Installation Manual for the WARNING! ANNIVERSARY SERIES

Installation Manual for the WARNING! ANNIVERSARY SERIES
Installation Manual for the
ANNIVERSARY
SERIES
HEAVY DUTY
LI
STED
US
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 Gates That Open, LLC 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 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.
rev - 08/25/11
Printed in China for GTO
This product meets and exceeds the requirements of UL 325, the standard which regulates gate opener safety,
as established and made effective March 1, 2000, by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
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.gtoaccess.com­
2007 Gates That Open, LLC
©
U.L. Gate Operator Classifications
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.
Product Usage
The GTO Gate Operator meets all of the safety requirements of a Class I Residential Vehicular Gate Operator
and is intended for use solely with vehicular swing gates in single-family residential applications.
The GTO Gate Operator system certified to be in compliance with the following safety standards (current
edition as of publication date):
Product in compliance with the latest UL-325 and UL-991 safety standards by ETL. Product in
compliance with CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 247-92.
Product in compliance with IEC 60335-2-103:2003 and IEC 60335-1:2004, including A1:2004.
Converting Metric Units to English Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By To Find
Symbol
centimeters
meters
kilograms
in. (or ")
ft. (or ')
lb. (or #)
0.3937
3.2808
2.2046
inches
feet
pounds
Converting English Units to Metric Equivalents
When You Know
Multiply By To Find
inches
feet
pounds
2.5400 centimeterscm
0.3048meters m
0.4535 kilogramskg
Converting Temperature
deg. Celsius
deg. Fahrenheit
Symbol
(°C x 1.8) + 32
(°F-32) ÷ 1.8
deg. Fahrenheit
deg. Celsius
°F
°C
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the following information product serial number (located on right side of control box), be sure to
keep all receipts for proof of purchase. Refer to this information when calling GTO for service or assistance
with your automatic gate opener.
Serial Number:____________________________________
Date of Purchase:_________________
Place of Purchase:____________________________________________________________________
Table of Contents
Gate Opener Class Categories--------------------------------------------------------------inside cover
Units and Standards Conversion Chart----------------------------------------------------inside cover
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!--------------------------------------------------- page iii
Important Safety Instructions --------------------------------------------------- page 1
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Disconnecting the Opener--------------------------------------------------------------page 1
Important Safety Instructions for the Consumer-------------------------------------page 2
Secondary Means of Protection Against Entrapment-------------------------------page 5
Required Safety Precautions for Gates------------------------------------------------page 6
Warning Signs and Labels--------------------------------------------------------------page 7
Installation --------------------------------------------------------------------------- page 8
Parts List----------------------------------------------------------------------------------page 8
Technical Specifications --------------------------------------------------------------page 10
Installation Overview -------------------------------------------------------------------page 11
Installation of the Mounting Hardware-----------------------------------------------page 12
Mounting the First Opener-------------------------------------------------------------page 16
Installing the Second Opener-----------------------------------------------------------page 16
Installation of the Closed Position Stops---------------------------------------------page 17
Mounting the Control Box--------------------------------------------------------------page 19
Connecting the Opener Power Cables------------------------------------------------page 20
Powering the System --------------------------------------------------------------- page 21
Solar Chart--------------------------------------------------------------------------------page 21
Connecting the Transformer------------------------------------------------------------page 23
Control Board Settings ----------------------------------------------------------- page 24
Setting Closed Position Limits---------------------------------------------------------page 25
Setting Your Personal Transmitter Code -------------------------------------- page 26
Obstruction Sensitivity------------------------------------------------------------------page 27
Installing the Receiver ------------------------------------------------------------ page 27
Connecting Accessories ----------------------------------------------------------- page 28
Wiring Accessories ----------------------------------------------------------------- page 29
Push to Open Installation --------------------------------------------------------- page 30
Setting Open Position Limits-----------------------------------------------------------page 31
Troubleshooting Guide ----------------------------------------------------------- page 33
Repair Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------- page 35
Column Installation Information ----------------------------------------------- page 36
Accessory Catalog ----------------------------------------------------------------- page 37
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!
Thank you for purchasing a GTO/ACCESS SYSTEMS gate opener. When correctly installed and properly used,
your gate operator will give you many years of reliable service. Please read the following information to ensure
you have the correct system for your particular needs. This manual will enable you to properly install your
Automatic Gate Operator.
The gate operator is designed for installation on a pull-to-open single leaf gate. By purchasing two accessory
brackets [347IH], the gate operators can accommodate push-to-open gates (gates that open out from the
property). The gates must not exceed 18 feet in length nor weigh more than 850 pounds per leaf (please see
Technical Specifications on page 10). The gate operator can be used on vinyl, aluminum, chain link, farm tube,
and wrought iron gates. Use on solid (wood) gates is not recommended. Solid surface gates have a high resistance
to the wind. If the wind is strong enough, the operator will obstruct, stop, and blow fuses.
The gate operator accommodates extra transmitters, digital keypads, solar panels, push buttons, automatic gate
locks, and other access control products. These optional accessories are shown in the back of this manual.
The gate operator features adjustable stall force. This safety feature makes the gate stop and reverse direction
within two seconds when it comes in contact with an obstruction. The “MIN” setting means the gate will exert
the minimum force on an obstruction before it stops and reverses direction.
The gate operator also has an adjustable auto-close feature. It can be set to remain open from 3 to 120 seconds
before automatically closing. Pressing the transmitter button at any time after the gate fully opens will cause it to
close immediately. “OFF” is the factory setting; meaning the gate will stay open until you press the transmitter
button (or keypad, etc.) again.
Please call GTO at (800) 543-GATE [4283] or (850) 575-0176 for more information about our GTO/ACCESS
SYSTEMS professional line of gate operators and accessories.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO INSTALL YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPERATOR:
Read these instructions carefully and completely to become familiar with all parts and
installation steps. You must read the installation manual for detailed instructions on gate
operator safety and proper use of the gate operator.
24/7 Troubleshooting Wizard: http://support.gtoinc.com
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Because automatic gate openers produce high levels of force, consumers need to know the potential hazards associated with
improperly designed, installed, and maintained automated gate opener systems. Keep in mind that the gate opener is just
one component of the total gate operating system. Each component must work in unison to provide the consumer with
convenience, security, and safety.
This manual contains various safety precautions and warnings for the consumer. Because there are many possible
applications of the gate opener, the safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual cannot be completely exhaustive
in nature. They do, however, provide an overview of the safe design, installation, and use of this product. CAREFULLY
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, WARNINGS, AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO
ENSURE THE SAFE SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
Precautions and warnings in this manual are identified with this
warning symbol. The symbol identifies conditions
that can result in damage to the opener or its components, serious injury, or death.
Because GTO automatic gate openers are only part of the total gate operating system, it is the responsibility of the
consumer to ensure that the total system is safe for its intended use.
To Manually Open and Close the
Gate, Follow the Procedure Below:
CAUTION: The gate will move freely and uncontrolled when the gate opener is
removed from the gate. ONLY disconnect the opener when the 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.
3. Remove the opener from the mount.
Clevis Pin
Gate Bracket
The gate can be opened and closed manually
when the opener is disconnected.
Bushing
Hairpin Clip
NOTE: Substitute a included Pin Lock for the clevis pin on the
front mount of each gate opener to prevent unauthorized removal
of the opener from the gate.
1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For The Consumer
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or death:
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to meet the requirements set forth in the instruction
manual could cause severe injury or death, for which the manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
2. When designing a system that will be entered from a highway or main thoroughfare, make sure the system is placed
far enough from the road to prevent traffic congestion.
3.
The gate must be installed in a location that provides adequate clearance between it and adjacent structures when
opening and closing to reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging gates must not open into public access areas.
4.
The gate and gate opener installation must comply with any applicable local codes.
I. Before Installation
1. Verify this dual opener is proper for the type and size of gate, its frequency of use and the proper class rating.
2.
Make sure the dual 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 11)
3.
Review the operation of the system to become familiar with its safety features. Understand how to disconnect the
opener for manual gate operation (see page 1).
4.
This gate opener is intended for vehicular gates ONLY. A separate entrance or gate must be installed for pedestrian
use (see page 6).
5.
Always keep people and objects away from the gate and its area of travel. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE
PATH OF A MOVING GATE.
6.
Pay close attention to the diagram below and be aware of these areas at all times.
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 2
ZONE 5
ZONE 4
Gate in the Open Position
ZONE 3
ZONE 3
Driveway
Entrapment Zones for a
Pull-To-Open Application
2
ZONE 5
ZONE 4
Gate in the Open Position
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Entrapment Zones for a proper Pull-To-Open installation:
Zone 1 – leading edge of the gate and the fence post.
Zone 2 – between the gate and the gate post.
Zone 3 – the path of the gate.
Zone 4 – the space between the gate in the open position and any object such as a wall, fence, tree, etc.
Zone 5 – pinch points between the opener and gate.
II. During Installation
1.
Install the gate opener on the inside of the property and fence line. DO NOT install an opener on the outside of the
gate where the public has access to it.
2.
Be careful with moving parts and avoid close proximity to areas where fingers or hands could be pinched.
3.
Devices such as contact sensors (safety edges) and non contact sensors (photo beams) provide additional protection
against entrapment.
4.
If push buttons or key switches are installed, they should be within sight of the gate, yet located at least 10 feet from
any moving part of the gate (see diagram below). Never install any control device where a user will be tempted to
reach through the gate to activate the gate opener.
5.
Do not activate your gate opener unless you can see it and can determine that its area of travel is clear of people,
pets, or other obstructions. Watch the gate through its entire movement.
6.
Secure outdoor or easily accessed gate opener controls in order to prohibit unauthorized use of the gate.
Pull-To-Open Application
10'
10'
10'
Moving Gate
Area
10'
Moving Gate
Area
Driveway
10'
NEVER INSTALL
any control device
within gray area
3
10'
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
III. After Installation
1.
Attach the warning signs (included) to each side of the gate to alert the public of auto­matic gate operation. It is
your responsibility to post warning signs on both sides of your gate. If any of these signs or warning decals become
damaged, illegible or missing, replace them immediately. Contact GTO for free replacements.
2.
The gate is automatic and could move at any time, posing a serious risk of entrapment. No one should be in contact
with the gate when it is moving or stationary.
3.
Do not attempt to drive into the gate area while the gate is moving; wait until the gate comes to a complete stop.
4.
Do not attempt to "beat the gate" (drive through) while the gate is closing. This is extremely dangerous.
5. Do not allow children or pets near your gate. Never let children operate or play with gate controls. Keep the
remote controls away from children and unauthorized users; store controls where children and unauthorized users do
not have access to them.
6. KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Always turn power to opener OFF before performing any
maintenance. Clean the push-pull tube, spray a soft dry cloth with silicone spray and wipe the tube at least once per
month.
7.
Service the gate and gate opener regularly. Grease hinges, and replace the battery every 2-3 years.
8. To operate this equipment safely, YOU must know how to disconnect the opener for manual gate operation
(see page 1). If you have read the instructions and still do not understand how to disconnect the opener, contact the
GTO Service Department.
9. Disconnect the opener ONLY when the power is TURNED OFF and the gate is NOT moving.
10.
Make arrangements with local fire and law enforcement for emergency access.
11. Distribute and discuss copies of the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS section of this manual with all
persons authorized to use your gate.
12.
IMPORTANT: Save these safety instructions. Make sure everyone who is
using or will be around the gate and gate opener are aware of the dangers
associated with automated gates. In the event you sell the property with the
gate opener or sell the gate opener, provide a copy of these safety instructions
to the new owner.
Should you lose or misplace this manual, a copy can be obtained by
downloading one from the GTO® Access Systems web site (www.gtoaccess.
com), by contacting GTO, at 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303
or by calling 1-800-543-4283 and requesting a duplicate copy. One will be
provided to you free of charge.
4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Secondary Means of Protection Against Entrapment
As specified by Gate Operator Safety Standard, UL 325 (30A.1.1), automatic gate operators shall have an inherent entrapment
sensing system, and shall have provisions for, or be supplied with, at least one independent secondary means to protect
against entrapment. GTO gate openers utilizes Type A, an inherent (i.e., built-in) entrapment sensing system as the primary
type of entrapment protection. Also, the gate opener has 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 (e.g., photo-electric 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 (e.g., safety edge sensor– Type B2) in accordance with UL 325 (51.8.4 [i]):
A. One or more contact sensors shall be located at the leading edge, bottom edge, and post edge, both inside and outside
of a vehicular swing gate system.
B. A hard wired contact sensor shall be located and its wiring arranged so that the communication between the sensor
and the gate operator is not subjected to mechanical damage.
C. A wireless contact sensor such as one that transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate operator for entrapment
protection functions shall be located where the transmission of the signals are not obstructed or impeded by building
structures, natural landscaping or similar obstruction. A wireless contact sensor shall function under the intended
end-use conditions.
You may want to consider adding photo beams to your installation. GTO Photo Beams [R4222] provide a “non contact”
means of entrapment protection.
Leading Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Photo Beam
®
E-Z GATE OPENER
500
UL325 SERIES
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
www.mightymule.com
Vehicular Gate
Post Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Photo Beam
Vehicular Gate
Bottom Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
Post Edge Contact Sensor
on both sides of the gate
ENTRAPMENT ALARM (UL 325; 30A.1.1A)
The GTO® Gate Opener is designed to stop and reverse within 2 seconds when the gate comes in contact with
an obstruction. Additionally, these openers are equipped with an audio entrapment alarm which will activate
if the unit obstructs twice while opening or closing. This alarm will sound for a period of 5 minutes, or until
the opener receives an intended signal from a hard wired entry/exit source (e.g. push button control or keypad)
and the gate returns to a fully open or fully closed position. Turning the power switch on the control box OFF
and back ON will also deactivate the alarm. Wireless controls such as transmitters and wireless keypads will not
deactivate the alarm.
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® gate opener.
Furthermore, a walk-through gate must be installed if pedestrian traffic is expected near the vehicular gate. We recommend
using the GTO Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock (Call the GTO Sales Department at 1-800-543-4283) for controlled access.
Bulldog Pedestrian
Gate Lock
(recommended, not included)
Contact Sensor
Warning Sign
Pedestrian Gate
(recommended, not included)
Warning Sign
Photo Beam
Photo Beam
Vehicular Gate
Vehicular Gate
Contact Sensor
Contact Sensor
(recommended, not included)
(recommended, not included)
Contact Sensor
(recommended, not included)
Entrapment Protection
GTO’s inherent obstruction settings, even when properly adjusted, may not be sensitive enough to prevent bodily injury in
some circumstances. For this reason, safety devices such as safety edge sensors (or photoelectric sensors), which stop and
reverse gate direction upon sensing an obstruction, are suggested for enhanced protection against entrapment.
! WARNING
Warning Signs
The warning signs (at right) must
be installed on both sides of the
gates (see page 7 for details).
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or
play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians
must use a separate entrance.
6
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
!
These warning labels should be found at the locations
specified below. If any of them are missing,
immediately contact GTO for replacements.
5.5
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9901178
Gates That Open, LLC • Tallahassee, Florida USA
Product identification and manual operation instruction
label (1) installed on the right side of the control box.
Warning signs (4 enclosed) to be installed on each side
of the gate (3–4 feet above the bottom of the gate).
ANNIVERSARY
SERIES
1-800-543-4283
!
HEAVY DUTY
www.gtoaccess.com
WARNING
MOVING GATE
Can Cause Injury or Death
1. KEEP CLEAR! Gate may move at any time.
2. Do not allow children to operate gate or play in gate area.
3. This gate is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
Logo and warning labels (2) installed on each side of
opener housing.
7
Dual Gate Opener Parts List
Opener and Mounting Hardware
®
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TE OP
E-Z GA
Customer Support Card (1)
Gate Opener (1)
w/ 32' Power Cable
Gate Bracket (2)
Closed Position
Stop Plate (2)
Post Bracket (4)
Post Pivot Bracket (2)
Hardware
3/8" x 8" Bolt (8)
3/8" Washer (18)
3/8" x 2-3/4" Bolt (4)
3/8" Lock Washer (14)
3/8" x 2" Bolt (2)
5/16" Washer (2)
5/16" x 1-3/4" Bolt (2)
2" Mounting Screw (10)
8" Nylon Cable Tie (28)
Gate Opener (1)
w/ 6' Power Cable
3/8" x 1-1/2" Clevis Pin (4)
Hairpin Clip (4)
8
3/8" Nut (14)
5/16" Nut (2)
3/8" Bushings (4)
Dual Gate Opener Parts List (continued)
Control Box and Electrical Components
Batteries (2)
Receiver (1)
! WARNING
GTO Transmitter(2)
Moving Gate Can Cause
Injury Or Death
Pin Locks (2)
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 (4)
Transformer (1)
Tools Needed
• Power Drill
• Open End Wrenches — 9/16" and 1/2"
• Long 3/8" and 5/16" Drill Bit
• Hacksaw or Heavy Duty Bolt Cutters
• Small (Flat Bladed) Screwdriver
• Phillips Screwdriver
Control Box (1)
• Tape Measure
• Level
• Wire Strippers
• C-Clamps — small, medium, and large
• Center Punch
• An extra person will be helpful
YOU MAY ALSO NEED THESE ITEMS BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE INSTALLATION
(Some of these items can be found in the Accessory Catalog page 37):
• 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 Powering the System on page 21, and the Accessory Catalog.
• If your gate is more than 1000' away from an ac power source you will need to use at least 10 to 30 Watts of solar charging
power 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 12.
• If your fence post is larger than 6" in diameter you will need threaded rods or carriage bolts longer than 8". See page 15.
• PVC conduit.
• If you have thin walled tube or panel gates, see Recommended Reinforcement Examples on page 12.
• Depending on the type of gate, a horizontal cross member or mounting plate may be needed to mount the front of the
opener and gate bracket to the gate. See page 11, step 2; page 15, step 10.
• Surge protection for transformer.
• Some types of installations require U-Bolts.
• If the gate is a push-to-open refer to page 30
• Additional washers or a metal plate may be needeed for wooden post.
9
Technical Specifications
GTO® GATE OPENER
DRIVE
• Low friction screw drive (linear actuator) rated for -5 ºF to +160 ºF (-28 ºC to +71 ºC).
• Powered by a 12 V motor with integral case hardened steel gear reducer. Motor speed reduced to 260 rpm.
• Maximum opening arc of 110º. Approximate opening time (90º): 20 seconds, depending on weight of gate.
POWER
• The system is powered by two 12 Vdc, 7.0 Ah, sealed, rechargeable acid batteries.
• Battery charge is maintained by a18 Vac output transformer rectified to 14.5 Vdc (20 VA) through the GTO control
board. One (1) blade-style control board fuse rated for 25 A.
NOTE: The transformer should not be directly connected to any battery. Do not replace fuses with higher ampere rated fuses; doing so will void your warranty and may damage your control board.
• Battery charge is maintained by GTO Solar Panel Charger kit (5 Watt minimum).
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).
• A circuit on the 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.
• Opener length with push-pull tube fully retracted is 401/4", mounting point to mounting point. Max stroke 22".
• Adjustable auto-close timer and obstruction sensitivity.
• Power terminal bock accommodates a transformer or solar panels.
• DIP switches simplify setup of gate opener.
• Accessory terminal block is 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 the unit encounters an obstruction twice while opening or closing.
OPERATIONAL CAPACITY
• The Gate Capacity Chart shows approximate cycles, per day, you can expect from the GTO® Automatic Gate Operator when powered with a transformer. Actual cycles may vary slightly depending upon the type and condition of gate
and installation.
Silver-HD Dual Gate Opener 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
IMPORTANT: BALL BEARING HINGES SHOULD
BE USED ON ALL GATES
WEIGHING OVER 250 Lbs.
Gate Weight
NOTE: "NR" indicates this
size and weight combination
is not recommended for the
GTO® gate openers.
850 lbs.
750 lbs.
650 lbs.
550 lbs.
450 lbs.
350 lbs.
250 lbs.
150 lbs.
100 lbs.
50 lbs.
68
73
78
83
88
93
98
103
108
113
5’ - 6’
63
68
73
78
83
88
93
98
103
108
8’
NR
63
68
73
78
83
88
93
98
103
10’
Gate Length
NR
NR
63
68
73
78
83
88
93
98
12’
NR
NR
NR
63
68
73
78
83
88
93
14’
NR
NR
NR
NR
63
68
73
78
83
88
16’
NR = NOT RECOMMENDED
To determine the number of cycles the gate opener will perform using solar panels,
please see the specifications listed on page 21.
* An operation cycle is one full opening and closing of the gate.
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
10
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
63
68
73
78
83
18’
Installation Overview
Pull-to-Open Gates (Gate Opens into the Property)
The diagram shown below is an example of a pull-to-open installation on a chain link fence and dual gates. Mounting the
openers on a masonry column requires special procedures; see Column Installation Information on page 38 if you intend
to mount the openers on columns. Furthermore, if you have push-to-open gates, you will need to purchase two (2) pushto-open brackets (see Accessory Catalog) to properly configure your system. See Push to Open Installation on page 32
before proceeding.
Control box
with batteries
Receiver
Gate swings evenly and freely
hung firmly and plumb
120 Volt indoor
transformer
Post bracket assembly
®
E-Z GATE OPENER
500
UL325 SERIES
1-800-543-GATE (4283)
www.mightymule.com
(surge protector
not supplied)
Gate bracket
Second gate opener
Master gate opener
6' Power cable
Closed position plates
PVC conduit (not included)
to protect second opener
power cable and low voltage wire
from lawn mowers and weed eaters.
Concrete poured around gate post
Preparation of the Gate
Step 1
The gates must be plumb, level, and swing freely on
their hinges. Wheels must not be attached to the gates.
The gates must move throughout their arc without
binding or dragging on the ground. Note that gates
over 250 lb. should have ball bearing hinges with grease
fittings.
Horizontal Cross Member
Step 2
The fence posts must be secured in the ground with
concrete so they will minimize twist or flex when the
openers are activated. We recommend you position the
openers near the centerline of the gates to keep the gates
from twisting and flexing and to avoid backsplash from
rainwater. The addition of horizontal or vertical cross
members (if they are not already in place) to provide
a stable area for mounting the gate brackets is also
important.
Vertical Cross Member
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Run 1000' (max.) of low
voltage wire to control
box from transformer
(wire not included).
Installation of Mounting Hardware
The position of the post bracket determines the leverage and efficiency of the opener. The post bracket position also sets the
clearance between the opener and gate in the open and closed positions (minimum 2 inches).
The curved design of the post bracket works well for installations on round and square fence posts. Because the post bracket
carries the entire thrust of the active opener, bolts that completely penetrate the fence post must be used.
On wooden posts, place a metal plate or washer
(not supplied) between the nuts and the fence
post to prevent the thrust of the opener from
pulling the bolts and washers out of the wood.
Wooden Post
Metal Plate
Wooden Post
Metal Plate
NOTE: A fence post smaller than 6" in diameter
or 6" square should be made of metal instead
of wood so that it will remain stable while the
opener is moving the gate.
Post
Bracket
Post Bracket
Larger than 6" diameter post
Center of Gate Hinge
Post
Pivot Bracket
Post Pivot Bracket
On round posts of 6" diameter or larger, the post pivot bracket may
not be necessary for the installation. In this instance, the two post
brackets are mounted by themselves.
Pull-to-Open Installation
IMPORTANT:
We strongly recommend using steel pipe, wood or metal to reinforce thin walled tube gates or wood to reinforce panel gates
as shown. These reinforcement methods will prevent damage to the opener and gate when the opener is installed.
Recommended Reinforcement Examples
Muffler Clamp
(not supplied)
Gate Bracket
Muffler Clamp for
Gate Bracket
Thin Walled
Tube Gate
Gate Bracket
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
Wood or Metal
Reinforcement
(not supplied)
Gate
Bracket
Panel
Gate
1" x 6"
Wood
Reinforcement
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1" x 6" Wood
Reinforcement
Determining the Mounting Position
of the Post Bracket Assembly and the Gate Bracket
Post Bracket Assembly
Step 3
Insert the 3/8" x 2" bolt through
the center hole of the post
brackets and post pivot bracket
as shown. Fasten a 3/8" lock
washer, 3/8" washer and 3/8" nut
on the end of the bolt. DO NOT
overtighten the nut because the
post pivot bracket will have to be
adjusted later.
NOTE: The following steps are
intended for pull-to-open gate
installations. If you are mounting
your gate openers on a push-toopen gate (e.g., a gate on a sloped
driveway) you will need to purchase
two Push To Open brackets (see
Accessory catalog). Also, see Pushto-Open Installation beginning on
page 30.
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 post bracket assembly and gate bracket to the opener with the clevis pins and bushings. Secure the clevis pins with
hairpin clips.
Front Mount
Clevis Pin
Rear Mount
Clevis Pin
Bushing
Gate Bracket
Opener
Bushing
Hairpin Clip
Hairpin Clip
Post Bracket Assembly
Step 5
With the gate in the open position (up to 110º from its closed position) and the gate opener arm fully retracted, adjust
the post bracket assembly and gate bracket until the opener is level. While holding the opener level, use C-clamps to
temporarily secure the post bracket assembly and gate bracket to the fence post and gate.
Post Bracket Assembly
Level Opener
LEVEL ho
rizontal c
ross mem
Gate In Open Position
Fence Post
13
ber
Gate Bracket
IMPORTANT: While determining the mounting point for the post pivot bracket assembly, be sure that the position allows
for minimum 2 inches of clearance between the gate and the opener in both the open and closed positions, as shown in the
diagrams below. This clearance will give the opener the most efficient leverage point for opening and closing the gate and
more importantly provides the least possible pinch area.
Step 6
When you feel that you have the best position for the post pivot bracket in the open position, insert the 5/16" x 1-3/4" bolt
through the aligned holes of the post bracket and post pivot bracket to hold it in place. Remove the clevis pin from the front
mount and while supporting the gate opener, swing the gate and gate opener to the closed position. With the gate and gate
opener in the closed position check the clearance and be sure that the gate opener is not binding at the post pivot bracket.
If you don't have 2 inches of clearance or the gate opener is binding on the post pivot bracket, remove the 5/16" x 1-3/4" bolt
and readjust the pivot bracket until you can achieve these important clearances.
With the post pivot bracket in the optimum position for clearance and freedom of movement, reattach the opener to the gate
bracket in the open position and recheck the gate opener level and make sure the brackets are clamped securely.
2" minimum
Gate in the
CLOSED POSITION
Pinch Area
Recommended 7” - 19”
Be sure gate opener
and bracket don't bind.
Pinch Area
Gate in the
OPEN POSITION
2" minimum
TIP: Turning the pivot bracket over gives
more hole alignment options for the post
pivot bracket assembly. You can also move
the entire post pivot bracket assembly to
different positions on the gate post to help
achieve the proper clearances.
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Installing the Post Bracket Assembly and Gate Bracket
Step 7
Mark reference points for bolt holes on the fence post through middle of bracket slots. Mark reference points for bolt holes
on the gate cross member through middle of gate bracket slots. After marking your reference points, remove the opener and
brackets from the fence and gate.
Step 8
EXAMPLES
TOP VIEW
Mark fence post through middle of bracket slots
and drill 3/8" holes
Drill 3/8" holes into fence post
as marked.
Step 9
Round Metal Post
Fasten post bracket assembly to
the fence post using
(4) 3/8" x 8" bolts, washers,
lock washers, and nuts
(provided).
Square Metal Post
SIDE VIEW
Post Bracket
Assembly
NOTE: In cases where the
fence post has a diameter larger
than 6", threaded rods or
carriage bolts longer than 8"
(not supplied) must be used.
Square Wood Post
Step 10
Remove excess bolt length with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Drill 3/8" holes into the gate
cross member as marked.
Round Wood Post
Mount gate bracket using (2)
3/8" x 2-3/4" bolts, washers, lock
washers, and nuts (provided).
Gate In Open Position
NOTE: After the gate opener installation
is complete and operation of the opener
system has been tested, you should
remove excess bolt length extending
beyond the tightened nuts with a
hacksaw or bolt cutters.
LEVEL ho
rizontal cr
oss membe
r
Mark cross member through middle of
gate bracket slots and drill 3/8" holes
Gate Bracket Mounting Examples
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
Mounting Plate
Created for
Decorative Gate
(required but not
supplied)
Round Tube & Chain Link Gate
Remove excess bolt length
with hacksaw or bolt cutters
Square Tube Gate
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Mounting the Master Opener
Step 11
Attach the opener to the securely bolted post bracket assembly and gate bracket using clevis pins, bushings, and hairpin clips,
or the Pin Locks (included). Verify that the opener is level and adjust the post bracket assembly if necessary.
Post Bracket Assembly
bolted to fence post
Level Opener
LEVEL ho
rizontal c
ross mem
ber
Gate Bracket bolted
to gate cross member
Clevis Pin, Bushing, and Hairpin Clip
Clevis Pin, Bushing, and Hairpin Clip
Fence Post
Gate In Open Position
Installing the Second Opener
Step 12
Install the second opener on the remaining gate leaf by repeating Step 3 through Step 11, starting on page 13.
After you have mounted the second opener, proceed to Installation of the Closed Position Stops on the next page.
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Installation of the Closed Position Stops
The GTO® Gate Openers firmly hold the gates in the closed position using positive stops. The
positive stops help stabilize the gate leaves in the closed position. To further enhance stability and
security, we strongly recommended using an optional GTO® Automatic Gate Lock (see Accessory
Catalog) with your dual gate.
IMPORTANT: You need to determine
which side of the driveway you will mount the
control box. From this point on the gate and
gate opener on the same side as the control box
will be referred to as the MASTER gate and
gate opener. The gate and gate opener on the
opposite side of the driveway from the control
box will be referred to as the SECOND gate
and gate opener.
Optional Ground Stop
(beneath gate)
Gate Hinge
MASTER GATE
Gate Hinge
SECOND GATE
Closed Position
Stop Plates
CONTROL BOX
The gate leaf can open
up to 110˚ (max.)
The gate leaf can open
up to 110˚ (max.)
Illustration A
Step 1
Closed Position Stop Plate mounted
horizontally on metal post with muffler clamps.
Attach the horizontal closed position stop plate to the
MASTER gate leaf.
Detach the gate operators from the gates and move the
gates to their closed position (Illustration A). Using
appropriate hardware for your type of gate (U-bolts for
tube or chain link; screw or bolts for wood or metal)
attach the closed position stop plate (horizontally) about
mid height on the MASTER gate frame. Do not tighten
it completely at this time. Slide the stop plate toward
the frame of the SECOND gate leaf until they touch
(Illustration B). Once you have moved the stop plate to
the correct position, tighten its hardware completely.
FRONT VIEW
MASTER Gate Frame
SECOND Gate Frame
TOP VIEW
Illustration B
NOTE: The optional ground stop post is used to provide a secure point for the SECOND gate to close
against. If you will be using the GTO Horizontal Gate Lock accessory with your gate opener system, the
closed position ground stop is REQUIRED, as shown in Steps 2 and 3 on the next page.
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Step 2
Install a low profile ground stop (not provided) beneath the
SECOND gate stop plate.
Closed Position Stop Plate mounted
on the gate leaf that CLOSES FIRST
Mount Vertically
The ground stop needs to be positioned near the end of the
gate as shown in Illustration A and may be made of metal
or concrete and should be firmly secured in the ground (we
recommend setting it in concrete).
SIDE VIEW
Closed Position Stop Plate
Low Profile Ground Stop
in Near the Center of Driveway
FRONT VIEW
Step 3
Attach a vertical closed position stop plate to the SECOND
gate.
Illustration C
Using appropriate hardware for your type of gate attach
the vertical closed position stop plate to the SECOND gate
frame at the point where it will come in contact with the
ground stop post.. Do not tighten it completely at this time. You must slide the closed position stop plate toward the ground
stop until they touch (Illustration C). Once you have moved the stop plate to the correct position, tighten its hardware
completely.
NOTE: For a push-to-open installation (gate opens out from the property) attach the closed position stop plate to the outside
of the gate.
At this stage of the installation, the openers should be installed on the
gate leaves and the open and closed position stops should be in place.
MASTER
SECOND
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Mounting the Control Box
Step 1
Mount the control box using the screws (provided) or another
secure mounting method. The control box must be mounted at
least 3 feet above the ground to protect it from rain splash,
snow, etc., and at least 3 feet from an AC power source to
prevent electrical interference.
Use mounting
holes and screws
provided to mount
control box to a
secure surface.
NOTE: The batteries that came with your GTO®
gate opener, MUST be placed in the top (horizontal)
battery slot with the terminals on the RIGHT. The extra
(vertical) battery slot is for the second battery.
Step 2
LOCK
PWR
AUX
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
GTO
LOCK
GTO
TRANSF
Two 12 Volt Batteries (included)
BLACK wires to NEGATIVE (–) terminals
RED wires to POSITIVE (+) terminals
POWER
INPUTS
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
GRN
PWR IN
BLU
BRN
ORG
CHARGING
WHT
SLAVE CABLE
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FUSE
RED
BLK
GRN
BATT-
WHT
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
BATT+
MASTER CABLE
BLK
COM
120
AUTO CLOSE TIME
OFF
1 2 3 4
ON DIP
MAX
STATUS
S3
S2
LEARN RMT
S4
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
ALM
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
BLK
RED
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
GRN
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
STALL FORCE
MIN
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
OFF
OFF
EXIT
SHADOW
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
CYCLE
SAFETY
MODE1
MODE2
COM
CONTROL INPUTS
Make sure the control box power switch is
in the OFF position. The ON/OFF Switch
is located on the bottom of the control box.
Remove the control box cover and slide the
battery into position with its terminals to
the RIGHT (see illustration). Connect the
BLACK battery wire to the NEGATIVE (–)
battery terminal. Connect the RED battery
wire to the POSITIVE (+) terminal. Pay
close attention to the color of the wires. If
the wires are connected incorrectly, the
control board will be damaged. NEVER
insert the battery with the terminals to
the left.
Strain Relief
Second Power Cable
Master Power Cable
Strip approximately 3/16" of insulation from each
wire of the power cable. Twist each exposed wire
tightly (there are seven [7] wires inside the power cable
sheath). Loosen sealing nut on strain relief hub at
bottom of control box. Insert power cable into control
box through strain relief. Thread approximately 6"
of the power cable into the control box and retighten
sealing nut until the power cable locks into place.
Strain Relief
Step 3
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Lock Nut
Hub
Sealing Nut
Connecting Opener Power Cables
MASTER Operator
Step 4
Insert the stripped power cable wires into the appropriate
terminals on the MASTER CABLE terminal block. The
green wire should be inserted into the GRN terminal, the
white wire into WHT, the blue wire into BLU, brown
wire into BRN, the orange wire into the ORG, the red
wire into the RED, and the black wire into the BLK
terminal.
GRN
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
BLK
Tighten the set screws against the end of the wires.
COM
COM
SAFETY
EXIT
Wrong
Wrong
SHADOW
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
Screwed into
wire insulation
Exposed strands
of wire
BLK
RED
RECEIVER
Terminal
Block
GTO RCVR.
Wire
GRN
CONTROL INPUTS
Power Cable from the
Master Operator Arm
CYCLE
Correct
MASTER OPERATOR
WHT
SECOND Operator
Step 5
Review the Installation Overview illustration on page 11 before proceeding.
Cut a 6" deep slot into the driveway to accommodate PVC conduit (not provided). The buried conduit will protect the 32
foot power cable from automobile tires, lawn mower blades, weed eaters, and grazing animals. Pull the second opener power
cable through the conduit and secure them into the slot in the driveway.
AUX
RLY
Strip approximately 3/16" of insulation from each wire
of the second opener power cable. Twist each exposed
wire tightly. Insert the second opener power cable
upward through the right strain relief (if necessary,
loosen the sealing nut). Thread approximately 4" of wire
into the control box. Retighten strain relief (on the black
sheath of the power cable) until the power cable locks
into place.
Power Cable from the
Second Operator Arm
GRN
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
2ND OPERATOR
WHT
BLK
Insert the stripped wires of the power cable into the
appropriate terminals on the SECOND operator terminal
block. The green wire should be inserted into the GRN
terminal, the white wire into WHT, the blue wire into
BLUE, brown wire into BRN, and the orange wire into
the ORG terminal, red wire into RED, and black wire
into BLK.
GRN
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
MASTER OPERATOR
WHT
BLK
COM
Tighten the set screws against the end of the wires.
COM
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CON
CYCLE
TROL OUTPUTS
PWR
LOCK
Step 6
Powering the System
Installation of the Transformer
IMPORTANT:
•
The transformer is designed and intended for indoor use. If the transformer can be plugged only into
an outside electrical outlet, a weatherproof cover or housing (available at local electrical supply stores)
must be used.
•
All low voltage wire used with the GTO® Gate Opener must be 16 gauge dual conductor,
stranded, direct burial wire (see page 22 and the accessory pages). Do not run more than 1000 feet of
wire.
If your gate is more than 1000 ft. from an ac power source, you will need to use at least one 10 watt
Solar Panel to charge the battery (see the accessory pages). Refer to the Solar Panels and Gate
Activity chart below.
•
OPTIONAL Solar Panels and Gate Activity
Winter Ratings
The table and map illustrate
the maximum number of
gate cycles to expect per day
in a particular area when
using from 10 to 30 watts of
solar charging power. (see
Accessory Catalog). The
figures shown are for winter
(minimum sunlight) and do not account for
the use of any accessory items. Accessories
connected to your system will draw additional
power from the battery.
12 v dual gate (10 watts) solar charger 12 v dual gate (15 watts) solar charger 12 v dual gate (20 watts) solar charger 12 v dual gate (25 watts) solar charger 12 v dual gate (30 watts) solar charger Zone 1
4
7
10
13
16
Zone 2
Zone 3
8
13
18
23
28
13
20
27
34
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NOTE: A maximum of 30 watts of solar
charging power can be connected to
the GTO® Gate Opener. Consult Solar
Panel Installation Instructions for further
information.
Step 1
Make sure the power switch is OFF before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2
ON/OFF Switch
Select the electrical outlet into which you will plug the transformer.
Measure the distance from this outlet to the control box following the
path where the wire will be laid. After you have measured how much
wire is needed, cut the wire to the appropriate length.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LOW VOLTAGE WIRE
The only wire acceptable for use with GTO products is 16 gauge 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 stranded wire, these types of wire are not
appropiate for use with your gate opener system.
AVOID splicing wires together. Splicing permits corrosion and seriously degrades the wire's ability to
carry an adequate current.
Step 3
LOCK
PWR
AUX
AUX
RLY
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
GTO
LOCK
POWER
INPUTS
TRANSF
GTO
18 VAC
or
SOLAR
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.
GRN
PWR IN
BLU
BRN
ORG
CHARGING
SLAVE CABLE
WHT
25
FUSE
RED
BLK
GRN
BATT-
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
BATT+
MASTER CABLE
WHT
BLK
COM
1 2 3 4
ON DIP
MAX
STATUS
S3
S2
PVC Pipe
AUX
RLY
GRN
WHT
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
2ND OPERATOR
Insert one transformer wire into an 18VAC terminal.
Insert the other transformer wire into the remaining
18VAC terminal. The transformer wires can be
connected to the 18VAC terminals regardless of
polarity or color.
BLK
GRN
WHT
BLU
BRN
ORG
RED
BLK
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MASTER OPERATOR
Tighten set screws against exposed end of wires.
CONTROL OUTPUTS
PWR
LOCK
Low Voltage Wire
from AC Transformer
or Solar Panel
POWER
INPUT
GTO 18VOLT
TRANSF. OR
SOLAR PANEL
RED
BLACK
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!
LEARN RMT
Power Cable from
Master Arm
WARNING! DO NOT PLUG THE TRANSFORMER
INTO AN OUTLET DURING THIS STEP! THE
TRANSFORMER MUST ONLY BE PLUGGED INTO
AN OUTLET DURING STEP 7!
Strip 3/16" off the ends of the low voltage wire
STALL FORCE
MIN
S4
LEARN
SLV LIMIT
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ALM
Power Cable from
Second Arm
Low Voltage Wire
from Transformer
Step 5
AUTO CLOSE TIME
120
ON
ON
BLK
RED
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
GRN
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
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.
OFF
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
OFF
OFF
SHADOW
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
SLV OPEN DLY.
Step 4
EXIT
CONTROL INPUTS
SAFETY
MODE1
MODE2
COM
CYCLE
Step 6
Strip 1/2" of insulation from the ends of the low voltage
wire. Attach these stripped ends to the transformer
terminals.
A dab of household petroleum jelly on each terminal will
help prevent corrosion.
Transformer
Step 7
Plug the transformer into the electrical outlet.
(Use of a surge protector with the transformer is strongly
recommended.)
HINT: Keep a few mothballs in the control box to
discourage insects from entering it and damaging the
control board.
NOTE: If transformer will be located outside be sure
to enclose in a weatherproof cover (not included).
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SURGE PROTECTOR
Make sure the exposed wires do not touch each other!
CONTROL BOARD SETTINGS
DIP Switches
DIP
DIP Switch #2 - Warning Buzzer
ON - Buzzer warning enabled (factory preset).
OFF - Buzzer warning disabled.
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 disables the open and close warning not the
obstruction warning.
ON
OFF
DIP Switch #1 - Soft Start/Stop
ON - Soft start enabled (factory preset).
OFF - Soft start disabled.
The Soft Start/Stop feature slowly starts the gate
as it begins to open and slows the gate as it comes
to the closed position. This saves wear and tear on
the gate and gate opener system.
ON
1 2 3 4
DIP Switch Settings (MODES)
AUTO CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
OFF
120
MAX
ON DIP
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
OFF
OFF
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
2ND OPEN
MODE1
MODE2
MIN
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
DIP Switch #3 - Push/Pull-to-Open
ON - Push to open.
OFF - Pull to open (factory preset).
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-to-Open gate application you
will need a Push-to-Open bracket (see Push-toOpen Instructions on page 30).
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
S4
DIP Switch #4 - Delay/Simultaneous operation
ON - Second opens simultaneously with master.
OFF - Second opens after master (factory preset).
AUTO CLOSE TIME
Auto Close
STALL FORCE
STATUS
The 'AUTO CLOSE TIME' pot controls
auto close feature.
Turning the pot all the way counter-clockwise
will turn auto close feature off. The minimum
time is 3 seconds. The maximum (turn the pot
all the way clockwise) time is 120 seconds.
LEARN RMT
OFF
OFF
OFF
MAX
ON DIP
MODE1
MODE2
Auto Close Time Pot
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
2ND OPEN
120
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
S2
LEARN
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Setting the Closed Position Limits
for Pull to Open Applications
TURN CONTROL BOX ON
NOTE: The OPEN limit is when the opener is fully retracted and the gate is in the full open position. The open limit setting
can only be adjusted by moving the gate bracket. To achieve the optimum closed position, you must adjust the CLOSED
limit setting:
Step 1
Confirm that the power switch is in the ON position, and the gates are in the OPEN POSITIONS.
Step 2
Activate your openers by pressing the entry transmitter
button. Your gates should now be moving from the fully
open positions toward their closing position. Prepare to
STOP gate that reaches the desired closed position first
by pressing the entry transmitter button again. This step
may be repeated until desired close position is achieved.
Once the desired CLOSED position has been achieved,
proceed to step 3.
CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
120
Step 3
MAX
ON DIP
OFF
OFF
1 2 3 4
ART OFF
G
OFF
PULL
EN DLY.
MIN
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
Note which gate has reached the desired closed position
(typically it's the Second gate), program the closed
limit setting by pressing and holding the corresponding
'LEARN MAST LIMIT' or 'LEARN 2ND LIMIT' for 5
seconds.
S4
Learn Master Limit
Button
Learn Second Limit
Button
Step 4
Press the transmitter button and allow the gates to
return to the fully open position. YOUR FIRST
GATE’S CLOSED POSITION LIMIT IS NOW
PROGRAMMED.
Step 5
Activate your openers again by pressing the entry transmitter button. Your gates should now be moving from the fully open
positions toward their closing position. The gate programmed in Step 4 will stop at the spot you just programmed and the
other gate will continue to close until you press the transmitter button again. The optimum CLOSED POSITION for the
second gate is when it closes firmly, without excess tension, against the first gate. This step may be repeated until desired
close position is achieved. Once the desired CLOSED position has been achieved, proceed to step 6.
Step 6
Repeat step 3 for the other gate that has not been set in step 3.
Step 7
Press the transmitter button and allow the gates to return to the fully open position. BOTH YOUR MASTER AND SECOND
GATE’S CLOSED POSITION LIMITS ARE NOW PROGRAMMED.
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TESTING YOUR CLOSED LIMIT SETTING:
Press your entry transmitter and allow your gates to close. If CLOSED positions are not correct or need to be changed, you
will need to CLEAR your CLOSED LIMIT settings and follow Steps 1-7 again.
CLEARING PROGRAMMED CLOSED LIMIT SETTING:
If you make a mistake and set the limit at the wrong position – press your transmitter to return the gates to their fully opened
positions, then press and hold the 'LEARN MAST LIMIT' or 'LEARN 2ND LIMIT' button for 5 seconds. This will clear the
memory for the closed limit positions. Follow Steps 1-7 again.
Setting Your Personal Transmitter Code
All GTO transmitters are set to a standard code at the factory and are ready to operate your GTO® Gate Opener®. For
your safety and security, however, we strongly recommend that you replace the factory setting with your own personal code.
Follow the directions below:
1. Remove the Transmitter Cover
On the back of the transmitter use a small phillips head screw driver to remove
the two screws on the sides of the visor clip and separate the front cover from the
transmitter. With the front cover removed, the battery and the DIP switches will
be exposed. To set a new code, use a small screwdriver to move the switches.
LE
D
–
0
+
1
2
3
4
5
A2
AL
KA
LI
3S
NE
12
BA
TT
6
7
8
9
EC
E
V
ER
Y
2. Set the transmitter DIP Switches
There are nine (9) transmitter DIP switches; each can be placed in three different
positions (+, 0, –). DO NOT set all the switches in the same position, such as all +,
all 0, or all –. Once the DIP switches have been set to a personal code, replace front
cover.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
+
0
ECE
WARNING: No other adjustments should be made inside the transmitter.
3. “Teach” the New Code to Control Board Memory
CLOSE TIME
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
120
OFF
OFF
MAX
ON DIP
ART OFF
G
OFF
PULL
EN DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
A. Press and hold transmitter button.
B. Press and hold the LEARN RMT (Learn Remote) button
on the control board until the buzzer sounds.
C. Release transmitter button. The new code
is stored in control board memory.
D. Release the LEARN RMT (Learn Remote) button.
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
S4
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Learn Remote
Button
Obstruction Sensitivity Potentiometer
STALL FORCE
E
AUTO
TO
O CLOSE TIME
OFF
O
The Stall Force potentiometer on the control
board operates like a volume control on a radio.
It controls the obstruction sensitivity (or the amount
of force the opener will apply to an obstruction)
before it automatically stops and reverses direction for
approximately two (2) seconds.
MAX
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
2ND OPEN
MODE1
MODE2
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
MIN
MAX
ON
MIN
120
0
STALL FORCE
FO
O
1 2 3 4
IMPORTANT: For safety reasons the
obstruction setting or Stall Force on the
GTO® gate opener control board comes from
the factory set at MIN (minimum). In many
gate installations this setting will need to be
adjusted to overcome the weight and size of
the gates.
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUS
S
SIM
M
ON
ON
Use a small flat blade screwdriver to turn the arrow in the center of
the potentiometer. Adjust the sensitivity from the MINIMUM position
where the gate operates without obstructing from its own weight or the
wind conditions in your area.
NOTE: You may need to increase the stall force in cold weather due to
increased resistance from gate hinges.
ALWAYS KEEP SAFETY AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST WHEN ADJUSTING OR
SERVICING YOUR AUTOMATIC GATE OPENER!
Installing the Receiver
Use the transmitter to check the range of the receiver before permanently mounting it.
Consider the following when mounting the receiver:
• Standard receiver cable length is 10 feet (receivers with a longer cable are available as special order items; call the GTO Sales Department). NEVER splice receiver cable!
• Run the cable through PVC conduit to protect it from damage.
• DO NOT run cable in conduit containing ac wiring.
• DO NOT mount receiver on a metal fence or post; doing so will decrease signal range.
• The receiver range can vary from 50 to 100 feet depending upon weather, topography, and
external interference.
• DO NOT mount upside down.
• MOUNT so that you have line of sight between remote and antenna.
• MOUNT 3 feet away from AC voltage.
• MOUNT as high as possible for optimum range.
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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Connnecting Accessories
Input Connections
• All control inputs are dry-contact, normally open, inputs. DO NOT apply external voltage sources to these
inputs.
• All inputs are connected with respect to COMMON terminal.
• The status LED will blink once when any input is activated.
1COM: Circuit common (reference for all
logic input)
• Two (2) terminals to provide extra
common connection point.
BLK
2CYCLE/CLOSE: (Typically for use with
push button or hard-wired keypad)
• Each activation at this input will cycle
the operation as follows:
OPEN–STOP–CLOSE–STOP–OPEN
1
2
CYCLE
3SAFETY: (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.
3
SAFETY
4
EXIT
5
SHADOW
6
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
COM
COM
RECEIVER
GTO RCVR.
BLK
RED
ALM
4EXIT/OPEN: (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).
GRN
CONTROL INPUTS
7
5 SHADOW LOOP: (Typically for use with loop detector)
• 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.
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.
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.
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Wiring Accessories
CONTROL OUTPUTS
6
7
GTO RCVR.
6
7
Automatic Gate Lock (FM144 & FM142)
COM
ALM
RED
5
COM
4
BLK
BLK
3
GRN
2
BLU
71
BRN
CLOSE
EDGE
ORG
OPEN
EDGE
RED
6
SHADOW
5
WHT
EXIT
4
GRN
SAFETY
3
CYCLE
2
RED
COM
BLK
COM
WHT
BLU
GRN
1
7
CONTROL INPUTS
CONTROL
INPUTS
MASTER
OPERATORRECEIVER
CYCLE
AUX
2ND OPERATOR
RLYMASTER OPERATOR
GRN
BRN
GTO 18 VOLT
TRANSF. OR
SOLAR PANEL
PWR
BLK
6
RED
5
ORG
4
BLU
3
WHT
2
LOCK
BRN
WHT
ORG
BLU
RED
BRN
BLK
ORG
POWER
INPUT
2ND OPERATOR
According to
Application
1
Edge Sensor
1
2
Push Button Control (RB101)
3
1
Photo Beams (R4222)
4
1
1
4
GHI
7
PRS
2
ABC
5
JKL
8
TUV
0
Vehicle Sensor (FM139)
3
DEF
6
MNO
Refer to Vehicle Sensor
manual for additional
connections.
9
WXY
1
2
Digital Keypad (F310)
NOTE: There may be additional connection options for
applications that are not illustrated here.
Refer to accessory manuals for details.
Connecting Other Auxiliary Devices (Sirens, Lights, etc.)
• These 2 terminals are normally open “dry-contact” (no voltage) relay ouput.
• Relay is closed when the gate is in motion; Relay is open when the gate is not in motion.
• These 2 terminals maximum rating is 24Vdc, 1 Amp.
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AUX
RLY
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 Bracket 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 13; step 3.
In a PUSH-TO-OPEN installation the openers are installed while the gates
are in the closed position.
Step 1
With the gates closed, adjust the post bracket assembly and the gate
bracket until the opener is level. While holding the opener level, use
C-clamps to temporarily keep the post bracket assembly and gate
bracket in their respective positions on the fence post and gate.
Post Bracket Assembly
Determining The Mounting Position
of The Post Bracket Assembly
3/8" x 2" Bolt
Post Bracket
Push-To-Open Bracket
(optional accessory)
Post Bracket
3/8" Washer
3/8" Lock Washer
3/8" Nut
IMPORTANT: While determining the mounting point for the post
pivot bracket assembly be sure that the position allows for maximum
clearance between the gate and the opener in both the open and closed
positions, as shown in the diagrams below. This clearance will give the
opener the most efficient leverage point for opening and closing the gate
and more importantly provides the least possible pinch area.
Step 2
After verifying that you have the best position
for the post pivot bracket, insert the 5/16" x 1 3/4"
bolt through the aligned holes of the post bracket
and post pivot bracket and fasten it with the 5/16"
washer and nut.
Gate in the Open Position
Pinch Area (gray)
IMPORTANT: If you loosened the clamp on
the post bracket to achieve the optimum position,
tighten it in its new position and recheck the gate
bracket with the gate in the open position (move the
gate bracket and re-clamp it if necessary).
2" minimum
Gate in the Closed Position
Pinch Area (gray)
2" minimum
*The Troubleshooting Wizard
has detailed information on
Push-To-Open installations.
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Step 3
With the gate in the fully closed position and the opener retracted, swing the opener to the gate. Mark reference points for
bolt holes on gate cross member through middle of gate bracket slots. The opener 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 opener to the post bracket
assembly and gate bracket using clevis pins, bushings, and hairpins clips.
Fence Post
LEVEL
Gate Post and Gate Cross Member
(In Closed Position)
Operato
r
LEVEL
POST PIVOT BRACKET level with the
horizontal surface of the GATE BRACKET
Step 4
L
DIP#3
ON
Push-to-open operation.
OFF
Pull-to-open operation (factory setting).
2
4
Install the second gate opener on the other gate in the same manner.
Then refer to the CONTROL BOARD SETTINGS on page 25 for
gate sequencing and other programming steps before proceeding.
DIP
3
Step 5
ON
1
Make sure the control box power switch is OFF. Use a small
screwdriver to move the Number 3 DIP switch from the factory
setting (OFF / Pull-To-Open) to ON for Push-To-Open. Turn
power switch ON. The control board is now configured to push
the gate open.
LEVE
OFF
ON
AUTO CLOSE TIME
OFF
OFF
OFF
MIN
MAX
ON
ON DIP
MODE1
120
OFF
OFF
PULL
DLY.
DLY.
1 2 3 4
SOFT START
WARNING
OPEN
2ND OPEN
STALL FORCE
FORC
ON
ON
PUS
PUSH
SIMU
SIMULT.
ON
ON
Setting the Open Position Limit
Step 1
Confirm that the power switch is in the ON position, and the gates are in the CLOSED POSITIONS.
Step 2
Activate your openers by pressing the entry transmitter button. Your gates should now be moving from the closed positions
toward their open position. Prepare to STOP gates by pressing the entry transmitter button again when the first gate reaches
the desired open position. This step may be repeated until desired open position is achieved. Once the desired OPEN
position has been achieved, proceed to step 3.
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Step 3
Note which gate has reached the desired closed position (typically it's the SECOND gate), program the closed limit setting by
pressing and holding the corresponding 'LEARN MAST LIMIT' or 'LEARN 2ND LIMIT' button for 5 seconds.
Step 4
Press the transmitter button and allow the gates to return to the closed position. YOUR FIRST GATE’S OPEN POSITION
LIMIT IS NOW PROGRAMMED.
Step 5
STALL FORCE
STATUS
LEARN RMT
120
OFF
OFF
MAX
ON DIP
ART OFF
G
OFF
PULL
EN DLY.
MIN
1 2 3 4
Activate your openers again by pressing the
entry transmitter button. Your gates should now
be moving from the closed positions toward
their open positions. The first gate will stop at
the spot you just programmed and the second
gate will continue to open until you press the
transmitter button again. Press the transmitter
button when the second gate reaches the desired
open position. This step may be repeated until
desired open position is achieved. Once the
desired OPEN position has been achieved,
proceed to step 6.
CLOSE TIME
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
ON
ON
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
S2
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
Step 6
S4
Repeat step 3 for the other gate that has not been
set in step 3.
Learn Master Limit
Button
Learn Second Limit
Button
Step 7
Press the transmitter button and allow the
gates to return to the closed position. BOTH
YOUR MASTER AND SECOND GATE’S
OPEN POSITION LIMITS ARE NOW
PROGRAMMED.
TESTING YOUR OPEN LIMIT SETTING:
Press your entry transmitter and allow your gates to open. If OPEN positions are not correct or need to be changed, you will
need to CLEAR your OPEN LIMIT settings and follow steps one (1) to seven (7) again.
CLEARING THE PROGRAMMED OPEN LIMIT SETTING:
If you make a mistake and set the limit at the wrong position – press your transmitter to return the gates to their closed
positions, then press and hold the 'LEARN MAST LIMIT' or 'LEARN 2ND LIMIT' button for 5 seconds. This will clear the
memory for the open limit positions. Follow steps one (1) to seven (7) again.
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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.
VOLTAGE READINGS
18 Vac Transformer......................................................................................18.0 to 22.0 Vac, 2200 mA
5 W Solar panel (single).............................................................................18.0 to 22.0 Vdc, 300 mA
* measure voltage at panel and control box.
Two 12 V, 7 amp hour Batteries..............................................................12.5 to 13.5 Vdc 7.0 Ah
*measure voltage at battery terminals with battery disconnected from circuit board
Charging circuit ...........................................................................................13.3 to 14.8 Vdc
*measure voltage at battery terminals with battery connected to circuit board and GREEN "POWER IN"
LED is ON.
Audible Feedback
Indication
Possible Diagnosis
1 short beep upon activation Blown Fuse
Low or Bad Battery
Loose Battery Connection
1 short beep upon power up Circuit Board Powered Up &
Ready
Continuous Uninterrupted Circuit Board Senses an
Alarm
Obstruction
Check
•
•
•
•
Fuse
Battery Under Load
Battery Harness Connections
Normal Operation
Path of Gate
Gate for Level and Plumb
Stall Force Adjustment
Disconnect Safety Devices
Rev Counter
Fuses
Battery Harness Connections
Battery Under Load
Connections to Master Inputs
Master Arm Power Cable
Motor
Circuit Board
Connections to Second Inputs
Second Arm Power Cable
Motor
Circuit Board
Connections to Master Inputs
Master Arm Power Cable
1 beep with 10 seconds off
Low Battery Condition
1 beep then 2 beeps
Master Motor Terminals
Shorted
1 beep then 3 beeps
Second Motor Terminals
Shorted
1 beep with 2 seconds off
Master Arm Limit Switch
Error
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2 beeps with 2 seconds off
Second Arm Limit Switch
Error
• Connections to Second Inputs
• Second Arm Power Cable
3 beeps with 2 seconds off
Master Arm Rev Counter
Error
4 beeps with 2 seconds off
Second Arm Rev Counter
Error
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Connections to Master Inputs
Master Arm Power Cable
Rev Counter
Connections to Second Inputs
Second Arm Power Cable
Rev Counter
Visual Feedback
Indication
Possible Diagnosis Check
Status (clear) 1 blink
Cycle Terminal
Shorted
Status (clear) 2 blinks Safety 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.
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
Disconnect the loop detector, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
Shorted
terminal. Try remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear) 5 blinks Close Edge Terminal Disconnect the edge sensor, photo beam, or any other accessory wired to this
Shorted
terminal. Try the remote. If the remote works, the problem is the accessory.
Status (clear) 6 blinks 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
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
Solar:
• Weather
• Solar Panel Placement
• Output of Solar Panel
• Voltage on wire at Solar Input
Charge (red) ON
Fast Charging Mode
Battery Voltage should be ~ slowly increasing
Charge (red) Fast
Blinking 2/second
Soak Charging Mode
Battery Voltage should be ~14.1 VDC
Charge (red) Slow
Blinking 2/second
Float Charge
Battery Voltage should be ~13.8 VDC
Charge (red) OFF
Battery Not Being
Charged
AC power
Transformer
Solar Panel
Charging Circuit
•
•
•
•
Battery in Remote
Program Remote
Antenna Receiver Connections
Antenna Receiver
Normal Operation
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Battery/Power Troubleshooting
RED LED
AUTO CLOSE TIME
FUSE
15
STALL FORCE
STATUS
BATT+
CHARGING
LEARN RMT
BATT-
OFF
120
MAX
ON
MODE1
MODE2
1 2 3 4
SOFT START OFF
WARNING
OFF
OPEN
PULL
2ND OPEN DLY.
POWER IN
MIN
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
PUSH
SIMULT.
S3
LEARN
MAST LIMIT
ON
ON
S2
CHARGING
LEARN
2ND LIMIT
POWER IN
S4
DIAG
PORT
GREEN LED
CONTROL OUTPUTS
RECEIVER
2ND OPERATOR
POWER IN LED
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
CHARGING LED
Steady ON
Blinking
OFF
OFF
Blinking
Steady ON
BLK
RED
GRN
EXIT
ALM
CLOSE
EDGE
OPEN
EDGE
SHADOW
COM
CYCLE
SAFETY
BLK
COM
RED
ORG
BRN
7
BLU
6
GRN
5
BLK
4
RED
3
ORG
2
GRN
1
GTO 18 VOLT
TRANSF. OR
SOLAR PANEL
CONTROL INPUTS
MASTER OPERATOR
WHT
AUX
RLY
BRN
PWR
BLU
LOCK
WHT
POWER
INPUT
GTO RCVR.
Battery Charging
Battery Fully Charged
Bad Charger
No AC/Solar Power
Low Battery
Bad Charger
Repair Service
If your Gate Operator is not operating properly, please follow the steps below:
1. First use the procedures found in the Troubleshooting Guide (see page 25).
2. Use the 24/7 Troubleshooting Wizard at http://support.gtoinc.com.
3. If you are unable to solve the problem, call the GTO Service Department at (800) 543-1236, or (850) 5754144. Refer to the serial number (located on the right side of the control box) and date of purchase when
calling for assistance.
4. If repair or replacement of your gate operator is necessary, the Service Department will assign a Return
Goods Authorization (RGA) number to you.
5. Securely pack the component(s) authorized for return to the factory. Include a copy of your sales reciept
for the purchase of the product(s). Write the RGA number issued to you on the outside of the package in
LARGE BOLD PRINT. Ship the package(s) freight prepaid to: GTO, 3121 Hartsfield Road, Tallahassee, Florida, USA 32303.
NOTE: Products returned to GTO without a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number in LARGE
BOLD PRINT on the outside of the package WILL NOT be accepted. Also, items returned to GTO
freight collect WILL NOT be accepted.
GTO Technical Service and Installation Assistance
8:00am–7:00pm • Monday–Friday (EST)
Toll Free Support: 800-543-1236 • Local Support: 850-575-4144 • Fax: 850-575-8950
24/7 Troubleshooting Wizard: http://support.gtoinc.com
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Column Installation Information
IF THIS OPENER WILL BE USED WITH GATES THAT ARE MOUNTED ON
MASONRY, BRICK, OR ROCK (etc.) COLUMNS:
READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
A.
The simplest solution is to install the opener in a push-to-open configuration (requires Push-To-Open Bracket,
see Accessory Catalog). The minimum clearance is easier to achieve and clearance is no longer a problem,
since the opener will be pushing the gate away from the column instead of pulling it toward the column. It
is recommended that you place a steel plate between the opener mounting brackets and masonry surface for
additional strength.
B.
If a push-to-open installation is impossible due to traffic hazards, terrain, etc., another option is to re-hang the
gate. You may hang it on a post, either in the center of the column or at the back corner, or move the gate to the
back corner of the columns.
C.
The most difficult solution is to cut a notch in the column to accommodate the opener and power cable. This
job is NOT for the inexperienced!
Hinge
Gate
Column
Pivot Bracket
B
Column Mount Example
(A + B can not exceed 19 inches)
Example: If A is 6" then B cannot exceed 13"
A
*The Troubleshooting Wizard has detailed information on
column mounting.
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Accessories
Please visit www.gtoaccess.com for photos and detailed descriptions of GTO
Accessories. Or call 1-800-543-GATE (4283).
POWERING ACCESSORIES
Low Voltage Wire [RB509]
The 16 gauge, stranded, dual conductor low voltage Wire is for connecting the AC powered
transformer, solar panel or wired accessories to the system’s control board. This specially
designed wire is UV treated, PVC coated, and ready for direct burial.
Solar Panel Kits [FM122/FM123]
If your gate operator is more than 1000 ft. away from an AC power outlet, you can choose to
maintain the battery charge with the GTO Solar Panel Kit.
• 10 Watt Solar Panel Charging Kit [FM123]
• 5 Watt Solar Panel Charging Kit [FM122]
Additional/Replacement Battery [RB500]
For additional battery power or replacement.
“FROM VEHICLE” ENTRY AND EXIT ACCESSORIES
Transmitters [RB741/RB742/RB743]
Purchase an additional transmitter for each vehicle in your family. The Two-Button
Transmitter can be programmed to operate both your gate operator and a garage door
opener using the Universal Receiver. Or it can be programmed to open two gate operator
systems.
• Single Button Transmitter [RB741]
• Dual Button Transmitter [RB742]
• Three Button Transmitter [RB743]
Universal Receiver [RB709U-NB]
The Universal Antenna Receiver gives you the ability to use one remote to activate your
gate operator and your garage door opener. Connects to any brand garage door opener. Up
to 100 ft. range.
1
4
2
ABC
5
GHI
JKL
7
PRS
8
TUV
0
3
DEF
6
MNO
9
WXY
Digital Keypad [F310]
Allow friends access to your property using an identification code that you provide.
Program up to 25 entry codes for added security. Powered by three “AA” batteries (not
included).
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POW
ER
Ans
wer
Per Grant
mis
sio
n
Ke
Ba ypa
tt d
Low
DV
9V
Residential Wireless Entry Intercom [F3100MBC]
Designed for added security to your automated gate with the ability to “speak to” and
“screen” visitors safely from inside your home. Ideal for securing gate entrances while
providing controlled access.
Gooseneck Pedestal [F100/F110]
Designed to mount digital keypads, wireless intercom systems, and other access control
devices for your gate automation system.
“HANDS FREE” Entry & Exit Accessories
Driveway Vehicle Sensor [FM139]
Automatically activates gate operator “Hands-Free” when a vehicle exits the property.
Electromagnetic sensor detects vehicles in motion.
• 50 ft. [FM139]
• 100 ft. [FM140]
• 150 ft. [FM141]
Wireless Vehicle Sensor [R4500]
Automatically activates gate operator “Hands-Free” when a vehicle exits the property.
100 ft. range between transmitter and receiver. Easy installation.
LOCKING & SECURITY Accessories
ATIC
OM CK ®
AUTE LOLO
CK
GASETCURITY
IC
TRON
ELEC
1
4
GHI
7
PRS
2
ABC
5
JKL
8
TUV
0
3
DEF
6
MNO
®
9
WXY
SEC
URITY
, Inc.
GATE
LOC
K
Automatic Gate Lock [FM144/FM142]
The #1 Accessory For Swing Gate Operators! Designed for added security in conjunction
with GTO Automatic Gate Operators. The gate lock unlocks and locks automatically
when the gate opens and closes. The perfect solution for high wind conditions.
Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock [FM145]
Designed to mount on horizontal swing “walk through” wood, chain link, and metal
pedestrian gates opening in or out. Ideal for securing pools, condominiums, schools
and any pedestrian gate.
Wireless Driveway Alarm [R4450].
This device alerts you of vehicles entering your driveway (with or without an automated
gate). The indoor base station signals you with a door chime when a vehicle passes the
driveway sensor.
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ADDITIONAL Accessories
Photo Beams [R4222]
Primary “through beam” photo beam device. Provides “non-contact” entrapment
protection.
Pin Lock [FM345]
Use as a substitute for the clevis pin at the front mount of the gate opeator to prevent
theft of the operator.
• Pin Lock 10-pack: ten Pin Locks keyed alike [FM345KA].
Push Button Control [RB101]
Wire this unlit push button directly to your gate operator for simple open/close/stop
operation from up to 1000 ft. away. Use 16 gauge low-voltage wire.
Replacement Transformer [RB570]
Standard 18 volt, 2200 mA AC transformer included with the gate operator to maintain
battery charge.
HARDWARE Accessories
Push To Open Brackets [347IH]
Required when the gate operator must push a gate open (arm extends to open), such
as away from a sloping driveway or where space prevents gate from opening into the
property (pull to open). Order two brackets for a dual swing gate installation.
Column Mount Lock Receiver [433IH]
For use with the Automatic Gate Lock or Bulldog Pedestrian Gate Lock when mounting
on brick columns or applications with limited space.
If you have a question about any special order item,
just call 1-800-543-GATE!
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