Access-control manufacturer DoorKing (DKS) has expanded its line of self-storage vehicular gate operators with solar-powered control boxes for low-voltage swing-gate operators. Customers now have the choice of powering their gate operators with 120-volt AC power or solar power.
Three solar box control-box options are available to allow the system to be designed for specific application requirements. Solar models include 6002, 6003, 6004 and 6400. These operators also have an Amp stand-by power draw (SBPD) circuit that insures battery power is used only when the gate operator is activated. The feature will provide more gate-operator cycles per battery charge.
"Our customers will benefit from this because all of these operators are 24-volt DC devices," said Richard Sedivy, director of marketing.
If a 120-volt AC is available, customers can use it as the primary power source for the controller. If its not available, the solar option makes perfect sense, and the 0.0 Amp SBPD circuit will extend the battery charge when the solar panel is not recharging the batteries. Installers who already use solar-powered products understand the importance of saving battery power, Sedivy said.
Established in 1948, Inglewood, Calif.-based DKS manufacturers vehicular gate operators, parking-control products and other access-control systems.