Solar panels will
charge the battery for any of the GTO gate operators. Since the battery can be recharged
with the low voltage wire (not included) and the transformer (included), solar panels are
optional. The low voltage wire can be installed up to 1000 feet away from an outlet. Solar
panels are the next best choice in remote areas.
The size and quantity of solar panels needed depends on many
factors. Some of these are how often the gate is used, how heavy and wide the gate is, how
far south geographically the gate is installed and how many power-draining accessories are
plugged into the battery and control board. For example, an exit wand drains a lot of
current, whereas a wireless keypad drains none. If you are located in unsunny Ohio, solar
power does not work well.
We carry a 5 watt and 10 watt solar panel, both
The 5 watt panels available on this page do not have any mounting
brackets, but are otherwise brand new in the box.