
Telephone (800) 543-GATE or (850) 575-0176 • Fax (850) 575-8912 • www.gtoinc.com
rev-8/01/01
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY before attempting to
install and use this automatic gate operator. This gate operator produces a high level of force.
Stay clear of the unit while it is operating and exercise caution at all times.
© 2000 GTO, Inc.
GTO/PRO 1000 series automatic gate operators are intended for use with vehicular swing gates. These
operators can be used in Class I, Class II and Class III applications.
VEHICULAR GATE OPERATOR CLASS CATEGORIES
Residential Vehicular Gate Operator-Class I: A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in
a home of one-to-four single family dwelling, or a garage or parking area associated therewith.
Commercial/General Access Vehicular Gate Operator-Class II: A vehicular gate operator (or system)
intended for use in a commercial location or building such as a multifamily housing unit (five or more single
family units), hotel, garages, retail store, or other building servicing the general public.
Industrial/Limited Access Vehicular Gate Operator–Class III: A vehicular gate operator (or system)
intended for use in an industrial location or building such as a factory or loading dock area or other locations
not intended to service the general public.
Restricted Access Vehicular Gate Operator–Class IV: A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for
use in a guarded industrial location or building such as an airport security area or other restricted access
locations not servicing the general public, in which unauthorized access is prevented via supervision by
security personnel.
Conversion Chart
Converting Metric Units to English Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
centimeters
meters
kilograms
0.3937
3.2808
2.2046
inches
feet
pounds
in. (or ")
ft. (or ')
lb. (or #)
Converting English Units to Metric Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By
To Find
Symbol
inches
feet
pounds
2.5400
0.3048
0.4535
centimeters
meters
kilograms
cm
m
kg
Converting Temperature
deg. Celsius
deg. Fahrenheit
(ºC x 1.8) + 32 deg. Fahrenheit
(ºF-32) ÷ 1.8
deg. Celsius
ºF
ºC
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the serial number (located on the control box cover), and the date and
place of purchase in the spaces provided below. Refer to this information when
calling GTO for service or assistance with your automatic gate operator.
Serial Number ____________________ Date of Purchase ____________________ Place of Purchase ____________________
Remember to keep all receipts for proof of purchase.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety Instructions -------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 1
Technical Specifications ------------------------------------------------------------------- page 8
Single Gate Operator Installation ------------------------------------------------------- page 9
Powering The System --------------------------------------------------------------------- page 20
Solar Panels and Gate Activity ------------------------------------------------------------------ page 20
Connecting the Transformer --------------------------------------------------------------------- page 20
Control Board Settings ------------------------------------------------------------------- page 23
DIP Switches -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 23
Potentiometers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 24
Setting Your Personal Transmitter code -------------------------------------------------------- page 25
Mounting the Receiver ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ page 26
Connecting Additional Safety Devices ------------------------------------------------- page 27
Compatible Safety Devices ---------------------------------------------------------------------- page 28
Connecting Accessories ------------------------------------------------------------------- page 29
Push-To-Open Installation --------------------------------------------------------------- page 30
Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide -------------------------------------------- page 32
Warranty and Repair Service ----------------------------------------------------------- page 34
Column Installation Information ------------------------------------------------------- page 35
Dual Gate System Installation ----------------------------------------------------------- page 36
Parts List ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 36
Installing the Second Unit ----------------------------------------------------------------------- page 37
Setting the Control Board for Dual Gate Installations --------------------------------------- page 39
Accessory Manual -------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 41
Installation Check List --------------------------------------------------------------- back cover
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Setback Template ----------------------------------------------------------- insert
BEFORE INSTALLING THIS GATE OPERATOR:
Read these instructions carefully and completely to become familiar with all
parts and installation steps.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Parts Identification --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 9
Installation Overview ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 11
Installation of Mounting Hardware ------------------------------------------------------------- page 14
Mounting the Operator --------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 16
Installation of the Positive Stops ---------------------------------------------------------------- page 16
Mounting the Control Box ----------------------------------------------------------------------- page 18
Setting the Closed Gate Position ---------------------------------------------------------------- page 19
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Because automatic gate operators produce high levels of force, all system designers, installers, and consumers have
an obligation to know the potential hazards associated with improperly designed, installed, or maintained gate operator
systems. Keep in mind that the gate operator is just one component of the total gate operating system. Each component
must work in unison to provide the consumer with convenience, security, and safety.
This manual contains various safety precautions and warnings for the system designer, installer, and consumer.
Because there are many possible applications of the gate operator, the safety precautions and warnings contained in
this manual cannot be completely exhaustive in nature. They do, however, provide an overview of the safe design,
installation, and use of this product. CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS,
WARNINGS, AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE THE SAFE SYSTEM DESIGN,
INSTALLATION, AND USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
The precautions and warnings in this manual are identified with
this warning symbol. The symbol identifies
conditions that can result damage to the operator or its components, serious injury, or death.
Because GTO automatic gate operators are only part of a total gate operating system. It is the responsibility
of the designer, installer, and purchaser to ensure that the total system is safe for its intended use.
To Manually Open and Close the Gate,
follow the procedure below:
Disconnecting the Operator
CAUTION: Disconnect the operator only
when the gate the control box power switch is
OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
1. Turn control box OFF.
2. Remove hairpin clip, clevis pin, and
washer from front mount.
3. Pull front mount away from gate bracket.
Front Mount
The gate can be opened and closed manually
when the gate operator is disconnected.
NOTE: Substitute Master® Pin Locks for the clevis
pins to prevent unauthorized removal of the
operator from the gate (see Accessory
catalog).
Clevis Pin
Gate Bracket
Washer
Hairpin Clip
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For The System Designer
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2.
This operator is intended for use only on vehicular gates. Pedestrians must be supplied with a separate walkthrough gate (see Entrapment Protection illustration on page 6).
3.
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.
4.
The gate must be installed in a location that ensures adequate clearance between it and adjacent structures
when opening and closing to reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging gates shall not open into public access
areas.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS for the Installer
WARNING–To reduce the risk of injury or death:
I. Before Installation
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2.
Verify this operator is proper for the type and size of gate, and its frequency of use.
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 operator and safety devices used with the system.
4.
Review the operation of the system to become familiar with its safety features. Understand how to manually
open and close the gate by disconnecting the operator (see page 1).
5.
This gate operator is intended for vehicular gates ONLY. A separate entrance or gate must be installed for
pedestrian use (see page 6). NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF A MOVING GATE.
II. During Installation
1. Install the gate operator on the inside of the property and fence line. DO NOT install an operator 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.
The installation of additional safety equipment such as safety edges (or photoelectric sensors) is suggested for
augmented protection against entrapment (see page 6).
4.
Determine the best obstruction sensing setting for this installation. The gate MUST stop and reverse on contact
with an obstruction or when an object activates the non-contact sensors. After adjusting the force or the limit
of travel, retest the gate operator. Failure to adjust and retest the gate operator properly can increase the
risk of injury or death.
5.
Mount access controls away from the gate (minimum distance is 10 feet). The user must have full view of
the gate but be unable to touch it while operating the controls.
6.
Secure outdoor or easily accessed gate operator controls in order to prohibit unauthorized use of the gate.
2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS for the Installer
III. After Installation
1. Review ALL safety instructions with the consumer/end user and explain the basic operation and safety
systems of the entire gate operator system, including disconnecting the operator for manual operation of the
gate.
2.
Attach the warning signs (included) to each side of the gate to alert public of automatic gate operation. Take
a photo of warning signs installed on gate. Record the date of the photo for your reference.
3.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Leave a copy of the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section of this manual with the
consumer/end user.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Secondary Means of Protection Against Entrapment
As specified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL 325 (30A.1.1), automatic gate operators shall have provisions for,
or be supplied with, at least one independent primary and one independent secondary means to protect against
entrapment. GTO gate operators utilize Type A, an inherent (i.e., built-in) entrapment sensing system, as the primary
type of entrapment protection. The GTO/PRO 1000 series operators have provisions for the connection of Type B1
or B2 protection to be used as the secondary type of entrapment protection, if desired.
1. For gate operators utilizing a non-contact sensor (Type B1) in accordance with UL 325 (51.8.4 [h]):
A. Refer to the sensor manufacturer's instructions on the placement of non-contact sensors for each type of
application.
B. Care shall be exercised to reduce the risk of nuisance tripping, such as when a vehicle trips the sensor while
the gate is still moving.
C. One or more non-contact sensors shall be located where the risk of entrapment or obstruction exists, such as
the perimeter reachable by a moving gate or barrier.
2. For gate operators utilizing a contact 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 mounted both inside
and outside of a vehicular swing gate system.
B. A hard wired contact sensor shall be located and its wiring arranged so that the communication between the
sensor and the gate operator is not subjected to mechanical damage.
C. A wireless contact sensor such as one that transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate operator for
entrapment protection functions shall be located where the transmission of the signals are not obstructed or
impeded by building structures, natural landscaping or similar obstruction. A wireless contact sensor shall
function under the intended end-use conditions.
ENTRAPMENT ALARM (UL 325; 30A.1.1A)
The GTO/PRO 1000 series operators are designed to stop and reverse for 2 seconds when the gate comes in
contact with an obstruction or when an object activates the non-contact sensors. Additionally, these operators
are equipped with an audio entrapment alarm which will function 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
(e.g., transmitter signal) and the gate returns to a fully open or fully closed position.
AUTO
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Entrapment Alarm
(bottom right of control box)
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For The Consumer/End User
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2.
Distribute and discuss copies of the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section of this manual with
all persons authorized to use your gate.
3.
Always keep people and objects away from the gate and its area of travel.
NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF THE MOVING GATE.
4.
Your automatic gate is not for pedestrian use. If pedestrian traffic is expected near the gate, a walk-through
gate must be installed for this purpose (see page 6).
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 cannot access them.
6.
If push buttons or key switches are installed, they should be within sight of the gate, yet located far enough
from it (at least 10 feet) so the gate cannot be touched while it is in operation. Do not operate any control
without watching the movement of the gate.
7.
Do not activate your gate operator unless you can see it and can determine that its area of travel is clear of
people, pets, or other obstructions.
8.
It is your responsibility to make sure that the installer posted 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
your installer or GTO for replacements.
9.
If electric safety edge sensors (or photoelectric sensors) have been installed (see page 6) they should be tested
monthly for proper function.
10.
KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply
silicone spray to it at least once per month.
11.
Test your gate operator monthly and service it regularly. The gate MUST stop and reverse on contact with
an obstruction or when an object activates the non-contact sensors. If these functions are observed to operate
improperly, discontinue use and have the operator serviced immediately.
12.
To operate this equipment safely, YOU must receive detailed instructions on disconnecting the operator for
manual gate operation (see page 1). If you feel you have not received full and proper instructions, contact your
installer.
13.
Disconnect the operator only when the control box power switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
14.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Required Safety Precautions for Gates
Install Warning Signs
Warning signs alert people of automatic gate operation and are required when installing the GTO/PRO 1000 and
series gate operators. Furthermore, a walk-through gate must be installed if pedestrian traffic is expected near the
vehicular gate. We recommend the GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (see Accessory Catalog) for controlled access.
Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock
(recommended, not included)
Pedestrian Gate
Safety Edge
Warning Sign
(suggested, not included)
Vehicular Gate
Safety Edge
(suggested, not included)
Entrapment Protection
GTO’s internal 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 augmented protection against
entrapment.
! WARNING
Warning Signs
The warning signs (at left) must be installed
on both sides of the gate (see page 7 for
details).
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
These warning labels should be found at the locations specified below. If any of them are missing, immediately contact
your installer for replacements.
!
! WARNING
WARNING
MOVING GATE
Can Cause Injury or Death
1.
2.
3.
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
Do not allow children to operate gate or play in gate area.
This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use
separate entrance.
warning labels (2) installed on each side of
operator housing
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
warning signs (2 enclosed) to be installed on each side
of the gate (3–5 feet above the bottom of the gate)
Series
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9901178
Conforms to UL 325 STANDARDS
Maximum Gate: 500 lb. (226.7 kg); 16 ft. (4.8 m)
Voltage: 12 Vdc; Frequency: 0 Hz; Power: 41.4 W
Class I, II and III Vehicular Swing Gate Operator.
Serial Number: 1000-xxxxxxx
TO MANUALLY OPEN AND CLOSE THE GATE:
1. Turn control box power switch OFF.
2. Disconnect front mount from gate bracket.
3. Pull front mount away from gate bracket.
Disconnect operator ONLY when the control box power
switch is OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
GTO, Inc. Tallahassee, Florida USA
RB2000
product identification and manual operation instruction label (1)
installed on control box cover
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Technical Specifications
GTO/PRO 1000 Series Swing Gate Operators
DRIVE
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• Low friction screw drive (linear actuator) rated for -30 F to +200 F. Powered by a 12 V motor with
integral case hardened steel gear reducer. Motor speed reduced to 220 rpm. Generates 330 ft.. lb. of
torque at 12 V;
• 90º opening time: 15 s to 17 s, depending on weight of gate.
POWER
• The GTO/PRO 1000 system is powered by a 12 Vdc, 7.0 Ah, sealed, rechargeable battery
• Battery charge for GTO/PRO 1000 is maintained by a 120 Vac, 18 Vac (20 VA) transformer rectified to
14.5 Vdc through the GTO Control Board. Two (2) blade-style control board fuses are rated for 15 A.
NOTE: The transformer should not be connected directly to any battery. Do not replace fuses
higher ampere rated fuses; doing so will void the warranty and may damage the control board.
• Battery charge maintained by GTO Solar Panel Charger: float voltage 14.5 Vdc output from a
193/8" x 81/2" silicon alloy panel. Generates minimum of 5 W at 300 mA. Gated diode on the control
board prevents battery discharge. NOTE: The solar charger should not be connected directly to any
battery.
CONTROL
• GTO microprocessor-based control board is set for single leaf, pull-to-open gate installations. DIP
switches can be adjusted to accommodate an optional kit for push-to-open gates (see Accessory Catalog).
• Control board has temperature compensated circuits.
• A circuit on control board regulates charging. "Sleep draw" is 40 mA; "active draw" is 2 to 5 A.
• Auto-memorization of digital transmitter code.
• GTO remote-mounted RF receiver tuned to 318 MHz.
• Limit controls are mechanical. Adjustable range of push-pull tube is 71/2" to 111/2". Operator length
with push-pull tube fully retracted is 333/4", mounting point to mounting point.
• Adjustable auto-close timer (OFF to 120 s), inertia, and obstruction sensitivity using three (3)
potentiometers.
• Power terminal block accommodates a transformer and solar panels.
• DIP switches simplify setup of gate operator.
• Accessory terminal block fully compatible with push button controls, digital keypads, safety loops, etc.
• Control board allows connection of safety edge sensors and photoelectric sensors.
• Audio entrapment alarm sounds if unit encounters an obstruction twice while opening or closing.
OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
• Depending upon length of the gate and the number of operational cycles per day, the GTO/PRO 1000
can operate gates weighing up to 500 pounds, if all proper installation procedures have been followed.
Ball bearing hinges should be used on all gates weighing over 250 pounds.
Gate Length
Gate Capacity Chart
16 ft.
14 ft.
12 ft.
3.5-10 ft.
135
145
155
165
50 lb.
(estimated number of cycles based on use with a transformer)
120
130
140
150
100 lb.
105
NONE
115
100
125
110
135
120
150 lb. 200 lb.
Gate Weight
NONE
70
80
90
300 lb.
NONE
NONE
40
50
400 lb.
NONE
NONE
NONE
10
500 lb.
NOTE: An operation cycle is one full opening and closing of the gate. The numbers shown in
this chart are for single gate applications, cycles for dual gate applications will be about
half of those with a single gate.
These are the recommended guidelines when using the ac transformer (included) to trickle charge the
battery. See page 20 for information about maximum cycles provided by the GTO/PRO 1000 when using
the GTO Solar Panel.
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Parts Identification
Single Gate Operator and Hardware
4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Setback Template (1)
Gate Opener (1)
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Gate Bracket (1)
4 1/2' Power Cable (1)
Customer Support Card (1)
Closed Position
Stop Plate (1)
Post Bracket (2)
Post Pivot Bracket (1)
8" Nylon Cable Tie (14)
Hardware
3/8" x 8" Bolt (4)
3/8" Washer (9)
3/8" x 3" Bolt (2)
3/8" Lock Washer (7)
2" Receiver Mounting Screw (4)
3/8" x 2" Bolt (1)
5/16" x 1-3/4" Bolt (1)
3/8" x 1-1/8" Clevis Pin (2)
Hairpin Clip (2)
9
5/16" Washer (1)
3/8" Nut (7)
5/16" Nut (1)
Single Gate Operator Parts List
Control Box and Electrical Components
Battery (1)
Receiver (1)
Transformer (1)
GTO Transmitter(1)
! WARNING
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
Control Box Lid (1)
Control Box (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.
Warning Signs (2)
Tools Needed
• Power Drill
• Open End Wrenches — 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", and 9/16"
• 3/8" Drill Bit
• Hacksaw or Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters
• Slotted (Flat Bladed) Screwdriver
• Phillips Screwdriver
• Tape Measure
• Level
• Wire Strippers
• C-Clamps — small, medium, and large
ALSO, YOU WILL NEED THESE ITEMS BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE INSTALLATION (Some of these
items can be found in the Accessory Catalog on page 42):
•
The gate needs a stop post for the open position. This post is not provided. See page 16, Installation of the
Positive Stops for more information.
•
Additional low voltage wire (16 gauge) will be needed; length depends upon the distance between the
transformer power supply and the control box. See page 20, Powering the System and the Accessory Catalog.
•
If your gate is more than 1000' away from an ac power source you will need to use at least one GTO Solar
Panel to trickle charge the battery. See the Accessory Catalog.
•
If your fence post is made of wood and is less than 6" in diameter or 6" square, see page 14.
•
If your fence post is larger than 6" in diameter you will need threaded rods or carriage bolts longer than
8". See page 15.
•
If you have thin walled tube or panel gates, see page 14 for Recommended Reinforcement Examples.
•
Depending on the type of gate, a horizontal cross member or mounting plate may be needed to mount the
front of the operator and gate bracket to the gate. See page 11, step 2; page 15, step 10.
•
Power cables 25', 35', and 40' long are available for mounting your control box away from the gate (i.e., in
a more secure location). See the Accessory Catalog.
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Installation Overview
Pull-to-Open Gates (Gate Opens into the Property)
The diagram below is an example of a pull-to-open installation on a chain link fence and single gate. If you are
installing a push-to-open gate system, see Push-to-Open Installation starting on page 30. Mounting the operator on
a masonry column requires special procedures; see Column Installation Information on page 35 before proceeding.
Receiver
Gate Swings Evenly and Freely
Hung Firmly and Plumb
Horizontal Cross Member
Post Bracket Assembly
Control Box with Battery
Single Gate Opener
120 Volt indoor
Transformer
(surge protector not supplied)
Gate Bracket
Warning Sign
Power Cable
Closed Position Positive Stop Plate
Fence Post Set in Concrete
Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
PVC conduit (not included)
to protect wire from lawn
mowers and weed eaters.
Preparing the Gate
Step 1:
The gate must be in proper working order, plumb, level and swinging freely on its hinges. Do not use wheels on gate.
The gate must move smoothly and evenly throughout its swing, without binding or dragging on the ground. Gates
over 250 pounds should have ball bearing hinges with grease fittings.
Step 2:
Horizontal Cross Member
The fence post must be strongly secured in the ground
with concrete so it will not twist or flex when the
operator is powered. It is important to position the
operator near the centerline of the gate to keep the gate
from twisting and flexing. The addition of a horizontal
or vertical cross member may be necessary (if one is
not already in place) to provide a stable area to which the
gate bracket can be secured.
Vertical Cross Member
For the operator to function properly, Steps 1 & 2
must be complete before proceeding to the next step.
11
Determining The Mounting Position of The Post Bracket Assembly
and The Gate Bracket
Join the post bracket assembly
using the 3/8" x 2" bolt in the
center holes as shown. Fasten a
3/8" washer and nut on the end of
the bolt. DO NOT overtighten
nut because the post pivot
bracket will need to be adjusted
later.
Post Bracket Assembly
Step 3:
3/8" x 2" Bolt
Post Bracket
Post Pivot Bracket
Post Bracket
3/8" Washer
3/8" Lock Washer
3/8" Nut
Step 4:
Attach the post bracket assembly and the gate bracket to the operator with the clevis pins and washers.
Secure the clevis pins with hairpin clips.
Front Mount
Clevis Pin
Rear Mount
Operato
r
Clevis Pin
Operator
Gate Bracket
Washer
Washer
Hairpin Clip
Post Bracket Assembly
Hairpin Clip
Step 5:
With the gate in the open position (at least 80o and no more than 110o from the closed position), determine the
position of the post bracket assembly and the gate bracket. While holding the operator in a level position (use a
level), clamp these parts in their respective positions on the fence post and the gate.
Post Bracket Assembly
Level Opener
LEVEL ho
rizontal c
AUTOMA
TIC GAT
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S
Gate In Open Position
Fence Post
12
ross mem
ber
Gate Bracket
Step 6
Study the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback template (see insert) provided with this manual. Once you are familiar with its
illustrations, cut and save the template from the insert. The template will determine the correct position of the post
pivot bracket before mounting the operator on the fence post.
Remove hairpin, clevis pin, and washer from operator and close the gate. Rest disconnected operator on cross member
of gate. Stand inside property next to fence post and place one end of template over center of gate hinge. Place the
other end of template over the post pivot bracket hole (either of the two mounting holes in post pivot bracket can be
used) where the operator will be attached. Be sure to hold the template at a 90º angle between these two points and
measure 4 1/2" back from the center of the gate hinge. You will need to rotate the post pivot bracket or the entire post
bracket assembly to align it with the square angle of the template. THE ANGLE BETWEEN THE GATE HINGE
AND THE POST PIVOT BRACKET MUST MATCH THE ANGLE OF THE SETBACK TEMPLATE.
NOTE: When you move the post pivot bracket, be sure one of the post bracket holes
is aligned with the rest of the assembly (center hole should already have bolt through it).
Flipping the Post Pivot Bracket gives more position options.
After verifying that you have complied with the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback, insert the 5/16" x 1 3/4" bolt through the aligned
holes of the post bracket and post pivot bracket (illustrated below) and fasten it with the 5/16" washer and nut.
IMPORTANT: If you loosened the clamp on the post bracket to achieve the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback, tighten it in its
new position and recheck gate bracket with the gate in its open position (move the gate bracket and re-clamp it if
necessary).
Examples of a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Setback
Pull-to-Open Installation
Washer
Center of Gate Hinge
Center of Gate Hinge
Metal Post
GATE
Post
Bracket
GATE
4 1/2"
5/16" x 1 3/4"
bolt
4 1/2"
5/16" x 1 3/4"
Bolt
90o
Post
Pivot Bracket
Pull-to-Open Installation
90o
4 1/2"
4 1/2"
IMPORTANT
Closed Position
Make sure there is adequate clearance between opener and gate in the open and closed positions
Open Position
Verify the Position of the Gate Bracket and Post Bracket Assembly:
With the gate in the open position, make sure the following conditions are met:
1. The operator is level.
2. The 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback measurement is correct (Step 6).
3. There is sufficient clearance between operator and gate in the open and closed positions.
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Installation of Mounting Hardware
The post bracket position determines both the leverage and efficiency of the operator, and the clearance between the
operator and the gate in the open and closed positions.
The post bracket is designed with a curvature that works well with installations on both round and square fence posts.
Since the post bracket carries the entire back thrust of the active operator, it is absolutely necessary that it be mounted
with bolts that completely penetrate the fence
post.
On wooden posts, it is best to use a metal plate
or washer between the nuts and the gate post to
prevent the operator from pulling the bolts and
washers through the wood.
Wooden Post Metal Plate
Wooden Post
Metal Plate
NOTE: Any fence post under 6" in diameter or
6" square should be made of metal not wood.
Post
Bracket
Metal Plate
Fence Post
Special Flat
(Column Mount)
Post Bracket
Post Pivot Bracket
Post
PivotBracket
Post
Pivot Bracket
For best installations on flat wooden posts, columns, steel plates or other flat
mounting, use the special flat column mount post bracket. (see Accessory
Catalog.)
Greater than 6" diameter post
Center of Gate Hinge
Post
Bracket
On round posts of 6" diameter or larger, the post pivot bracket may
not be needed for the installation. Just use the two post brackets by
themselves.
4 1/2"
4 1/2"
Pull-to-Open Installation
Reinforcement Examples
IMPORTANT:
We strongly recommend
reinforcing thin walled tube and
panel gates as shown to prevent
damage to gate and operator.
Steel Pipe Cut in Half
(not supplied)
Panel Gate
Gate Bracket
Thin Walled Tube Gate
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Gate Bracket
1" x 6" Wood Reinforcement
(not supplied)
Installing The Post Bracket Assembly and Gate Bracket
Step 7:
Mark the holes in the middle of the bracket slots so there will be some room for adjustment when mounting the post
bracket assembly and the gate bracket on the fence post and gate cross member. Then remove the operator and brackets
from the fence and gate.
Step 8:
Drill 3/8" holes in the fence
post as marked.
EXAMPLES
TOP VIEW
Mark fence post
and drill 3/8" holes
Step 9:
Round Metal Post
Install the post bracket
assembly using (4) 3/8" x 8"
bolts, nuts, washers and lock
washers provided. Cut off the
ends of the bolts extending
beyond the tightened nuts.
Square Metal Post
SIDE VIEW
Post Bracket
Assembly
NOTE: if the fence post has a
diameter greater than 6", it will
be necessary to use threaded
rods or carriage bolts longer
than 8" (not supplied).
Square Wood Post
Cut off excess bolt with
hack saw or bolt cutters
Step 10:
Round Wood Post
Gate In Open Position
Drill 3/8" holes in the gate cross
member and mount the gate bracket
with the 3/8" x 3" bolts, washers nuts,
and lock washers provided. Cut off
the ends of the bolts extending beyond
the tightened nuts with hacksaw or
bolt cutters.
LEVEL h
orizontal
cross me
mber
Mark gate bracket holes and drill 3/8" holes
Gate Bracket Mounting Examples
FRONT VIEW
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
SIDE VIEW
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Round Tube & Chain Link Gate
Cut off excess bolt with
hack saw or bolt cutters
Square Tube Gate
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Mounting the Operator
Step 11:
Attach the operator to the securely mounted post bracket assembly and gate bracket using the clevis pins and hairpin
clips or optional Master Pin Locks (see Accessory Catalog). Check the level of the operator, and adjust the post
bracket assembly if necessary.
AUTOMAT
IC GATE
OPENER ®
S
Installation of the Positive Stops (Open and Closed Positions)
The positive stops hold the gate firmly in the open and closed positions. The positive stops also form the boundaries of
the gate operating arc and help stabilize the gate. Moreover, a stable gate helps to maintain the long life of your automatic
gate opener system. To further enhance the stability and security of your gate, install the optional GTO Automatic Gate
Lock (see Accessory Catalog).
Note: If you are installing dual gate operators,
install all positive stops at the same time.
Please refer to Installing a Dual Gate System
beginning on page 36.
Step 12:
With the gate in the maximum open position, measure
approximately 2/3 of the distance to the end of the gate
from the hinges and place a mark on the ground directly
under the gate. Install the open position stop at this mark.
The open position stop post can be made of wood, metal
or concrete and should be secured firmly in the ground (we
recommend seating in concrete). When the open position
stop post is in the ideal position, the gate will strike the post
just as the operator motor shuts down.
Step 13:
Remove the hairpin, clevis pin, and washer from the
operator and close the gate (be sure to support operator).
Install the closed position stop plate on the end of the gate
frame at mid-height. Extend the stop plate to make
contact with the fence post at that position.
NOTE: Use appropriate hardware for the type of gate
(U-bolts if you have a tube or chain link gate, wood or lag
screws for wood gates, etc.). This hardware is not provided.
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At this stage of the installation, the operator should be installed on
the gate and the open and closed position stops should be in place.
Check List
• The gate is plumb, level, and swings smoothly on its hinges.
• After measuring with the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback template, the post bracket assembly
was bolted to the fence post.
• A plate or support was added for the gate bracket (if necessary).
• The operator is level and mounted on the centerline of the gate.
Closed Position Stop Plate
Gate In Closed Position
Open Position Stop Post
(set in concrete)
Gate In Open Position
Open Position Stop Post
(set in concrete)
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Mounting the Control Box
Step 14
Mount the control box using the nylon cable ties (provided)
or another secure mounting method. The control box must
be mounted at least 3 feet above the ground to protect it
from rain splash, snow, etc., and at least 3 feet from an ac
power source to prevent electrical interference.
Step 15
AUTO
CLOSE
STATUS
+
BATT
PWR. SW.
–
INERTIA
OBSTR
SENS.
12 V Battery
.
SOLAR
18VAC – +
~ ~
BLU
WHT
ORG
GRN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
ORG
BLU
GRN
RED
BLK
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
M
ALAR
Y
SSOR
ACCE
B
R G
RCVR
ATOR
ND OPER
SECO
FIRST
ATOR
OPER
IN
Strain Relief
Strain Relief
POWER
ORG
BLU
GRN
BLK
LEARN
RED
Make sure the control box power switch is in the OFF
position. Unscrew and remove the control box cover and
slide the battery into position with its terminals to the left
(see illustration). Push battery down until it fits snugly in
control box. Connect the BLACK battery wire to the
NEGATIVE (–) battery terminal. Connect the RED
battery wire to the POSITIVE (+) terminal. Pay close
attention to the color of the wires. If the wires are
connected incorrectly, the control board will be damaged.
NEVER insert the battery with the terminals to the
right.
Lock Nut
Hub
Sealing Nut
RED wire to POSITIVE (+) terminal
Operator Power Cable
RED
Step 16
Strip approximately 3/16" of insulation from each wire of the power
cable. Twist each exposed wire tightly (there are five [5] wires
inside the power cable sheath). Loosen sealing nut on strain relief
hub at bottom of control box. Insert power cable into control box
through strain relief. Thread approximately 4" of the power cable
into the control box and retighten sealing nut until the power cable
locks into place.
BLACK
BLACK wire to NEGATIVE (–) terminal
HINT: A dab of household petroleum jelly
on the battery terminals will help prevent
corrosion.
Wrong
POWER IN
FIRST OPERATOR
SECOND OPERATOR
ON
WHT
BLU
ORG
GRN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
ORG
BLK
RED
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
ORG
BLK
18VAC SOLAR
~ ~ – +
RED
Correct
SEQ1
SEQ2
ALARM ACCESSORY
Wrong
LEARN
R
G
B
RCVR
Wire
Terminal Block
Wire
Terminal Block
Wire
Terminal Block
Insert the stripped power cable wires into the appropriate terminals
on the FIRST OPERATOR terminal block. The green wire
should be inserted into the GRN terminal, the blue wire into BLU,
the orange wire into ORG, black wire into BLK, and the red wire
into the RED terminal.
Power Cable
from First Operator
Tighten the set screws against the end of the wires. A dab of
petroleum jelly on each terminal will help prevent corrosion.
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®
AUTOMATIC GATE OPENERS
Step 17:
Push-Pull Tube
Carefully insert the power cable plug into the coupling at the
rear of the operator. Turn the plug until it aligns with the pins
in the coupling. Push the plug into the coupling until it stops.
Finger tighten the sleeve nut to lock the plug in position.
Replace the control box cover and fasten it with (4) screws.
Turn the control box power switch ON. The control board will
energize in approximately 15 seconds.
Setting The Closed Gate Position
Step 18:
Reattach front mount to gate bracket using clevis pin, washer, and hairpin clip. Press the transmitter to activate the
operator and see how far the gate closes. The push-pull tube will initially extend only 71/2" until it is adjusted
(maximum extension of operator is 111/2").
Stroke Adjustment for Pull-to-Open Application
Step 19:
To increase the degree of gate closure, loosen the stroke
adjustment knob on the bottom of the operator housing
and move it about 1/8" towards the gate bracket (Fig A).
Finger tighten the knob. (DO NOT USE PLIERS OR
OTHER TOOLS TO TIGHTEN KNOB) Press the
transmitter to check the closing distance. To decrease
the degree of gate closure, move the stroke adjustment
knob away from the gate bracket (Fig B).
Figure A
Moving knob toward the
gate bracket increases gate
closure.
Stroke Adjustment Knob
Figure B
Moving knob away
from the gate bracket
decreases gate closure
Step 20:
Repeat the procedure in Step 19 until the gate closes firmly as the operator motor shuts down. Each time you adjust
the knob, finger tighten it before pressing the transmitter button to check your adjustment.
If the push-pull tube has been extended too far (i.e., if the knob is too close to the gate bracket), the gate will immediately
reverse and open after closing. When the knob setting is correct, the gate will close firmly, but not sharply, against
the positive stop plate. The motor will run for one-half second after the gate closes against the stop plate. If the motor
continues to run for more than one second, the push-pull tube is overextended and further adjustment is necessary. If
the motor strains too long against the stop plate, the fuse on the control board (above FIRST OPERATOR terminal)
will be blown. This blade-style 15 ampere fuse (sold by most automotive supply stores) can be easily replaced.
NEVER use a fuse rated higher than 15 amperes!
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Powering The System
IMPORTANT:
• The GTO transformer is intended for indoor use. If the transformer can only be plugged into an outside
electrical outlet, a weatherproof housing or cover (available at local electrical supply stores) must be
used.
• All low voltage wire for powering the GTO/PRO must be 16 gauge dual conductor, multi-stranded,
direct burial wire (see Accessory Catalog). Do not exceed 1000 ft. of wire.
• If your gate is more than 1000 ft. from an ac power source you will need to use at least one (1) 5 watt
Solar Panel; see Accessory Catalog. Also, refer to the Solar Panels and Gate activity chart below.
Solar Panels and Gate Activity
This table and map
illustrate the maximum
number of cycles per day
to expect in a particular
area, using GTO's 5 watt
solar panels (see
Accessory Catalog).
Figures are shown for
winter
(minimum
sunlight) and do not
account for use of any
accessory items. Accessories connected to your
system will draw additional power from the battery.
NOTE: GTO/PRO Dual Gate Systems
REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF TWO (2) 5 W
solar panels or ONE (1) 10 W panel for
adequate charging power.
Winter Ratings
Zone 1
12 volt Single Gate (one 5 W panel)
12 volt Single Gate (two 5 W panels)
12 volt Single Gate (three 5 W panels)
12 volt Dual Gates (two 5 W panels)
12 volt Dual Gates (three 5 W panels)
4
8
11
4
7
Zone 2
Zone 3
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8
16
20
8
13
13
26
30
13
20
Zone 3
Connecting the Transformer
Step 21:
Make sure the power switch is OFF before proceeding to
the next step.
Step 22:
Select the electrical outlet into which you will plug the
transformer. Measure the distance from this electrical outlet
to the control box following the path where the wire will be
laid. After you have measured how much wire is needed, cut
it to the appropriate length.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LOW VOLTAGE WIRE
The only wire acceptable for use with GTO products is 16 gauge multi-stranded, low voltage, PVC
sheathed wire. This particular gauge enables the transformer to provide an adequate charge through the
control board to the battery at distances up to 1000 ft.
DO NOT use telephone wire or solid core wire. Unlike multi-stranded wire, these types of wire are
inadequate for use with your gate operator system. Telephone wire and solid core wire do not deliver
enough voltage for your gate operator to function, and will cause the system to go into a condition known
as "low voltage lockout."
Never splice wires together. Splicing permits corrosion and seriously degrades the wire's ability to carry
an adequate current.
Step 23
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.
AUTO
CLOSE
+
BATT
STATUS
PWR. SW.
–
INERTIA
UCT
OBSTR
SENS.
M
ALAR
BLU
WHT
ORG
GRN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
ORG
BLU
GRN
RED
BLK
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
ORG
BLU
GRN
BLK
RED
LEARN
SOLAR
18VAC – +
~ ~
Y
SSOR
ACCE
B
R G
RCVR
ATOR
ND OPER
SECO
FIRST
ATOR
OPER
R IN
POWE
Step 24
Feed the low voltage wires upward through the
strain relief opening on the lower left of the control
box. Pull 6" to 8" of wire into the control box and
tighten the strain relief screw to secure the wires.
WARNING! DO NOT PLUG THE TRANSFORMER INTO AN OUTLET DURING THIS STEP.
THE TRANSFORMER MUST ONLY BE PLUGGED INTO AN OUTLET DURING STEP 27!
Insert one transformer wire into an 18VAC terminal.
Insert the other transformer wire into the remaining
18VAC terminal. The transformer wires can be
connected to 18VAC terminals regardless of color.
POWER IN
Wrong
Correct
Wrong
Power Cable
from First Operator
Wire
Terminal Block
Wire
Terminal Block
Wire
Low Voltage Wire
from AC Transformer
Terminal Block
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RE
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
FIRST OPERATOR
RED
BLACK
Tighten set screws against exposed end of wires. A
dab of household petroleum jelly on each terminal
will help prevent corrosion.
ORG
18VAC SOLAR
~ ~ – +
BLK
Strip 3/16" off the ends of the low voltage wire and
twist tightly. Attach these ends to the 18VAC
terminals located on the POWER IN terminal block
(see illustration at right). Be certain not to let the
exposed wires touch each other.
RED
Step 25
SECOND OPER
Step 26:
Strip 1/2" off the ends of the low voltage wire and attach ends
to the transformer terminals; red lead to (RED), black lead to
(BLK).
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.
Be certain wire ends do not touch each other!
Spade Tongue Terminal
(not provided)
Red
Black
Step 27:
Plug in the transformer.
We strongly recommend using a surge protector.
Step 28:
Turn control box ON.
HINT: keep a few mothballs in the control box to
discourage insects from entering it and damaging
the control board.
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CONTROL BOARD SETTINGS
DIP switches
The four DIP switches on the control board match the operator with the type of gate on which it is
mounted. For example, gates may pull-to-open or push-to-open. Prior to packaging, the GTO/PRO
1000 control board was configured for single swing gates that pull-to-open (open into the property). If
your gate type matches this configuration, you DO NOT need to adjust the DIP switches; proceed to
the Potentiometers section on the next page.
NOTE: To change the DIP switch settings, you must turn the
control box power switch OFF; move the switch; then turn
the power back ON. Use a small screwdriver to move the
switches.
DIP switches
+
BATT
4
3
2
120
OFF
INERTIA
MAX
UCT
OBSTRS.
SEN
MIN
MAX
LEARN
BLU
WHT
ORG
GRN
OPN EDG
MIN
G
R B
Y
SSOR
M
TOR
PERA
ND O
SECO
FIRST
CLS EDG
ORG
BLU
GRN
BLK
RED
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
ORG
BLU
GRN
BLK
RED
SOLAR
18VAC – +
~
~
ATOR
OPER
R IN
POWE
23
ALAR
ACCE
MAX
1
LOSE
AUTO60C
USH
PULL/P L
UA
SNGL/D
E
S Q1
SEQ2
MIN
LEARN
STATUS
W.
PWR. S
–
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
ON
PULL/PUSH: Set to PULL for swing gates that pull-to-open
[factory setting]; PUSH for swing gates that push-to-open (see
Push to Open Installation on pages 30-31).
NOTE: The direction a gate opens is determined by standing
inside the property and facing toward the gate.
SNGL/DUAL: Set to SNGL for a single gate leaf [factory
setting]; DUAL for dual gate leaves.
SEQ1: Controls the opening order of dual gate leaves.
See Setting the Control Board for Dual Gate Installations
on page 39 for more information. (the factory setting is OFF).
SEQ2: Controls the opening order of dual gate leaves.
See Setting the Control Board for Dual Gate Installations
on page 39 for more information. (the factory setting is OFF).
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
RCVR
Potentiometers
The three (3) potentiometers on the control board operate like a volume control on a radio. They control
the auto close timer, inertia, and obstruction sensitivity of the operator. Use a small slotted screwdriver
to turn the arrow in the center of the potentiometer. Clockwise rotation increases the setting (MAX).
Counterclockwise rotation decreases the setting (MIN).
AUTOCLOSE
60
OFF
120
INERTIA
MIN
MAX
MAX
2
3
MIN
1
ON
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
4
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
LEARN
R
B
G
RCVR
AUTO CLOSE (auto close timer): Determines how long the gate will
remain open before it automatically closes. The limits are OFF to 120
seconds. The factory setting is OFF.
INERTIA: Fine tunes obstruction sensitivity in the opening and
closing modes. INERTIA allows the operator to attempt to push an
obstruction clear of the gate path. When INERTIA is set to MIN the
operator will obstruct quickly (i.e,. will attempt to push an obstruction
briefly); when set to MAX, the operator will obstruct slowly (will
attempt to push against an obstruct for a longer period). The factory
setting is MIN.
OBSTRUCT SENS. (obstruction sensitivity): Determines the amount
of force exerted by the gate on an obstruction before the operator stops
and reverses. The gate will exert minimum force before obstructing
when set to MIN. When set to MAX, the operator will exert maximum
gate force before obstructing (i.e., the operator will require greater
resistance before stopping and reversing.). The factory setting is MIN.
READ WARNING BELOW!
NOTE: Heavy gates and gates with high wind resistance may require
the OBSTRUCT SENS. potentiometer to be set closer to MAX to
prevent the operator from obstructing. Keep in mind, however, that
while you must determine the best setting for smooth gate operation,
you must ALSO determine the lowest possible setting for safe gate
operation.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST WHEN ADJUSTING OR
SERVICING YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATOR!
WARNING!
All three potentiometers were set to minimum at the factory. The OBSTRUCT SENS.
potentiometer MUST be adjusted above the factory setting for your GTO/PRO 1000 series
operator to function properly. If the potentiometer is left at MIN, your gate operator may
"obstruct" (i.e., stop and reverse) as soon as it is activated.
BE SURE TO PROPERLY RETEST THE GATE OPERATOR AFTER MAKING ANY
ADJUSTMENTS; FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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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 activate your automatic gate operator.
For your safety and security, however, we strongly recommend that you replace the factory setting with your own
personal code. Follow the directions below:
1. Remove the Transmitter Cover
Grasp the sides of the access cover and slide it away from the
transmitter button (see illustration). When the access cover is removed,
the battery and the DIP switches will be exposed. To set a new code,
use a small screwdriver to move the switches.
, In
c.
2. Set the transmitter DIP Switches
There are nine (9) transmitter DIP switches; each of which can be placed in three
different positions (+, 0, –). DO NOT set all the switches in the same position, such
as all +, all 0, or all –. Once the DIP switches have been set to a personal code,
replace and close the access cover.
WARNING: No other adjustments should be made inside the transmitter.
AUTOCLOSE
STATUS
60
3. "Teach" the New Code to Control
Board Memory
OFF
120
INERTIA
STATUS LED
E.
MIN
4
3
MIN
MAX
2
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
LEARN
R
B
G
RCVR
25
MAX
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
1
D.
Turn control box power switch OFF.
Unscrew and remove the control box cover.
Press and hold the LEARN button on the control board,
and turn the power switch ON. Release LEARN
button. Wait 15 seconds for the receiver to charge.
Press and hold transmitter button until the red STATUS
LED comes ON.
Release transmitter button. The new code is stored in
control board memory.
ON
A.
B.
C.
Mounting the Receiver
Use the transmitter to check the range of the receiver before permanently mounting it.
Consider the following when mounting the receiver:
• Receiver cable length is 10 feet (receivers with a longer cable are available as
special order items; call the GTO Sales Department). NEVER splice receiver
cable!
• Run the cable through PVC conduit to protect it from damage.
• DO NOT run cable through metal conduit because the receiver signal range will
be decreased.
• DO NOT run cable in a conduit containing ac wiring.
• DO NOT mount receiver on a metal fence or post– doing so will decrease signal
range.
• DO NOT overtighten the mounting screws; the receiver housing could be warped
and the weather seal damaged.
• The receiver range can vary from 50 to 100 feet depending upon weather,
topography, and external interference.
FCC Regulation
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept an interference that may cause undesired operation.
Transmitter distance may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. NOTE: The manufacturer is not
responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Connecting Additional Safety Devices
The GTO/PRO 1000 series operators are equipped with built-in obstruction sensitivity. The operator is designed to stop and
reverse the gate for 2 seconds when it comes in contact with an obstruction. However, obstruction sensitivity, even when
properly adjusted, may not be sensitive enough to prevent bodily injury in some circumstances. To augment your protection
against entrapment, GTO suggests using safety edge sensors or photoelectric sensors. When installed, safety edges (or
photoelectric sensors) must be mounted in compliance with UL 325, Underwriters Laboratories safety standard for gate
operators. Review page 4 for information about mounting requirements for safety edges ("contact sensors") and photoelectric
sensors ("non-contact sensors").
Refer to the sensor manufacturer’s instructions for information about installing these devices on a vehicular gate.
Make sure the control box power switch is OFF before connecting safety device wiring to the terminal blocks.
Insert the safety device wires into the CLS EDG terminal (located on the FIRST OPERATOR terminal block) for
the gate closing mode. Connect the safety device ground wire to the GRN terminal. Connect the safety device wires
for the gate opening mode to the OPN EDG terminal in the same manner.
If your are installing a dual gate system, connect the safety device wires to the CLS EDG and OPN EDG terminals
on the SECOND OPERATOR terminal block as described above.
POWER IN
FIRST OPERATOR
SECOND OPERATOR
ON
WHT
BLU
ORG
SEQ1
SEQ2
GRN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
ORG
BLK
RED
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
ORG
BLK
18VAC SOLAR
~ ~ – +
RED
MAKE SURE TO GROUND THE SAFETY DEVICES AT THE GRN TERMINAL! THE CONTROL
BOARD COULD BE DAMAGED IF THE SAFETY DEVICES ARE NOT GROUNDED!
ALARM ACCESSORY
LEARN
R
B
G
RCVR
Power Cable
from First Operator
Ground Wire
Ground Wire
Wire from Close Safety Edge
or Photoelectric Sensor
Wire from Open Safety Edge
or Photoelectric Sensor
PLEASE NOTE: Safety edge sensors and photoelectric sensors are neither included with nor required for the
GTO/PRO 1000 series gate operators.
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Compatible Safety Devices
Although GTO strongly recommends the use of safety devices, we do not endorse any specific brand names.
Below is a list of some products compatable with GTO operators systems, some of which require their own power
supply. Check with the individual manufacturer for specific power needs.
Only use products that are certified and listed to be in compliance with national and regional safety codes.
Safety Edges
Miller Edge, Inc.
MC-22
ME-110 through 113
ME-120
ME-123
MG-020
MT-21 and 22
MU-22
Tapeswitch Corporation
101-B and BMT
102-A, B, BP, BPH
107-RS and LS
121-BP
131-A and AMT
141-BMH
191-S
IL
Photoelectric Beams
Texas Optoelectronics, Inc.
Industrial Photobeam
EMX Industries, Inc.
IRB-4X
NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of compatible safety devices.
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Connecting Accessories
Make sure the control box power switch is OFF before connecting accessories.
The ACCESSORY terminal block is the connection point for accessories such as push buttons, safety loops,
intercoms, etc. The ACCESSORY terminal marked GRN (green) is the common ground for all accessories. GRN
is paired with the terminals shown below when connecting accessories to the control board.
WHT (white) used with GRN
(green):
Functions as a normally open contact. This is the most frequently
used pairing for a doorbell button, keypad, or key switch.
First contact will start the gate.
Second contact will stop the gate.
Third contact will reverse the gate.
ALARM
WHT
BLK
ORG
GRN
SEQ1
SEQ2
ON
IMPORTANT: Make sure to twist exposed wires tightly and insert them into the terminals without loose
strands. Tighten set screws against exposed end of wires. A dab of household petroleum jelly in each terminal will
help prevent corrosion.
LEARN
R
ACCESSORY
B
G
RCVR
Low Voltage Wire
from Doorbell Button
BLU (blue) used with GRN
(green):
WHT
BLU
ORG
GRN
SEQ1
SEQ2
ON
NOTE: Never use a lighted doorbell button!
It will discharge the battery and the gate operator
will fail to operate.
R
Functions as a normally open contact. This pairing is
typically used for free entry and free exit devices.
ALARM
LEARN
ACCESSORY
B
G
RCVR
First contact will open the gate.
ORG (orange) used with GRN
(green):
ALARM
This connection will not open your gate. The safety loop will
activate only while the gate is in use. When using this combination,
the gate will remain open or reopen if it is closing.
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Low Voltage Wire
from Safety Loops
WHT
Functions as a normally open contact. This pairing is frequently
used for safety loops.
ORG
GRN
SEQ1
SEQ2
ACCESSORY
ON
Low Voltage Wire
from Entry Devices
BLU
NOTE: If the gate is in the open position and begins to close,
the activation of the accessory device will reopen the gate. In
communities where the use of a emergency entry device is
mandatory, it should be connected to these terminals.
LEARN
R
B
RCVR
G
Push to Open Installation
Swinging gates shall not open into public access areas!
A "Push-to-Open" gate opens out from the property.
A Push-to-Open Kit is required for this type of installation
(see Accessory Catalog). If you have a pull-to-open gate (gate
opens into the property), return to page 12; step 5.
The operator is installed while the gate is in the closed position.
Step PTO-1:
With the gate closed, adjust the post bracket assembly and the
gate bracket until the operator is level. While holding the
operator level, use C-clamps to temporarily keep these parts in
their respective positions on the fence post and gate.
Post Bracket Assembly
Determining The Mounting Position
of The Post Bracket Assembly
3/8" x 2" Bolt
Post Bracket
Post Pivot Bracket
Post Bracket
3/8" Washer
3/8" Lock Washer
3/8" Nut
Center of Gate Hinge
Open Position Stop
4 1/2"
Extended Position (gate open)
90
o
4 1/2"
Retracted Position (gate closed)
Special Post Pivot Bracket for
Push-to-Open Installation
Closed Position Stop
Step PTO-2:
While gate is closed, stand inside the gate next to the fence
post. Using the setback template (insert) measure 4 1/2"
back from center of hinge, then make a 90º angle toward
the gate and measure 4 1/2". This is the point where either
one of the holes at the end of the post pivot bracket should
be. You will need to rotate the post pivot bracket or the
entire post bracket assembly to align it with the square
angle of the template.
NOTE: When you move the post pivot bracket, be sure
one of the post bracket holes is aligned with the rest of the
assembly (center hole should already have bolt through it).
Flipping the Post Pivot Bracket gives more position
options.
After verifying that you have complied with the
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback, insert the 5/16" x 1 3/4" bolt through
the aligned holes of the post bracket and post pivot bracket
and fasten it with the 5/16" washer and nut.
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Round Post
Post Pivot Bracket can be moved to
achieve the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" dimensions.
Step PTO-3:
With the gate in the fully closed position and the operator retracted, swing the operator to the gate. Mark reference
points for bolt holes on gate cross member through middle of gate bracket slots. The operator must be level. (Some
vertical adjustment is possible by sliding the post bracket assembly up and down.) Drill 3/8" holes into the gate cross
member as marked. Fasten gate bracket to cross member using (2) 3/8" x 3" bolts, washers, lock washers and nuts.
Attach the operator to the post bracket assembly and gate bracket using clevis pins, washers, and hairpins clips.
Fence Post
Gate Post and Gate Cross Member
(In Closed Position)
LEVEL
Operato
r
LEVEL
POST PIVOT BRACKET level with the
horizontal surface of the GATE BRACKET
LEVE
L
Step PTO-4:
Press the transmitter to activate the operator and
determine the degree of gate opening. Initially, the
operator will extend only 7" to 8" until it is adjusted
(the maximum extension of operator is 11 1/2").
4
3
MIN
MAX
2
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
1
Step PTO-5:
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
ON
Make sure the control box power switch is OFF. Use a small
screwdriver to move the PULL / PUSH DIP switch to
PUSH. Replace control box cover. Turn power switch ON.
The control board is now configured to push the gate open.
LEARN
Stroke Adjustment for Push-to-Open Installation
Step PTO-6:
To increase degree of gate opening, loosen the stroke
adjustment knob on the bottom of the operator
housing and move it about 1/8" toward the gate bracket
(see Fig. A). Finger tighten the knob–DO NOT USE
PLIERS OR OTHER TOOLS TO TIGHTEN
KNOB. Press the transmitter to check your adjustment.
To decrease the degree of gate opening, move the
stroke adjustment knob away from the gate bracket
(see Fig B).
Figure A
Moving knob toward gate
bracket increases gate
opening.
Stroke Adjustment Knob
Moving knob away from
gate bracket decreases
gate opening.
Step PTO-7:
Figure B
NOTE: Each time you adjust the knob, finger tighten it
before pressing the transmitter button to check your
adjustment.
Repeat the procedure in step PTO-6 until the gate stops firmly (but not sharply) against the open position stop plate.
The motor will continue to run for one-half second after the gate opens against the stop plate. If the motor continues
to run for more than one second, the operator is overextended and further adjustment is necessary. If the motor strains
too long against the stop plate the fuse on the control board (for the FIRST OPERATOR terminal) will be blown.
This blade-style 15 ampere fuse (sold by most automotive supply stores) can be easily replaced.
NEVER use a fuse rated higher than 15 amperes!
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Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide
If your gate operator does not function properly after it is installed, use this guide before calling the GTO Service
Department.
• On all gates weighing 250 lb. or more, routinely grease the ball bearing hinges at least 4 times a year; more
frequently if the gates are near a coastal area.
• Keeping a few mothballs in the control box will discourage insects from entering it and damaging the control
board.
• Clean the push-pull tube with a soft, dry cloth and apply silicone spray to it at least once per month.
If the Operator Does Not Work
Check the Green LED on the Control Board:
IF THE LED IS OFF- This condition indicates a transformer power failure.
1. Test the transformer for voltage with a voltmeter. The acceptable range can be found in the
VOLTAGE LIMITS chart on the next page. If the transformer test shows no voltage, then
test the electrical outlet for voltage. If the outlet test shows voltage, then the transformer is dead
and must be replaced. Allow the new transformer 12 hours to charge the battery before using
the gate operator.
2. If the transformer test shows voltage, check the POWER IN terminal block on the control board
for voltage. If the terminal block shows no voltage, look for broken or spliced wires.
Check the Red STATUS LED on the Control Board:
IF THE LED IS ON–but the unit is not working
1. Check the battery in your transmitter and replace with a fresh one if needed.
2. Verify that the power cable is securely connected.
3. Replace the control board fuse if it is blown (15 ampere fuse only - DO NOT USE
A HIGHER RATED FUSE!).
IF THE LED IS OFF–
1. Make sure the ON / OFF switch at the bottom of the control box is set to ON.
2. Check all connections for looseness and corrosion.
IF THE LED IS FLASHING–
The system may be in a condition known as "low voltage lockout" (i.e., inadequate voltage supplied for the gate
operator to function.
1. Test (using a voltmeter) the voltage output of the transformer (18.0 to 22.0 Vac) or solar panel
(18.0 to 22.0 Vdc) at the control board power terminal block.
A. If the voltage is low or not reading, load test the battery at a electronics store and call your
dealer for a replacement battery if necessary.
B. If the voltage is low or not reading, test the transformer and electrical outlet. Replace the
transformer if necessary and let the battery recharge for 12 hours before using the gate
operator.
C. Check the control board for damage or corroded connections.
D. Make sure that telephone or solid core wire is not being used to connect the transformer to the
control board.
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If the Operator is Working
The Gate CLOSES Then Opens Again on its Own:
1. Check the position of the mounting brackets and readjust if necessary.
2. Check the gate for binding or hinge damage.
3. Check the position of the stroke adjustment knob.
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. Check the position of the stroke adjustment knob.
VOLTAGE LIMIT CHART
18 Vac Transformer ______________________ 18.0 to 22.0 Vac
5 W Solar panel (single) ___________________ 18.0 to 22.0 Vdc 300 mA
measure voltage at panel and control box.
12 V Battery ____________________________ 12.0 to 13.5 Vdc 7.0 Ah
Charging circuit _________________________ 12.0 to 14.8 Vdc
measure voltage with battery connected
The GTO, Inc. Technical Service Department is open
Monday – Thursday 7:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
and Friday 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Time)
Telephone (800) 543-GATE
Telephone (850) 575-0176
Fax (850) 575-8950 • Web site: www.gtoinc.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
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Warranty and Repair Service
If the GTO gate operator system is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
1. First, check the Troubleshooting Guide (see page 32).
2. Call your dealer or installer for assistance.
3. If your dealer or installer is unable to resolve the problem, call the GTO Service Department at (850) 575-0176
to discuss the problem with a service technician. Refer to the serial number (located on the control box cover) and
date of purchase when calling for assistance.
4. If repair or replacement is necessary, you will be assigned a Return Goods Authorization Number (RGA).
5. Carefully pack the component(s) authorized for return and ship freight prepaid to:
GTO, Inc., 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303.
NOTE: GTO products returned without an RGA Number (on the outside of package in LARGE BOLD PRINT)
or shipped freight collect WILL NOT be accepted by the factory.
6. If the repair service or replacement is covered by warranty, GTO, Inc. will pay shipping costs (equal to United
Parcel Service ground rate) for return to owner.
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AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATORS
Limited Two Year Warranty
GTO/PRO 1000 series automatic gate operators are warranted by the manufacturer against defects in
materials and manufacturer workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase,
provided recommended installation procedures have been followed.
In the case of product failure due to defective material or manufacturer workmanship within the two
(2) year warranty period, the operator will be repaired or replaced (at the manufacturer's option) at no
charge to the customer, if returned freight prepaid to GTO, Inc., 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee,
Florida, USA 32303. IMPORTANT: Call (850) 575-0176 or Fax (850) 575-8950 for a Return
Goods Authorization (RGA) number before returning to factory. Products received at the factory
without an RGA number will not be accepted. Replacement or repaired parts are covered by this
warranty for the remainder of the two (2) year warranty period or six (6) months, whichever is greater.
GTO will pay the shipping charges (equal to United Parcel Service ground rate) for return to the owner
of items repaired under warranty.
The manufacturer will not be responsible for any charges or damages incurred in the removal of the
defective parts for repair, or for the reinstallation of those parts after repair. This warranty shall be
considered void if damage to the product(s) was due to improper installation or use, tampering,
connection to an improper power source, or if damage was caused by lightning, wind, fire, flood,
insects or other natural agent. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which may vary from state to state. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties,
expressed or implied. NOTE: Verification of the warranty period requires copies of receipts or
other proof of purchase. Please retain these records.
After the two (2) year warranty period has expired, GTO or one of its authorized service centers will
make necessary repairs for a nominal fee. Call GTO at (850) 575-0176 for more information.
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Column Installation Information
READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING THE GTO/PRO 1000 AND
GTO/PRO 1200 ON GATES THAT ARE MOUNTED ON COLUMNS MADE OF MASONRY,
BRICK, ROCK, etc.
Attaching a gate operator to a gate mounted on a masonry column requires special procedures.
Here's how to check your installation to minimize problems:
Open the gate to the 90º position, then measure the distance between the back of the gate and
the face of the column. If there is at least a 6 1/4" clearance, you may not have to make any
special modifications. However, you must measure the post pivot bracket position using 4 1/2"
x 4 1/2" setback, as described on page 13 of this manual, to verify that the gate hinge sits far
enough from the column to give your installation the proper setback distance.
If you do not have the proper clearance or setback distance, the operator may operate the gate for a while, but
eventually the unit will become nonfunctional. To prevent this problem, we suggest the following installation
method:
A.
The simplest solution is to install the operator in a push-to-open configuration (push-to-open bracket(s)
are required; see accessories on page 43). The crucial 4 1/2" setback is actually easier to achieve this way
and clearance is no longer a problem, since the operator will be pushing the gate away from the column
instead of pulling it toward the column. It is recommended that you place a steel plate between the operator
mounting brackets and masonry surface for additional strength.
B.
If a push-to-open option is impossible due to traffic hazards, terrain, etc., another option is to re-hang the
gate. You might 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 notch a pocket in the column to accommodate the operator and power
cable. This is not a job for the inexperienced!
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GTO/PRO Dual Gate System Installation
Second Unit Parts List
GTO Operator (1)
Post Pivot Bracket (1)
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OPEN
GATE
MATIC
AUTO
Gate Bracket (1)
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25'
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Powe
Strain Relief (1)
Closed Position
Stop Plate (1)
Customer Support Card (1)
Post Bracket (2)
8" Nylon Cable Tie (6)
Hardware
(Actual Size)
3/8" x 8" Bolt (4)
3/8" Washer (9)
3/8" x 3" Bolt (2)
3/8" Lock Washer (7)
3/8" x 2" Bolt (1)
5/16" Washer (1)
5/16" x 1-3/4" Bolt (1)
3/8" Nut (7)
3/8" x 1-1/8" Clevis Pin (2)
5/16" Nut (1)
Hairpin Clip (2)
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Installing the Second Unit
The diagram below is of a dual gate, pull-to-open (open-in) installation on a chain link fence and gates.
"Pull-to-Open" dual gates open into the driveway. If you are installing a "Push-to-Open" gate system see "Pushto-Open Installation" starting on page 30.
Gate Swings Evenly and Freely
Hung Firmly and Plumb
Receiver
Control Box with Battery
Second Gate Operator
Post Bracket Assembly
First Gate Operator
120 Volt Indoor
Transformer
(surge protector
not supplied)
Gate Bracket
Closed Position Positive Stop Plates
Power Cable
Concrete Poured Around Gate Post
Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
PVC conduit (not included)
Second Operator Power Cable
to protect low voltage wire
in PVC conduit (not included)
from lawn mowers and weed eaters.
Illustration B
Step D-1:
Turn back to page 11 and repeat Steps 1 through 11 to install the second unit.
Step D-2:
Install open position stops for both gates. See Step 12, page 16.
Step D-3:
Remove the hairpin clips, clevis pins, and washers from the operators and close the gates. Install the closed position
stop plate on the gate that you want to close second. Extend the stop plate to make contact with the leading edge of
the other gate.
Step D-4:
A dual gate system
requires a closed
position positive stop
for the gate that closes
first. Install a closed
position positive stop
in driveway directly
below the gate (see
illustration at right).
Ground Stop
(beneath gate)
Gate Hinge
Gate Hinge
Closed Position Stop Plates
The gate leaf must open
80˚ (min.) to 110˚ (max.)
The gate leaf must open
80˚ (min.) to 110˚ (max.)
Wood, metal, or concrete post set in concrete.
Open Position Stop
Open Position Stop
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Step D-5:
Closed Position Stop Plate mounted
on the gate leaf that CLOSES FIRST
Mount Vertically
Attach the closed position stop plate
vertically to the inside bottom of the gate
that will close first. When the gate is in
closed position, the positive stop plate
should rest against the ground stop
installed in Step D-4.
SIDE VIEW
Closed Position Stop Plate
Low Profile Ground Stop
in Center of Driveway
FRONT VIEW
Connecting the Second Operator to the Control Board
Step D-6:
Turn power switch OFF. Remove the control box cover. Using a steel punch or
screwdriver, remove the thin plastic knockout in the second operator connector
hole at the bottom of the control box. Work from the inside out to avoid
damaging the control board.
Strain Relief
AUTO
CLOSE
STATUS
+
PWR. SW.
–
BATT
INERTIA
OBSTR.
SENS.
BLU
WHT
ORG
GRN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
ORG
BLU
GRN
RED
BLK
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
Insert the strain relief into the knockout hole
and finger tighten it in the control box. Insert
the stripped end of second operator cable up
through bottom of strain relief (if necessary,
loosen the strain relief). Pull approximately 4"
of wire into the control box and retighten the
strain relief on the black sheath of the power
cable.
Sealing Nut
B
R G
RCVR
SORY
ACCES
ALARM
TOR
D OPERA
SECON
FIRST
POWER
ORG
BLU
GRN
BLK
SOLAR
18VAC – +
~ ~
RED
LEARN
Step D-7:
Lock Nut
Hub
TOR
OPERA
IN
Lock Nut
Hub
Sealing Nut
First Operator Power Cable
WHT
BLU
ALARM ACCESSORY
ON
LEARN
R
B
G
RCVR
Step D-8:
Insert the stripped power cable wires into the
appropriate terminal on the SECOND
OPERATOR terminal block. The green wire
should be inserted into the GRN terminal, the
blue wire into BLU, the orange wire into
ORG, black wire into BLK, and the red wire
into the RED terminal.
Low Voltage Wire
from AC Transformer
Power Cable
from First Operator
ORG
GRN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
ORG
BLK
RED
SECOND OPERATOR
SEQ1
SEQ2
RED
BLACK
ORANGE
BLUE
BLUE
GREEN
GREEN
OPN EDG
CLS EDG
GRN
BLU
ORG
FIRST OPERATOR
RED
BLACK
ORANGE
BLUE
BLUE
POWER IN
BLK
18VAC SOLAR
~ ~ – +
RED
Second Operator Power Cable
Power Cable
from Second Operator
Tighten the set screws against the stripped end
of the wires. A dab of petroleum jelly on each
terminal will help prevent corrosion.
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Step D-9:
Cut slot into driveway and lay PVC conduit in this slot. Pull the 25 foot power cable for the second operator through
the conduit (see Illustration B on page 37).
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AUTOMATIC GATE OPENERS
Step D-10:
Carefully insert the power cable plug into the coupling at the bottom of the operator housing.
Turn the plug until it aligns with the pins in the operator coupling. Tighten the sleeve nut to lock
the plug into place.
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to splice the power cable, and DO NOT remove the connector
from the end of the cable. If you need a longer cable, 35 foot and 40 foot power cables are
available (see Accessory Catalog).
Setting the Control Board for Dual Gate Installations
DIP Switches
The Control Board DIP switches must be set to accommodate your particular type of installation. Since the
SNGL / DUAL, SEQ1, and SEQ2 DIP switches are used by dual gate operator systems, they will be discussed in the
following steps.
Step D-11:
Make sure the control box power switch is OFF.
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
The order of gate operation ("sequencing") must
now be determined for your dual gate operators to
function properly.
Refer to the illustrations on the next page.
NOTE: The terms "FIRST OPERATOR" and
"SECOND OPERATOR" refer to a unit wired to
the terminal block of the same name.
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1 2 3 4
Unscrew and remove the control box cover. Use a
small screwdriver to move the SNGL / DUAL DIP
switch to DUAL (see illustration).
ON
Step D-12:
MIN
MAX
LEARN
Step D-13
BOTH OPERATORS OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY
BOTH OPERATORS CLOSE SIMULTANEOUSLY
If SEQ1 is set to ON, and SEQ2 is set to OFF, the FIRST
OPERATOR and SECOND OPERATOR open and close
simultaneously.
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
1 2 3 4
SEQ2 = OFF
ON
SEQ1 = ON
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
1 2 3 4
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
ON
SEQ2 = ON
If SEQ1 is set to OFF, and SEQ2 is set to ON, the FIRST
OPERATOR will open first, and the SECOND OPERATOR
will close first (see illustration).
MAX
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
1 2 3 4
SEQ2 = ON
ON
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
If SEQ1 is set to ON, and SEQ2 is set to ON, The FIRST
OPERATOR opens and closes first.
MIN
MAX
LEARN
BOTH OPERATORS OPEN SIMULTANEOUSLY
SECOND OPERATOR CLOSES FIRST
OBSTRUCT
SENS.
If both SEQ1 and SEQ2 are set to OFF, the FIRST
OPERATOR and SECOND OPERATOR open
simultaneously. The SECOND OPERATOR will close
first.
PULL/PUSH
SNGL/DUAL
SEQ1
SEQ2
STEP D-14
Replace the control box cover. Turn the control box power switch ON and allow the
control board 15 seconds to energize. Set the closed gate positions for the first and
second operators (review step 18 on page 19).
Your automatic gate operator system is configured for dual pull-to-open gates.
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1 2 3 4
SEQ2 = OFF
ON
SEQ1 = OFF
MIN
LEARN
FIRST OPERATOR OPENS FIRST,
FIRST OPERATOR CLOSES FIRST
SEQ1 = ON
MAX
LEARN
FIRST OPERATOR OPENS FIRST,
SECOND OPERATOR CLOSES FIRST
SEQ1 = OFF
MIN
MIN
MAX
LEARN
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AccessoriesfromGTO,Inc.
Available through your dealer.
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Accessories Available Through Your Dealer
GTO Digital Keypad (F300)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The weatherproof digital keypad can be easily installed as a wired or wireless keypad for all GTO
swing and slide gate operators, and as a wired keypad for the Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock. It can
be programmed to recognize fifteen different personal identification number (PIN) codes. Each
code is face programmable with additional security features built in. Requires 3 AA batteries (not
included). Can also accommodate most garage doors and other gate openers. If used as a wired
keypad, 16 gauge standard, low voltage direct burial wire will be required (see RB509).
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Garage Door Receiver (RB709)
Allows the use of the same GTO remote transmitter (see Dual and
Triple Transmitters) to control the gate operator and garage door
opener. Compatible with most garage door openers.
HEDDOLF
UNIVE
RSAL
MOREC
DEL EIV
294ER
GTO Entry Transmitter (RB741)
The GTO Entry Transmitter, with
adjustable code settings, is standard
equipment with all GTO gate operator
systems. Battery included.
GTO Dual Transmitter (RB742)
GTO Triple Transmitter (RB743)
GTO Key Chain Mini Transmitter
(RB744)
This miniature version of the GTO
entry transmitter has the same
adjustable code settings. Battery
included.
Push Button (Doorbell) Control
(RB101)
The two and three button transmitters
are used for the remote control of
two or three gate operators and garage
door openers (See Garage Door
Receiver). Battery included.
Unlighted doorbell button for remote
entry or exit control. Connects
directly to the control board using 16
gauge stranded, low voltage, direct
burial wire (not included, see RB 509).
GTO Automatic Gate Lock (FM144) for closed position pull-to-open applications
ATIC
OM CK ®
AUTE LOLO
CK
GASTECURITY
ELE
CTR
ON
A MUST for added security. The plated steel bolt lock has a zinc plated steel housing and is driven
by a 4 ampere solenoid. This horizontal electronic lock is used with all GTO low voltage swing
gate operator systems (not to be used with GTO/PRO AC powered operators) for additional
security and stability. Comes with a keyed manual release.
IC
GTO Automatic Gate Lock (FM142) for open position or push-to-open applications
Similar to FM144, but used to secure gates in the open position or for push-to-open gate
applications (not shown).
GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (FM500)
®
SECU
RITY
GAT
E LO
CK
, Inc.
Similar to the Automatic Gate Lock but designed for horizontal use only on "walk-through"
gates without automatic operators. The Bulldog is an affordable solution to protecting swimming
pool areas, playgrounds, tennis courts, boat docks, etc., from unwanted access. Includes control
box and keyed manual release. Can be used with the GTO Digital Keypad (F300).
GTO NEMA Box (FM317)
GTO's NEMA 4X rated weatherproof box is large enough (14" W x 6" D x 16" H) to accommodate
all add-on items necessary for custom gate operator installations. It is made of fire retardant ABS
plastic and comes with a heavy duty 14 gauge steel backing plate for mounting accessories. The
unique, lockable cover (use the Master® Pin lock RB975 for added security) can be completely
removed for easier access during installation and service.
The NEMA box is standard on all GTO/PRO AC powered operators.
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ACCESS-ories
Column Mount Lock Receiver
(433IH)
Master® Pin Lock (RB975)
For mounting the Automatic Gate
Lock or Bulldog Pedestrian Lock
in areas with limited space between
the gate and post, such as brick
columns or walls.
Master® Pin Lock (FM320)
for GTO/PRO 1000/1200
for GTO/PRO 2000/2200
The pin lock is a substitute for the
clevis pin at either or both mounting
points of the GTO/PRO 1000
operator arms and the gate bracket
end of the GTO/PRO 2000. They
help prevent theft of the operator
arm while allowing quick release of
the operator when necessary.
Column Mount Bracket (349IH)
For column installation of the GTO/
PRO 1000 series operators. Designed
for mounting the Post Pivot Bracket
on masonry columns or any flat
surface. Two Brackets are required
for each operator.
GTO Low Voltage Wire (RB509)
The 16 gauge dual conductor, multistranded, direct burial low voltage wire
is required to connect the control board
to the solar panel or the AC
transformer. This wire is also required
for installation of some
accessories such as keypads, locks, or
push buttons (available in 1000' rolls
and specially cut lengths).
Push To Open Bracket (348IH)
Required when GTO/PRO 1000
series 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.
Splice Kit - Above Ground (RB707)
For providing secure and moisture
resistant above ground splices for
solar panels, key pads, push buttons
and other accessories using GTO low
voltage wire.
Splice Kit - Direct Burial (RB708)
When direct burial wire running
below ground needs to be spliced
the RB708 splice kit must be used.
Replacement Receivers
The AQ201: Receiver with a 10 ft. cable (included).
The AWQ325: Receiver with a 25 ft. cable.
The AWQ350: Receiver with a 50 ft. cable.
The AWQ400: Receiver with a 100 ft. cable.
Standard Replacement Power Cables for Gate Operators
The PRO 4.5C (AW201): 4.5 ft. power cable included with GTO/PRO 1000 gate operators with serial numbers.
The PRO 25C (AW202): 25 ft. power cable included with GTO/PRO 1000/1200 gate operators with serial
numbers.
The PRO 35C (AC108) and 40C (AC109): 35 ft. and 40 ft. power cable for GTO/PRO 1000 series operators.
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ACCESS -ories
Operator Solar Panel (FM123 ) - Improved, Amorphous Silicon
This 10 watt solar panel is a battery charger for use with GTO/PRO Low Voltage Automatic Gate Operator
systems. Particularly suited for remote installations, the solar panel comes with tubular steel support, mounting
clips, wire connectors, and 8 ft. of low voltage wire (for longer lengths, see RB509). All GTO low voltage
operators are pre-wired for solar panels. Installation in some regions of the world will require multiple panels for
adequate charging power. Recommended for GTO/PRO 2000/2200, GTO/PRO SL-1000/SL-1200.
Operator Solar Panel (FM122 ) - Improved Amorphous Silicon
The 5 watt solar panel is a battery charger for use with GTO/PRO Low Voltage Automatic Gate Operator
systems. Particularly suited for remote installations, the solar panel comes with tubular steel support, mounting
clips, wire connectors, and 8 ft. of low voltage wire (see Low Voltage Wire for longer wire). All GTO low volatge
operators are pre-wired for solar panels. Installation in some regions of the world will require multiple panels for
adequate charging power. Recommended for GTO/PRO 1000, GTO/PRO 1200 and the GTO Bulldog Gate
Lock.
Dual gate installations require minimum of two (2) 5 watt solar panels for adequate charging power.
Transformers for charging the gate operator battery
RB566 – Standard 18 volt, 20 VA, AC transformer for GTO/PRO 1000 series gate operators with serial numbers.
Bulldog Replacement Charger
RB421 – Standard 12 volt DC charger (not shown) for maintaining battery included with the Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock.
Replacement Batteries
RB500 – The standard 12 volt, 7.0 ampere-hour, maintenance-free battery for all GTO/PRO gate operators. This
is the only battery approved for use with GTO gate operators. Battery life 3 to 5 years.
RB422 –The 12 volt, 1.2 ampere-hour version for use with the Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock.
40 Amp Hour Battery Kit (FB296)
This large 12 volt, 40 ampere-hour, maintenance-free battery is
for the Mighty Mule gate operators. It will supply additional
power for increasing the number of open and close cycles. The kit
comes with the battery and wiring harness for easy installation.
Battery life 3 to 5 years.
GTO, Inc. gate operator accessories are warranted by the manufacturer against defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of one year, unless otherwise stated, from the date of purchase provided
recommended installation procedures have been followed. Warranty is considered void if damage was due
to improper installation or use, connection to an improper power source, or was caused by lightning, wind,
fire, flood, insects, or other natural agent.
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Installation Check List
The installation of this operator conforms to CLASS __________.
The installer verifies that (each item except safety edges must be checked):
___ Recommended safety edges were installed.
___ Customer was informed that this gate is for vehicular use ONLY. Pedestrians MAY NOT use this gate.
___ A separate gate or entrance was installed for pedestrian use.
___ Closed position stop plate was securely fastened.
___ The position of the post bracket assembly complies with the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" setback requirement.
___ All power cables, receiver cables, and transformer plugs were securely fastened.
___ Petroleum jelly was applied to the control board terminals.
___ All warning signs and labels were installed as specified in the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
___ Safety instructions were reviewed with the customer.
___ A copy of the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS was given to the customer.
___ Customer was instructed about disconnecting the operator for manual operation of the gate.
___ Customer was instructed about proper use of transmitter and (or) other entry controls.
___ Customer was asked to fill out customer support card and mail it to GTO, Inc.
___ Customer was asked to retain all receipts (receipts provide proof of warranty).
___ Customer was asked to retain IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, etc. for future reference.
___ The completed installation was photographed from both the front and back of the gate. Photo was dated.
Customer’s Signature
Installer’s Signature
Date
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