Photocells are used primarily as a safety device to detect the presence of a vehicle or person through an entrance
Photocells placed on each side of a gate driveway, will increase your hazard management of your gate opener system.
Designed to detect objects that may be in the way of a closing gate by sending an infra-red beam between the 2 x safety beams. If the beam is broken by an object, child, car etc it sends a signal to the control board of your opener to STOP and return to the fully OPEN position. This will avoid costly damage and injury.
Designed to detect objects passing through the beams across your driveway and activate the gate opener.
Note: Photocells sold as a pair (one for each side of your driveway)
Photocells require a low voltage network cable connected to the gate opener control board from both beams. Power is supplied from your 12v connector point on the gate opener control board.
Photocell angle mounting bracket sold separately in plain aluminium for $20 pair. To order please add by email or in the comment section when placing your order. Compatible with all Easysystems gate openers
Warranty; 1 year back to Base. See terms and conditions on this website
Warning: It is the installer’s responsibility to seal the entry points of cables etc from insects and water entering the housing and compromising the control board.
Connecting the IR beams to the Boxer slider:
Important Note: Once beams are installed you must also place SW6 DIP white switch 1 to OFF (top switch found in the bottom Right corner of the board). We recommend you install an earth wire from GND terminal 3 to the base of the motor housing to increase the performance of the beam and reduce interruption of the photo beam frequency.
The system is factory set to be used without the beams fitted so there is no need to “loop” terminal 7 (PH1) to ground as this is done electronically. To Install IR Beams you will need power to the IR beams. Terminal 6 (GND) is negative and terminal 9 (PH+) is positive 12-13v DC. Connect the NC of the IR Beam to Terminal 7 (Ph1) and the COM of the IR Beam to terminal 6 (GND). When the beam is broken you will have a green LED on the control board. Gate will stop and re-open but will not be able to close until the green Led goes out.