Battery Selection

| November 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

group U-1 battery

Automatic Gate 12-Volt Battery



Battery selection for a solar powered gates will vary in certain parts of the country. If installation

is in region 2 it is recommended that a battery with larger reserve capacity be used. Region 2 only

receives on average 3 hours of solar radiation per day meaning that many days have no useful sunshine.

In these installations a higher reserve capacity is desired.


The recommended battery for any automatic gate operator is a Group U-1 sealed maintenance free

battery (typically 30 to 35 amp-hours). This type of battery delivers enough reserve capacity for weeks

of operation in case of power outages when AC charged or on cloudy days when solar charged. The

offers a temperature range that will not require heaters to prevent freezing and add

drain on the battery.

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Category: Gate Openers

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  1. David says:

    The place to get a gate opener battery is a Lowe’s. Its in the riding mowers and i think they only have 2 sizes. Only thing you have to make sure is that the battery is a 33amp hour battery. They all so work for solar gate openers. Question leave a comment.

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