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Basic gate motor maintenance

 General:

Keep the track clear of stones, dirt and obstructions
Ensure that all rollers run freely
Put the gate motor into Manual Mode and check that the gate runs 
freely on its rail and does not catch or foul against the walls or pillars
Ensure that the gate wheels and guide-rollers are rotating freely and 
are not worn. In high-volume applications it will be necessary to 
replace these components regularly
Ensure that the rack is properly secured to the gate and that it does 
not press down onto the operator pinion at any point along its travel
Keep shrubs and vegetation clear of the motor and rack
Check that the key still operates the camlock - spray with lubrication 
if necessary
Keep the inside of the gate motor housing clear of insects and dust


Battery:

Gate Motor which are fitted with maintenance free lead acid 
batteries, should provide at least three years of normal service life.
For sites utilising an external large capacity (+/-35Ah) low maintenance 
battery, ensure that the level of liquid (electrolyte level) is correct.  
In all instances check for corrosion of the battery terminals. Clean and 
apply copper based grease as necessary. 


Charger:

Battery backed up gate motors have chargers separate to the main 
controller. In the case of product malfunction, the charger fuse should 
be checked, but only by a qualified electrician. 
Always isolate the mains supply to the operator before attempting to 
remove and check the fuse. 
Check the “Mains Present” icon on the main diagnostic screen(d5 Evo & D10). Check Battery Voltage. 
This should indicate, 13.8V for the D5-Evo and 
27.6V  for the D10. Every gate motor charger has a red light (LED) to indicate 
mains supply.
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