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    Default Re: Gate motor batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    I Have a Centurion D5 Smart 24v gate motor which is apparently 4 months old (looks new)

    When Load Shedding hit just before leaving, I opened the gate and it was traveling at a very reduced speed. Is this the gates "safe mode" to preserve power? don't see anything on the net, and the "Centurion tech support center" told me to wait till the power is on and test it again!

    battery charger output is 1.3Amp
    Current consumption is 13amp

    Will that charger be able to charge 9ah batteries?
    I have exactly the same gate motor.

    Two weeks ago the gate moved about 1/4 of the speed it was supposed to.

    Replaced the battery on the motor (which was about 3 years old) and voila, it worked perfectly.

    I think the battery was about R320-00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    I have exactly the same gate motor.

    Two weeks ago the gate moved about 1/4 of the speed it was supposed to.

    Replaced the battery on the motor (which was about 3 years old) and voila, it worked perfectly.

    I think the battery was about R320-00.

    thanks, I ordered 2 of these ... hope they fit in the D5 smart ...

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    Default Re: Gate motor batteries

    Got tired of 2 Batteries every 6 months in my gate - 24V system. Load shedding really killed them. Bit the bullet and bought this

    https://lithiumbatteriessa.co.za/col...ical-6ah-cells

    It was R1600, so seems pricey, but will last years NOT months. At R320 a standard battery x 2, this then became not so pricey. Without charging the pack, I opened the gate about 50 times before I got bored. I did put the battery pack in an external enclosure and extended the gate motor units battery wires to the external "pack", was scared of shorting and it was too tight a fit. Wasn't too difficult to assemble. They have a 12V DIY kit as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck20 View Post
    Got tired of 2 Batteries every 6 months in my gate - 24V system. Load shedding really killed them. Bit the bullet and bought this

    https://lithiumbatteriessa.co.za/col...ical-6ah-cells

    It was R1600, so seems pricey, but will last years NOT months. At R320 a standard battery x 2, this then became not so pricey. Without charging the pack, I opened the gate about 50 times before I got bored. I did put the battery pack in an external enclosure and extended the gate motor units battery wires to the external "pack", was scared of shorting and it was too tight a fit. Wasn't too difficult to assemble. They have a 12V DIY kit as well

    I Like it.. will probably do this next time round! thanks!
    How did you wire them to the gate motor?
    If you can share a pic it would be great.
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    Hi, once you have assembled the individual batteries to form a single 24V pack, it has a positive and a negative, (12V kit is the same) you end up with a positive and a negative. In my case reading 24V.

    My gate unit had 2 x 12v batteries in series, just took them out, extended the wires and done. Will take pics next weekend, I am away from home this week.

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    Default Gate motor batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    I Have a Centurion D5 Smart 24v gate motor which is apparently 4 months old (looks new)

    When Load Shedding hit just before leaving, I opened the gate and it was traveling at a very reduced speed. Is this the gates "safe mode" to preserve power? don't see anything on the net, and the "Centurion tech support center" told me to wait till the power is on and test it again!

    battery charger output is 1.3Amp
    Current consumption is 13amp

    Will that charger be able to charge 9ah batteries?
    Would suggest you have a look at the diagnostics. This does show battery voltage and charging which is probably where you got figures from. Run gate after disconnecting charger and see what voltage drop is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    Would suggest you have a look at the diagnostics. This does show battery voltage and charging which is probably where you got figures from. Run gate after disconnecting charger and see what voltage drop is.

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    thanks! so it could be that the gate operates at a reduced rate if 220v power is removed ?
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    Default Gate motor batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    thanks! so it could be that the gate operates at a reduced rate if 220v power is removed ?




    Gives an indication of whether the battery or charger is the problem or not. However I am no expert. Just what I found out when I had a problem with additional remote capture.
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    great, thanks for the info!
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    Hi all I repair gate motors and have found on D3 and D5 gate motors the charger connects to control board. The power gets routed through board and has terminals for battery apart from charger. Used securitec batteries and they have lasted. Have a D5 evo on a complex and previous tech fitted an external 18Ah battery. Every time there was load shedding the battery died after 2 openings. Checked charger 13.8v going to battery but only 20mA. Built a 5A charger that gives 14v which is connected directly to battery and also supplies the charger input on control board just to keep control board happy. Due to some fault not the charger but in control board the previous battery was not being charged properly and although it gave almost 13v on meter when a spotlight globe 55w was put across it it died in 10 seconds. So check that you current supply to battery is between 0.6 and 1A. Should you not have this you have a faulty charger or control board. The same goes for fence units and alarm units. What ever you have using a 7A battery should have at least 0.5A charge going into it. I use 2 of these batteries in my 750 Suzuki. Had to replace them the other day. Last 2 were in over 5 years plus. I have built a basic charger that keeps my batteries at roughly 14.2V also have a lead out to keep my car charged when it's not used for longer periods. Have a D5 evo at my house where we have now fitted 3rd battery in about 10 years. Normal securitec battery and all good. Hope this help all out there.
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    Hi

    The D5 Smart does work at slower speeds to extend the battery life.
    Mine works that way, and its stated in the brochures.
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    It's also good stuff to check roller bearings from time to time.

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    Default Re: Gate motor batteries

    Hi
    At a new house which I get occupation on 1 July there is a D5
    I presumed 12v as this is what our D5 in our complex runs on
    I will run the gate on a 30 ah gel battery with a 7 amp intelligent charger
    Intend to connect gate direct to this setup
    As far as I know gate currently running on a 7 ah burglar alarm battery
    30 ah battery will also run a Z18 fence energiser

    Do the D5 run on 12v or 24 v ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richarda View Post
    Hi
    At a new house which I get occupation on 1 July there is a D5
    I presumed 12v as this is what our D5 in our complex runs on
    I will run the gate on a 30 ah gel battery with a 7 amp intelligent charger
    Intend to connect gate direct to this setup
    As far as I know gate currently running on a 7 ah burglar alarm battery
    30 ah battery will also run a Z18 fence energiser

    Do the D5 run on 12v or 24 v ?

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    Default Re: Gate motor batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    I Have a Centurion D5 Smart 24v gate motor which is apparently 4 months old (looks new)

    When Load Shedding hit just before leaving, I opened the gate and it was traveling at a very reduced speed. Is this the gates "safe mode" to preserve power? don't see anything on the net, and the "Centurion tech support center" told me to wait till the power is on and test it again!

    battery charger output is 1.3Amp
    Current consumption is 13amp

    Will that charger be able to charge 9ah batteries?
    Yes,it opens and closes slower using only battery power

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Biker View Post
    Hi

    The D5 Smart does work at slower speeds to extend the battery life.
    Mine works that way, and its stated in the brochures.
    do you perhaps have that in pdf?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    Yes,it opens and closes slower using only battery power

    Thanks guys, this is what I was looking for ...
    Okay now I have 2 spare batteries if it is the case!

    pitty the Tech guru at Centurion motors could not confirm this...
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