Power Failure Solutions: How To Manually Open An Electric Gate

There’s nothing more annoying than being stranded inside or even outside your residential property due to a power outage; not knowing how to manually open an electric gate. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself protected by an electric gate, you also need to know how to manually operate it in the event of an emergency; whether you’re unable to find the remote or you’re left without electricity.

Thus, when wanting to figure out how to manually open an electric gate, keep the following two options in mind:

Operating a G950 Gate Motor Manually.

It may seem extremely complicated and time-consuming, but it’s as simple as pressing the button on your remote control in order to open an electric gate.

Step 1: Undo the bolt.

By using the spanner provided, you have to locate the bolt located underneath the gate motor and loosen it up in order to place the motor in neutral.

Step 2: Push the arm down.

In order to open the electric gate without electricity, you’d need to push the arm down after loosening the bolt.

Step 3: Open the gate.

Only now are you able to open your electric swing gate manually without the use of electricity. In order to use your electric gate as normal once the electricity returns, simply place the arm back into its original position and tighten the bolt. It’s as easy as that!

Watch: Operating a G950 Gate Motor Manually.

Operating a Sliding Gate Motor Manually.

If you prefer a traditional sliding gate instead of the above-mentioned swing gate, knowing how to manually open the gate without electricity is just as important.

Step 1: Open the door on the motor.

If you’re stuck without electricity, simply enter the key provided and open the little door on the motor. This will allow you to operate your electric gate manually.

Step 2: Manually slide the gate open.

Simply slide the gate open with ease in order to exit your property.

Step 3: Close the door on the motor.

In order to place the electric gate back in its original, electric-powered position, simply close the little door on your gate motor. This will enable you to use it as intended once the electricity switches back on.

Watch: Operating an Sliding Gate Motor Manually.

Having a reliable gate motor is important, but being able to manually operate your gate without the use of electricity is just as crucial in order to be able to carry on with everyday life if the luxury of electricity fails. Although it may seem quite complicated at first, knowing how to manually open an electric gate is as easy as loosening up a single bolt.

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