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Mighty Mule FM500 Solar Single Gate Opener Kit with 5watt panel

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$921.50
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Product Description

 
 
Mighty Mule FM500 w/ Solar Panel
Complete 5 watt Solar Automatic Swing Gate Opener Kit -Single Gate up to 18' or 850lbs
  
FEATURES:
  • Designed for gates up to 18 ft long or 850 lbs
  • Large control box with room for extra battery and accessories
  • AC or Solar powered to meet the needs of 100% of the market
  • Professional GRADE Soft Start / Soft Stop feature increases life of hardware and opener
  • Designed for gates that open into or out from the property.
  • 12-volt battery backup (included) opens and closes the gate even during power outage.
  • 18 month Limited Warranty
KIT INCLUDES:
  • Mounting hardware
  • Transformer
  • 2 transmitters
  • Installation manual and DVD
  • Opener arm
  • Control Box
  • Receiver
  • Control Board
  • Battery
  • 5 watt Solar panel charging kit with mounting hardware
 
GATE SIZING:

 

Gate Type
Weight and length (per leaf)
Frequency of use
Gate Operator
Power Requirements
My Gate is a SWING Gate that does not exceed:
300 lbs or 12 ft.
light
FM200
DC / Solar Compatible
550 lbs or 16 ft
light go moderate
FM350
DC / Solar Compatible
550 lbs or 16 ft
light to moderate
FM352
DC / Solar Compatible
850 lbs or 18 ft
moderate to heavy
FM500
DC / Solar Compatible
850 lbs or 18 ft
moderate to heavy
FM502
DC / Solar Compatible
 
 
 
 
 
My Gate is a SLIDE Gate that does not exceed:
1000 lbs and 30 ft
moderate to heavy
MM-SL2000B
DC / Solar Compatible
1000 lbs and 30 ft
moderate to heavy
MM-SL2200B
DC / Solar Compatible

IMPORTANT:

  • The Mighty Mule 500 is designed and intended for use with a 12 Volt automotive or marine type battery. The battery must be placed inside a weatherproof case and located within 6 feet of the opener arm.
  • A second battery (7 amp tractor,a uto or deep cycle marine battery) is recommended for solar and/or high traffic applications, if needed.
  • The battery charge is maintained by the 18 Volt transformer included or by using solar panel(s). The transformer or solar panel is connected to the opener arm control board using low voltage, 16 gauge, dual conductor, multi-stranded, direct burial wire 
  • All low voltage wire used with the Mighty Mule® Gate Opener must be 16 gauge dual conductor, multi-stranded, direct burial wire. Do not run more than 1000 feet of wire.
  • The transformer is designed and intended for indoor use. If the transformer can be plugged only into an outside electrical outlet, a weatherproof cover or housing (available at local electrical supply stores) must be used.
  • If your gate is more than 1000 ft. from an ac power source, you will need to use at least one 5watt Solar Panel to charge the battery. Refer to the Solar Panels and Gate Activity chart below.

ESTIMATED GATE OPENINGS PER DAY:

Winter Ratings (Minimum Sunlight)

Zone 1

Zone 2

Zone 3

Single gate installation with 5 Watts of charging power

4

8

13

Single gate installation with 10 Watts of charging power

8

16

26

Single gate installation with 20 Watts of charging power

14

28

38

Single gate installation with 30 Watts of charging power

20

44

54

Dual gate installation with 10 Watts of charging power

4

8

13

Dual gate installation with 20 Watts of charging power

10

18

27

Dual gate installation with 30 Watts of charging power

16

28

41

All dual gate installations require a minimum of 10 Watts of solar charging power.

 
 
FAQ:
 
Do Mighty Mule gate openers have soft start and soft start features?
Yes, all of the Mighty Mule DC Gate Openers, have this advanced feature. This will prolong the life of gate hardware and gate operators.

How does the gate close?
Mighty Mule automatic gate openers are fully capable of adjustable programming to allow for the gate to close automatically after reaching its fully opened position. If you wish to have the gate close sooner than that temporarily, push the button on the Mighty Mule entry transmitter to activate the gate.

What happens if the gate hits something while it is in motion?
The Mighty Mule automatic gate opener a built-in safety obstruction sensor that once activated, causes the gate to stop and reverse its direction (much like a garage door opener). The sensitivity for this safety feature is fully adjustable.

What if I DON'T want my Mighty Mule automatic gate opener to close automatically?
To disable this feature, open the control box, and with a small screw driver - turn the Auto Close dial until the auto close feature; is off.
 
Just how are Mighty Mule's automatic gate operators powered?
All Mighty Mule automatic gate openers are low voltage (DC) automatic gate operators and are operated by a 12 volt, 7.0 amp-hour battery which also provides battery backup during a power outage.(not included)

How many times will the Mighty Mule automatic gate operator activate during a power outage?
On the average, a fully charged 12 volt, 7.0 amp-hour battery will provide fifty (50) cycles during a power outage. The number of cycles may vary depending on factors such as the type and size of gate, number of added accessories, age of the battery and weather conditions.

Can you install more than one battery into the control box?
Yes, the FM500 and FM502 have larger control boxes and are prewired for the optional second battery. This is especially important for solar applications for increased backup power supply.

Just how are Mighty Mule's batteries charged?
Each of Mighty Mule's (DC powered) Automatic Gate Openers comes with a transformer that plugs into any 110/120 electrical outlet and provides the power to charge to the battery. The transformer is connected to the control box with up to 1000 ft. of GTO's 16 gauge, multi-stranded, dual conductor, direct burial, low voltage wire (not provided). If there is not a standard outlet within 1000 ft. of the control box, the battery charge can be maintained with optional solar panel(s). If an outlet is located outside, the transformer can be placed inside a weatherproof electrical box and connected to the control box with GTO low voltage wire.

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