How to keep driveway gate open?


Old 04-25-17, 06:04 AM
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How to keep driveway gate open?

Hi, I have an Aleko solar powered gate and would like to keep it open occasionally for guests coming over. The only way I found to do this is to cover the Photo Cell safety device. Is there a better way and if not will covering the Photo Cell cause problems?

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Old 04-25-17, 01:24 PM
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I was going to suggest unplugging it once it reaches its open position, but depriving it of a power source is adequate. Do you have a code reader to open it when you arrive? Is there a programming mode for "hold open"?
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Isn't there an emergency key, or manual key?

I don't think using the electric eye/photocell will cause any problems,
it's just a switch for turning off the motor, and that's what you're using it for.
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