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How to install an electric sliding gate motor

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:03
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Typically AC motors (Wechselstrommotoren) are used in Sliding Gates, usually with a Worm Gearbox (Schneckengetriebe) to reduce the speed.
The first thing to check is to make sure that the motor is in good condition, and that your sliding gate is running smoothly along the full length of the path.
Next, you will need to run a power cable to the place of the motor, through a RCD circuit breaker, in the consumer unit. A residual-current device (RCD) is an electrical wiring device that disconnects a circuit when it discovers that the electric current isn’t balanced between the live and the neutral conductor.This imbalance inadvertently touching the energized part of the circuit and may signify current leakage through the body of someone who is grounded. A lethal shock can result from these states. RCDs are designed to disconnect fast enough to prevent injury caused by such shocks. This workshould be finished by an experienced electrician. Or you could fit the type of motor that can run on solar power, therefore a DC Motor (Gleichstrommotor) or BLDC Motor (Bürstenloser DC-Motor). In this way you are able to guarantee that all the components are not compatible. It will come with a foundation plate to secure the motor to the earth. It will also have the correct rack and remote controls and photocells, and most of the fittings needed.I would strongly suggest that you simply fasten the plate using anchor bolts if your drive has already been laid with concrete. If your drive is gravel or dirt you must dig out a hole where the motor is going to fit and fill at precisely the same time embedding the plate into the wet mix. Do not forget to bring up the power cable and take another cable out for the photocells.The place is essential. The rack should fit the centre of the toothed wheel on the motor over. Make sure that the gate does not have any big nuts as the motor could be fouled by these. You should make reference to the directions that came with the kit once the foundation plate is fitted. If the plate was fitted by you into concrete I would suggest which you allow the mix set for 2 weeks before you fit the motor. Carry on fit the rack to the gate when the motor is securely in place. This can be accomplishedeither by welding or screwing the stand in position.


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