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Frequently asked questions on the TMT Automatic Gate Opener

What gate size will the gate opener do?

Maximum gate length of 5.0mtrs

Where is the best position to mount the actuator arm/s?

Single gate can be mounted either top, middle or bottom of gate frame.

Double gates are best mounted to the bottom of your gate frame providing the area is not prone to flooding. Mounting the arms to this section will prevent any bending or twisting of the gates if you are using a ground stop.

Will I need to run cable across the driveway for a double gate setup?

Yes - you will be supplied with approximately 12mtrs of cable on the slave arm to run across the driveway

Can I install this gate opener onto a colour bond or slated gate/s?
Yes depending on gate size. We suggest confirming your gate size and design with one of our sales staff before purchasing.
Can I install this gate opener onto a farm gate?
YES - we have optional round gate brackets that you can add if required
Does it matter what size post my gate is swinging from?

YES - if your gate is swinging from a square post then the standard brackets will be suitable for the installation.  If swinging from a round post then you do have optional round post brackets that you can purchase.  If swinging from a pillar then your gate cannot be hinged any further than 150mm in from the back face of the pillar.

Can I have the gate stay open if I have auto close set?

Yes, after setting auto close you will then need to assign one of the spare remote buttons for the auto close override. This will allow you to leave your gate in the open position.

Can I have the gate open further than 90 degrees?

Yes, depending on the size post that the gate swings off and the pivot point you set the actuator arm up with. We wouldn't recommend trying to get any further than 110 degrees

Is there an obstruction safety feature?
Yes, if the gate hits an obstruction it will stop. You have the option of adjusting a setting to allow a small reverse.
What warranty does the product have?
2 year limited warranty back to base
What is the expectant battery life for my solar unit?
Generally up to 3 years - Battery life comes down to a few factors such as, amount of usage, weather (heat) and how often it has a full top up charge
How long will the batteries last if there is bad weather with solar?
With normal usage on the gate you will get approximately 2 weeks out of the 14ah batteries on a solar unit.
How long does it take for the solar panel to fully charge the battery?

Our 40watt panel requires 8 hours of full sun to have the 12v 14ah batteries fully charged. If the batteries go flat, the control board will not come back online until it detects 24volts from the batteries

Can the TMT gate opener swing my gate outwards?

Yes - The TMT unit will either push or pull open a gate with the actuator mounted on the inside of the property. If your gate is pushing out to the road to open, you will require the TMT push to open bracket.

What gate opener type is it?
The actuator is a screw drive
What maintenance should I do on my gate opener?
There is no maintenance required on the actuator arm.
We do recommend keeping an eye out for insect or bug infestation in the main control box as well as any accessories.
Check that your gate does not drop or become un level over time and that your hinges are greased or in good working condition.
My gate is swinging off a large pillar, will this affect the gate opener install?
Yes it may. There are a few things that come into play if mounting our gate opener onto a brick pillar. Firstly if the gate is pulling in towards the property and you wish to install the gate opener on the inside, then you will require a minimum distance from the back of the pillar to the hinge point of 150mm. Anything further than this distance and the actuator will not reach around the pillar to fully close your gate (if this is the case you may require a scissor arm system). Secondly, the gate opener will apply a lot of pressure at the post bracket when closing and opening and may want to pull the post bracket out or damage your pillar overtime.
My gate is on rising hinges, will this system work?
No, the TMT is not suitable for gates with rising hinges.
My gate has a solid infill and isn't wind friendly, will this system work?
The TMT may be suitable. We would suggested speaking to one of our staff members where they will ask what size your gate is and determine if the system is suitable.
What distance will the remotes work from?
With our standard remotes you can get anywhere from 30mtrs to 50mtrs taking into account line of sight to the gate and area interference. For a longer distance our long range option could get you up to 400mtrs.
How do visitors use the gate?

There are a variety of accessories available for you to setup at your front gate that your visitors can use such as push buttons and  keypads.

How far can I mount the solar panel from the gate opener?
You can place the solar panel up to 30mtrs from the control box using a 2 core 1.5mm cable, no smaller
Will the gate opener lock the gate when it's closed?
No, you would need to add the electric gate lock if you require the gate to latch and lock. Without the electric gate lock on the gate, the gate opener will apply pressure to the gate and gate stop in the closed position giving a firm hold, however it will not lock the gate into position.
What parts are weatherproof?
Main control box, push buttons, actuator arms, keypads, transformer.
Can insects get into your products?
Yes they can, we highly recommend using silicone to seal any screw holes, conduit holes and any other areas where you may think insects will enter. You can also use ant dust inside the control box to help.
Can I place a push button at the house?

Yes, you would have to wire the push button back to the main control box.

Will my gate need to close onto something?

No, with the TMT unit you have 2 options for setting up. You can either have the gate/s close onto a physcial stop (which is always best) or you can set the limit stops on the actual actuator arms.

If I have double gates, will they open and close at the same time?

Yes, but can be adjusted through the settings for individual delays.

What happens if I have questions when installing?
If you have questions throughout the installation, you can call the office Monday - Friday to speak with our trained staff.