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Gate openers.

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum' started by wirepuller, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. wirepuller
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    Been asked to rush a cable in for a 5 bar gate opener while some ground is already up......whats the typical load of such an opener so I can calculate cable requirements before tomorrow?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. needasparks
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    Never seen one bigger than a 10amp load as normally on high torque motors nowdays or a small ram pump, the usuall is a spur supply. Can you not check with the installers (quick phone call) before.
     
  3. telectrix
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    usually only a fhp motor. if you allow for 2kva that should be well over.
     
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  5. wirepuller
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    Thanks chaps,
    No spec on a gate at all...it's just "put a cable in for a gate which will go in soon".....just want to make sure I'm covered with the cable size.
     
  6. mogga
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    B.I.L got solar powered charger and battery powered gates due to distance from house meaning cable was prohibitivly expensive and would have required a massive box for termination

    to work out size you need ALL the information
     
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