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SOLAR POWERED AUTOMATIC GATE KITS

Solar powered automatic gates are probably the ultimate in convenience. Powered by battery there is no need to worry when the mains goes out and no need to run power cables.

WARNING ABOUT SOLAR POWERED GATES

There is a tendency in the automatic gate industry to simply slap together a motor, control board, solar panel and battery and call it a kit at a bargain price. Now we all love a bargain but bargains in the solar power arena can often mean non performance and failure. The problem with this is that most of us buy an automatic gate for convenience and security. When the system fails it is certainly not very "convenient" but if locked at the time it may be secure.

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT SOLAR POWERED GATES

Whilst we have researched and designed a few kits for the budget end of the market the majority of our kits include extras like larger 26 amp hour batteries and strong outdoor galvanised enclosures to house your batteries and protect your logic control board. We have a full range of upgrade options including larger solar panels, extra batteries, larger enclosures and solar regulator controls.

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Why choose solar?

There are many and varied reasons why someone will choose solar to power their gate automation but the most common is a simple lack of available mains power.

There are however many more advantages to choosing solar power for your installation -

  • 24 hour power - no power failures
  • No high cost of running power
  • FREE solar energy - Stored throughout the day in the built-in battery
  • DIY Installation - No Electrician required.
  • Safe - 12 volts
  • Green and clean - Eco friendly option.

Will solar be the correct choice for me?

Solar power is the correct choice in so many situations. On average it only costs about $150 more to power by solar than a standard low voltage installation so the question often becomes, is low voltage correct for me?

Good quality low voltage installations do cost more than high voltage installations but when it's pouring with rain during a late night electrical storm and you have to find your override keys and climb your gate to fumble in the dark and open your gate manually you will ask yourself why you didn't have low voltage. You install automatic gates for security and convenience, how convenient would this scenario be?

At the end of the day we live in a country where solar is a sensible, viable, and in the case of automatic gates an economical option and if it suits your installation then go for it.

Click on the links to view our hinged or sliding gate solar kits.

Solar Panels & Regulators  Batteries & Enclosures  Solar kits - Hinged  Solar kits - Sliding  Solar kits - Farm Gate
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