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Been asked to rush a cable in for a 5 bar gate opener while some ground is already up......whats the typical load of such an opener so I can calculate cable requirements before tomorrow?
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Never seen one bigger than a 10amp load as normally on high torque motors nowdays or a small ram pump, the usuall is a spur supply. Can you not check with the installers (quick phone call) before.


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usually only a fhp motor. if you allow for 2kva that should be well over.


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Thanks chaps,
No spec on a gate at all...it's just "put a cable in for a gate which will go in soon".....just want to make sure I'm covered with the cable size.


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B.I.L got solar powered charger and battery powered gates due to distance from house meaning cable was prohibitivly expensive and would have required a massive box for termination

to work out size you need ALL the information
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