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Make your own electric gate

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Make your own electric gate

Are you planning to install an electric gate? Is the budget the main problem? Well, you can make your very own electric gate. Enjoy opening and closing the gate right from your car.

Are you planning to replace the manual gate at your home with an electric one? Sounds a pretty decent idea because after all, you can easily control the opening and closing of the gates via a remote while not having to move an inch.

Do you have the budget to own an electric gate?

It goes without saying that the installation of the electric gate at home is a costly affair. You have to invest money so that everything works out well. In case your budget is limited and you cannot afford to get hold of the entire product, there is nothing to get disappointed about. You can make your very own electric gate.

How about making your own electric gate?

If you explore the market, you will come across a vast number of electric gates kit products. You can get hold of the pre made kits and install them together all by yourself and save money on the installation charges. In fact, you can get hold of the parts one by one, without going for the pre designed kits. The choice is absolutely yours. There are manual details mentioned with the things required and the way it should be installed.

What are the things required?

  • Small lead acid battery
  • Linear actuator
  • Solar panel and solar charge controller
  • Winch relay
  • Remote relay

The steps involved

Step:1- power generation

For the power, there are two options that are available:

  1. In order to get hold of the solar power or wind power, you have to be compatible with the location of the sun.
  2. You have to opt for an AC to DC converter similar to the one that is providing power to the router. It will be sufficient.

Step:2-solar power source

There is a 15 watt panel that power the controller and charges the battery. In order to create a reversing circuit, it is always suggested to go for the remote relay wired into the winch relay. It is better to test everything before you unplug and label the wires.

Step:3- getting the right angle

Getting the right angle will be different every time. The linear actuator is present with a small mount, but it is not adequate to move the gate, specially when there are strong winds.

Step:4-test everything

Once you have completed everything wiring up and mounting, it is essential to find out whether you are able to move the mounts in order to get hold of a stopping angle as desired. It is always suggested to test the gate from full opening to closing.

Follow the above steps and enjoy making your own electric gate.

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