Solar Powered Gates Equipment
Supplying power to automatic gates is easy with solar gate equipment. Solar powered gates are ideal in locations that do not have electricity available, such as remote farms and ranches or access points along a property's perimeter.
The GS Solar Panel Charging Kit comes with mounting hardware, 10 feet of wire and a blocking diode to prevent battery discharge. In areas where the nearest power outlet is more than 1,000 feet away, the solar panel can charge the battery to operate the gate. The maximum gate cycles expected from a solar powered automatic gate depends on the geographic location, climate and placement of the gate.
Solar gate transformers are critical parts of the system. Transformers convert the raw electricity produced by the solar panels into a form that can be used to power the gates. Transformers are available for both direct current and alternating current applications, and some models come with a battery. Battery chargers keep the power flowing to the gates at night or on cloudy days when there is insufficient sunlight for the panels to produce enough power.