Tuesday was Red Bull day.
We started and finished a new installation. It’s always a challenge to update an existing installation but a new install presents interesting issues of it’s own. This job had us installing a pair of LiftMaster LA 400’s. What’s neat about these operators is that they are 24 volt DC operated. That means that the operators can be powered off a low voltage circuit which requires less costly low voltage wiring. This system can also be converted to a solar power hookup at a later date. Although the customer here opted to go with an AC (home power fed) solution, updating to solar in the future would be no problem. IF you were considering solar from the start, we’d probably go with the LA412S option as it’s 12 volts DC and comes set up for solar right out of the box.
This customer had no available high voltage (110 volts AC) at the gate location. We were able to run a low voltage wire to the gate operator from a weather tight location on the outside of the house.
These linear actuators are very slim and almost disappear into the metal work of the gate. We also top mounted them in order to take advantage of the frame as a structural attachment point.
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