It is important to keep your gate motor battery in good working order. Under normal circumstances and with good care, it should last two to three years. Here are some tips as to how to take care of your gate motor so that you get maximum life from it.
The battery charger usually keeps the battery voltage about 12V. If there is a power outage or problem with the charger, the battery will start to run down. When the voltage falls below 10.5V you will need to replace the battery.
If you are needing to replace batteries often, then you may want to consider other charging options. These include using a deep cycle battery or a solar charger. With the solar charger, the battery is charged by the sun during the day and then at night the gate runs on battery power.
The electric fence energizer is what drives the entire electric fence system. There are numerous makes and types of energizers, but the ones we prefer are manufactured by Nemtek. Specifically these are the Wizard 4 and the Merlin 4. The Merlin 4 comes with a keypad which can be installed where convenient. Energizers are usually fitted inside the house or building; however, occasionally they are situated outside. In the latter case, they must be properly shielded from the weather.
The energizer serves to create and transmit an electric pulse along the wires of the electric fence. It is also what detects if there is any interference in the system, such as wires being cut or pushed together in the event of someone jumping over the fence. The energizer can be connected to a siren, alarm system, panic button or siren so that you and your security company can be notified if there are any attempts to damage, get over or get through the fence.
Electric fence energizers come with battery-backup. This is exceptionally useful if there is a power outage so that your fence keeps operating and your security is not compromised. The energizer must be regularly checked to see if the battery needs replacing. There is a light on the energizer that will shine if the battery is at end of life.
There are a few things to consider when choosing your energizer. These include: