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Photo Eye Metal GC550012-12v

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The photo eye is a secondary safety device. It produces a beam between the 2 units. When the beam is broken it will keep the gate from closing. It requires wires to be connected to both units (20 gauge) for operation. Typically a swing gate needs two sets of photo eyes for the best area protection.

One set of photo eyes pointing across the drive on the outside of the hinge post (A). The second set mounted across the drive at the point where the gate is fully opened (B). The photo eye must be installed where the gate does not break the beam. The primary unit (Receiver) should be installed close to the control box.

It requires 4 wires to be installed from the unit to the control box. The second unit (Transmitter) should be installed on the opposite side of the drive.It requires 2 wires to be installed from the unit to the control box.

The two units must face each other to establish the beam (maximum distance 15 metres).

  • Transmit and receive:
  • no reflector offers superior reliability
  • 12V to 24V AC or DC
  • LED indicator for ease in alignment
  • Operating Temperatures - 20C to +60 C
  • Sensing distance 15 metres
  • 1/2" conduit knockouts, back and bottom 
  • Surface or flush mount waterproof box 
  • Allows up to 30 error in alignment


Box Contents

  • 1 x Pair of photo sensitve sensors for use with Gatecare 300


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